Fireside Chat with Positive Psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman


Learn how you can promote your wellbeing and boost your resilience. During this session, Dr. Samantha Boardman will share practical and achievable strategies for living a more fulfilled life. Participants will receive a link via email the morning of the scheduled event to join the discussion. Registration is open until 6 PM EST/3 PM PST the day of the session.

Date: Monday, November 1, 2021

Time: 7-7:30 PM EST/4-4:30 PM PST

About Dr. Samantha Boardman

Dr. Samantha Boardman received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and completed a 4-year residency program in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. After graduating from residency, she continued working at the hospital as the in-house psychiatrist for the Employment Assistance Program, and also opened a private practice in Manhattan.

A few years later, Dr. Boardman realized she had been trained to focus on what was wrong in her patients’ lives and to reduce symptoms, but realized she knew little about the factors that promote well-being or enable a good day. Dr. Boardman went back to school and got a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal mental health. Instead of focusing on illness and pathology, it focuses on human strength and mental wellbeing.

The year at Penn rewired Dr. Boardman’s thinking and expanded her approach to mental health. She studied resilience, optimism, and post-traumatic growth. She explored the role of lifestyle and psychosocial factors that impact mental health and learned about evidence-based interventions that promote well-being. Dr. Boardman has been practicing Positive Psychiatry ever since.

Dr. Boardman has published papers in journals including Translational Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. She is also a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Thrive Global, and a guest on the Today Show and Good Day New York.