Aiste Grubliauskiene, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
I came to Belgium 13 year ago to get a doctor’s degree from Leuven University. I have explored and conducted experimental studies on the topic of human self-control in collaboration with mostly health psychologists across Europe. Before that, I studied clinical psychology finalizing with an internship at the department of psychiatric hospital for people struggling with anxiety and depression. Now I am counting 8th year of my private practice as a psychologist working with adults and children in Tervuren and Brussels. I currently live in Tervuren with my husband and two kids.
My work, based on integrative approach, involves insights from cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy and sand tray therapy and is regularly supervised by a psychotherapist. I attend courses and conferences on relevant topics to constantly improve as a professional.
I am registered with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists, Reg. Nr. 812216660
I have visa for the practice as a clinical psychologist, Nr. 351276.
Individual Psychology (Adlerian) Psychotherapy, IP Institute, Lithuania (since 2022)
PhD in Business Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium
MA in Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program, Vilnius University, Lithuania
BA in Psychology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Montessori Method (3-6 y)
Duh, H., Grubliauskiene, A., and Dewitte, S. (2015). Pre-exposure to Food Temptation Reduces Subsequent Consumption: A Test of the Procedure with a South-African sample, Appetite, IF: 2.691, 5-year IF: 3.323
De Boer, C., De Ridder, D., De Vet, E., Grubliauskiene, A., and Dewitte, S. (2015). Toward a behavioral vaccine: exposure to accessible temptation when self-regulation is endorsed enhances future resistance to similar temptations in children, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 7(1), 63 – 84. IF: 2.306.
Grubliauskiene, A., and Dewitte, S. (2014). Temptation in the background: Non-consummatory exposure to food temptation enhances self-regulation in boys but not in girls, Frontiers in Psychology, 5:788. IF: 2.8.
Grubliauskiene, A., Verhoeven, M., and Dewitte, S. (2012). The joint effect of tangible and non-tangible rewards on healthy food choices in children, Appetite, 56 (2), 403 – 408. IF: 2.691, 5-year IF: 3.323.
Do you remember a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about an ugly duckling? Well, better to be a happy duckling!
The ugly duckling in the fairy tale did not fit in as a child, was laughed at by many, but he kept looking for his place and finally grew up into a beautiful swan, accepted by others. This tale teaches us to never give up when one is in an unfortunate situation such as unhappy childhood. But what if our children do not have to struggle through their childhood in the first place and still nicely grow up into confident, respectful and happy adults? That’s why – as the aim for our children – the happy duckling. This tale teaches us to search for our own way, no matter what. When a person understands himself/herself better, he or she becomes happier. And that’s why – as the aim for us – the happy duckling.