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Is Trauma Always Bad for Us?
8th October 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Diana Pinto presents:
Is trauma always bad for us?: A positive psychology perspective from a Lifelong learner
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding is positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning and ultimately psychological wellbeing.
In our first Leicester Vaughan College Research Forum of the year Diana traces her journey from adult student of Psychology to course director in the Vaughan Centre and now deputy director of undergraduate studies at the University of Leicester. This exploration combines her personal experience and enduring commitment to adult learning with her discovery of her now specialist research field of Positive Psychology and the insights and impetus it gives to those whose lives are marked by trauma.
About Vaughan Open Research Forum
Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.
Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues. The Forums take place on the second Tuesday of the month.
The Venue for the Open Research Forum is the Satta Hashem Hall in the Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street. Tea and cake will be available from 5.45 pm with the session running 6.15- 7.30 pm.