• IPPA supports the next generation of positive psychology researchers and practitioners
  • Opportunities include programming, mentoring, scholarships and more


    • Join a student and professional division. 

      IPPA’s student division, SIPPA, is one of the most active groups in IPPA membership. All student members are automatically enrolled in SIPPA and begin receiving information about division-sponsored programming tailored specifically for student needs.

      Students are also welcome to join a professional division. 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.

    • 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.
      • SIPPA Professional Development Series where students ask questions of the experts.
    • Access resources and opportunities. 

      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.

      Additionally, members receive a monthly compilation email with fellowship and job opportunities, conferences and calls for proposals.

    • 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.

    • Find a Mentor

SIPPA’s Mentoring Program was developed as a way to provide students support at all levels of professional growth and development. This program helps connect current graduate and undergraduate students with professionals and other graduate students who are interested in providing mentorship. To learn more, visit: http://www.ippanetwork.org/mentoring-program/

    • Volunteer

IPPA is a volunteer-led organization. Volunteers contribute to our organization at all levels to ensure that the field of positive psychology advances responsibly and achieves its full potential. Volunteer opportunities can be one-time occurrences or term-based appointments. You can work as part of a team, or you can apply to lead a division or join a high-level committee. IPPA regularly updates volunteer opportunities on this page: http://www.ippanetwork.org/volunteer-opportunities-with-ippa/

    • Apply for a Scholarship

IPPA’s Student Scholarship Program helps students who would otherwise not be able to attend the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology take advantage of this unique career and learning opportunity. Student members whose abstract was accepted for presentation at the Sixth World Congress are invited to apply for a scholarship. For more information visit: http://www.ippanetwork.org/wcpp2017/student-scholarship/

    • Present your work. 

      IPPA provides opportunities for scholars, practitioners and students of all levels to present their work. Opportunities include:

      • Seventh World Congress on Positive Psychology, where invited and accepted presenters can share their work through a number of session formats.
      • SIPPA Student Speaker Series where students practice presenting their work to their peers and receive feedback.
    • 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.