Talks

Scientific Conferences

Heekerens, J. B. (2021, November). Anspannung und Zurückweisungserleben bei Patienten mit Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung [Tension and Rejection in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder]. Research talk presented at the Conference of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics, Berlin. (Slides)

Heekerens, J. B. (2021, June). The Temporal Relation of Tension and Perceived Rejection in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Depressive Disorders: An Experience Sampling Approach. Posters presented at the Symposium of the Society of Ambulatory Assessment, Zürich. (Poster)

Heekerens, J. B. (2021, May). The Temporal Relation of Aversive Tension and Perceived Rejection in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Depressive Disorders: An Experience Sampling Approach & Meta-Analysis: Inducing Positive Affect and Positive Future Expectations Through Writing About One’s Desired Future. Posters presented at the Thirtyeigth Symposium of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Mannheim.

Heekerens, J. B. (2019, November). Wirksamkeit der Best-Possible-Self Intervention: Ergebnisse einer systematischen Überblicksarbeit und Meta-Analyse [Effectiveness of the best-possible-self intervention: Systematic review and meta-analysis results]. Research talk presented at the Congress of the Swiss Positive Psychology Association, Bern. (Slides)

Heekerens, J. B. (2019, July). Deconstructing positive interventions: Differential effects of optimistic, grateful, and self-compassionate writing on well-being & What parents look for in their children: Character strengths of the VIA classification are generally desirable. Posters presented at the Sixth World Congress of Positive Psychology, Melbourne. 

Heekerens, J. B. (2018, September). Wie und für wen funktionieren positive Interventionen? Aktuelle Befunde zu Wirkmechanismen und differentieller Indikation [Why and for whom do positive interventions work? Current evidence regarding unerlying mechanisms and differential effects]. Paper presented at the Second Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology, Nürnberg. 

Heekerens, J. B. (2018, September). Dealing with conflict: Reducing goal ambivalence using the best-possible-self intervention. Poster presented at the Fifty-first Congress of the German Psychological Association, Frankfurt am Main.

Heekerens, J. B. (2018, Juli). Dealing with conflict: Reducing goal ambivalence using the best-possible-self intervention. Poster presented at the Ninth European Conference on Positive Psychology, Budapest.

Merkle, B. & Heekerens, J. B. (2018, June). How positive psychology interventions work: The role of positive self-relevant information, positive future expectations, gratitude, and self-compassion. Research talk at the Third Conference of the German Association for Research in Positive Psychology, Trier.

Heekerens, J. B. (2017, June). Wie funktionieren positive Interventionen? Zwei empirische Studien zu Wirkmechanismen der Best-Possible-Self Intervention. Research talk at the Second Conference of the German Association for Research in Positive Psychology, Trier. (Slides)

Heekerens, J. B. (2016, September). Does the best-possible-self intervention work on well-being by promoting intrinsic goal pursuits? Poster presented at the First Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology, Berlin. 

Popular Scientific Events

Heekerens, J. B. (2018, July). Using positive interventions to increase well-being and life satisfaction in everyday life. Talk at the YADA Inspirationsnacht event, Hamm.

Scientific Workshop Contributions

Heekerens, J. B. (2021, October). Using dynamic structural equation models to investigate temporal relations in clincial psychology: An example using patients with borderline personality disorder and depressive disorders. Talk at the From Data to Causes Workshop, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.