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Cultivating Positivity in Pharmacy Education through Intentional Optimism

Stress, negativity, and seemingly unsolvable problems are encountered daily by pharmacy faculty, staff, residents, and students. We can choose to either be pessimistic about our circumstances or stay motivated and work strategically toward a solution. In this session, we will describe the constructs and research regarding positivity and intentional optimism. Participants will engage in relevant case discussions and leave the session with numerous strategies/methods and resources for creating a culture of positivity through intentional optimism.

Date: Oct 27, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


The purpose of the AACP Continuing Professional Development program is to provide continuing professional development opportunities to members and others eligible who are dedicated to life-long learning. AACP will provide high quality, active, engaging educational programming enabling individuals to continuously improve their knowledge and skills.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

Continuing Education (CE) credit will only be awarded after succesful completion and submission of a CPD session evaluation.

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  • Describe the research related to the impact of optimism on well-being, work effectiveness and health and a framework for well-being and the role that optimism plays.
  • Evaluate a case scenario and identify how to reframe a pessimistic viewpoint to a positive response.
  • Develop a list of strategies/methods for cultivating a culture of positivity and intentional optimism.


Jeff J. Cain

Jennifer A Campbell (Henriksen)

Jennifer D. Robinson

Susan M. Stein

Activity Number

Date: 10/27/20
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

CE Hours