Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
How to find us prof. dr. R.J.C. (Rafaele) Huntjens

prof. dr. R.J.C. Huntjens

Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology (Adj), in particular of trauma-related and dissociative disorders.


  • PUG Award (2004). The PUG (Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen) Award is awarded once in four years at Utrecht University for the best of all the theses defended in that period in the social and behavioural sciences.
  • David Caul Award (2003), the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.
    The David Caul Memorial Award is awarded yearly for the best published or non-published paper, thesis, or conference abstract written by a resident or trainee in the field of dissociation.

Other activities (selection)

  • associate editor Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2017-2019)
  • member of the GGZ Zorgstandaard Trauma- en stressorgerelateerde stoornissen, werkgroep complexe PTSS, Netwerk Kwaliteitsontwikkeling (2015 - present).
  • Co-chair, David Caul Graduate Research Grant committee (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D; 2012-present).
  • Board member, Nederlandstalige Vereniging voor Psychotrauma (NtVP; 2014-present).
  • Member, Landelijke Expertisegroep Bijzondere Zedenzaken (LEBZ, 2013-present); the LEBZ is a national multidisciplinary group of scientists and members of the detective force advising the Public Prosecutor in complex sexual abuse cases.
  • Senior member of the Dutch-Flemish research school Experimental Psychopathology (EPP; 2006-present).
  • Deputy for submissions to the Clinical/Intervention Research track (2015, 2016), 31th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Doctorate: Utrecht University, 26-09-2003

Title of thesis:
Apparent amnesia: Interidentity memory functioning in dissociative identity disorder


March 2016 - present
Associate professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen
June 2006 - March 2016    
Assistant professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology,
University of Groningen

Assistant professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology,
Utrecht University

Post-doctorate researcher, Dept. of Clinical Psychology,
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Lecturer at the Dept. of Methodology and Statistics,
Utrecht University

Last modified:13 November 2019 4.24 p.m.