Topics that the research group focuses on:
- Cognitive bias (talk by Peter de Jong)
- The role of disgust in sex (blogs)
- Serotonin, social interaction and depression (blogs & talk by Marije aan het Rot)
Cognitive processes in psychotic disorders
also see the blog ‘An example of Blurry boundaries’ and ‘Auditory vocal hallucinations during adolescence’)
- Th e treatment of complicated grief (blog)
- Mindfulness, awe and addiction (blog and talk by Brian Ostafin)
Trauma, memory and dissociation
also read the blogs ‘How problematic are sleep problems in the treatment of PTSD’ and ‘On treating very early traumatic memories’
- Eating disorders and body image (blog)
- Treatment of anxiety disorders
- Cross-cultural clinical psychology
The global mission of the expertise group Experimental Psychotherapy and Psychopathology is to help explain key features of psychopathology that are shared by many of the psychiatric disorders and to translate our findings into clinical applications.
There are collaboratons with Mental Health Institutions (MHIs) such as the in- and outpatient clinic GGZ-Drenthe (e.g., psychotic disorders section) and the University Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Accare (e.g., anxiety and mood disorders section, eating disorders section). In addition, researchers in the group participate in large scale longitudinal studies such as the Netherlands Study on Depression & Anxiety (www.nesda.nl) and TRacking Adolescents' Individual Life Survey study (www.trials.nl).
dr. Judith K. Daniels
Expertise: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociation, neuroimaging, trauma therapy
Courses: Masterthesis research supervision, Clinical interventions and e-health for adults and youth
My research focusses on the long-term consequences of childhood trauma. I offer Master thesis supervision in this realm. I mostly study patients suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or Dissociative Disorders. To this end, I combine neurobiological methods such as neuroimaging (fMRI) with behavioural and self-report methods. Also I am trained in trauma therapy and pass on my clinical knowledge in the practical offered in the Master program [link here pointing to PSMKV-3). One of my research interests therefore is also how therapists cope with listening to their patients' trauma narratives and if they experience 'secondary traumatization'.
prof. dr. Peter J. de Jong
Expertise: Cognitive & implicit cognition across disorders (anxiety, anorexia nervosa, depression,..); Disgust and sexual dysfunctions; Blushing and social phobia
dr. Rafaële J.C. Huntjens
Expertise: dissociative disorders, trauma, memory
Courses: Cognitive Models in Psychopathology, Theme Dissociatie; Capita Selecta Experimental Psychopathology: Dissociative disorder and Masterthesis reseaarch supervision.
The main focus in my research is on cognitive and behavioural processes in trauma-related disorders (dissociative disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder), with a special emphasis on memory processes.
dr. Miriam J.J. Lommen
Expertise: trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, fear conditioning and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Courses: Capita selecta therapy: tratment protocols; Cognitive Models in Psychopathology, Theme Compulsive behaviour, Masterthesis research supervision.
The combination of my research into anxiety and trauma-related disorders and its treatment, and my background as a cognitive behavioural therapist make a perfect match to teach students about psychopathology, including the experimental and clinical research in this area as well as phenomenology and treatment in clinical practice.
prof. dr. Marieke Pijnenborg
Expertise: psychotic disorders, social cognition, disorders in cognitive functioning
Courses: Evidence Based Interventions, Theme Psychosis, Capita Selecta Diagnostic Models and Strategies, Masterthesis research supervision
My research is about social cognition in psychotic disorders. I am involved in various studies into innovative treatment methods, such as training social cognition with Virtual Reality and increasing the resilience of people with a psychotic disorder by means of kickboxing.