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The Association of Positive Psychology Luxembourg is a network of people passionate about the role positive psychology plays in all aspects of our lives.

Are you studying or qualified in positive psychology? Are you interested in the impact positive psychology can have on individuals, organisations, education and health? Do you want to collaborate with other people on projects that will make a bigger impact? Our membership is open to everyone who was an interest in positive psychology.

All members get access to a range of benefits, information, and events provided by our various positive psychology communities.

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Active Members

Active membership is open to persons who can demonstrate detailed knowledge and use of positive psychology principles either personally or professionally and who wish to be actively involved in the activities of the association

€75 per year

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Affiliate Members

Affiliate membership is open to persons with an interest and connection to positive psychology in either a personal or professional way 

75 per year


Honorary Members

Honorary membership is recognition of significant contribution to the advancement or communication of positive psychology knowledge or practice either by research, teaching, publications or public service, or by organising and developing the work of others.


Board Members

The Board Members of the Association of Positive Psychology Luxembourg are committed to promoting positive psychology in Luxembourg as well as offering further training and education. 

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Founding Members

Positive Psychology Association Luxembourg was founded in 2019 by a small group of people interested in positive psychology. The group elected 9 individuals as founding members, with Dana Moldoveanu Brandes as the first president. 

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Student Members

Student membership is open to students across all learning disciplines who are interested in learning more about the  application of positive psychology 

€10 per year


Sponsor Members

Sponsor members are local organisations and enterprises who as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility contribute to the development of the association and are committed to applying our values.

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Honorary Members
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Antonelle Delle Fave MD


Antonella Delle Fave, MD specialized in Clinical Psychology, is a professor of Psychology at the Medical School, University of Milano, Italy.


Her research work is centered on the study of flow,  mental health indicators and daily experience fluctuation across cultures and among individuals experiencing conditions of diversity and adversity.


She is involved in research and intervention projects focused on the promotion of resilience and psychological resources among patients with chronic diseases and their family caregivers.


Together with international partners she launched and implemented the “Eudaimonic and Hedonic Happiness Investigation” research project, aimed at identifying well-being components across cultures and currently involving researchers from 18 countries.


Her scientific production includes papers in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as authored and edited international books. She was founding member and President of the Società Italiana di Psicologia Positiva (SIPP). She served as President of the International Positive Psychology Association (2009-2011) and of the European Network of Positive Psychology (2006-2010). Since 2010 she is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Happiness Studies.


Dr Ilona Boniwell

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ilona Boniwell as one of our honorary members. 

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the world leaders in the field of positive psychology, who founded and headed the first Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in Europe.


Nowadays, Ilona is the General Manager of Positran, which provides specialised consulting services, education, training, and products in the areas of positive psychology, well-being, personal and organisational change, executive coaching, leadership, resilience and positive education all over the world.


Ilona heads the International MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (I-MAPP) at Anglia Ruskin University (UK and France), teaches Positive Management at Ecole Centrale Paris and HEC Business School, writes a monthly column for Psychologies (UK and Russia), and consults around the world as the director of Positran.


Her main teaching expertise lies in the areas of positive psychology and positive scholarship, with research interests around: subjective time use, time perspective, eudaimonic well-being and applications of positive psychology to business, one-to-one work and education.

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Dr Itai Ivtzan

We are delighted to welcome Dr Itai Ivtzan as one of our honorary members. 

Dr Itai Ivtzan is the director and founder of the School of Positive Transformation and its senior trainer. He is a positive psychologist and a mindfulness teacher and researcher at Naropa University.


Itai believes that positive psychology is magical because it has the power to fill our lives with meaning, resilience, and joy. His approach is entirely research-based, making it well-grounded and applicable.


Over the past 20 years, Itai has run positive psychology and mindfulness training courses, seminars, lectures, workshops and retreats around the world. He is a leading expert in positive psychology, written five books, and a regular keynote speaker at conferences.


Most importantly, Itai loves creating transformational courses to provide you with a platform into positive change.


Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D.

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. is a leading figure in the education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings.


He’s education director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global, non-profit organization in Cincinnati that leads the advancement of the science of character strengths.


Ryan is author of 9 books including the brand new consumer-oriented books The Power of Character Strengths (a #1 Amazon bestseller) and The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief, as well as practitioner-focused books that are leaders in their respective fields including, Character Strengths Interventions, Mindfulness and Character Strengths, and Positive Psychology at the Movies.

Ryan has penned over 80 scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and given more than 700 workshops, keynotes, and webinars on positive psychology topics across the globe. He’s an award-winning psychologist, certified coach, annual instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor at Xavier University.


Ryan received a “distinguished early career award” from the American Psychological Association in 2011, and was granted Fellow status of the International Positive Psychology Association in 2017.

He lives with his wife and 3 young and zestful children near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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