2nd International Conference on Parental Burnout


As a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many parents across the world were locked-down at home with their children during weeks. This quarantine constituted a real blessing for some parents who suddenly felt less rushed (fewer trips, less extracurricular activities, less homework to supervise, less mental workload) and had the opportunity to spend more quality time with their children. However, for other parents, especially those who had to work from home while being constantly solicited by their children, the quarantine was experienced as a very difficult time. The media put the spotlight on these parents, and the interest for parental burnout literally boomed in the public, the professionals and the media alike. The need to extend the knowledge regarding the parental burnout, an existing but previously taboo phenomenon, emerged as one of the priorities for psychological sciences (Gruber et al., 2020, American Psychologist). This International Conference is part of this endeavor and aims to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about parental burnout. 


After the success of the first international conference on parental burnout held at UCLouvain (Belgium) on December 6 and 7, 2019, the second international conference on parental burnout will be held on May 6 and 7, 2021 in an exceptional online format in accordance with the goals of the International Investigation of Parental Burnout (IIPB) consortium, namely to share knowledge and research on parental burnout, to promote the collaborative work carried out by the IIPB consortium, to encourage exchanges between members of the IIPB consortium, and to interest other researchers from other fields in the study of parental burnout


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May 6-7, 2021


Important Dates



First announcement Nov 20, 2020

Call for submissions Dec 7, 2020 - Feb 15, 2021

Registration Dec 7, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Submission deadline March 15, 2021

Definitive program April 15, 2021


Scientific Committee

Gizem Arikan, Ozyegin University, Turkey

Isabelle Aujoulat, UCLouvain, Belgium

Kaisa Aunola, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Maria Elena Brianda, UCLouvain, Belgium

Bin-Bin Chen, Fundan University, Shangai, China

Anne-Marie Fontaine, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Aurore François, UCLouvain, Belgium

Myrna Gannagé, Université saint Joseph, Beyrouth, Lebanon

Maria Filomena Gaspar, Universidade do Coimbra, Portugal

James Gross, Stanford University, USA

Alexandre Heeren, UCLouvain, Belgium

Astrid Lebert, Université Paris Descartes, France

Yanghee Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Denisse Manrique, Universidad San Martin de Porres  in Lima, Peru

Marisa Matias, University of Porto, Portugal

Moïra Mikolajczak, UCLouvain, Belgium

Isabelle Roskam, UCLouvain, Belgium

Raquel Sanchez-Rodriguez, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France

Vincent Sezibera, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Elena Stanculescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Dorota Szczygieł, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland


Organizing Committee

Isabelle Roskam, UCLouvain, Belgium

Moïra Mikolajczak, UCLouvain, Belgium

Marie-Annelise Blanchard, UCLouvain, Belgium

Gao-Xian Lin , UCLouvain, Belgium

Join a truly international, eco-responsible and fair conference!More information about the conference format 



Free of charge for IIPB Members* and for UCLouvain/IPSY Members**

160 € excl. VAT for Non Members from upper-middle and high income countries***

10 € excl. VAT for Non Members from low and lower-middle income countries***

50% discount for students when registering with the code STUDENT_50


*Please refer to the list of IIPB consortium members

**Please refer to the list of UCLouvain/IPSY members

***To determine which fee type to select (as defined by the World Bank Country Classification ), please refer to the list of countries


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