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
10.00 – 10.15 Opening symposium
10.15 – 11.00 Lecture; Filip Raes  (University Leuven) Introduction into Positive Psychology
11.00 – 11.25 PhD presentation Minita Franzen
11.30 – 12.15 Prof dr Karin Roeloefs (Radbout Universiteit Nijmegen) Resilience and stress
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 –  14.15 Workshop Behavioral Activation Prof dr Filip Raes (Leuven University)
14.15 –  14.40 PhD Presentation Chris Hoeboer
14.45 – 16.00 Podcast challenge (listening and ranking 5 podcasts)
Evening run via Strava
Friday, October 30
09.00 – 09.45 Dr Nicole Geschwind (Maastricht University) Positive cognitive behavioural therapy
10.00 – 10.45 Prof dr Paul Boelen (Utrecht University) Resilience in times of grief
11.00 – 11.45 Talk resilience II: lecture by refugee about resilience – Anwar Manlasadoon
11.45 -12.00 Postcast challenge winner
12.00 – 12.45         Lunch break
12.45 -13.30 Phd presentations Nicole Montijn & Eliza Landkroon
 13:30 – 14.00  Closing up with a discussion

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    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)