EDIFY Speaker Dr. Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion (By Lauren Gavin, Director of Health & Wellness)
We are excited to announce the next speaker in our EDIFY series, Dr. Kristin Neff. Dr. Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow.
In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals, both published by Guilford. She is also co-founder and board president of the nonprofit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
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