Supporting Teachers; Mental Health Through School-Wide Positive Psychology Practices

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. explain a framework for monitoring teachers’ complete mental health, including psychological and occupational well-being.
  2. create professional learning that includes positive psychology practices that foster teachers’ positive mental health.
  3. understand factors that facilitate effective and feasible professional learning for teachers leads to enhanced emotional health schoolwide.


Teachers are natural collaborators in school psychologists’ work with students, and thus their well-being and their knowledge of how to support mental health are very important. This presentation describes a professional development series structured under the PERMA-H model that addresses teacher well-being using positive psychology interventions. Progress monitoring and acceptability data from 76 elementary school teachers provides insight into the impact of the series and future initiatives targeting mental health supports for teachers.



Shannon M. Suldo, PhD, University of South Florida
Alexa Petrie, University of South Florida
Hannah E. Mennes, University of South Florida
Myesha M. Morgan, University of South Florida


Dorie C. Ross, Nathaniel von der Embse, PhD, Alexis C. Elvy, Austin Cole


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