Clinical Psychology
Femke Truijens

Dr. Femke Truijens

Femke Truijens is Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research is focused on meaningful measurement in clinical research and practice – specifically the validity and interpretation of measurement data given the meaning-making processes involved when patients score self-report measures. Her research incorporates qualitative and mixed research methods, validity theory, hermeneutic theory, and philosophy of science. Furthermore, she plays an active role in the ongoing debate on recovery as paradigm for clinical practice. In teaching, she coordinates the master course on Severe Mental Illness in Urban Context, in which contextual, recovery-oriented and narrative-based approaches are central. Previous teaching was focused on diagnostics and assessment, psychotherapeutic techniques, qualitative and quantitative research methodology, philosophy of science, and scientific/clinical ethics and reflexivity. She is founder and chair of the Qualitative Research Collective GGZ (KOG). Finally, she is psychotherapeutic practitioner in her private practice for gifted adults.

Dr. Helen Tibboel

Helen Tibboel is an assistant professor at the department of Clinical Psychology. She obtained her PhD at Ghent University, Belgium, and her Master’s degree at Leiden University. Her research is focused on automatic effects of rewards on attention, attitudes, habits, and choice behavior. She combines fundamental research (e.g., how do different types of conditioning affect automatic cognition?) with applied research (e.g., how do stimuli that are related to drugs or sex affect automatic cognition?). She has previously worked on automatic attention and automatic evaluation in the context of addiction.

Prof. dr. Ingmar Franken

Ingmar Franken is a full professor and chair of the Clinical Psychology group at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. His research interest is mainly focused on the neurocognitive aspects of addiction and substance abuse and is committed to a “From Lab to Society” research idea, which aims at a strong mutual connection between basic experimental research and clinical practice and health promotion. He has presented at several prestigious national and international scientific meetings and has successfully secured governmental and private funding for supporting his research, such as the prestigious VENI and VIDI grant of the Dutch NWO. He is main editor of two Dutch handbooks for professionals, “Psychopathology” and “Handbook of Addiction”.

Linda P. Dekker

Dr. Linda P. Dekker

Linda Dekker is an assistant professor of Clinical psychology and Clinical Child & Adolescent psychology, at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her current teaching focusses on teaching clinical skills to future psychologists as well as developmental psychology. Her current research focusses on two main themes, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sexuality. She recently acquired, in collaboration with other EUR colleagues and clinical partners, a grant to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on families with children with ASD.

Dr. Ruth Van der Hallen

Ruth Van der Hallen is an assistant professor of Clinical Psychology within the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She has a PhD in Experimental Psychology and PgD in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Theory. Her current work focuses on the interplay between coping, resilience and the aftermath of trauma, in particular, trauma related to suicide. As such, she has recently conducted a multi-country investigation into the emotional and professional impact of client suicide on mental health practitioners as well as investigated the relationship between coping and resiliency by means of network analysis. Her research is driven by her ambition to understand how we deal with difficulties, both big and small, and how those difficulties impact our development, professional and otherwise. Her teaching responsibilities include coordinating “4.2 C Personality Disorder”, "4.3 C P CBT 2: Therapeutic Techniques" and "3.6 C P Neuropsychological Diagnostics II", in addition to supervising both research and practical internships and providing guest lectures. Alongside her position at the EUR, she specializes in one-on-one psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults that present with personality pathology, issues related to gender or sexual identity, (sexual) trauma, suicidal ideation, and loss.

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