The Science of Happiness

Applying Positive Psychology Towards Human Contentment and Thriving (6 CE Hours)

Current new student enrollment closes on November 21, 2023. Lifetime access to the course with purchase

Taught by the famed Psychotherapist and Teacher, Bill O'Hanlon,

*6 Continuing Education (CE) Clock Hours for Behavioral Health Professionals with Course (Home Study Format)

Are you interested in learning what the field of positive psychology can teach us about what truly drives happiness and life satisfaction?

If so, we hope you will consider joining Bill O'Hanlon for this incredible masterclass that will allow counselors, psychotherapists, and other change work professionals to help clients find deeper contentment in their lives using applied scientific research.

Bill O'Hanlon, the co-founder of the Solution-Oriented Approach, is a pioneering psychotherapist and passionate educator. And Bill's course "The Science of Happiness" is the culmination of his extensive research and personal application of happiness principles, laid out in a clear and accessible format for you to both learn and apply in your own life.

In this engaging online course, Bill O'Hanlon takes learners on an enlightening exploration of happiness, drawing from research findings from a variety of fields including anthropology, economics, and positive psychology. This course teaches about the correlations between various life aspects and happiness levels, and is designed to help learners to discover how to apply these insights in the counseling and change-work setting.

Through a blend of personal anecdotes, rigorous research, and practical applications, the course uncovers the secrets of sustained happiness. All while Bill shares his personal journey of applying these principles to achieve a higher level of life satisfaction, offering you the tools to do the same.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. To analyze the anthropological dynamics of happiness across different cultures.
  2. To identify the practical applications to be made from the research findings from the field of positive psychology regarding happiness
  3. To assess the impact of social connections and quality of relationships on happiness.
  4. To discuss other correlated domains with happiness; including optimism, altruism, gratitude, and sense of purpose.

And know you can buy this course without any risk. We have a full refund policy for anyone who decides they do not want to keep the course within 14-Days of purchase.

This training contains 6 clock hours of behavioral health continuing education* under the approval bodies listed below.

PsychMaven is responsible for all aspects for this program.

*PsychMaven has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)- ACEP No.6624. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PsychMaven is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. PsychMaven is approved for both Live/Real Time and Home Study continuing education (CE) programs. This program is designed to meet the standards of NBCC content areas No.1 (Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship).

Your Instructor

Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Bill O'Hanlon, MS

William "Bill" O'Hanlon is a world renowned leader in the fields of brief psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. Bill is the author of 40 books and has delivered over 3,700 talks around the world, and teaches others how to write and publish their own books and how to become paid public speakers. Bill is the co-founder of the Solution-Oriented Approach, a therapeutic method that focuses on identifying unrealized possibilities while acknowledging emotional and contextual issues. During graduate school, Bill studied with the eccentric and creative psychiatrist Milton Erickson (he was Dr. Erickson's only work/study student), he later became a major teacher/translator of Dr. Erickson's approaches to clinical hypnosis and change. More on Bill can be found at

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course becomes available to new students during our open enrollment launches. This is a home-study course that can be done at your own pace. After you purchase the course, you will have lifetime access to complete the material when convenient in your schedule. Continuing education (CE) certificates will be issued on completion dates, not when you began the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
At PsychMaven, we deeply desire for students to have a positive course experience. And as a part of this, we want students to feel good about their decision in purchasing a course with us, and for them to know that they can purchase without risk. If you enroll in the course, and then decide that it is not a good fit, just reach out before 14-days after your purchase and we will gladly give you a full refund.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
Yes! The course comes with 6 approved continuing education (CE) clock hours under CE approval organizations (as listed in the course description) and can cover the approval needs of many mental health/professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and addiction professionals. However, all students are responsible for confirming if the CE approval of this course meets their CE needs. We can offer you further information about PsychMaven's CE approvals and resources, by visiting us at
Are there extra fees for getting the continuing education (CE) hours with the course
No. The available continuing education (CE) clock hours with the course are available without any extra cost.

This course is closed for enrollment.