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Past Conferences

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!

When: 

  • Conference: Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

  • Workshops: Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Where: 

Cost: 

  • Conference fee $125.

  • Poster presenters $80.

  • Workshops fees: $80 half day, $160 full day. 

  • Conference dinner $35.

Keynote speakers:

Workshops:

Accommodation Options:

Registration:

Registration has closed.

Conference Poster:

Conference Dinner:

The Elephant Wrestler, Sat 6th June, 6pm-7:30pm. $35

Programme:

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. 

08:50 - 09:30 – International Keynote Speaker 1: Professor Lea WatersThe evolution of Positive Education:

Students, schools and systemsReferences

09:30 - 10:00 – Talk 1a: Associate Professor Sue Roffey - Wellbeing begins with wePPT

09:30 - 10:00 – Talk 1b: Professor Grant Schofield and Dr Aaron Jarden - The Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing

Index: How New Zealanders' wellbeing is changing (Aaron Jarden), and Links between diet and wellbeing (Grant

Schofield)PPT

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 wellbeingPPT

10:00 - 10:30 – Talk 2b: Dr Antonio (Tony) Fernando and Associate Professor Nathan Consedine - Is it me or is it

you? Predictors of compassion in the health professionContact Authors

10:00 - 10:30 – Talk 2c: Associate Professor Robert Isler The link between happiness and safe driving

behaviourPPT

10:30 - 10:50 – Morning tea break (Lucy Hone 8 minute presentation on the International Positive Education

Network). PPT

10:50 - 11:30 – International Keynote Speaker 2 - Video link-up to Dr Ryan NiemiecLeveraging character strengths

to help clients and students thriveHandout 1Handout 2Handout 3

11:30 - 12:10 – International Keynote Speaker 3: Darren CoppinIs positive psychology on a negative trajectory?PPT

12:10 - 12:40 – Talk 3a: Sue Langley - Realising and developing strengths - Emerging research and practicePPT

12:10 - 12:40 – Talk 3b: Professor Jarrod Haar and Dr Maree Roche - Lessons from Māori leadership in the

development of authentic leaders: A twofold investigation. PPT

12:10 - 12:40 – Talk 3c: Dr Christina Samios - Savouring beliefs and positive adjustment in couples: An application

of the Actor-partner Interdependence ModelContact Christina for more info
 

12:40 - 1:30 – Lunch break:                    

1a. Fun practical application of positive psychology by Sue Langley
1b. Wellbeing Practitioners Gathering - Chair: Dr Denise Quinlan

1c. Wellbeing Researchers Gathering - Chair: Dr Elizabeth Peterson.
 

1:30 - 2:10 – International Keynote Speaker 4: Associate Professor Lindsay Oades - Kooloobong Village: Positive

education for the tertiary sectorPPT

 

2:10 - 2:35 - Special guest: Rawdon Christie interviewed by Lucy Hone

 

2:35 - 3:05 – Talk 4a: 10 Minute Speakers (2:10-2:40) 1. Positive failurePPT 2. Authenticity at workPPT 3. The

happiness experiment.  

2:35 - 3:05 – Talk 4b: 10 Minute Speakers (2:10-2:40) 1. Emergency wellbeingPPT 2. Active mindfulnessPPT 

3. Positive sexPPT

2:35 - 3:05 – Talk 4c: Samantha NG and Dr Albert Kienfie LiauBody image satisfaction: A gratitude

pilot intervention for at-risk adolescents in SingaporePPT

 

3:05- 3:35 - Special guest: Dr Robert Biswas-Diener interviewed by Dr Aaron Jarden

 

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

positive education journeyPPT

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

positive approach to understanding recovery? PPT

4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6a: Associate Professor Paul Jose - Social connectedness to other people matter: Pathways to

happiness and wellbeing.PPT

4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6b: Dr Iain McCormick - Positive team psychology: Developing cohesive, trusting teamsPPT

4:30 - 5:00 – Talk 6c: Reuben Rusk - Measuring and cultivating gratefulness with an online positive psychology

interventionPPT 

5:00 - 5:30 – Conference close and drinks.

 

 

Workshop programs: (click green links)

Workshop 1: 09:00 - 12:30, Dr Jo MitchellApplied wellbeing science - Illness to wellness: $80. PPT
Workshop 2: 09:00 - 17:00, Dr Aaron JardenCamp 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 LangleyBringing strengths to life in organisational practice: $80. 
Workshop 5: 13:10 - 17:00, Anna FriisKindness Matters: The science of self-compassion: $80. 
Workshop 6: 13:10 - 17:00, Professor Lea WatersBringing positive psychology into schools: From science to

practise, 1/2 day, $80. 


AGM


NZAPP AGM, Sun 7th, room SA213, 12:30 - 01:00.

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