CiPP Module 10: Onsite Residential Immersion

Lesson Overview

I In this final module, participants move from students to teachers. By synthesizing and summarizing what is personally most compelling about positive psychology via the final project, and presenting to a small group of peers, this module emphasizes the concept of serving it forward—sharing with others key lessons learned. This way, even as our class ends, our impact continues to grow and we come to understand the paradox of endings as beginnings.

Objectives and Outcomes
  • Recognize the power of the individual to bring about change
  • Present final projects and receive feed-forward
  • Learn about the connection between cognitive psychology and Buddhism
  • Review the tools and techniques that were learned throughout the course
  • Set goals and intentions for the future

Required Prework

Module 10 has no additional reading. In preparation for the immersion, please complete your final project and bring your signature strengths inventory ( with you.


Available CECs

Credits for social workers and coaches will be available (as of this writing, APA credits are still under review). There is a $30 charge for each awarding agency, or a $10 fee for Letters of Attendance. Fees must be paid and attendance sheets for each session signed for before credits are awarded. Fees are non-refundable after the final day of the immersion. Registration and payment for the desired credentials will open a week before the immersion.

  • NASW: 25 hours
  • ICF: 25 CCE units
    —3.5 Core Competencies
    —21.5 Resource Development
  • APA: 2 CE hours
  • Letter of Attendance


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Final Project

The final project is a 20-minute presentation on any topic within the field of positive psychology. The topic can be one that we covered in class, but it doesn’t have to be. Whatever interests you the most—meaning, success, well-being in the workplace, happiness, relationships, humor, creativity, spirituality, and so on.

Your presentation is an opportunity for you to bridge the gap between the Ivory Tower and Main Street, to synthesize between rigor and fun, between research and accessibility. It should refer to empirical work from referenced journals and articles mentioned or recommended in class, as well as others.

To spice up your presentation, include stories, film excerpts, and exercises. If you intend to use film clips in your presentation, remember to download them beforehand in case of connection issues. Or, if you want to use just handouts and slides, or not use slides at all, that’s perfectly fine, too.

This is an expression of what you find interesting and compelling.

Prior to the second immersion, you are required to give the presentation twice, with an audience of at least three people each time. These can be given within your group, with family and friends, for co-workers, or out in your community.

During the immersion, you will share the presentations in four ways:

1. Poster session: Bring a poster that describes your final project. It can be any size and material (flip-chart paper, lighter stock, or poster board) as long as it can be hung up. There is no minimum size requirement; the maximum size is based on ability to be hung. Use the size you need to convey your key points. Your poster can include text, visuals, or artwork. If your final project includes a tangible product (like a CD or book), include that, too, along with contact information so that others can connect with you about it. Remember to include a title, your name, key points, and contact information.

2. Small group presentations: You will present the final project to a small group assigned for the purpose of practice and feed-forward. Please bring four copies of any handouts, a list of bulleted highlights, or other supportive material.

3. Large group share: This is optional. For those who are interested, there will be an open mic night at the immersion, when students can present a condensed 10-minute overview of their project to the whole group.

4. Faculty submission: In order to meet the requirements for certification, you must submit a paragraph-long synopsis to the faculty no later than a week prior to the immersion. The submission form is below.

In summary, the key points are as follows:

  • Choose any topic in positive psychology (or any topic where positive psychology tenets can be applied) that you find interesting.
  • Present twice to a group of at least three people before the immersion.
  • Submit a written summary of your presentation to faculty no later than one week prior to the immersion.
  • Give a 20-minute presentation to an assigned group of four people during the immersion. Refer to research, and feel free to add film clips, stories, or exercises (material that makes the work come alive).
  • Hang a poster about your final project on the assigned day.
  • Be authentic and real, striving to be known and to express rather than to impress. Enjoy the process of synthesizing your learning!

Final Project Submission Form

  • This is simply a short synopsis of your project (500 words max) to give the faculty a top-level overview of your work. Alumni and others in our community occasionally ask to connect with people doing like-minded work in the field.


Planning Your Trip

Make sure your housing reservation for the second immersion at 1440 Multiversity is set. Call 844-544-1440 or go online to select your housing at the group rate and to learn about the amenities at the facility. You do not need a brochure key code to register. The final discounted cost will appear on the last page of the registration form. Limited commuter rate passes are also available through the 1440 program link above.

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Here are the three closest airports:

  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 27 miles, ~40 minutes
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 60 miles, ~60–75 minutes
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 60 miles, ~60–75 minutes

  • Travel and Housing Information

    1. Check-in/Checkout: Check-in begins at ​​2:00 pm and rooms will be ready by ​​4:00 pm on Sunday, September 10. If you arrive early, your luggage can be held until your room is available. Checkout is at noon on Friday, September 15, and lunch is included in your stay (available from 11:30 am–1:30 pm).

    2. Playtime: 1440’s resort amenities include all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, whirlpool, and more. Healing arts treatments, café and retail items, and ticketed events are available at an additional cost. Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, amphitheaters, and other campus highlights.

    3. Shuttle Service: 1440 Multiversity will offer shuttle service from SJC on Sunday at 2:30 pm and Friday at 12:30 pm. Please book your shuttle as soon as possible. If there is a high demand for shuttle services, additional times may be added. The cost is $45 each way. The final shuttle schedule will be available closer to the opening date.

    Click here for the 1440 Campus Map.

    Typical Daily Schedule

    The immersion begins on Sunday evening at 7:30 pm and ends Friday at noon. Classes are held in the Outlook Building; meals are in the dining hall. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

    2:00 pm Check-in
    4:45–5:45 1440 Movement/Meditation
    5:30–7:00 pm Dinner
    7:30–9:00 pm Openness and Expression in Learning
    6:45 – 7:45 am 1440 Movement/Meditation
    7:00–8:30 am Breakfast
    8:30–11:30 am Presentations
    12:00–1:00 pm Let Your Yoga Dance
    11:30–1:30 pm Lunch
    1:45–3:45 pm Presentations
    4:15–5:30 pm Gentle Yoga
    4:45–5:45 pm 1440 Movement/Meditation
    5:30–7:00 pm Dinner
    7:00–9:00 pm The Power of Voice
    6:45 – 7:45 am 1440 Movement/Meditation
    7:00–8:30 am Breakfast
    8:30–11:30 am The Power of Perspective
    12:00–1:00 pm Let Your Yoga Dance
    11:30–1:30 pm Lunch
    1:45–3:45 pm Resilience
    4:15–5:30 pm Gentle Yoga
    4:45–5:45 pm 1440 Movement/Meditation
    5:30–7:00 pm Dinner
    7:00–9:00 pm Success Circles

    6:45 – 7:45 am 1440 Movement/Meditation
    7:00–8:30 am Breakfast
    8:30–11:30 am Buddhism and Cognitive Psychology
    12:00–1:00 pm Let Your Yoga Dance
    11:30–1:30 pm Lunch
    1:45–3:45 pm Five Years From Now
    4:15–5:30 pm Gentle Yoga
    4:45–5:45 pm 1440 Movement/Meditation
    5:30–7:00 pm Dinner
    7:00–9:00 pm Large Group Final Presentations
    6:45 – 7:45 am 1440 Movement/Meditation
    7:00–8:30 am Breakfast
    8:30–11:30 am Tools and Techniques
    11:30–1:30 pm Lunch
    1:45–3:45 pm The Power of One
    4:45–5:45 pm 1440 Movement/Meditation
    5:30–7:00 pm Dinner
    7:00–9:00 pm Social Night/Open Mic Night
    6:45 – 7:45 am 1440 Movement/Meditation
    7:00–8:30 am Breakfast
    8:00–9:00 am Checkout (by noon)
    9:00–11:30 pm Graduation and Closing
    12:00–1:30 pm Lunch