Teaching in this Master programme is inspired by the contributors' research projects on a wide variety of psychological phenomena and processes that are central in the field of clinical forensic psychology and victimology, such as
- complicated grief and victim support
- memory and trauma
- trauma and dissociation, deception and malingering sexual interest and sexual deviance
- addictions aggression, revenge and forgiveness
We collaborate with Mental Health Institutions such as the in- and outpatient clinic GGZ-Drenthe (e.g., psychotic disorders section), the in- and outpatient facilities of Verslavingszorg Noord Nederland (e.g., addictions), FPC Dr S. van Mesdag in Groningen, Forensisch Psychiatrische Kliniek in Assen, AFPN in Leeuwarden (e.g., forensic psychiatric care), and Fier Fryslan (e.g., trauma). Professionals from these institutions also teach in the Master, and share their knowledge and experience on, for instance, risk assessment in violent offenders (Dr. Marinus Spreen, FPC Dr S. van Mesdag, Stenden University), motivating change (Dr. Eric Blaauw, VNN, Hanzehogeschool Groningen).
Judith K. Daniels
, Associate Professor
Expertise: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociation, neuroimaging, trauma therapy
Teaching in the Master: Masterthesis research supervision; Crime & Psychological vulnerability, Theme Cycles of violence; Crime & Psychological assessment and intervention, Theme Risk of (re-)victimization; Clinical forensic skills, Theme: Risk of (re-)victimization
Judith’s research focusses on the long-term consequences of childhood trauma. She combines neurobiological methods such as neuroimaging (fMRI) with behavioural and self-report methods. She is also trained in trauma therapy and passes on her clinical knowledge in the Master’s practical [link here pointing to PSMFV-1). One of her research interests therefore is also how therapists cope with listening to their patients' trauma narratives and if they experience 'secondary traumatization'.
Rafaele J.C. Huntjens
, Associate Professor
Expertise: dissociative disorders, trauma, memory
Teaching in the Master: Crime & Psychological assessment and intervention, Theme Deception and Malingering; Capita Selecta Experimental Psychopathology: Dissociative amnesia; Masterthesis research supervision.
The main focus in Rafaele’s work is on cognitive and behavioural processes in trauma-related disorders (dissociative disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder), with a special emphasis on memory processes.
Expertise: psychosis, social cognition, (self) stigma
Teaching in the Master: Crime & Psychological vulnerability, Theme Psychosis and violence; Crime & Psychological assessment and intervention, Theme Interventions that work with victims and offenders; Clinical forensic skills, Theme Interventions: CBT, EMDR; Master thesis research supervision
Main themes in Marieke’s research are the role of meta-cognition in psychosis, stigma, and psychosocial interventions for people with psychotic disorders.
, Associate professor
Expertise: emotional memory, recovered memories, eyewitnesses, psychology and law
Teaching in the master: Crime & Psychological vulnerability,Theme eyewitness memory; Crime & Psychological assessment and interventions, Theme effects of therapy on memory; Master thesis research supervision
Ineke’s research focuses on the reconstructive nature of memory, including emotional memory. Interests include the question of how therapeutic interventions or interactions with co-witnesses might influence memory consistency.