Two courses. One certification.
The Continuing Education package is intended for people with formal training and professional experience in coaching. This fast-track program is ICF-accredited and provides extensive coursework in applied positive psychology.
What you will learn
Enrollment in this package ensures space in both courses. Please see the individual course descriptions for additional information.
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
Dr. Laura Lewis Mantell
32.5 (Core Competencies)
3 (Resource Development)
Successful completion of all requirements confers Positive Acorn’s Certified Positive Psychology Coach endorsement.
This program may be completed in approximately three months. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the same predictable time each week. Please see the individual course descriptions for details.
Starts on December 1, 2020
Ends on February 18, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am - 10:30am Pacific
Frequently Asked Questions
People who are already certified or who are experienced coaches enroll in two courses: Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Well-being.
Positive Acorn is an ACSTH program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Whether you are a beginning coach or more advanced, we emphasize sophistication in coaching. We don’t want to teach you to hit the dartboard; we want to teach you how to hit the bullseye in coaching.
Great! We love working with people who have a background in positive psychology. Whether you have read a popular book or have a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology, we can challenge you to think about this science in new ways. We think of ourselves as “what’s next” for people who want to extend their knowledge of this exciting field.
For the CCE package of courses, our core faculty include Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, a pioneer and thought leader in positive psychology coaching, who is the instructor for Applied Positive Psychology. And Dr. Laura Mantell, a physician, ICF certified Coach, and leading authority on Positive Diagnosis, who is the instructor for Coaching Wellbeing.
We record our classes for those who cannot attend or who want to review class material. We make these available for participants to view during the course and 24 weeks after that.
We acknowledge that sometimes life is complicated and that it is occasionally necessary to miss a class session. We require 70% attendance to confer credit for a course.
Yes. Our program is an ACSTH program, accredited through the ICF. Courses can be taken for CCE credit or initial ICF credentialing. We focus on responsible practice and specific training in the ICF ethics code.
This course is offered in a completely digital format. We recommend a reliable Internet connection.
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Learning should be challenging and satisfying
We care that each and every student has a peerless learning experience. As a result, we listen to your specific needs and support your learning in a highly personalized way.
What our alumni say
Learning with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is an emotional journey! He challenges you, motivates you, encourages you and supports you through the learning process. He understands how people learn and tailors his materials and his teaching methodology accordingly. I loved every module and the lectures in the module and could not wait for the next class (which happened to be midnight for me given my time zone). Both Robert and Laura shared the latest research in the field of coaching and positive psychology. I would highly recommend these courses.
Every single class was a goldmine of the newest information, unique insights, and practical application. The courses were also entirely interactive with high expectations placed upon us, which made the learning all the more valuable and rigorous. Robert is extremely generous with his time and expertise, and the entire team at Positive Acorn is professional and helpful beyond measure. Having experienced other ICF-credentialed providers, I can vouch for the superior, value-added quality of these courses.
I loved the way the course was delivered. The content was very in-depth. The follow-up emails from Robert were a great source of valuable information. I liked that he shared so many resources for us to continue researching on subjects. The breakout sessions allowed for on-the-spot practice and I found them incredibly useful. I liked that the content focused on different areas of positive psychology not as widely talked about. I found the module on strengths and courage incredibly insightful leaving me with a different perspective.
KDM Coaching and Consultancy