1. BULLETIN: March 22nd Question-and-Answer Call With Chris Peterson, Ph.D.
2. To Hear Chris' Original January 20th Call
3. About Chris Peterson
4. Asking Questions in Advance
5. Upcoming Training and Speaking

1. BULLETIN: March 22nd Question-and-Answer call with Chris Peterson, Ph.D.

More than 300 people came to Chris' January invited lecture. As promised, we will have a FOLLOW UP Q&A with Chris next Wednesday.

WHAT: Question-and-Answer call with Chris Peterson
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
TIME: 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm Eastern (New York Time).
GLOBAL TIME: 5:00 pm to 6:20 pm UTC/GMT (London Time)
TO ATTEND: Click here.

2. Chris' Original Invited Lecture on the VIA Classification of Strengths and Virtues: An Overview (To old pros: This talk was a tour de force that included new material and Chris' latest thinking and research on the VIA.)

You can Listen (or re-listen) to this interactive 80-minute call recorded live on January 20, 2006. Get it online by clicking here. Or, you can hear it on our audiopodium (by phone) by calling +1-405-244-4000 Box 223. (24/7/365).

3. About Chris

[] Christopher Peterson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he has been the Director of Clinical Psychology Training and has held the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, an award given to honor teaching. On two occasions, a course he has taught was named the "best university course" at the University of Michigan.

Chris has a long-standing interest in personality and adaptation. He is the author of more than 200 publications, and he is listed by ISI as among the world's most cited psychologists and psychiatrists during the past twenty years. Chris co-authored with Martin E. P. Seligman the already-classic book; Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification (2004; Oxford University Press & American Psychological Association). His latest book, A Primer in Positive Psychology, will be published in May.

4. Asking Questions in Advance

You can send questions in advance to with a cc: to In the subject line put in all caps: "QUESTION--(type your name here)". Of course, you can also ask questions during the Q & A.

5. Upcoming Training and Speaking Schedule

Ben Dean, Ph.D.

Ben is a psychologist, coach, and the founder of MentorCoach LLC. He speaks on coaching and positive psychology throughout the US. MORE.

Ben founded MentorCoach in 1997. It is an internationally recognized coach training school focused on training helping professionals to develop rewarding coaching practices. MORE.

Spring MentorCoach Training Schedule

The Spring MentorCoach Training Programs begin (via teleconference) on:

April 13, 2006 at 8:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) 1:00 am GMT
April 14, 2006 at 1:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) 6:00 pm GMT
May 23, 2006 at 8:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) 1:00 am GMT
May 25, 2006 at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York Time) 5:00 pm GMT

For details, click here . For a program description, click here.

CTH Speaking Schedule

Ben will join Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D. to co-lead "The Art and Science of Positive Psychology: Applications in Your Life and Work" in an All-Day Institute at the "Creative Leap," the 29th Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium (3/17/05-3/19/05).

Ben will be speaking on coaching and positive psychology in:

Detroit (3/24/06)
New York City (4/21/06)
Philadelphia (4/23/06)
Tallahassee (5/5/06)
West Palm Beach (5/7/06)
St Louis (5/12/06)

For detailed information on these workshops please, click here.

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Interview with Robert Biswas-Diener Friday, November 18, 2005

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Listen by Telephone
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You can listen to a tape of the interview with Robert by telephone, anytime, day or night (24/7) by calling 1-212-990-6658. To fast forward through this in 15 second intervals, press *3 (star three). The tape recording begins very slowly as I welcome callers for three minutes before introducing Robert. But about three minutes in, it begins. This is a free call except for your long distance charges to New York City.

For instructions on how to control the tape playback, click here.