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IPPA Joins “Humanity for Hope” Global Movement

June 16, 2020|


Richard Ryan, Ph.D., on Self-Determination Theory at Work

June 9, 2020|

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division recently interviewed Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D. for the division’s Digests and Dialogues Series. The interview focuses on the application of Ryan and Deci’s self-determination theory to business policy and management. In this excerpt, Dr. Ryan discusses the importance of supporting employee autonomy, competence, and relatedness during the quarantine.


The Digests and Dialogues Series features interviews, […]

Leader Series Welcomes Stewart Donaldson

June 4, 2020|

The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) offers members year-round opportunities to learn about the science and application of positive psychology, and to connect with experts in the field. One example is through the Positive Psychology Leader Series program, which features monthly webinars and Q&A with distinguished practitioners and academics.

This month, the Positive Psychology Leader Series is excited to welcome […]

Using Appreciative Inquiry in the World Today: Lessons Learned from a Global Organization

May 15, 2020|

Recorded June 10, 2020

Appreciative inquiry is a strengths-based philosophy and collaborative approach that can be used in a number of ways to bring out the best in organizations and people. This panel discussion provided an overview of appreciative inquiry including addressing common myths, its relevance in our world today, how organizations can use it to create positive change and […]

Clinical Division Leaders Offer Support to Clinicians During COVID-19

May 6, 2020|

On Monday, April 27, leaders of IPPA’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division held a Q&A to help member clinicians continue working effectively and incorporating positive psychology into clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists discussed techniques, shared resources, and answered questions like:
1) How have you modified your practice during COVID-19?
2) How do you incorporate positive psychology into your clinical work?
3) What […]

Work and Organizations Division Presents Panel on Lawyer Wellbeing

April 28, 2020|

Positive Psychology Interventions for the Legal Profession
A Panel Discussion
Recorded, May 7, 2020

Abstract:  The legal profession is plagued by job dissatisfaction, burnout, and mental health problems, as reported by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. Please join us for a discussion about how positive psychology can be integrated into the legal profession to improve job satisfaction, engagement, and overall thriving. […]

Clinical Division Offers Q&A for Clinicians

April 24, 2020|

Presenters: Jennifer Brownstein, Psy.D.; Rhea Owens, Ph.D. (host); Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.; Willow Saloum, Psy.D.; & Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D.

Description: Leaders and practicing clinicians from the Positive Clinical Psychology Division of the International Positive Psychology Association hosted a Q&A webinar on how to continue working effectively and infusing positive psychological practices into clinical work during COVID-19. Tips, strategies, best practices, and resources in positive psychology were […]

IPPA Supports Positive Voices’ “Coping with COVID” Series

April 21, 2020|

About the Series:

Resilience Resources

April 14, 2020|

Motivating Employees, Richard Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Ryan shares insights from decades of research on self-determination theory which states that healthy motivation is supported by filling one’s psychological needs of autonomy, competency, and relatedness.

Recorded March 2020 for the IPPA Work and Organizations Division’s Digests & Dialogues Series.

Resilience Resources

April 14, 2020|

Building Hope, with Jennifer Cheavens Ph.D.

Pioneer of Hope Therapy, Dr. Jennifer Cheavens, talks about how we can develop greater hope through setting goals, designing pathways, and developing agency.

Recorded October 2019 during IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series.