• IPPA advances the research-based application of positive psychology through its educational programming and professional development opportunities for practitioners.
  • Practitioners include business leaders, managers, educators, coaches, therapists, doctors, healthcare professionals, and more.

If you would like to learn more about positive psychology and how it could apply to your work, join us. As a member you will be able to:

    • Join a professional division. 

      IPPA’s professional divisions are micro-communities where members connect to advance positive psychology in a specific area (business, education, clinical therapy, and health/healthcare). Divisions bridge research and practice and allow for a dialogue between academia and industry. Members can collaborate on projects and enjoy tailored learning opportunities such as educational webinars, literature reviews, online discussions, resource repositories and more! Learn more.

    • Join a peer consultation group.

      The Clinical Psychology Division of IPPA offers an online peer consultation group that meets once a month. Consistent with American Psychological Association (APA)’s ethical code, this platform aims to provide practitioners a shared context that fosters healthy and respectful dialogue and discourse. Through online discussions, the group aims to develop a nuanced, inclusive and evidence-based understanding of the application of positive psychology principles to enrich professional practice.  This program is for practitioners who are licensed to practice psychotherapy or counseling in their jurisdiction and advanced clinical psychology students. Learn more.

    • Ask questions of experts in live webinars. 

      The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a member-only regular webinars series that gives members an opportunity to participate in live webinars with leading practitioners and researchers. The format is typically a half-hour presentation or interview and then a half-hour of audience Q&A. Members receive a recording of the webinar, a bibliography of all research covered in the webinar, and an opportunity to discuss the content further in the IPPA Engage member community. Learn more.

    • Find colleagues and resources. 

      IPPA’s new online member community connects members in real-time, year-round, to keep the momentum going in between conferences. Members can connect through discussion boards, search a member directory, and share or access resources, such as case studies and practice briefs.

    • Learn how to apply the science. 

      Periodically and usually leading up to a Congress year, IPPA’s divisions will offer an intervention design challenge. Divisions invite members to submit innovative ideas for further development and collective learning. Then, experts walk members through the steps of developing a research-based application. These initiatives contribute to best practices and standards for interventions and harness the potential to launch research projects within the field. Learn more.

    • Nominate someone for the Outstanding Practitioner Award. 

      The Outstanding Practitioner Award honors an IPPA practitioner who has shown the most outstanding excellence and impact in advancing the practice of positive psychology in ethical and evidence-based ways. Nominations will be accepted for a period of time and the award will be presented at the Sixth World Congress on Positive Psychology. Learn more.

    • Access 200+ presentations on Positive Psychology. 

      A growing collection of more than 200 recorded presentations and slide decks with references that cover basic science, applied science and evidence-based interventions spanning a variety of positive psychology topics. All presentations have been vetted and consist of the highest caliber presentations from all six past World Congress conferences, select regional positive psychology conferences and IPPA’s invited Positive Psychology Leader Series. Learn more.

    • Attend the Seventh World Congress on Positive Psychology. 

      This biennial three-day conference features more than 100 invited scientist presentations and an accepted program with fourteen tracks for attendees to learn about the latest basic and applied science and tested interventions in the field. IPPA members receive a significant discount on the Congress registration fee. Learn more.

    • Read research and practice briefs in a Division publication(s). 

      Three of IPPA’s professional divisions produce publications. Click below to read sample issues.


Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice

The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-being

Positive Clinical Psychology: An International Perspective