WiP Seminar: Dr. Josie Geller
June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Josie Geller, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Director of Research, Eating Disorders Program, St. Paul’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Enhancing clinical outcomes with self-compassion
Self-compassion is the capacity to attend to one’s own suffering with tenderness, nonjudgment, and understanding, and a heartfelt motivation to alleviate it. Over the past two decades, there has been an explosion of research on the benefits of self-compassion, showing associations with well-being, life satisfaction, and resilience to emotional and physical difficulties. This presentation features research on the role of self-compassion in enhancing clinical outcome in eating disorders treatment. It reviews i) longitudinal research linking barriers to self-compassion and clinical outcome, ii) qualitative findings on how recovered individuals overcame barriers to self-compassion, and iii) relations among compassion and self-compassion in clinicians and their delivery of collaborative, patient-focused care. Together, this research suggests that self-compassion can transform both our own, and our patients’ well-being and experiences of treatment.
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