Cultivating knowledge of positive psychology

Thank you for visiting our online booth at IPPA’s virtual conference – Idea Starter Symposium. Please browse through the collection of resources in positive psychology we have put together, which we trust will be helpful to you in your daily work. Greater well-being, better performance, and more resilience!

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IPPA October 2021 Invited Symposium Speaker

Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD

Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, a nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio that is viewed as the global leader in advancing the science and practice of character strengths. Ryan is author of several books, including Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing, and coauthor of Positive Psychology at the Movies; and Movies and Mental Illness. Ryan is an award-winning psychologist, certified coach, international workshop leader, IPPA Fellow 2017, and is adjunct professor at Xavier University, University of Pennsylvania, and a visiting lecturer at several other institutions.

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Start using character strengths with your clients today!

What are Character Strengths?
In the early 2000s, a group of 55 scientists headed by Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson spent three years researching what helps people thrive. The result was the classification of six virtues that could be found across different philosophical and religious traditions, which then, through further exploration, lead to the identification of 24 character strengths – The VIA Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues.

IPPA World Congress 2021 Plenary Speaker

Tayyab Rashid, PhD, CPsych

A licensed school and clinical psychologist at the Health and Wellness Centre of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Tayyab’s expertise includes strengths-based assessment and interventions, positive education, posttraumatic growth, and multicultural counseling. Tayyab is coauthor of Positive Psychotherapy (2018) whichhe coauthored with Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. Tayyab’s outstanding work has been recognized with awards: Outstanding Practitioner Award (2017) from the International Positive Psychology Association and the Chancellor’s Award (2018) from the University of Toronto.

Fredrike Bannink, PhD

Fredrike Bannink, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, child psychologist, and lawyer. She is a trainer and supervisor of the Dutch Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (VGCT) and cofounder and chair of the Positive CBT section. She is also founder and chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Positive CBT of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

Her interests lie in the fields of positive psychology and solution-focused interviewing. She is an international keynote speaker, trainer, and author of about 50 books (