Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and PracticeSemester Course

Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Education / Educational Studies, Human Development, Psychology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

A companion course for Positive Psychology, this practicum focuses on the application of positive psychology concepts, theories, and interventions in a Danish context. The aim is the development of professional skills such as observation, interviewing, and interventions within the field, by being placed in one of a variety of organizations. The benefits and challenges of applying positive psychology in diverse settings are explored.

This course is made up of classes and practicum visits. At the practicum sites, you will observe and engage in positive psychology applications under the guidance of a supervising staff member for a required total of 30 hours throughout the semester. Shadowing a trained psychologist is not included in the practicum.

NOTE: It is not permitted to enroll in Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and this course simultaneously.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Organizational Behavior


Bethany Chamberlain

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

My academic background is in psychology and research methodology (MSc from University of Strathclyde, BA from Bemidji State University). I have varied work experience including researcher, research assistant, teacher, tutor, etc. More recently I worked on a PhD project relating to the decision-making processes of machine learning researchers but withdrew and am now considering other research proposals relating to mental health, interdisciplinarity, technology in education, and more. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to live, work, and study in the USA, China, Sweden, and Scotland, but I am currently (and happily!) settled in Denmark with my husband and four cats. When I'm not busy with research, teaching, or traveling, you'll find me cooking, baking, reading (and leading a monthly book club), writing, or playing board/card/video games. I've been with DIS since 2021, primarily in the S&H department teaching Public Mental Health, but also helping in the Psychology department.

S&H Bethany Chamberlain