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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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1995 2019

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for acute anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: a network meta-analysis

Zhou, X., Zhang, Y., Furukawa, T. A., Cuijpers, P., Pu, J., Weisz, J. R., Yang, L., Hetrick, S. E., del Giovane, C., Cohen, D., James, A. C., Yuan, S., Whittington, C., Jiang, X., Teng, T., Cipriani, A. & Xie, P., 2019, In : JAMA Psychiatry. 76, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Effectiveness of Self-guided App-Based Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Acrophobia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Donker, T., Cornelisz, I., Van Klaveren, C., Van Straten, A., Carlbring, P., Cuijpers, P. & Van Gelder, J. L., 20 Mar 2019, In : JAMA Psychiatry. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive Therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials
Eye Protective Devices
Costs and Cost Analysis
Control Groups

Efficacy and acceptability of psychological interventions for social anxiety disorder in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Yang, L., Zhou, X., Pu, J., Liu, L., Cuijpers, P., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Yuan, S., Teng, T., Tian, L. & Xie, P., 2019, In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 28, 1, p. 79-89 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
Odds Ratio

Efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions in asylum seekers and refugees: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Turrini, G., Purgato, M., Acarturk, C., Anttila, M., Au, T., Ballette, F., Bird, M., Carswell, K., Churchill, R., Cuijpers, P., Hall, J., Hansen, L. J., Kösters, M., Lantta, T., Nosè, M., Ostuzzi, G., Sijbrandij, M., Tedeschi, F., Valimaki, M., Wancata, J. & 3 othersWhite, R., Van Ommeren, M. & Barbui, C., 11 Feb 2019, In : Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Confidence Intervals
Mental Health
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of guided and unguided internet- and mobile-based indicated transdiagnostic prevention of depression and anxiety (ICare Prevent): A three-armed randomized controlled trial in four European countries

Weisel, K. K., Zarski, A. C., Berger, T., Krieger, T., Schaub, M. P., Moser, C. T., Berking, M., Dey, M., Botella, C., Baños, R. M., Herrero, R., Etchemendy, E., Riper, H., Cuijpers, P., Bolinski, F., Kleiboer, A. M., Görlich, D., Beecham, J., Jacobi, C. & Ebert, D. D., 2019, In : Internet Interventions. 16, p. 52-64 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials

Activities 2004 2018

  • 26 Lecture / Presentation

Preferred questionnaires to measure depression, anxiety and somatization in patients with musculoskeletal pain – A modified Delphi study.

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Speaker), L. Bijker (Speaker), M.L.S. Koehorst (Speaker), Pim Cuijpers (Speaker), M.W.J. Coppieters (Speaker)
8 Dec 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

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

Marije L S Sleijser-Koehorst (Speaker), L. Bijker (Speaker), Pim Cuijpers (Speaker), Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Speaker), M.W.J. Coppieters (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

G. Kleijn (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), P. Cuijpers (Speaker), I.M. de Leeuw (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), P. Cuijpers (Speaker), H. Riper (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), A.M. Kleiboer (Speaker), N. Wiezer (Speaker), W. van Mechelen (Speaker), P. Cuijpers (Speaker)
30 May 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Jan van Dijk Victimology and Victims’ Rights Award

N.A. Elbers (Recipient), A.J. Akkermans (Recipient), W.J.M.J. Cuijpers (Recipient) & D.J. Bruinvels (Recipient), 13 Oct 2014


Procedural Justice
Immanuel Kant

Press / Media

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Doelgroepcommunicatie, een hele kunst

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