OT100 Thrive: Foundations of Well-being
"THRIVE: Foundations of Well-being" is a course in development that allows USC students to explore their well-being, connections with others, and learn strategies for living their best lives. With a foundation in the fields of positive psychology, social psychology, and occupational therapy, the potential of this course to contribute to the broader goals of culture change around well-being at USC is immeasurable. This course is currently in a pilot phase, and we are actively exploring opportunities for expansion.
SPRING 2020 Course FormatThe course format consists of a weekly, dynamic presentation from USC faculty who are leaders in their fields on a range of subjects including: • Challenging our ideas of “success” • The power of positive relationships • Connecting your occupation with your beliefs on meaning and purpose • Well-being in body, mind, and spirit Past speakers have included Varun Soni, Ph.D., Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Jody Armor, Ph.D., Anita Dashiell-Sparks, MFA, and Ruth Chung, Ph.D.
Following each week's presentation, students will participate in small group Connection Sessions. These engaging and interactive weekly sessions bring students together to reflect on themes of well-being, engage with each other in dynamic activities, and cultivate their own perspectives on self, identity, and community. Throughout participation, students will have opportunities to assess their own personal well-being and connections with others. In this way, they can cultivate a reflective practice for themselves, as well as provide us with valuable feedback on the course to ensure that it remains flexible to student needs.