Mark Greenberg & Christa Turksma – Nurturing Resilience in Times of Crisis

Mark Greenberg & Christa Turksma – Nurturing Resilience in Times of Crisis

In our next keynote session, Mark Greenberg & Christa Turksma join the OMC as keynote speakers to discuss the topic of Nurturing Resilience in Times of Crisis. Hosted by OMC Director Willem Kuyken.

Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Emeritus Bennett Chair of Prevention Science at Penn State University. He is the author of over 350 journal articles and book chapters on the development of well-being, learning and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. He is a Founding Board Member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the American Psychological Association. One of his current interests is how to help nurture awareness and compassion in our society.  He is the Chairperson of the Board of CREATE, a non-profit devoted to improving the quality of schooling and the lives of teachers and students (

Christa Turksma is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects in the US and abroad. Christa began providing training in the PATHS® curriculum in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. She is the Director of Training for CARE and coordinates all workshops and the certification of new facilitators. Christa has adapted the CARE program to fit the needs of administrators and principals.

Willem Kuyken, Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science.  Willem is a Principal Investigator at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Research Centre and Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  Willem’s work focuses on depression and evidence-based approaches to depression. In particular, his research examines how mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs can prevent depression and enhance human potential across the lifespan.

We do hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative and enlightening evening on:

Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 7-8pm GMT

The session will be hosted via Zoom and can be accessed with the following link: 

If you are unable to join the live session, a recording will be made available as a podcast on the 5th of November. A link will be posted here, or you will be able to find the podcast by searching for the OMC on your usual podcast streaming service.