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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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Depression Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Internet Medicine & Life Sciences
Cognitive Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychotherapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

Adaptation of problem-solving therapy for primary care to prevent late-life depression in Goa, India: the ‘DIL’ intervention

Dias, A., Azariah, F., Sequeira, M., Krishna, R., Morse, J. Q., Cohen, A., Cuijpers, P., Anderson, S., Patel, V. & Reynolds, C. F., 1 Jan 2019, In : Global Health Action. 12, 1, 1420300.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Primary Health Care

Additional Approaches to Treatment of Depression - Reply

Cuijpers, P., 23 Apr 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 321, 16, p. 1635-1636 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalLetterAcademicpeer-review

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., Aug 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 27, 8, p. 2911-2920 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Self Care
Delivery of Health Care
Self Efficacy
Social Support

Barriers of mental health treatment utilization among first-year college students: First cross-national results from the WHO World Mental Health International College Student Initiative

On behalf of the WHO World Mental Health—International College Student Initiative collaborators, 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 28, 2, e1782.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Mental Health
Mental Disorders
Global Health

Biological markers evaluated in randomized trials of psychological treatments for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cristea, I. A., Karyotaki, E., Hollon, S. D., Cuijpers, P. & Gentili, C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 101, p. 32-44 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review


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), L. Bijker (Speaker), Pim Cuijpers (Speaker), Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Speaker), M.W.J. Coppieters (Speaker)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

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

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

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

Nieke Elbers (Recipient), Arno J. Akkermans (Recipient), Pim Cuijpers (Recipient) & D.J. Bruinvels (Recipient), 13 Oct 2014


Procedural Justice
Immanuel Kant

Press / Media

Succes online therapie lokt beunhazerij uit

Pim Cuijpers


1 media contribution

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Doelgroepcommunicatie, een hele kunst

Pim Cuijpers


1 media contribution

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