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Certified trainings

Trainings in Positive Psychology

In order to ensure high quality of Positive Psychology application in the German-speaking countries, GAPP implemented a curriculum for trainings in Applied Positive Psychology and set standards for the trainers who teach such courses.

These trainings comprise four levels:

  • Level 1, Certified Professional of Positive Psychology, covers central concepts of Positive Psychology and well-being in combination with relevant interventions (min. 15 days).
  • Level 2, Certified Consultant of Positive Psychology: Here, participants deepen their knowledge and expertise in applied PP in specific contexts, e.g. coaching/ psychotherapy, business or education. Two modules of 4 days each are mandatory for certification.
  • Level 3, Certified Trainer of Positive Psychology, enables participants to teach applied Positive Psychology -courses of Level 1 and 2. Training consist of at least 15 days, focusing on training skills, didactics and special contents of PP which are relevant at this level of training.
  • Level 4, Certified Master Trainer of Positive Psychology, are allowed to train Positive Psychology trainers in Level 3.
  • These courses offer scientifically based training in applied Positive Psychology in order to enable participants to use concepts and methods of Positive Psychology in their area of professional expertise.
  • In all levels, certification requires the successful completion of extensive onsite training in combination with a final paper (either case studies, a personal portfolio or a professional project).
Where can you find GAPP-certified trainings in Europe?
Trainings in Applied Positive Psychology in Germany
In Germany, GAPP-certified training programs in applied Positive Psychology started in 2013. Currently, courses are offered regularly in Rosenheim (near Munich), Berlin, Frankfurt, Muenster/ Dortmund, and near Zurich/ Basel.Trainings in Applied Positive Psychology in Switzerland
Courses are offered regularly near Zurich/ Basel. Zurich university also offers a certified academic CAS course on DACH-PP.

Trainings in Applied Positive Psychology in Austria
The Austrian Positive Psychology Association (APPA) certified trainings in Austria. GAPP recognizes certificates awarded by APPA.

Trainings in Applied Positive Psychology in the UK
In England, the first GAPP-certfied training in Applied Positive Psychology is about to start in 2017. It will be held near London (Godalming, Surrey).