Positive Psychology and Resilience – October 29 and 30 2020
EPP Symposium

This symposium is about resilience and positivity. We will invite experts from the field of stress, trauma and depression. Besides academic speakers, we will also invite “experience experts”, who will share their personal stories about resilience. Positive psychology builds further on the humanistic movement, and focuses on well-being and positivity. Positive psychology is gaining in popularity, particularly in the clinical field, because for patients it can be very helpful to not only focus on their problems and limitations, but also on their strengths. To which extent this movement is evidence-based and whether it is solely a reaction to the ‘negative’ psychology of stress and trauma research will be a topic of discussion.


The program as stated below is still not certain. Please be aware that there may be some changes.

October 29-30, 2020

Kapellerput, Heeze, The Netherlands

Lotte Gerritsen, Marc Molendijk

Temporary Program

Thursday, October 29
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome + Coffee/Tea
11.00 – 12.00 Lecture; Filip Raes [dampening of positive affect in depression]
12.00 – 12.30 PhD presentation
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Lecture Karin Roelofs + ervaringsdeskundige
15.00 –  15.15 Short break
15.15 –  16.30 Workshop; Filip Raes [dampening-proof behavioural activation]
16.30 – 17.30 PhD Presentation
17.30 – 19.00 EPP RUN [bring your running shoes], relax, drinks
19.00 – Dinner
Friday, October 30
09.00 – 10.00 Lecture; Nicole Geschwind [positive cognitive behavioural therapy]
10.00 – 11.00 Lecture; Paul Boelen (Utrecht University) [resilience in times of grief]
11.00 – 11.15 Short break
11.15 -12.30 Talk resilience II; lecture by refugee about resilience
12.30 – 13.30             PhD presentations
14.30 -15.30 Closing up with a discussion

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Stay overnight

Only for PhD students - Indicate if you want to reserve a single room (note that you need to pay the additional costs yourself)

Day 1 - Lunch

Day 1 - Dinner

Day 2 - Lunch

Dietary requirements

Shuttle service (from railway station Heeze)