CONFERENCE, JUNE 6TH & 7TH 2015, AUCKLAND
CONTENT THEME: 'OTHER PEOPLE MATTER'
EXPERIENCE THEME: 'ROCK STAR'
The New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology will hold its third conference on Saturday 6th June, along with a day of workshops on Sunday 7th of June, in Auckland. The aim of this conference is to further foster the development of positive psychology in New Zealand, and to provide an engaging forum for researchers, psychologists, coaches, counsellors, leaders, students, practitioners, and those interested to learn more. We hope that this conference will provide a stimulating avenue to learn, exchange ideas, network and embrace wellbeing science and application in New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to meet and be inspired by others who are keen to explore further what the science of positive psychology has to offer and how it can enable New Zealand to flourish. We invite you to come along - be involved, stimulated, challenged and inspired!
Conference: Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM.
Workshops: Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Saturday: Auckland University of Technology, Conference Centre, AF Building, North Shore campus, New Zealand.
Sunday: Auckland University of Technology, Millennium Campus, 2nd floor, North Shore, New Zealand.
Professor Lea Waters, Melbourne University.
Darren Coppin, Australia Catholic University.
Dr Ryan Niemiec, VIA Institute of Character.
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades, University of Wollongong.
Sue Langley - Bringing strengths to life in organisational practice: 1/2 day, $80.
07:30 - 08:25 – Registration.
08:30 - 08:40 – Welcome and conference opening, by Dr Aaron Jarden, President of the New Zealand Association
of Positive Psychology. PPT
08:40 - 08:50 – Sarah Van Rooyen - A brief introduction and overview of positive psychology.
09:30 - 10:00 – Talk 1c: Tamasin Taylor - The interplay between positive emotions and cognitions in achieving (or not
achieving) physical activity goals.
10:00 - 10:30 – Talk 2a: Lucy Hone - PERMA-V: An evidence-based framework for whole school wellbeing. PPT
you? Predictors of compassion in the health profession. Contact Authors
10:30 - 10:50 – Morning tea break (Lucy Hone 8 minute presentation on the International Positive Education
12:10 - 12:40 – Talk 3a: Sue Langley - Realising and developing strengths - Emerging research and practice. PPT
12:10 - 12:40 – Talk 3c: Dr Christina Samios - Savouring beliefs and positive adjustment in couples: An application
of the Actor-partner Interdependence Model. Contact Christina for more info.
12:40 - 1:30 – Lunch break:
1c. Wellbeing Researchers Gathering - Chair: Dr Elizabeth Peterson.
2:10 - 2:35 - Special guest: Rawdon Christie interviewed by Lucy Hone.
3:35 - 4:00 – Afternoon tea (Trish Tapara - the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group).
4:00 - 4:30 – Talk 5a: Dr Denise Quinlan - Walking our talk: The south Dunedin Cluster’s collaborative
4:00 - 4:30 – Talk 5b: Suzanne Hall and Nadine Isler - The challenges of developing wellbeing technology.
4:00 - 4:30 – Talk 5c: Alice Theadom - Post-traumatic growth after traumatic brain injury. What can we learn from a
4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6a: Associate Professor Paul Jose - Social connectedness to other people matter: Pathways to
4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6b: Dr Iain McCormick - Positive team psychology: Developing cohesive, trusting teams. PPT
4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6c: Reuben Rusk - Measuring and cultivating gratefulness with an online positive psychology
5:00 - 5:30 – Conference close and drinks.
Workshop programs: (click green links)
Workshop 1: 09:00 - 12:30, Dr Jo Mitchell, Applied wellbeing science - Illness to wellness: $80. PPT
Workshop 2: 09:00 - 17:00, Dr Aaron Jarden, Camp Wellbeing: $160.
Workshop 3: 09:00 - 12:30, Associate Professor Sue Roffey - A framework for flourishing relationships: $80. PPT
Workshop 4: 13:10 - 17:00, Sue Langley, Bringing strengths to life in organisational practice: $80.
Workshop 5: 13:10 - 17:00, Anna Friis, Kindness Matters: The science of self-compassion: $80.
Workshop 6: 13:10 - 17:00, Professor Lea Waters, Bringing positive psychology into schools: From science to
practise, 1/2 day, $80.
NZAPP AGM, Sun 7th, room SA213, 12:30 - 01:00.