Divisions offer members opportunities for educational and professional development, including:
- Curated Publications
- Educational Webinars
- Research Briefs
- Case Studies & Intervention Design Challenges
- Virtual Discussion Groups
- Online Resources
- Opportunities to Connect in the IPPA Engage Member Community!
Connect with members through our new online community, IPPA Engage! Discuss the latest research and applications with leaders in the field. Share your work in your very own member profile, register for free virtual events and webinars, and access a library of more than 200 educational resources.
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IPPA’s divisions are member-initiated special interest groups that bridge research and practice and provide a platform for members to connect with colleagues, learn about the latest research and applications in their area of focus, and collaborate on mission-driven projects.
Students – Connects graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in positive psychology with learning and mentorship opportunities.
Work & Organizations – Connects practitioners, researchers, and leaders in organizations in efforts that advance positive psychology research and application in the organizational context.
Positive Health & Wellbeing – Connects clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and others concerned with optimal human health and the positive and protective biopsychosocial factors linked to it.
Positive Clinical Psychology – Psychologists, social workers, and other clinicians, academics, and researchers support the professional, ethical, effective, evidence-based and culturally responsive practice of positive psychology principles in clinical settings.
Positive Education Division – Connects educators, academics, researchers, and practitioners in research and practice related to the application of positive psychology in formal and informal educational settings, supporting educational communities as a whole.
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Join a Division
IPPA members may join the divisions free of charge. To join a division, all you need to do is update your member profile as per the instructions on the membership page.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPPA Members and Students with an Active IPPA membership can participate in professional divisions in their field(s) of interest. IPPA Students are automatically enrolled in SIPPA.
First, join IPPA or ensure your existing membership is up-to-date. Once you have an active IPPA membership, please log in to your IPPA profile and click Edit/View Information. There you will see a section near the bottom of the page with information about our current professional division(s). To register, simply check the division(s) box and save your profile.
IPPA Divisions are micro-communities of individuals passionate about particular topics or professions. Division membership is open exclusively to IPPA Members and Students. Division members create products, educational offerings and collaborations to advance the field including publications, awards, Congress sessions, conferences, webinars and more. Current divisions include: Work & Organizations, Health & Wellness, Positive Clinical Psychology, Positive Education, and SIPPA (Students).