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The Brzycki Group

Realize new possibilities. Achieve your full potential. Transform your life.

For over 40 years we have provided expert counsel, advice, courses, and educational programs to people of all ages who want to know and manifest their own unique potentials in life. Our well-respected work and long-term success are built on the guiding principles of trust, integrity, and service. We deliver psycho-educational and educational programs that empower individuals, parents, children, adolescents, and educational professionals to discover their purpose, realize their dreams, and manifest their unique potentials in school, careers, relationships, and life. We have generated an innovative body of work at the intersection of positive psychology, educational psychology, and human development. Our work has led to a new societal consciousness about the importance of placing mental health and well-being at the center of creating a good and successful life, and it is used in over 50 countries, making mental health and well-being possible throughout the world.

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Elaine Brzycki, Ed.M., and
Henry Brzycki, Ph.D.

Pioneers of mental health prevention

Our approach is pro-active and preventative in order to build mental health and well-being skills and competencies for a flourishing life. When we say “mental health and well-being,” we are not talking about “fixing” an illness. We are talking about developing frames of mind that can be learned, enhanced, and used to strengthen all aspects of our lives. When you learn and develop your own mental health and well-being competencies, you have important skills to apply to life’s challenges to improve and strengthen your relationships, families, and work places.

 

Inventors of three research-based and evidence-based best practices

We invented best practices grounded in positive psychology, educational psychology, and human development research:

  • Integrated Self Model – a framework to deepen your self-knowledge through self-system and positive psychology attributes

  • Self Across the Curriculum – a pedagogy to teach self-knowledge through school curricula

  • Success Predictor – an assessment instrument and intervention tool that assists you in creating your life purpose and reaching your full potential

 

Providers of an alternative to therapy

People often find their needs can be met with the kinds of psycho-educational learning we provide through our courses and programs and they do not necessarily want or need long-term therapy. Our unique difference is that we provide personalized, one-on-one psycho-educational and educational programs, virtual or in-person, which have a pre-determined number of meetings, with a clear beginning and conclusion. Our personalized courses and programs help you reframe your issues and concerns, develop your own life purpose and plans, and achieve your hopes and dreams.

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We have two organizations

 

The Brzycki Group

A human development and learning organization, provides virtual and in-person one-on-one and small group psycho-educational and educational courses and programs to individuals, children, adolescents, parents, and families that are personalized to meet your needs to empower you to…

  • create a happy, healthy, and flourishing life.

  • realize your dreams and learn tools to create, design, and manifest your unique potential.

  • learn and develop mental health and well-being competencies to transform your life.
     

The Center for the Self in Schools

An outreach organization with a mission to teach, guide, and consult to K-16 educators and counselors to …

  • deliver our innovative body of work and best practices that place students’ mental health and well-being at the heart of educational and co-educational curricula.

  • produce mental health and well-being outcomes for every child, adolescent, and young adult.

 

The Center provides innovative counseling and psycho-educational programs that integrate mental health and well-being best practices into educational and co-educational curricula. The Center’s mission is to impact the psychological, social-emotional, and physical well-being of students, teachers, counselors and administrators in all educational environments. Learning is better when you put mental health and well-being first in all educational settings.

 

K-12 Educators

Learn to produce well-being outcomes that integrate social-emotional learning into K-12 curricula. We provide courses, outreach programs, professional development, self-knowledge curricula, anti-bullying programs, and high-impact student advising assessments using strengths-based counseling methods.

 

College/University Educators

Learn to produce well-being outcomes to strengthen student success programs at colleges and universities. We provide a new student success model that integrates five critical areas—academic advising, career services, counseling and psychological services, faculty teaching, and student engagement—to develop psychologically healthy and self-aware students. Our three research-based, evidence-based, high-impact practices empower students to create their own pathways to success in college and in life.

 

Counselors/Advisors

Learn to apply our three research-based, high-impact practices to  enhance your professional effectiveness in working with clients.

About Henry and Elaine

 

Henry G. Brzycki, Ph.D.

A Co-president of The Brzycki Group and The Center for the Self in Schools, Dr. Brzycki has more than 40 years of experience providing leadership at intersection of education and psychology. Dr. Brzycki challenges education and psychology scholars and practitioners to expand their boundaries of understanding in order to impact the quality of people’s lives. Dr. Brzycki’s innovative counseling and psycho-educational programs pioneered positive psychology and strengths-based counseling methods. He  consults to schools, colleges, foundations, and policy makers on how to empower people to realize their full potential.

As former Dean of the School of Education at American Public University, he transformed teacher and counselor education programs to reflect a visionary model of education. In his distinguished academic and scholarly career, Dr. Brzycki served as a core faculty member in the teacher education program at Franklin Pierce University, taught at The Pennsylvania State University, and earned the Teacher of the Year Award at Clarion University (now called Pennsylvania Western University). His degrees include: B.S., Babson College; M.A., Tufts University; and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Brzycki has provided leadership to the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), where he presented his research on numerous occasions. As a researcher and author, Dr. Brzycki has published highly regarded research in peer-reviewed journals and an educational psychology textbook representing future directions in applying psychology to educational contexts. Dr. Brzycki served the U.S. Department of Education as a consultant on personalized learning methods, social emotional learning (SEL), and well-being outcomes.

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The Brzycki Group & The Center for the Self in Schools  earned the 2020 Best Mental Health and Wellness Award. Thank you to all who support our work, past, present, and future!

Counselor, teacher, professor, university leader and thought leader, Dr. Brzycki offers a breakthrough model to transform people’s individual lives, teaching and learning best practices, and society.

Elaine J. Brzycki, Ed.M

Co-President of The Brzycki Group and The Center for the Self in Schools. Ms. Brzycki designed many of The Brzycki Group’s leading programs. Her career has spanned K-12 teaching, higher education administration, public media, public service media project design and leadership, university outreach programs, and adolescent coaching programs. Ms. Brzycki studied at Oxford University in England and holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is committed to empowering people’s innate wisdom, self-expression, and well-being.