Tumble Brook Country Club, 367 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002   (860) 242-4600

March 7, 2024 from 7:00-8:30 pm


Janet Schrager, PhD

Join me in welcoming Janet Schrager, PhD

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. Please join me to learn some essential findings from this new field to enhance your own lives each day.



Traditional Study of Psychology

Janet graduated Clark University, Worcester Mass. in 1972 as a psychology major.
Worked at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the U of Miami Medical School from 1972-1975.
Moved to Storrs Connecticut in 1975 to attend graduate school at the University of Connecticut 1975-1982.
During that time Janet had a son, Josh and a daughter Allison.
Completed Ph.D. in Psychology in 1982. Completed post doctoral training at Elmcrest Psychiatric Hospital from 1982- 1985.

Private Practice in Storrs and West Hartford Ct. 1985 to present

Psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, couples and families in private practice.
Psychological Evaluations for students with learning issues and disabilities and custody evaluations for the family courts.
Work with students attending preparatory schools and public schools.
Consult to the family courts and worked with judges transitioning to retirement.

Positive Psychology

Along the way in this work, I became attracted to the developing science and study of positive psychology. Traditional psychology studied what was wrong in a person’s life, but positive psychology included a new mindset meaning what is right in our lives. That is- how to cultivate the thoughts of what is going well in my life, and how to focus on strengths. The development of the study of character strengths has become an area of study within positive psychology on how to identify and use ones character strengths to foster resilience.

I would like to share some basic key points associated with the study of positive psychology that I make use of in my life, and private practice.
I would also like to share with you how I use character strengths in my own life and how you all can learn to use character strengths too.

A useful exercise to do to prepare for my talk includes taking the VIA survey at https://www.viacharacter.org
I recommend you take this free survey at this site so you can bring your list of character strengths with you for participation and discussion.

I look forward to meeting with all of you.

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We are meeting in person!

Please note the change in venue to:
Tumble Brook Country Club
367 Simsbury Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Dinner will not be available at this meeting and will resume in the Spring.

Or join us on Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 832 7439 0958
Password: Happy

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All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,

Hartford Happiness Club
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7:00 – 8:30 pm