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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 800 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including more than 600 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (more than 150 as first author). According to Clarivate Analytics, he is one of the "most influential scientific minds" and is listed since 2014 in the "top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry and psychology" (http://highlycited.com). 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. In 2018 he received the Distinguished Research Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research

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

Ancillary activities

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

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Research Output 1995 2018

Adoption and implementation of a web-based self-management application "Oncokompas" in routine cancer care: a national pilot study

Matthijs de Wit, L., van Uden-Kraan, C. F., Lissenberg-Witte, B. I., Melissant, H. C., Fleuren, M. A. H., Cuijpers, P. & Verdonck-de Leeuw, I. M., 18 Dec 2018, In : Supportive Care in Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Self Care
Delivery of Health Care
Self Efficacy
Social Support

A meta-analysis of social skills training and related interventions for psychosis

Turner, D. T., McGlanaghy, E., Cuijpers, P., Van Der Gaag, M., Karyotaki, E. & MacBeth, A., 6 Apr 2018, In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 44, 3, p. 475-491 17 p., sbx146

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Psychotic Disorders
Cognitive Therapy
Social Skills
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

A psychomotor diagnostic instrument for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

van de Kamp, M. M., Emck, C., Cuijpers, P. & Beek, P. J., Jan 2018, In : Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. 13, 1, p. 33-49 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Affective Symptoms
Automatic Data Processing
Signs and Symptoms
Life Style

Are studies of psychotherapies for depression more or less generalizable than studies of antidepressants?

Lorenzo-Luaces, L., Zimmerman, M. & Cuijpers, P., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 234, July, p. 8-13 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Antidepressive Agents
Major Depressive Disorder

A systematic review of the measurement properties of the Body Image Scale (BIS) in cancer patients

Melissant, H. C., Neijenhuijs, K. I., Jansen, F., Aaronson, N. K., Groenvold, M., Holzner, B., Terwee, C. B., van Uden-Kraan, C. F., Cuijpers, P. & Verdonck-de Leeuw, I. M., Jun 2018, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 26, 6, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Body Image
Reproducibility of Results

Activities 2004 2018

  • 26 Lecture / Presentation

Measuring fear of movement, coping, self-efficacy and catastrophizing in patients with musculoskeletal pain – A modified Delphi study.

Marije L S Sleijser-Koehorst (Speaker), Bijker, L. (Speaker), Cuijpers, W. J. M. J. (Speaker), Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M. (Speaker), Coppieters, M. W. J. (Speaker)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Power of the past: a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of Life Review Therapy in advanced cancer patients

Kleijn, G. (Speaker), B. Steunenberg (Speaker), E.T. Bohlmeijer (Speaker), I.C. Riepma (Speaker), R. de Bree (Speaker), C.R. Leemans (Speaker), A. Becker (Speaker), E.F. Smit (Speaker), A.M.E. Bruynzeel (Speaker), M. van der Vorst (Speaker), C.M. Eeltink (Speaker), M.W.M. van den Brekel (Speaker), Cuijpers, W. J. M. J. (Speaker), Verdonck-de Leeuw, I. M. (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Blended behandeling van depressie

L. Kooistra (Speaker), J. Wiersma (Speaker), J. Ruwaard (Speaker), P. van Oppen (Speaker), J.H. Smit (Speaker), Cuijpers, W. J. M. J. (Speaker), Riper, M. M. (Speaker)
14 Nov 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Happy@Work: A web-based guided self-help intervention for employees with depressive symptoms; design of a RCT

A.S. Geraedts (Speaker), Kleiboer, A. M. (Speaker), N. Wiezer (Speaker), W. van Mechelen (Speaker), Cuijpers, W. J. M. J. (Speaker)
30 May 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Succes online therapie lokt beunhazerij uit

W.J.M.J. Cuijpers


1 media contribution

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Doelgroepcommunicatie, een hele kunst

W.J.M.J. Cuijpers


1 media contribution

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