Ilios Kotsou

Ilios Kotsou

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2016-2017: Doctor of Psychology at Université Libre de Bruxelles, supervised by Professor Christophe Leys. Title of the thesis “Emotional plasticity: the impact of the development of emotional competence on well-being. Conditions, effects and change processes”

2005-2007: Master en Science du Travail (Grande Distinction) – Université Catholique de Louvain

2000: Certificate In Social Science – British Open University

2007: Diplôme de 3ème cycle en formation Clinique En Psychothérapie Systémique Et Stratégique Brève (3 ans) de L’Institut Gregory Bateson

Emotional competence & resiliency

– Development of emotional competencies

– Evaluation of emotional competencies

– Understanding of processes and mechanisms involved in emotional competence change

– Investigating how these processes are related to resiliency

– Investigating how affect is related to decision making

 

Mindfulness

– Mindfulness and leadership

– Change processes in mindfulness interventions (what are the “active ingredients” of these

interventions?)

 

Positive psychology

– Development and evaluation of positive psychology interventions

– Development and/or validation of measures

Books

-Transmettre – Ce que nous nous apportons les uns les autres, Paris : L’iconoclaste, 2017

-Eloge de la lucidité : se libérer des illusions qui empêchent d’être heureux : R. Laffont, 2014, Marabout, 2015

-Se changer, changer le monde, Paris : L’iconoclaste, 2013

-Petit cahier d’exercices de pleine conscience, Jouvence, 2012

-Pleine conscience et acceptation : les thérapies de la troisième vague (avec Alexandre Heeren), De Boeck, 2011

-Petit cahier d’exercices d’intelligence émotionnelle, Jouvence, 2011

-Psychologie positive, Le Bonheur dans tous ses états (avec Caroline Lesire), Jouvence, 2011

-Intelligence émotionnelle et management, De Boeck, 2008, 2012, 2016

-L’intelligence émotionnelle, Bernet Danilo, Meschers, 2007

 

Peer reviewed papers

-Kotsou, I., Mikolajczak, M., Heeren, A., Grégoire, J., & Leys, C. (in press). Improving emotional intelligence: A systematic review of existing work and future challenges. Emotion Review.

-Shankland, R. R., Kotsou, I., Vallet, F. F., Bouteyre, E. E., Dantzer, C. C., & Leys, C. (2018). Burnout in university students: The mediating role of sense of coherence on the relationship between daily hassles and burnout. Higher education.

-Leys, C., Arnal, C., Wollast, R., Rolin, H., Kotsou, I., & Fossion, P. (2018). Perspectives on resilience: Personality Trait or Skill?. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

-Neff, K. D., Tóth-Király, I., Yarnell, L. M., Arimitsu, K., Castilho, P., Ghorbani, N., … & Kotsou, I. (2018). Examining the factor structure of the Self-Compassion Scale in 20 diverse samples: Support for use of a total score and six subscale scores. Psychological assessment.

-Rolin, H., Fossion, P., Kotsou, I., & Leys, C. (2018). Perspectives on resilience: trait or aptitude?. Revue medicale de Bruxelles, 39(1), 22-28.

-Kotsou, I., Leys, C., & Fossion, P. (2017). Acceptance alone is a better predictor of psychopathology and well-being than emotional competence, emotion regulation and mindfulness. Journal of Affective Disorders.

-Kotsou, I., & Leys, C. (2017). Echelle de bonheur subjectif (SHS): Propriétés psychométriques de la version française de l’échelle (SHS-F) et ses relations avec le bien-être psychologique, l’affect et la dépression. Can J Behav Sci.

-Quoidbach, J., Mikolajczak, M., Gruber, J., Kotsou, I., Kogan, A., & Norton, M. I. (2018). Robust, replicable, and theoretically-grounded: A response to Brown and Coyne’s (2017) commentary on the relationship between emodiversity and health.

-Leys, C., Kotsou, I., Goemann, M., & Fossion, P. (2017). The influence of family dynamics on anorexia nervosa and their consequence on resilience: a mediation model. The American journal of family therapy.

-Kotsou, I., & Leys, C. (2016). Self-Compassion Scale (SCS): Psychometric Properties of The French Translation and Its Relations with Psychological Well-Being, Affect and Depression. PloS one, 11(4), e0152880.

-Heeren, A., Deplus, S., Peschard, V., Nef, F., Kotsou, I., Dierickx, C., … & Philippot, P. (2015). Does change in self-reported mindfulness mediate the clinical benefits of mindfulness training? A controlled study using the French translation of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. Mindfulness, 6(3), 553-559.

-Quoidbach, J., Gruber, J., Mikolajczak, M., Kogan, A., Kotsou, I., & Norton, M. I. (2014). Emodiversity and the emotional ecosystem. Journal of experimental psychology: General, 143(6), 2057.

– Bayot, M., Pleyers, G., Kotsou, I., Lefèvre, N., Sauter, D. A., & Vermeulen, N. (2013). Joint effect of alexithymia and mood on the categorization of nonverbal emotional vocalizations. Psychiatry Research.

-Mikolajczak, -M., Balon, N., Ruosi, M., & Kotsou, I. (2012). Sensitive but not sentimental: Emotionally intelligent people can put their emotions aside when necessary. Pers Individ Dif, 52(4), 537-540. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.001

-Nelis, D., Kotsou, I., Quoidbach, J., Dupuis, P., Weytens, F., Hansenne, M., & Mikolajczak, M. (2011). Increasing Emotional Competencies Leads to Higher Well-Being, Better Subjective Health, Enhanced Relationship Quality, and Increased Employability. Emotion.

-Kotsou, I., Nélis, D., Grégoire, J. & Mikolajczak, M., (2011). Emotional plasticity: conditions and effects of improving emotional competence in adulthood. Journal of Applied Psychology

Chapters

-Shankland, R., Kotsou, I., Cuny, C., Strub, L., & Brown, N. J. (2017). Reducing Current Limitations in Order to Enhance the Quality of Subjective Well-Being Research: The Example of Mindfulness. In Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements (pp. 107-132). Springer, Cham.

-Kotsou, I. & Monseur, G. (2012). Approche motivationnelle de la régulation des émotions. In M. Mikolajczak & M. Desseilles. Traité de la régulation émotionnelle. Bruxelles : DeBoeck.

-Mikolajczak, M., Nelis, D. & Kotsou, I. (2012).  Pistes d’amélioration de la régulation émotionnelle à l’âge adulte. In M. Mikolajczak & M. Desseilles. Traité de la régulation émotionnelle. Bruxelles : DeBoeck.

-Mikolajczak, M., Kotsou, I. & Nelis, D. (2013). Improving emotional competence in adults. In C. Mohiyeddini, M. Eysenck, & S. Bauer: Psychology of Emotions. New York : Nova.

-Mikolajczak, M., Kotsou, I. & Nelis, D. (2013). Efficient Programs To Improve Trait And Ability EI in Adults: Lessons Learned from the Louvain Emotional Competence Training. In J.C. Pérez-González, S. Mavroveli, & D. Anaya, Assessment and education of emotional intelligence.

-Kotsou, I. & Schoendorff, B. (2011). L’acceptation en psychothérapie. In I. Kotsou, & A. Heeren (Eds). Pleine conscience et acceptation : les thérapies de la troisième vague. Louvain-la-Neuve : De Boeck.

-Kotsou, I., & Heeren, A. (2011). Vers une psychothérapie processuelle et intégrative. In I. Kotsou, & A. Heeren (Eds). Pleine conscience et acceptation : les thérapies de la troisième vague. Louvain-la-Neuve : De Boeck.

-Kotsou, I.  (2009) “L’expression et l’écoute des émotions”, in Mikolajczak, M.; Quoidbach, J.; Kotsou, I. & Nélis, D., Les compétences émotionnelles, Paris: Dunod, p.89-114

-Kotsou, I.  (2009) “La compréhension des émotions”, in Mikolajczak, M.; Quoidbach, J.; Kotsou, I. & Nélis, D., Les compétences émotionnelles, Paris: Dunod, p.115-132

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