The Positive Clinical Psychology Division has concluded the first round of its inaugural intervention design challenge and has identified five finalists who will present at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology.

The five finalists are:

  • Unscripted Enactment: The Virtual Gratitude Visit (VGV) by Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D, TEP, MFA, MAPP, of Columbia University, Core Faculty, Spirit, Mind, Body Institute and Adjunct Faculty: Master of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Three good things- the marital version by Maayan Boiman-Meshita, Ph.D., Candidate and Hadassah Littman-Ovadia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Psychology, Ariel University
  • Rewriting History to Create a Better Future: Positive Prospection in Practice by Lydia Ievleva, Ph.D., RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Happy Family Kitchen: A positive psychology family intervention for enhancing family communication and well-being by Henry C. Y. Ho, Ph.D., School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong. Contributors: Alice Wan, Moses Mui, Sophia S Chan, Tai Hing Lam
  • BASICS and Essencing as a Positive Psychology Clinical Intervention by Hein Zegers, M.Sc. in Psychology at and KU Leuven University, and Els Verheyen, MA, licensed clinical psychologist & social worker, University College Leuven Limburg.

The finalists will share their innovative clinical practices which foster mental health and wellbeing at the Avant-Garde Positive Psychology Interventions Challenge on Saturday, July 15 from 9:45 am – 10:45 am in Room 520 A/B/C.  Everyone is encouraged to attend, ask questions and lend support to the finalists. 

The goal of the intervention design challenge is to allow for collaboration, increase knowledge about important considerations when building a positive psychology-based intervention, contribute to best practices and standards for interventions, and harness the potential to launch research projects within the field of clinical positive psychology.

For those members who will attend the Fifth World Congress, the Clinical Division leadership team have compiled a list of relevant sessions.