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Ancillary activities

  • International society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) | Chicago IL USA | Bestuurder | 2016-11-17
  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) | Chicago | Member Board of Directors/ Treasurer | 2018-11-20

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Research

My research evolves around the prevention and treatment of mental disorders following trauma and adversities in a global context. I have performed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the field of prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress diorder (PTSD) and other common mental disorders resulting from the experience of extremly negatiev events, both in the Netherlands as well as in low- and middle income countries.

I am also interested in the etiology of mental health problems following trauma and adversities, and psychological and biological mechanims involved in the effect of evidence-based treatments. 

Finally, with my research I aim to contribute to the development of effective psychological interventions for both common mental disorders as well as more severe mental disorders, that are scalable in settings across the globe. 

Overview of current projects:

Teaching

I teach the following VU courses:

Cross-cultural and Global Mental Health (Master programme Clinical Psychology)

Political violence and the human condition (University Minor Peace and Conflict Studies) 

Moreover, I am a guest lecturer in many other courses of VU colleagues and I am chair of the Exam Committee Spychology of the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Keywords

  • Trauma
  • Common mental disorders
  • Prevention
  • Global mental health
  • Low-intensity interventions

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Research Output 1998 2018

Strengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East: Integrating scalable psychological interventions in 8 countries.

Sijbrandij, M. , Acarturk, C. , Bird, M. , Bryant, R. A. , Burchert, S. , Carswell, K. , Dinesen, C. , Dawson, K. , Chammay, R. E. , van Ittersum, L. , de Jong, J. , Jordans, M. , Knaevelsrud, C. , McDaid, D. , Morina, N. , Miller, K. , Park, A. L. , Roberts, B. , van Son, Y. , Sondorp, E. & 11 others Pfaltz, M. C., Ruttenberg, L., Schick, M., Schnyder, U., van Ommeren, M., Ventevogel, P., Weissbecker, I., Weitz, E., Wiedemann, N., Whitney, C. & Cuijpers, P., 2017, In : European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 8, Sup2, p. 1-13 13 p., 1388102

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Refugees
Middle East
Mental Health
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care

Pharmacological prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sijbrandij, M., Kleiboer, A. M., Bisson, J. I., Barbui, C. & Cuijpers, P., 2015, In : Lancet psychiatry. 2, 5, p. 413-421

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Meta-Analysis
Pharmacology
Incidence

Treatment of acute posttraumatic stress disorder with brief cognitive behavioral therapy: A randomized, controlled trial.

Sijbrandij, M., Olff, M., Reitsma, J. B., Carlier, I. V. E. & Gersons, B. P. R., 2007, In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 164, p. 82-90

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Effect of a Multicomponent Behavioral Intervention in Adults Impaired by Psychological Distress in a Conflict-Affected Area of Pakistan: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Rahman, A., Hamdani, S. U., Awan, N. R., Bryant, R. A., Dawson, K. S., Khan, M. F., Azeemi, M. M., Akhtar, P., Nazir, H., Chiumento, A., Sijbrandij, M., Wang, D., Farooq, S. & van Ommeren, M., 2016, In : JAMA. 316, 24, p. 2609-2617

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2012 2012

  • 2 Lecture / Presentation

Fear inhibition learning in the course of post-traumatic stress symptoms in Dutch soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

Sijbrandij, E. M. (Speaker), I.M. Engelhard (Speaker), M.J.J. Lommen (Speaker), A. Leer (Speaker), J.M. Baas (Speaker)
1 Nov 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Reduced extinction learning before trauma predicts later post-traumatic stress.

M.J.J. Lommen (Speaker), I.M. Engelhard (Speaker), Sijbrandij, E. M. (Speaker), M.A. van den Hout (Speaker), D. Hermans (Speaker)
1 Nov 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic