Psychology and Counseling Faculty is sole Filipino Presenter at the World Congress in Positive Psychology (WCPP) 2019
Dr. Felisse Marianne Z. San Juan, faculty of the Psychology and Counseling graduate and undergraduate programs, presented her paper in the recently held World Congress for Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia last July 18-21. She was the only Filipino presenter in the Congress sponsored by the highly esteemed International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Dr. San Juan presented her paper entitled, “Development of an Intervention Program based on Grit and Psychological Well-Being to alleviate Acculturative Stress among Foreign Students,” which she earlier shared during the College Research Forum at St. Scholastica’s College, Manila last February 12, 2019. This is her third time to qualify as a presenter in an IPPA event – the first being in 2015 in Florida and in 2017 in Canada.
IPPA was founded in 2007 by some of the leading personalities in Psychology, namely Martin Seligman (the proponent of the concept of Learned Helplessness) and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (who introduced the Flow Theory), among others. Its primary goals are to propagate the scientific study and research of Positive Psychology in the world and encourage collaboration across disciplines. The recently held Congress is its sixth installation and was attended by more than 1600 participants from over 80 countries.