IPPA Divisions

Volunteer as a Community Lead for the Work and Organizations Division

May 24, 2018|

This year, IPPA will introduce a new online platform for its members to connect with each other and engage with the larger global positive psychology community. The Work and Organizations Division is currently recruiting two volunteer Community Leads to join the leadership team to help establish, maintain, and grow community engagement on this platform.
The Community Leads’ responsibilities will include:

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Call for Applicants: 2018 Election, Work and Organizations Division

May 18, 2018|

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division is welcoming applications for its 2018 election cycle.  Two elected positions are available: President-elect and Secretary. Each office holds a 2-year term, beginning in August 2018.
Job descriptions and desired applicant qualifications are listed here.
Candidates should have an active IPPA membership at the time of application. To apply for the elected positions, IPPA members must first ensure that […]

Now Available: Positive Health and Wellness Collection in IPPA’s Learning Library

April 19, 2018|

IPPA’s Virtual Learning Library houses over 100 videos and more than 150 presentations, available exclusively to members. The Positive Health and Wellness Division now has a dedicated page for content relevant to our mission: a collection of videos from past World Congresses, other conferences, and the Leader Series.

Pick a few to watch on your next work or study […]

Virtual Positive Psychology Peer Consultation Group Pilot: An Interview with Margarita Tarragona and Jennifer Brownstein

April 9, 2018|

Last month, IPPA’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division saw the first pilot for its virtual peer consultation group. Led by Jennifer Brownstein, Psy.D., Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D., and Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D., the group provides a platform through which practitioners can discuss and share how they use positive psychology with their clients. The group aims to provide a supportive, safe environment that […]

Power Paradox in Organizations

April 5, 2018|

In December 2017, IPPA Work & Organizations Lead Bijal Choksi talked with positive psychology researcher Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Liberty Global, to discuss how the “power paradox” plays out in organizational settings, and what employees and managers can do to be aware of and counteract leader susceptibility to the corrosive […]

Join the Leadership Team: Work and Organizations Division

April 3, 2018|

The Work and Organizations division currently has two great opportunities for you to get involved with the leadership team. Apply by May 15, 2018 for the following positions:

Work & Organizations Division President-Elect

Responsibilities include:

Supporting the Division President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Division by providing continuity to established programs and by formulating future programs.
Assuming the […]

Call for Volunteers: Positive Health and Wellness Literature Review Project

March 25, 2018|

The Positive Health and Wellness Division is conducting a foundational assessment of the research that has been published in the field, and we would love your help! This literature review project is an ongoing initiative that aims to capture the breadth of knowledge available around the world about how positive psychology constructs can improve the health and wellness of […]

Call for Participants: Virtual Positive Psychology Peer Consultation Group Pilot

February 16, 2018|

IPPA’s  Positive Clinical Psychology Division is piloting a six-month, online “positive psychology peer consultation group” starting in March 2018, and is seeking licensed professionals and graduate students to participate.
Applying positive psychology to clinical practice is a relatively new approach. This group will aim to provide a safe space for colleagues to support and learn from each other, and through online discussions,  […]

IPPA’s Education Division is Planning a Pre-Conference at ECPP2018 called “Engaging Education”

January 16, 2018|

Engaging Education – Let’s Make It Happen! Exploring Science and Practice-Based Opportunities.
A pre-conference at the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2018)
June 26-27, 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary
Presented by IPPA’s Positive Education Division (IPPAEd)

Around the world, concerns are growing about students’ abilities with 21st century skills, mental health problems, and lack of motivation to learn. Engagement […]

Perspectives from the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH)

November 28, 2017|

 

Two members of IPPA’s Positive Health and Wellness Division Leadership Team, Kathi Norman and Elaine O’Brien, attended the 2017 Inaugural American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH). Their reports on the event follow.

 

Kathi Norman:

Physician burnout, depression, and suicide are unfortunately not rare in medicine. One million people lose their doctor to suicide each year in America alone. Post mortem, undiagnosed (or hidden) […]