Membership

We offer five levels of annual membership:

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(1) Student Membership

Free

We welcome students of Positive Psychology and Autism/SEND courses across the world for free membership throughout the duration of their studies. You may be one of our own students or a student of another program.

Your membership includes:

  • Access and entries to the PPN Journal*
  • Entries to the PPN Blog*
  • Student rates at PPN Events
  • 10% discount on PPG Courses
  • Internships at PPG Applied Research Initiatives*

As a student of one of our Level 3 courses, you are entitled to one complimentary year of Associate Membership on graduation. As a student of one of our Level 5 courses, you are entitled to one complimentary year of Professional Membership on graduation.

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(2) Associate Membership

Free

As an associate member, you will hold a UK level 3 certification in Positive Psychology or Autism/SEND, or the equivalent. You may have completed one of our level 3 Positive Psychology courses (or the equivalent) at another institution.

Your membership includes:

  • Access and entries to the PPN Journal*
  • Entries to the PPN Blog*
  • Associate rates at PPN Events
  • 10% discount on PPG Courses
  • Internships at PPG Applied Research Initiatives*

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(3) Professional Membership

£150 annually

As a professional member, you will hold a UK level 5 certification in Positive Psychology in Practice or Autism Awareness, or the equivalent. You may have completed one of our Level 5 Diplomas in Positive Psychology Practice (Coaching, Training, or Positive Organisational Psychology), or our Level 5 Certificate in Positive Psychology Fundamentals, or our Level 5 Award in Autism Awareness for Managers & Practitioners.

Your membership includes:

  • Access and entries to the PPN Journal*
  • Entries to the PPN Blog*
  • Professional rates at PPN Events
  • Free application to join the PPG Register of Professionals***
  • Liability insurance (UK-based practitioners)
  • Internships at PPG Applied Research Initiatives**

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(4) Fellow Membership 

£150 annually

As a fellow member, you will hold a UK level 7+ degree in Positive Psychology or a level 7+ degree in another psychology discipline with a level 5 diploma in Positive Psychology, or the equivalent. You may also hold a UK level 7+ certification in Autism, or the equivalent.

Your membership includes:

  • Access and entries to the PPN Journal*
  • Entries to the PPN Blog*
  • Professional rates at PPN Events
  • Free application to join the PPG Register of Professionals***
  • Liability insurance (UK-based practitioners)
  • Internships at PPG Applied Research Initiatives**

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(5) Organisational Membership

£500 for 2 years****

As an organisational member, at least one person on your team will hold at least a UK level 5 diploma in Positive Psychology or the equivalent. Your company or organisation will be legally registered for practice. Your application process will be supported by a PPG staff member.

Your membership includes:

  • Access and entries to the PPN Journal*
  • Entries to the PPN Blog*
  • Organisational rates at PPN Events
  • Free application for staff to join the PPG Register of Professionals***
  • PPG accreditation service for your courses (CPD points for your courses)
  • Staff internships at PPG Applied Research Initiatives**

Organisational members are welcome to apply to become PPG Approved Learning Centres. This is a separate process where you will be trained to deliver PPG courses under your own business or organisational name. To qualify for this track, you must be qualified in the 3 fundamental pathways for Positive Psychology in Practice – coaching, training, and facilitation. If you are not, we can support you in becoming qualified before you are trained to deliver our courses. For further information, please contact us at: training@ppnetwork.org

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 *Submission criteria applies  

**PPG Applied Research Initiatives include Autism, Positive Ageing, Positive Organisations, and Violence & Post-Traumatic Growth – level 5+ criteria applies and internships are subject to availability  

***Please note you must be at least a level 5 Positive Psychology Practitioner to apply to the Register of Professionals. If you have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Positive Psychology Fundamentals only, you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of how you integrate Positive Psychology into your existing and qualified skill set (e.g. coaching, training, facilitation, counselling, education) in order to be eligible for entry to the Register of Professionals. Alternatively, you may complete the accelerated tracks for each of the PPG pathways (coaching, training, facilitation) if you have prior qualifications here.

****Please note this is an estimated fee: the bi-annual fee is based on your organisation’s size. £500 is the fee set for small businesses (1-10 employees).

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To register for membership, please click here. For further information, please contact us at info@ppnetwork.org

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Why become a member of the Positive Psychology Network?

Positive Psychology is a rapidly expanding approach to coaching and training delivery. It brings the science of wellbeing and practice of flourishing to multiple domains, from the classroom and training centre to the workplace, playing field and beyond. Yet those who train in and practice Positive Psychology might wonder where they belong. Should they join a coaching body for accreditation, licensing, and membership? Or should they join a psychology body?

We understand what it’s like to feel out of place and in search of a home or somewhere to belong. This is why we set up the Positive Psychology Guild for Positive Psychology Practitioners, Coaches and Trainers. Through us, you have the opportunity to join an emerging UK membership, accreditation, and licensing body dedicated to the support of professionals such as yourself.

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How do you benefit from becoming a PPN member?

Whether you intend to integrate your skills into an existing role, set up a solo coaching or training practice, or become a fully-fledged training centre, we can offer you the support you need. Not only will you find a place amongst like-minded practitioners but you will also have free access to our journal and discounted access to our UK-based events, conferences, and CPD workshops. You can also become an approved centre for delivery of our Positive Psychology courses throughout the UK and worldwide.

Professional affiliation and registration matters when working with clients. By joining us as a member, you may freely apply to join the Positive Psychology Guild Register of Professionals once you are qualified. This includes an entry test appropriate for your level of practice (e.g. level 3, level 5, level 7+) and pathway of practice (e.g. coaching, training, facilitation, counselling). The test assesses your Positive Psychology knowledge base through an online written exam and your practitioner skills and ethics during an in-person supervision session.

If you are someone who doesn’t look forward to tests (count us in!), please do not worry. This test is designed to be a positive process that  supports your professional growth and enjoyment, while also developing the standards of professional Positive Psychology practice. We will support you throughout your preparation. Think of growth-minded learning rather than fixed results and outcomes.

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How else do we support your growth?

We advocate for the advancement of Positive Psychology as a discipline and practice, and its potential to make a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. Through our applied research centres, initiatives, and peer-reviewed journal, we also contribute to the development of Positive Psychology as an evidence-based approach to coaching, training, and facilitation interventions. If your ambitions include academic research or engagement, you’ll find a home amongst us too.

We are also passionate about creating community spaces where Positive Psychology practitioners and students can connect, feel supported, learn from each other, and grow. We do our best to support our members in creating positive networking spaces that are suited to their contexts and environments. PPN – the Positive Psychology Network – is our social networking wing. It leads our online networking and live events, such as the annual conference. It also manages SquarePeg academy, which has its roots in positive networking.

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To register for membership, please click here. For further information, please contact us at info@ppnetwork.org