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PLEASE NOTE: This is a copy of last year's course. Text books, additional readings, assignments and activities will be
revised/updated for Summer/Fall, 09.
College of Education & Social Services
THE COUNSELING PROGRAM

NOTE: REQUIRED TEXTS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE REVISED FOR
SUMMER AND FALL, 09- DO NOT PURCHASE THE TEXTS BY CHODRON, LYUBOMIRSKY,
OR BIEN.

EDCO 291 (92520) and Health 195 (93251)
Happiness, Mindfulness and Health Promotion
Fall 2008, Thursdays 3:30\u2013 6:20 PM, 102C Mann Hall, Trinity Campus
Three Graduate Credits

Dr. Anthony R. Quintiliani, Ph.D., LADC
Office: 300 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT
488-6154 for all students general calls
(Home 425-2953 emergency contact only)
Students may schedule appointments on an as needed basis.

Course Information

This course will utilize research, lecture-discussion, role playing and skills practice activities
in learning happiness skills and mindfulness skills to enhance health. The actual content and
skills will be focused in psychological and physical health promotion, intervention and
recovery processes in health-related areas of need.

Prerequisites
Junior, Senior, Graduate and Post-Graduate/Continuing Education status
Instructional Methods
Fall 2008
Happiness, Mindfulness and Health Promotion
A. Quintiliani
Page 2 of 11

The course will use various combinations of lecture, discussion, Socratic questioning, audio-
visual formats, role playing, and skills practice to focus on how happiness research and skills
as well as mindfulness research and skills may be used to enhance psychological and physical
health. Health promotion, intervention and recovery processes will be included. The course
will also include group learning experiences in both examinations and a peer-reviewed
research-based course project on skill applications. Group process skills will be enhanced
through the cooperative group structures. A brief student presentation on course project
content is required. One or two exams will be included.

Fall 2008
Happiness, Mindfulness and Health Promotion
A. Quintiliani
Page 3 of 11
Course Requirements

Attendance is required. Student participation (to the best of your ability and comfort) is
expected. Students have the option of opting-out of course experiential activities; however,
such activities represent the heart of skills learning. In necessary cases, options to
experiential skills practice may be available. Students are expected to complete all assigned
course reading by due dates. Students are required to complete all assignments, project
papers, exams and presentations as noted in the course. Adult student educational classroom
behavior is always expected. Students are encouraged to confer with the instructor if they
have any questions about course requirements and their adjustment to the course.

This course practices what it teaches; every effort will be made to ensure student comfort
and calmness (relaxed autonomic and limbic reactivity) as the basis for optimal learning.
Required and supplemental Readings
The following texts are RERQUIRED.
1)
Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the
Life You Want. New York: Penguin Books.
2)
Bien, T. (2006). Mindful Therapy: A Guide to Therapists and Professional Helpers.
Boston: Wisdom Publications.
3)
Chodron, P. (2007). Practicing Peace in Times of War. Boston: Shambhalla.
4)
Quintiliani, A. R. (2008). The Mindfulness-Based Path to Emotional Self-Regulation
and Personal Empowerment: A Training Manual for Use with Children, Youth and
Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders. Monkton, Vermont: Fuller Mountain Press and
Burlington, Vermont: Vermont Department of Health. This text will be purchased by
students at printing cost.
5)
Vermont Department of Mental Health/VISI PowerPoint Slides for mindfulness-based
content will be purchased by students at printing cost.
Grading System

40% based on attendance and participation\u2013 students need to be present to participate 40%
based on final examination/course applied projects 20% based on mid-term exam Please note
that students missing class time or a significant portion of class time will be required to
outline missed classroom content. Students are expected to attend classes; there are no
exceptions to this requirement, except as noted by UVM policy.

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