MainellaPositive Psychology: The Science of Finding What’s Right in a Time of so Much Change


Presented by Dr. Alie Kriofske Mainella, Grad ’06, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Marquette University College of Education

Positive psychology is the scientific study of finding your strengths and helping you to function positively. This session will give you tips on using this science to focus on gratitude, forgiveness, positivity and all the good things you can find in your life even during this time of a worldwide pandemic and the loneliness of social distancing. You’ll come away with practices, activities and resources that you can incorporate into your life in these uncertain times and beyond. 

More about this session

Alie Kriofske Mainella, Grad ’06, is an assistant clinical professor in the counselor education and counseling psychology department at Marquette University. She graduated from Marquette as a Trinity Fellow in 2006. After her time at Marquette ended, and before receiving her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin, Alie started and ran a youth program for young people with disabilities where she taught independent living skills, ran support groups and worked in service to young people with a wide variety of disabilities. Alie has taught the course "Positive Psychology" to more than 200 undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin, and incorporates the practices of positive psychology into her practice in her specialization of rehabilitation counseling, service to people with disabilities, and especially service to the university and her students in her courses as a professor.



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