Heidi Zetzer of the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara will present a Learn-at-Lunch talk on Wednesday, June 9 from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Flying A Studios Room of the UCEN. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Put the ‘Pie in the Sky’ on the Plate in Front of You: How to Feel Hopeful in Today’s World.”
Hope can seem a little mysterious. First it’s there and then it’s gone. Once it’s gone, dreaming of something different or imagining a different future can seem like a pie-in-the-sky; impractical and unrealistic. Positive psychology theorists, researchers, and practitioners have another view of hope; you can make it yourself. The purpose of this presentation is to share a recipe for hope and the research that supports it, along with a few practical steps for increasing hopefulness in your life.
Dr. Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. The Hosford Clinic provides affordable empirically-based culturally-responsive mental health services to members of the Santa Barbara community. In addition to running the clinic, Dr. Zetzer teaches practicum and supervision courses, supervises graduate student clinicians, provides psychotherapy to community clients, and is engaged in two research projects: Evaluating Counseling Techniques in Cross Cultural Counseling with Mexican Americans and The Role of Providers’ Racial/Cultural Identities in Mental Health Services.
[Heidi Zetzer is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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