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Conference Proceedings

Staff in the Positive Psychology at Melbourne are active participants in conference proceedings. Please click on the years below to expand the list of publications.

2015

PESA National Conference 27-28 February 2015 - The Only Way is Up! Functioning to Flourishing: Positive Education Schools Association National Conference. Keynote by Professor Lea Waters.
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2014

Brunzell, T., Waters, L., & Stokes, H. (November, 2014). 'Trauma-Informed Positive Education Model: Using positive psychology to strengthen vulnerable students' Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Brisbane, AUS

2013

Patston, T., & Waters, L. (2013). Accentuate the Positive. Positive psychology in the music studio. XIX National Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME) Conference "Redefining the Musical Landscape: Inspired learning and Innovation in Music Education". September 29 – October 1 at the Realm Hotel Canberra.

Patston, T., & Osborne, M. (2013). The developmental progression of music performance anxiety and perfectionism: Implications for music education. XIX National Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME) Conference "Redefining the Musical Landscape: Inspired learning and Innovation in Music Education". September 29 – October 1 at the Realm Hotel Canberra.

Patston, T. (2013). Learning the PART, a new CBT treatment for Music Performance Anxiety. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) 36th National conference. October 24-27 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide.

Patston, T., & Osborne, M. (2013). The developmental progression of music performance anxiety and perfectionism: Implications for prevention and early intervention in adolescent musicians. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) 36th National conference. October 24-27 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide.

Waters, L. (2013). Schools as Positive Institutions. Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, June 27-30

Chin, T-C., Rickard, N. S. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2013). Wuzzup? A Mobile Experience Sampling Application for Mental Health and Well-being Research. 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology, June 27-30, 2013. Los Angeles, USA.

International Keynote Presentation: Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2013). International Keynote Speaker, Knowledge, green lights, action" – Creating a script for positive change. New Zealand Association for Positive Psychology Conference – 8 June, 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

Strauss, G., Waters, L., & Anit, S. (2013). An investigation of the relationship between psychological capital and school leaders' workplace well-being. Third World Congress on Positive Psychology , Los Angeles, June 27-30.

Patston, T., & Waters, L. (2013). Accentuate the Positive: A Proposed Model of Appreciative Inquiry in Studio Music Education. Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, June 27-30.

Anil, S., Lenders, E., & Waters, L. (2013). Mindfulness in Middle School: Connecting heart and minds at Kingswood College. Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, June 27-30.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. & Slemp, G. (2013). Invited Speaker, The 3 rd Annual Leadership Psychology Conference. Bringing the science of Positive Psychology to work. February 20, 2013. Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne.

Muller, J., & Waters, L. (2013). Improving mental health in unemployed people: Using the LAMB scale in individual psychological interventions. Australian Psychological Society's Inaugural Health Psychology Conference, Cairns, April 5-6.

Waters, L., & Stokes, H. (2013). Using gratitude interventions with leaders: A qualitative analysis of the effects of gratitude on the cultivation of wellbeing and positive relationships. 10th Industrial & Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, July 3-6.

2012

Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2012). Introducing positive psychology interventions into a leadership development program. Australian psychological Society Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference, November 16-17, Melbourne.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2012). Educational Psychology and Positive Psychology: a bibliometric analysis to quantify the interlinkages between these two fields. Australian psychological Society Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference, November 16-17, Melbourne.

Strauss, G., & Waters, L. (2012). Psychological Capital and School Leadership: How the Psychological Capital of Principals' Impact the Performance, Innovation and Citizenship Behaviours of School Leadership Teams. Australian psychological Society Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference, November 16-17, Melbourne.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2012) Mapping the concepts and literature of positive psychology in the context of related fields: A co-occurrence network analysis of 200 journals. Australian Psychological Association Annual Conference, September, 27-30, Perth.

Williams, P., & Waters, L (2012). Authentic Leadership and Virtuous, High Performing Workplaces. HRIZON 14 th World Human Resource Congress, September 25-28, Melbourne.

Scholes, M., & Waters, L (2012). Creating a Positive Sports Organisation, Canadian Positive Psychology Conference, Toronto, July 20-21st.

Waters, L., White, M., Murray, S (2012). Appreciative Inquiry as a process for leading positive school change: A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of appreciative inquiry in a whole-staff appreciative inquiry school summit. 6th European Conference on Positive psychology, Russia, June 26-29.

Waters, L. (2012). Using graduate research to create positive change in schools. 6th European Conference on Positive psychology , Russia, June 26-29.

Waters, L. (2012). Developing School Leader's using Positive Psychology. 6th European Conference on Positive psychology, Russia, June 26-29.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2012). Invited Speaker at the 2012 Higher Education Recruitment Conference. Bringing the science of happiness to work. 20 April, 2012, State Library Village Roadshow Theatrette, Melbourne.

Green, S. L. Norrish, J. Vella-Brodrick, D. A. & Grant, A. M., (2012). Positive psychology interventions in schools: Preliminary findings from a comparative study of evidence-based coaching versus a multi-component positive psychology program for Senior High School Students. 3rd Australian Positive Psychology and Well-Being Conference, 22-25 March, 2012. Wollongong, NSW.

Williams, P., Waters, L., (2012). The relationship between Authentic Leadership and Virtuous Organisations. Australian Positive Psychology Association National Conference, March 22-25, Sydney.

Waters, L., Scholes, M., & White (2012). The effect of the Positive Sports Coaching Program on student athletes well-being, Australian Positive Psychology Association National Conference, March 22-25, Sydney.

McCall, M., Waters, L., & White (2012). Christian Education and Positive Psychology: An intersection of faith and science. Australian Positive Psychology Association National Conference, March 22-25, Sydney.

Waters, L., White & Murray (2012). Appreciative Inquiry as a process for leading school change towards Positive Education. The Science of Wellbeing conference, Adelaide Hilton.

2011

Waters, L., White, M., Williams, P., Hewitson, S. (2011). Leading cultural change at schools through a positive psychology approach. Australian Association of Research in Education Conference, November 27-December 1, Hobart.

Muller, J., & Waters, L (2011). A Review of The Latent and Manifest Benefits (LAMB) scale. 18th National Unemployment Conference, Newcastle - December 7-8,

Waters, L. (2011). Building positive psychology into a new School Leader's program in Victoria, Australian Association for Educational Researchers, November 27-Dec 1, Hobart.

Waters, L., (2011). Twenty first century schooling and positive education: a meeting of hearts and minds. Australian psychological Society Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference, November 25-26, Melbourne.

Waters, L., Scholes, M., & White, M. (2011). Using positive psychology to promote well-being in student athletes: A pilot evaluation at St Peters College, Adelaide. Australian psychological Society Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference, November 25-26, Melbourne.

Waters, L., & Strauss, G. (2011). Post-traumatic growth during unemployment: The significance of relationships in creating personal transformation. The Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 11th Annual Conference, November 5-6, Adelaide.

Quinlan, D., Swain, N. & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2011). Awesome Us: A classroom based programme to identify and apply character strengths. 2 nd World Congress on Positive Psychology. July 23 - 26, 2011, Philadelphia, USA. (poster).

Joyce, T & Waters, L. (2011) Using positive psychology to enhance staff moral at an English Language School. Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, USA, July 23-26,

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Freire, T. (2011). Differences in well-being ratings for individuals with electronic based hobbies compared to those with non-electronic hobbies: A cross country investigation. 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology. July 23 - 26, 2011, Philadelphia, USA.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (Symposium Chair), Delle-Fave, A., Bgdar, I., Wissing, M. (2011). Eudaimonic and Hedonic Happiness Investigation: The influence of individual difference and contextual factors on conceptualisations and experiences of happiness and meaning. 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology. July 23 - 26, 2011, Philadelphia, USA.

Waters, L., Strauss, G & Muller, J. (2011) Examining the 'positives' during a negative event: Can people experience personal growth during unemployment? Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, USA, July 23-26.

Hewiston, S. & Waters, L. (2011). Implementing a Positive Psychology approach at The Peninsula School (Victoria Australia). Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, USA, July 23-26.

Waters, L. Briscoe, J., Hall, D (2011). The Protean Career Approach: a "Positive" Way to Cope with the Boundary of Unemployment? European Group of Organisational Studies Colloquium, Helsinki, July 5–7.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). Invited panel member. Creating Wellbeing for Student and School. Second Australian Positive Psychology in Education Symposium, April 16, 2011, University of Sydney, NSW.

Public Speaking Events

2013

Waters, L. (2013), Key Note Speaker, Australian College of Educators Annual Conference 'The impact of positive psychology to foster strength of character and wellbeing in students'.

Waters, L. (2013), Invited Speaker at the University of Melbourne Festival of Ideas conference (open to the public) 'Positive Psychology in Schools' October 5th.

Waters, L. (2013), Invited Speaker in the Newington College Ethics Centre Public Lecture Program, August 14th.

Waters, L. (2013), Industry Expert on Scenario Planning research working with Head of Strategy, International Baccalaureate Organization, IB Global Centre, The Hague.

2012

Waters, L. 2012, Invited speaker to the University of Melbourne HR Managers/ Consultants Network Meeting 'Positive psychology in the workplace', November 15 th

Waters, L. 2012, Invited speaker at the Melbourne University Heritage Society's 'Morning Tea with an Expert' series. March 29th.

Waters, L. 2012, Invited speaker for the South Australian Government, Premier and Cabinet 'Thinkers in Residence' Program: Seligman Residence. Wellbeing before Learning Conference. 'Metrics of Wellbeing' Adelaide Convention Centre, February 27th.

Waters, L. 2012, Invited panel member for the South Australian Government, Premier and Cabinet 'Thinkers in Residence' Program: Seligman Residence. Wellbeing before Learning Conference 'Whole of School Approach to Positive Psychology: how do you do it? Adelaide Convention Centre, February 27th.

Waters, L. 2012, Invited presenter for the South Australian Government, Premier and Cabinet 'Thinkers in Residence' Program: Seligman Residence. Partner's Meeting 'Strategic Measurement' workshop. February 16 th.

2011

Waters, L. 2011, Invited speaker for the St Peter's College Public Lecture Program, November 14th.

Waters, L. 2011, Guest speaker, PhD Program, May 26-27, 2011, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Waters, L. 2011, Member of invited panel on Positive Psychology. 'Thinking strategically about Positive Education'. The Second Australian Positive Psychology in Education Symposium, April 16, Sydney University.

2010

Waters, L. 2010, Member of invited panel on Positive Psychology. 'What contribution can Positive Psychology make to Australian education and do we want it to? Second Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being conference, February 12-13, Monash University, Melbourne.