dr. (Femke) FL Truijens

Biography

Femke L. Truijens is Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology, conducting interdisciplinary research on the borderline of clinical psychology, methodology and philosophy of science.

Dr. Truijens focuses on the most basic but often overlooked questions of clinical research: What counts as evidence? Are data automatically valid when collected by validated measures? How do people actually quantify their experienced complaints when they score symptom measures? And how are therapeutic changes captured by aggregated pre-post differences? By taking a qualitative stance to quantitative data collection, dr. Truijens explores clinical validity in clinical research. In her PhD at Ghent University, Belgium, she analysed empirical data from the Ghent Psychotherapy Study (a mixed-method RCT on differential efficacy of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment for depression) to study validity of data and evidence in randomized controlled therapy research.  At ESSB, she conducts a stakeholder study on how validity is understood and secured in Routine Outcome Measurement in the Dutch GGZ. She develops and teaches Severe Mental Illness in Urban Contexts, which explores pluralist perspectives on diagnostics and the recovery paradigm. Dr. Truijens initiated and chairs the Qualitative Research Collective GGZ in The Netherlands, and initiated and chairs the international SPR interest group Evidence for Guidelines. In her private practice, dr. Truijens provides psychotherapy for gifted adults and adolescents with mental health issues.

Research Interests: Validity, Patient-reported measurement, response shifts, routine outcome measurement, psychotherapy research, qualitative & mixed method research, ethics and integrity, reflexivity

Clinical interests: Psychotherapy (psychodynamic, cognitive, narrative), diagnostic systems, patient-centred mental health care (recovery paradigm)

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Onderzoeksinteresses: validiteit, zelfrapportagematen, response shifts, routine outcome measurement, psychotherapieonderzoek, kwalitatief & mixed methodonderzoek, ethiek&integriteit, reflexiviteit

Klinische interesses: psychotherapie (psychodynamisch, cognitief, narratief), psychodiagnostische systemen, herstelgerichte psychiatrie

 

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Assistant professor | Clinical Psychology
Email
truijens@essb.eur.nl
Room
T13-20
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Work

  • Linda Dekker, Femke Truijens, Susan van Rijen & Ruth Van der Hallen (25 August 2022) - Impact van COVID-19 op gezinnen met kinderen met ASS: De impact op ouders & blik op de toekomst. [Webinar]
  • LP (Linda) Dekker, FL (Femke) Truijens, L.W.E. (Linde) Hooijman & RER (Ruth) Van der Hallen (10 December 2021) - The impact of COVID-19 on families with children with ASD – Implications for (mental) health care and educational professionals. (WEBINAR)

  • Femke Truijens (2022) - Trends in Guideline Development and Implementation of Psychotherapy in Mental Health Care Systems - Dr Felicitas Rost & Dr Femke Truijens
  • Femke Truijens (2022) - Trends in guideline development and implementation of psychotherapy in mental health care systems.
  • Femke Truijens (2022) - “In hindsight, I was more depressed than I thought”. Response shifts in psychotherapy research.
  • Linda Dekker, Linde Hooijman, Ruth Van der Hallen, Anneke Louwerse, K (Kirsten) Visser, Dennis Bastiaansen, L ten Hoopen, Pieter de Nijs, Gwen Dieleman, WA (Wietske) Ester, Susan van Rijen & Femke Truijens (2022) - Care and informational needs of parents of children with ASD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Femke Truijens (2021) - ‘Numbers are words too’: Taking a qualitative stance on quantitative data collection and measurement validity in psychotherapy research
  • Femke Truijens (2020) - How valid is our understanding of validity in psychotherapy research?
  • Ruth Van der Hallen, Linde Hooijman, Anneke Louwerse, K (Kirsten) Visser, Dennis Bastiaansen, L ten Hoopen, Pieter de Nijs, Gwen Dieleman, WA (Wietske) Ester, Susan van Rijen, Femke Truijens & Linda Dekker (2020) - The impact of COVID-19 on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their families
  • Femke Truijens (2020) - When questionnaires shape answers. On “the data” as foundation of Evidence-Based Treatment
  • Femke Truijens (2019) - How valid is our understanding of validity? Discussion on the practical use and limits of validity in psychological research and practice.
  • Femke Truijens (2019) -  How questionnaires shape answers. On validity and performativity of ‘the data’ in psychotherapeutic research. 

  • Femke Truijens (2022) - Impact Journey Erasmus University Rotterdam 2022
  • Linda Dekker, Ruth Van der Hallen, Susan van Rijen & Femke Truijens (2021) - Closing webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families with children with autism spectrum disorder
  • LP (Linda) Dekker, RER (Ruth) Van der Hallen, EHM (Susan) van Rijen, FL (Femke) Truijens, K (Kirsten) Visser, S.C. (Anneke) Louwerse & D Bastiaansen (2020) - ZonMW – COVID-19 second wave focus area 2 – Bottom up
  • Femke Truijens (2020) - Most Valuable Contribution to the Integration of Science and Practice in Psychology

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychotherapie

Start date approval
November 2023
End date approval
November 2026
Place
NEDERLAND
Description
Lid Wetenschapsraad/Onderzoeksfonds NVP

Universiteit Gent

Start date approval
November 2023
End date approval
November 2026
Place
GENT, BELGIË
Description
Gastonderzoeker/Samenwerking EUR

Kwalitatief Onderzoekscollectief GGZ

Start date approval
November 2023
End date approval
November 2026
Place
NEDERLAND
Description
Oprichter en voorzitter vereniging onderzoekersGGZ

4.3C Severe Mental Illness and Recovery

Year
2023
Course Code
FSWP4035K

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