The Positive Clinical Psychology Division is excited to announce an upcoming webinar series, Global Perspectives on Positive Clinical Psychology, featuring world renowned experts from various applied disciplines (e.g., clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology).

Speakers include: Aaron Jarden (Australia), Hadassah Littman-Ovadia (Israel), Tim Lomas (UK), Tayyab Rashid (Canada), Annalise Roache (New Zealand), Chiara Ruini (Italy), Shannon Suldo (USA), Carmelo Vazquez (Spain), Y. Joel Wong (USA), and more!

The first webinar in the series – Giving Thanks: Gratitude Interventions in Psychotherapy – is scheduled for December 16th at 7:30 PM EST, featuring Dr. Y. Joel Wong, Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at Indiana University.

Giving Thanks: Gratitude Interventions in Psychotherapy

Date: December 16th, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET

Location: Zoom

Abstract: Despite compelling evidence that gratitude is associated with a host of positive psychosocial outcomes, considerably less attention has been given to gratitude interventions in psychotherapy. In this webinar, Dr. Joel Wong will provide an overview of research on gratitude clinical interventions and also address practical strategies to infuse gratitude practices into psychotherapy. These include gratitude journaling, gratitude letter writing, a gratitude virtual visit, a gratitude-informed version of cognitive therapy, and a gratitude group program.

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Speaker: Y. Joel Wong, Ph.D.; Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at Indiana University;

Biography: 

Dr. Joel Wong is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at Indiana University. Dr. Wong is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Asian American Psychological Association. His research interests include the psychology of gratitude and the psychology of encouragement. Dr. Wong has developed a 6-week psychoeducational group program to help people cultivate gratitude in their lives.

About IPPA

The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) is a global membership organization of thousands of academics practitioners, clinicians, students who advance the science and practice of positive psychology. Members enjoy regular educational webinars with experts, a virtual library of tools and articles, an online member community, and more.

The field of positive psychology focuses on the study and practice of positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make all individuals and groups thrive.

The Work and Organizations Division is a subset of IPPA members who are interested in studying and applying positive psychological concepts in organizational settings. The Division offers several ways for members to learn and connect throughout the year, including; 

  • Virtual meet-ups
  • Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge
  • Research Digests & Dialogues between researchers and practitioners

Not a member? Join IPPA today.