BRUCCpro Masterclasses

BRUCCpro Masterclasses

Professional development for caregivers

MASTERCLASS Selfcompassion / Zelfcompassie in de klinische praktijk

This BRUCCpro Masterclass consists of 2 parts. 

On the first day, participants will have the opportunity to participate in the Class of Excellence in Self-compassion InterventionBoth the latest science news and new research initiatives are discussed. Due to the international speaker, this day will be in English. 

During the second day, participants will explore a number of core exercises to experience what self-compassion can mean, both for themselves and for their clients. 

What can you learn in these two days:    

  • Understanding the science and the basics of self-compassion    
  • Understanding how self-compassion can help people cope with difficult moments in their lives and increase their resilience.    
  • Experiencing what self-compassion means in one's own life    
  • Some practical tools to develop self-compassion 

This masterclass is aimed at professionals in mental health care. 

SpeakersJanis Whitlock & Lydia Castiglione 

Janis Whitlock is a research scientist and senior lecturer at Cornell University (USA). In addition, she is the founder and director of the Cornell Self-Harm and Recovery Research Program, as well as a founder and first president of the ISSS. She is also the deputy director of education and training for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Known internationally for her foundational work at NSSI, she now specializes in bridging science, practice and policy in areas related to adolescent and young adult development, with a focus on issues related to social and emotional development. 

Lydia Castiglione is a clinical psychologist and has more than 10 years of expertise in mindfulness, as well as experience in national and international (research) projects. Previously, she was a senior lecturer at the Institute of Attention and Mindfulness, but now focuses mainly on her doctoral research on self-compassion. 

DatesThursday, May 19, 2022 and Friday, May 20, 2022, from 9.30 am to 4 pm 

Location: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Etterbeek Campus 


*15% discount for VUB-PE partners (staff, alumni, internship mentor) and VVKP members


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