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Isaac Prilleltensky, Ph.D.

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Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky is currently Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. He is an author of eight books on well-being and over 130 articles and chapters, an award-winning psychologist and humor writer, and founder of www.funforwellness.com. Dr. Prilleltensky holds the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. His interests are in the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations and communities and in the integration of wellness and fairness. Among other honors, he is the recipient of the 2011 "Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research Award" of the Community Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention by the division of Counseling Psychology of APA. Isaac is a vegan, fitness aficionado and humor writer. His humor columns have been published in the Miami Herald and Miami Today. In 2015, Isaac won an award for his humor writing by the National Newspaper Association. His most recent book, The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier, was the number one new release on Amazon in the medicine humor category and in the university and student life category. Isaac and his wife Ora are co-authoring the forthcoming The Laughing Guide to Change: Using Humor and Science to Improve Your Life.

Workshops for the 2017 Cruise

Workshop: The What and How of Well-Being: A User’s Guide
This workshop will review the impact of interpersonal, community, occupational, physical, psychological, and economic (I COPPE) well-being on the overall quality of life of patients and community members alike. Participants will be taught how to use the I COPPE scale, a brief validated instrument to assess overall and I COPPE well-being. The second half of the workshop will introduce strategies dealing with behaviors, emotions, thoughts, interactions, context, awareness and next steps (BET I CAN), designed to promote individual change for health and wellness. To help participants implement the strategies for change, presenters will introduce Fun for Wellness, which is a research-based online platform built around I COPPE domains of life and BET I CAN strategies of change (learn more at www.funforwellness.com). Presenters will share results from a randomized controlled trial using the platform with an adult population sample.

Books by Issac Prilleltensky, PhD

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