Section on Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Section encourages, promotes, and facilitates contributions to research, teaching, practice, and public interest in positive psychology by Division members. Positive psychology involves an attempt to move toward a more positive and appreciative perspective regarding motives, capacities, and human potentials. Counseling psychology continues to be one of the few disciplines that highlights the values of fostering human capacities, satisfaction, and well-being. The aim of this Section is to explore how counseling psychology fosters and builds human strengths and well-being and, in pursuing this endeavor, furthers the development of positive psychological science and practice.

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Section Chair

Joel Wong

Term: 2023-2024

Section Past Chair



Rhea Owens, PhD
Term: 2021-2022