Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology: An International Perspective.

Rhea L. Owens, Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Associate Editors:
James Maddux, Ph.D., Center for the Advancement of Well-being, George Mason University
Covadonga Chaves, Ph.D., Universidad Tecmilenio
Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Ph.D., Université du Québec en Outaouais
Chiara Ruini, Ph.D, University of Bologna

Editorial Board Members:
Ray Biggar Jr., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Pat Gwyer, Ph.D., Carpe Vita Therapies
Maria Hennessy, Ph.D., James Cook University
Sharee N. Light, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Kevin L. Rand, Ph.D., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Juan Manuel Torres Vega


Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology: An International Perspective is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Clinical Division of the International Positive Psychology Association. It is intended to be an international forum that focuses on the intersection of positive psychology theory and research and evidence-based clinical practice. Submissions can include empirical research and integrative reviews that emphasize clinical applications (i.e., mental health prevention, treatment, and intervention), as well as clinical features (e.g., case studies, innovative clinical intervention descriptions). Submissions involving the teaching, training, and supervision of clinical applications of positive psychology are also welcome. Evidence-based book reviews involving positive psychological clinical applications will be considered as well. The newsletter is published on a bi-annual basis.

Peer review: All submissions are initially appraised by the Editor, and if found appropriate, are anonymously reviewed by experts in the field.

Submission Guidelines:

Regular Manuscripts:

These submissions include integrative reviews and empirical reports of research focusing on clinical applications of positive psychology, as well as clinical features (e.g., case studies, innovative clinical intervention descriptions). These should not exceed 1,000-2,000 words (including the abstract, tables and figures, but not the references).

Book Reviews:

These submissions should review evidence-based, scholarly books involving the intersection of positive psychology and clinical applications. Submissions should review books released within a year of the date of submission. These should not exceed 500 words.

Information for Authors:

All submissions must be original work and cannot be published or in the process of being considered elsewhere. Membership in the Clinical Division of the IPPA is not necessary to submit manuscripts. Authors will not be compensated for published articles. Authors are asked to submit:

  • A title page, with authors’ names and affiliations, in a separate document
  • A 150 word abstract, the body of the submission, references, and any potential tables and/or figures in one document
  • A short bio (approximately three sentences) and contact information per author
  • Authors’ headshots are welcomed

How to submit your work:

The Editorial Team will accept submissions (ranging from 500 to 2,000 words
depending on the type of submission) on a rolling basis. However,  in order to be considered for the first issue, please submit your manuscripts by December 15, 2017

Please submit completed articles in .docx form to