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My professional goal is to improve the care for people suffering from depression through high-quality scientific research that goes beyond the efficacy of treatments to “what works for whom”. As both researcher and licensed mental health care psychologist, I am ideally positioned to bridge the gap between science and practice. That is what I strive to do in my academic work.

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Research Output 2010 2018

Equivalence and non-inferiority testing in psychotherapy research

Leichsenring, F., Abbass, A., Driessen, E., Hilsenroth, M., Luyten, P., Rabung, S. & Steinert, C., Aug 2018, In : Psychological Medicine. 48, 11, p. 1917-1919 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalLetterAcademicpeer-review


Which patients benefit specifically from short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (STPP) for depression? Study protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data

Driessen, E., Abbass, A. A., Barber, J. P., Connolly Gibbons, M. B., Dekker, J. J. M., Fokkema, M., Fonagy, P., Hollon, S. D., Jansma, E. P., de Maat, S. C. M., Town, J. M., Twisk, J. W. R., Van, H. L., Weitz, E. & Cuijpers, P., 20 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 2, p. 1-8 8 p., e018900

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Brief Psychotherapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Cognitive-behavioral versus psychodynamic therapy for major depression: secondary outcomes of a randomized clinical trial

Driessen, E., Van, H. L., Peen, J., Don, F. J., Twisk, J. W. R., Cuijpers, P. & Dekker, J. J. M., 1 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 85, 7, p. 653-663 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Randomized Controlled Trials
Cognitive Therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Differential efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy for major depression: a study of prescriptive factors.

Driessen, E., Smits, N., Dekker, J. J. M., Peen, J., Don, F. J., Kool, S., Westra, D., Hendriksen, M., Cuijpers, P. & Van, H. L., 2016, In : Psychological Medicine. 2016

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Moderation of the alliance-outcome association by prior depressive episodes: Differential effects in cognitive-behavioral and short-term psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy.

Lorenzo-Luaces, L., Driessen, E., DeRubeis, R. J., Van, H. L., Keefe, J. R., Hendriksen, M. & Dekker, J. J. M., 2016, In : Behavior Therapy.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Psychotherapy (Journal)

Driessen, E. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic


2013 Scientific Paper Prize

E. Driessen (Recipient), 16 Jan 2015

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Empirical research

EMGO+ Science award (Nomination)

E. Driessen (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Junior Societal Impact Award (Nomination)

E. Driessen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal