VIA Pioneers Speaker Series
Join us online as Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, hosts specialists and experts discussing the application of character strengths in a variety of practice domains. The VIA Pioneers Speaker Series will be live approximately once a month, and participants are welcome to join the session live or listen to the recorded versions through the VIA archives. This is an opportunity to learn more about best practices in action and pose questions to leading practitioners in their respective fields. You will deepen your understanding, versatility and application of character strengths with your clients.
VIA will host a variety of tracks dealing with different areas of application, such as counseling, business and education. Sign-up to watch LIVE and get the opportunity to pose questions to the experts. The cost is free.
Click here to visit the VIA Pioneers Speaker Series Archives to view past presentations
Carmel Proctor presents Strengths Gym: Using VIA Interventions in Schools
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Carmel has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK and has a MA in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology from the University of British Columbia, Canada from where she originates.
For her first degree she attended Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada and was awarded a Certificate of Liberal Arts and a BA in Psychology. Before relocating to the UK, Carmel worked as a psychometrician and research assistant on psychological research studies conducted at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Science Centre located at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Carmel is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and director of the Positive Psychology Research Centre Ltd. Carmel is co-author of Strengths Gym (PPRC, 2009) a character strengths-based educational course for children and adolescents. She has also written and co-written several research papers and book chapters and is a member of the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Her interests are primarily in the areas of positive psychology, applied positive psychology, values, character, personality, existential psychology, and well-being. However, the main focus of her work has centred around adolescent and youth life satisfaction and well-being.