This free course is an introduction to all the inspirational change strategies we use at the Institute to help parents and professionals working with children. We start off with leading change and move to positive psychology, cognitive science, the Nurtured Heart Approach and add bonus information too so keep checking back!
Inspirational Change Leader
About the instructor
“Dynamic” “Funny” “Knowledgeable”
“Practical Skill Building”
Sherry Blair, MSSW, MA, LCSW, BCPC. Sherry is the CEO/Founder of the Sherry Blair Institute for Inspirational Change (SBI) and is a leader in Executive Behavioral Healthcare Mangement. She began an in-home program under the umbrella of New Jersey’s Wraparound System of Care 15 years ago. She has also served many organizations as a trainer, coach, and consultant on various topics. Sherry is one of the first 300 people in the world trained in Positive Psychology under the tutelage of Dr. Martin Seligman, University of Penn. She also is basic, advanced and coach trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and was afforded the opportunity to train at the Albert Ellis Institute while Ellis was still alive.
Sherry is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Social Work and served as a Trainer Consultant for the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® is part of the “brand” at the Sherry Blair Institute. It was introduced to Sherry by her amazing supervisee, Connie Masullo in 2008 and the change initiative to embrace the approach wholeheartedly within our organization at every level began. She believed that the "tools" in the approach supported the research in positive psychology and cognitive science for leading change in people's lives. Sherry is an Advanced Trainer in the approach and has trained organizations, schools, child study team members, parents, mental health professionals, children, and teens. She has served on the Ethics, Research & Global Summit Committees for the Nurtured Heart Approach®. She authored a number of books about the approach. She creates products and programs that innovatively bring the approach into the lives of the people she serves at home, school, work and play. It is her mission to “nurture the hearts of New Jersey” and beyond.
About the instructor
“Connie is outstanding in her commitment to service, teaching, and learning. She is unwavering in her passion to nurture the hearts of the families she serves.”
Connie Masullo, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Behavioral Healthcare Director at the Sherry Blair Institute for Inspirational Change. She has worked with children and families for over 10 years. She serves children ages 4-21 with a wide array of emotional and behavioral health challenges as well as developmental challenges.
- Connie has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a master’s degree from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work.
- As a clinician she has a strong inclination towards REBT/CBT approaches. Connie is certified at the Albert Ellis Institute in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy for Children.
- For more than 10 years she has received training and application in positive psychology at the Sherry Blair Institute.
- Connie began using The Nurtured Heart Approach® 9 years ago and is a Certified Trainer.
- She is a certified clinical supervisor and a Field Work Instructor and is a co-trainer on many mental health topics at the Sherry Blair Institute.