The Positive Psychology Institute (PPI) integrates the emergent theory, research and evidence-based practice of Positive Psychology - the science of optimal functioning - with that of traditional Psychology. PPI also draws from the complimentary fields of Neuroscience, Education, and Organisational Behaviour.
We provide standard psychological services, including therapy, treatment and counselling for individuals and couples across a range of presenting issues. In doing so, we utilize focused psychological strategies, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. A point of difference is that when appropriate we add another layer – namely, applied positive psychology and a focus on the promotion of wellbeing, resilience and preventative mental health strategies. Our registered psychologists also offer evidence-based coaching for personal and professional development.
We design and deliver Positive Education programs for schools, as well as supporting schools to implement/embed their own Positive Education initiatives. For example, our work with Knox Grammar over the past 3 years has been a world first, scientifically evaluated strategic positive education program. The Knox Positive Education Program provides a proactive, multi-level approach to create a positive school climate to support academic performance, mental fitness and the well-being of staff and students. This whole school strategy combines the science of Psychology, Positive Psychology, Positive Organisational Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry. We also offer a range of smaller, specific services tailored to each school environment.
We co-create strategic applications with organisations in both the private and public sectors. These programs can focus on a range of interventions from organisational culture and climate to employee engagement, well-being and mental fitness programs, but are always evidence-based and geared to boost the bottom line. We also provide Mental Health training and risk management services to organisations across Australia.
In addition, we design and deliver a variety of workshops on applied positive psychology, neuroscience, mental fitness, wellbeing, and other topics of interest:
• in schools – for teachers, students and parents;
• in organisations – at executive, senior management, and whole organisation level; and
• in the community – for the general public interested in learning how to apply the findings from the academic research literature to their own life.
Our team consists of registered psychologists, researchers, and educators. Together we hold a unique combination of knowledge in the areas of:
• mental health
• clinical, social, educational and organisational psychology
• positive psychology (theory and research)
• applied positive psychology (positive psychology in practice)
• neuroscience and neuropsychology
• scientific research
We also have expertise and a special interest in the emerging areas of Mental Fitness and Positive Ageing.
The Positive Psychology Institute is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. We also have an office in Maitland NSW, servicing the Hunter Region.
Our Advisory Panel consists of psychology and business experts from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe.