Fundamental topics on positive psychology in health institutions, schools, companies and communities will be explored and discussed at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology in Amsterdam on the 1st until the 4th of July. The conference will be hosted by the Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands institute of Mental Health and Addiction in collaboration with the University of Twente and The Netherlands Institute for Social Research.
The conference will be focusing on a range of matters within the subject of positive psychology, featuring prominent speakers, Barbara Fredrickson, a distinguished professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Carmelo Vasquez who is a Professor of Psychopathology at the University of Madrid, Ryan Niemiec, a psychologist, author and international workshop leader and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, one of the world’s leading authorities on positive psychology.
More than 700 Scientists, researchers, clinicians, business people, educators, policy makers and students will be attending the conference to hear the speaker’s assessments on the past, present and future of positive psychology and innovative issues that follow modern day social developments. Also visitors can be inspired by keynote symposia, oral and poster presentations and an interactive lunch festival.
Eight pre-conference workshops including 2 full day sessions, 3 morning sessions from 9.00 to 12.00 and 3 afternoon sessions from 12.30 to 15.30 will also be taking place. Luckily, if you don’t want to attend the actual conference, then you can still take advantage of these workshops as they will be open to anyone wishing to participate. Running the sessions are Ryan Niemiec, Tayyab Rashid, Antonella Delle Fave, Willibald Ruch, Mads Bab, Lea Waters, Fredrike Bannink and Sue Roffey. The workshops will mainly center on applying positive Psychology for practitioners, businesses, schools, but also on positive relationships, character strengths, and positive interventions, among others.
Many European students who could benefit from the conference are not able to attend due to travel and costs, so the ECPP has set up a great sponsoring system to allow 50 students from developing European countries to attend the Conference. They are seeking out 10 companies who are willing to donate €2500 to give out 5 scholarships of €500 to each student. The companies that donate will receive a social partner name on the ECPP website, social media, newsletter and printed programme, a meet and greet with the students and other social partners and recognition of their contribution during the conference. More information: http://www.ecpp2014.nl/exhibitors-and-partners/social-partners
This is a great opportunity for people working in the psychology field, businesses and schools wishing to implement some of the topics being discussed and opening up the general public to positive psychology. If you are interested and wish to attend the conference or workshops you are able to register on their website at www.ecpp2014.nl/registration for more information on the conference please visit www.ecpp2014.nl