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Jenneke  Wiersma

 

Postdoc and Psychologist 
Department of Psychiatry
GGZinGeest and VU University Medical Center

Key interests:

- Blended care (combining face to face therapy with internet and mobile phone applications)
- Chronic depression
- Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)



EDUCATION: 

2010 - present  Postgraduate specialization at the RINO to become a mental health care psychologist (GZ psycholoog)

2006 – 2011  VU University; PhD in Medicine (Department of Psychiatry Thesis: Psychological Characteristcs and Treatment of Chronic Depression

2006 – 2011 Trained and certified as a supervisor in "Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy" (CBASP) by dr. J.P. McCullough

2005 – 2010 Trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Dutch Association of CBT  

2006 – 2009 Postgraduate courses at the VU University in Amsterdam: Introduction in Epidemiological research, Linear Regression and Analysis of Variance, Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis, Longitudinal data-analysis and Writing in English for Publication

1998 – 2004 University of Amsterdam; Master of Science in Psychology. Thesis and Research internship on psychological well-being at the University of Bologna and Amsterdam, supervised by prof. dr. G.A. Fava and prof. dr. P.M.G. Emmelkamp (grade: 9). Duration: 6 months (January-June 2003). Clinical internship at the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Project, supervised by prof. dr. P.M.G. Emmelkamp (grade: 8)

1997 – 1998 Universita per Stranieri, Perugia and Napels; Italian language

1991 – 1997 Gymnasium, ‘Praedinius Gymnasium’ te Groningen, the Netherlands


WORK EXPERIENCE:

2009 CRUFAD clinic, University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Research internship on internettherapy for chronic depression, under supervision by prof. dr. G.A. Andrews. Duration: 4 months (September-December 2009)

2006 - present  Department of psychiatry, GGZinGeest and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Postdoc/psychologist

2004 – 2006 Department of Anxiety disorders, PsyQ, the Hague, clinical work as a psychologist

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

 

Lecturing: 

  • Master students of the program Neurosciences (Psychiatric Epidemiology), at the VU University.

Training / Supervision: 

  • Therapists in Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy.

Editorial Experience: Peer review of manuscripts and books in the following journals:

  • Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Dutch journal of Psychiatry

Grant review of the research proposal: Predictors of recurrent and chronic course in MDD. A follow-up study. University of Ottawa's Medical Research Fund (Department of Psychiatry)

Society Memberships: 

  • Dutch Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; member of organizing committee of the annual Dutch congress of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy                                                         
  • Association of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy

Awards and Scholarships:

  • ​Dissertation award of the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (2012)                   
  • ZonMw “Parel award” for the CBASP project (2012)                                                                                                             
  • EMGO+ Travel grant (2009) (5000 euro)                                                                                         
  • Erasmus Scholarship (2002)