Rhea Owens, Ph.D., Chair Elect
Highest Degree Attained: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Work: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Top Five Strengths (VIA): 1) Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness; 2) Industry, diligence, and perseverance; 3) Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness; 4) Caution, prudence, and discretion; 5) Curiosity and interest in the world
Top Five Strengths (SF 2.0): 1) Achiever, 2) Maximizer, 3) Relator, 4) Arranger, 5) Focus
Your Areas of Interest related to Positive Psychology: Strength identification and development; positive psychological interventions for children; applied positive psychology.
Your goals for your work as a Section Officer/Representative for the next two years: Broaden the awareness of positive psychology within Division 17 and APA’s membership. Provide conference programming related to the growth of positive psychology and how it intersects with other fields within psychology.