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Participants in 3 Quantitative Mindful Self-Compassion Studies
Studies Approved by IRB for 2020
Participants in 2 Qualitative Mindful Self-Compassion Studies
Participants in Techno-Stress Study
caring for others without losing yourself: an adaptation of the mindful self-compassion program for healthcare communities
Journal Of
Clinical Psychology

Two studies examined the efficacy of the Self‐Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program for enhancing wellbeing and reducing burnout among healthcare professionals.

Study 1 found that SCHC significantly increased self‐compassion and wellbeing. All gains were maintained for three months. Study 2 found that in addition to enhancing wellbeing, SCHC significantly reduced secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Changes in self‐compassion explained gains in other outcomes, and initial levels of self‐compassion moderated outcomes so that those initially low in self‐compassion benefitted more.

Findings suggest that the SCHC program may be an effective way to increase self‐compassion, enhance wellbeing, and reduce burnout for healthcare professionals.

A Brief Self-Compassion Training Program for Pediatric Medical Professionals

In partnership with Dr. Kristin Neff at the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School, the Center for Resiliency has developed a curriculum for healthcare providers that builds resiliency and provides practical tools to prevent burnout.

This is the first quantitative study of its kind concerning self-compassion and resiliency in healthcare.  The preliminary results show increases in well-being, mindfulness, and job satisfaction and decreases in stress, anxiety and depression.

Exploration of Techno-Stress Among Hospital Employees

In partnership with the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, this study identified how the stress caused by technology could impede work in healthcare. The findings of this research led to changes in the way people interact with their ICTs (information communication technologies), so that they could be happier and healthier employees.

Ongoing Research
TitlePrincipal Investigator and researchersStatus
Which resiliency training tools are participants using during the COVID-19 pandemic?Center for Resiliency
Online resiliency rounds: Tailored support for healthcare professionals during COVID-19Christie, L., Long, P., Gregory, K., Kopecky, C.Manuscript in progress
Self-compassion as a social process: What healthcare professionals learned from a 6-week interventionLong, P. ...Manuscript in progress
6-month resiliency training for psychosocial healthcare teamsLong, P., & Gregory, K.Data collection in progress.
Psychological safety trainingLong, P., & Gregory, K.Intervention in development
How a 1-day resiliency training workshop helped nurses cope during the COVID-19 pandemicLong, P., Christie, L., & Gregory, K.Manuscript in progress
Resiliency Training for Pediatric ResidentsLong, P., Gregory, K., & Pillutla, K.Intervention to begin 9/2020
Resiliency rounds for the CF TeamLong, P., Pai, S., Cardenas, B., Gregory, K.Intervention on hold
Caring for caregivers: Self-compassion for parents of chronically ill children.Long, P., and Knox, M.Manuscript in progress
Caring for others without losing yourself: An adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program for healthcare communities.Neff, K.D., Knox, M., Long, P., Gregory, K.Published in Journal of Clinical Psychology