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IPPA members may join up to two 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.

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IPPA’s five 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 Our student division, SIPPA, connects graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in positive psychology to each other, as well as to learning and mentorship opportunities. Contact SIPPA at sippadiv@ippanetwork.org
  • Work & Organizations  Practitioners, researchers, and leaders in organizations communicate and collaborate on efforts to advance positive psychology research and application in the organizational and institutional context. Contact the division at workdiv@ippanetwork.org
  • Positive Health & Wellness – Clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and others advance the science and practice concerning optimal human health and the positive and protective biopsychosocial factors linked to it. Contact the division at healthdiv@ippanetwork.org
  • 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. Contact the division at clinicaldiv@ippanetwork.org
  • Positive Education Division – Educators, academics, researchers, and practitioners bridge research and practice related to the application of positive psychology in formal and informal educational settings.  The division will support activities related to curriculum, pedagogy, administration, support services, and education systems, with the goal of supporting the well-being, character, and resilience of students, staff, and educational communities as a whole. Contact the division at edudiv@ippanetwork.org

Frequently Asked Questions

IPPA Members, Associates, and Students with an active IPPA membership can participate in professional divisions in their field(s) of interest. IPPA Affiliates can subscribe to receive email updates about division activities. 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 box and save your profile.

It depends on the IPPA division. SIPPA was our first division to form when we first launched our association, and you can read more about their programs – including mentoring, a newsletter, regional representatives, and more – on the SIPPA website. The Work & Organizations Division recently sponsored programming at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology  and announced its first call for papers for their new publication: Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice.  

IPPA Divisions rely heavily on volunteer support to create the programs that will best serve our mission and our community. If you are interested in getting involved with one of our existing divisions, please contact us online and we will share your interest with the most relevant individuals. Thank you for your support of IPPA!