What do we need to thrive? I am John Coffey, PhD, MSW. My purpose is to help individuals, families, and organizations, to over come adversity and thrive. In general, my research involves understanding what (e.g., relationships, emotions) contributes to long-term happiness and well-being. I also use developmental and positive psychology (and other scientific theory) to understand and develop interventions for schools and universities, workplaces, relationships, and more.