Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being through Optimism
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Wed
Karen Reivich is the Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training at the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania where she also serves as an instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program. She is a leader in the fields of resilience and positive psychology and delivers customized workshops, talks and consultation to organizations looking to create and maintain resilient and thriving organizations.
Dr. Reivich completed her B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reivich’s work focuses on helping educators, healthcare professionals, businesses, the US Army, and first responders promote well-being in themselves and those they serve. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Education.
Dr. Reivich’s scholarly publications have appeared in a variety of academic journals including Psychological Science, Journal of Early Adolescence, School Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She is a co-author of the books The Optimistic Child and The Resilience Factor.
Dr. Reivich is the mother of four and practices photography to enhance her well-being.