Sydney Professional Development Event - Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching

Posted by the Alumni team on 4 August 2015

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Australian College of Applied Psychology

is proud to be collaborating with

The Happiness Institute


The ACAP Community Engagement team is pleased to have Dr Timothy Sharp from The Happiness Institute present our next professional development workshop in Sydney on;

Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching

Date:                    Friday 18th September
Times:                  8.30am to 9.00am  Registration
                                 9.00am to 5.00pm  Workshop
                                10.30am to 11.00am Morning Tea (provided)
                                12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch (provided)
                                1.30pm to 3.00pm Afternoon Tea (provided)
Cost:                    $395
Location:              Level 5 Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Registrations:       Please see below

Dr.  Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy) has  three  degrees  in  psychology  (including  a  Ph.D.)  and  an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach.  He runs one of Sydney’s most respected clinical psychology practices, a highly regarded Executive Coaching practice, and is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)   of The   Happiness   Institute,   Australia’s   first and   now   largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations ( 

He has taught at all the major universities in NSW and is currently an Adjunct Professor (in  Positive  Psychology) within  the  School  of  Management, Faculty   of   Business   at UTS and   also   an   Adjunct   Professor   (Positive Psychology) within  the  School  of  Health  Sciences  at  RMIT  University.    His primary areas of interest include enhancing happiness at work as well as promoting   healthy   living   via   the   application   of   positive   psychology principles,  an  interest  that  recently  culminated  in the  development of  a range of programs designed to promote longevity.

In  2008  Dr.  Sharp’s  achievements  were  recognised  by  the  Australian Davos  Connection  when  he  received  a  Future  Leadership  Award.   Dr. Sharp is also a best selling author of, among other things, “The Happiness Handbook”,“100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people”, “100 Ways to  Happy  Children:  a  guide  for  busy  parents”and  most  recently “Live Happier  Live  Longer –a guide  to positive ageing”;  he’s a sought  after public  speaker, and as  a  result  of  his frequent  appearances  in  the  local and international media he’s been read and heard by millions of people (

The following topics will be covered in this 1 day workshop:

  • The fundamental theories underlying Positive Psychology (inlcuding how it differes from more traditional approaches such as clinical and counselling psychology)
  • Key constructs within Positive Psychology including the roles of meaning and purpose, healthy living , optimism, positive relationships, character strengths and more...
  • The range of applications of positive psychology coacing (eg within therapy/counselling, life and career coaching, management and leadership etc)

This course would be particularly relevant to and useful for:

  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Coaches

By attending this event you will receive a certificate of attendance crediting you with 8 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form. Registrations will be via The Happiness Institute and you will receive an email confirming your registration.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the workshop.