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“Flight Attendants, Nuns, and Hotels: Lessons from Positive Psychology”
Dr. Christopher Thurber speaks at Mitchell College’s
Weller Center on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Cynicism abounds when adults and young people commiserate about work, politics, or their lot in life. Pepper that contempt with sleep deprivation, social drama, and the frenzy of modern life, and it’s a recipe for abundant negativity. Happily, the antidote can be found in the principles of positive psychology as presented by Dr. Christopher Thurber through Mitchell College’s Speakers Series on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weller Center.
This compelling session will inspire listeners to implement the scientific principles of positive psychology in meaningful, enduring ways. Learn practical techniques that will transform family and colleagues into kind, appreciative, optimistic contributors to a healthy world culture. A must-see presentation for anyone who wants to tap into their own signature strengths.
Dr. Thurber is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father. He earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1991 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1997. A dedicated teacher from a young age, he has more than 30 years of experience working with camps and independent schools.
He has written numerous book chapters and scholarly articles on leadership, homesickness, and youth development. An award-winning contributor to Camping Magazine and Camp Business, he has also shared his opinions and expertise on national and international radio, television, print media, podcasts, and webinars.
In 2007, Dr. Thurber co-founded ExpertOnlineTraining.com, which quickly became the Internet’s most popular and respected educational resource for youth leaders. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed “Summer Camp Handbook” with Dr. Jon Malinowski and he designed the ACA’s homesickness prevention program, a DVD/CD set for new camper families entitled “The Secret Ingredients of Summer Camp Success.”
During the academic year, Dr. Thurber serves as school psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, an independent, co-educational secondary school. For more information and to access all of his publications, visit his website, CampSpirit.com.
About Mitchell College and the Speakers’ Series
A small liberal arts college, Mitchell developed its distinct educational approach over 75 years, blending a tradition of mentoring with an expertise in teaching diverse learning styles to create a highly individualized model that benefits all students. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.
The Mitchell College Speakers’ Series opens the doors of the college to its local New London family and the Connecticut community, inviting them to engage with acclaimed speakers from all walks of life. Join us throughout the 2016-17 academic year as we discover and celebrate the lives of our guests, learn from them, and explore the world through their stories. For more information, call 860-701-5092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.