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Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology. Pim Cuijpers is specialised in conducting randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders. Much of his work is aimed at prevention of mental disorders, psychological treatments of depression and anxiety disorders, and Internet-delivered treatments. He has also published on a broad range of subjects in the field of clinical psychology, including psychoeducational treatment and early interventions, psychotic disorders, caregivers of dementia patients and bibliotherapy. Pim Cuijpers has published more than 750 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including more than 550 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (more than 130 as first author). According to Thompson Reuters, he is one of the "most influential scientific minds" and was listed in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in "top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry and psychology" ( According to Expertscape, an organisation that ranks researchers by their expertise in biomedial topics, professor Cuijpers is the world’s number one top expert on depression, as well the number one top expert on psychotherapy.

Pim Cuijpers is also associate editor of Psychological Bulletin and Deputy Editor of Depression & Anxiety.

You can read my publications in Pubmed or visit my page on Researchgate 

Ancillary activities

  • Fonds Psychische Gezondheid | Amersfoort | Bestuurder | 2014-01-01
  • Raad voor Civiel-militaire zorg en onderzoek | Beekbergen | Chair of the program advisory committee research | 2016-05-01

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Research Output 1995 2018

A Psychomotor Diagnostic Instrument for Patients with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

van de Kamp , M. M., Emck, C., Cuijpers, P. & Beek , P. J. 2018 In : Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Cognitive and behavioral therapies in the treatment of insomnia: a meta-analysis.

van Straten, A., van der Zweerde, T., Kleiboer, A., Cuijpers, P., Morin , C. M. & Lancee, J. 2018 In : Sleep Medicine Reviews. 38, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Computer therapy for the anxiety and depression disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care: An updated meta-analysis.

Andrews, G., Basu, A., Cuijpers, P., Craske, M. G., McEvoy, P., English, C. L. & Newby, J. M. 2018 In : Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Cost effectiveness of guided Internet-based interventions for depression in comparison with control conditions: An individual-participant data meta-analysis

Kolovos, S., van Dongen, J. M., Riper, H., Buntrock, C., Cuijpers, P., Ebert, D. D., Geraedts, A. S., Kenter, R. M., Nobis, S., Smith, A., Warmerdam, L., Hayden, J. A., van Tulder, M. W. & Bosmans, J. E. 12 Jan 2018 In : Depression and Anxiety.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewReview article