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Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions . 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 about 1,100 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including more than 850 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (more than 175 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 research on psychotherapy, and he is also in the top three of experts on depression.

Pim Cuijpers is appointed as Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology beginning with Issue 1 of Volume 91. He is also associate editor of Clinical Psychological Science 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

  • NPGV (Stichting Protestants Fonds voor de Geestelijke Volksgezondheid) | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2011-01-01 - present
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the DEPRESSD Registry | Toronto | Adviseur | 2014-01-01 - present
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MYRIAD project | Oxford University, Oxford | Adviseur | 2015-10-01 - 2023-03-31
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the PRIDE project (PRemIum for aDolEscents) | Harvard University, Boston | Adviseur | 2016-10-01 - 2022-09-30
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the NEON project | University of Nottingham, Nottingham | Adviseur | 2017-04-01 - 2023-03-31
  • CO-PI of the project “Translating evidence-based psychological interventions for older adults with depression and anxiety" | Macquarie University, Sydney | Adviseur | 2018-01-01 - 2023-12-31
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre of Research Excellence PREMISE CRE | University of New South Wales, Sydney | Adviseur | 2018-01-01 - 2023-12-31
  • Member of the Lancet commission on depression, World Psychiatric Association and the Lancet | London | Adviseur | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Appalachian Mind Health Initiative | West Virginia University | Adviseur | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board “GET Sleep - Stepped care model for the treatment of insomnia” | University of Freiburg, Freiburg | Adviseur | 2019-10-01 - 2023-09-30
  • Member of the Science Council of the EMPOWER project, Harvard University | Boston | Adviseur | 2020-04-01 - present
  • European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers | Brussels | Adviseur | 2021-01-01 - present
  • • Associate Editor of Clinical Psychological Science, Association for Psychological Science | Washington DC | Associate editor | 2021-01-01 - present
  • Deputy Editor of Depression and Anxiety, Anxiety & Depression Association of America | Washington DC | Deputy Editor | 2021-01-01 - present
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland | Turku | Visiting professor | 2021-01-01 - 2022-12-31
  • Co-chair of the Expert group of WHO Europe to identify gaps and solutions to the mental health impacts of COVID-19 | WHO Europe, Kopenhagen | Adviseur | 2021-02-23 - 2023-02-23
  • Member of the update of the WHO mhGAP treatment guideline development panel | WHO, Geneva | Adviseur | 2021-07-01 - 2022-10-01
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) “Improving Adolescent mentaL health by reducing the Impact of PoVErty (ALIVE)” | King's College London | Adviseur | 2021-10-10 - 2026-10-10
  • Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association | Washington DC | Editor in Chief | 2022-01-01 - 2027-12-31

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  • Supplementary Material for: Probability of Major Depression Classification Based on the SCID, CIDI, and MINI Diagnostic Interviews: A Synthesis of Three Individual Participant Data Meta-Analyses

    Spangenberg, L. (Contributor), McMillan, D. (Contributor), Ponsford, J. L. (Contributor), Robertson-Blackmore, E. (Contributor), Shaaban, J. (Contributor), Patten, S. B. (Contributor), Martin-Santos, R. (Contributor), Tendais, I. (Contributor), Jette, N. (Contributor), Luwa E-Andjafono, D. O. (Contributor), Amtmann, D. (Contributor), Wang, W. (Contributor), Flint, A. J. (Contributor), Chan, J. C. N. (Contributor), Su, K. (Contributor), Conwell, Y. (Contributor), Cholera, R. (Contributor), Sundstr?m-Poromaa, I. (Contributor), Tandon, S. D. (Contributor), Kim, S. (Contributor), Thiagayson, P. (Contributor), Trevillion, K. (Contributor), Os?rio, F. L. (Contributor), Reme, S. E. (Contributor), Keller, M. (Contributor), Wu, Y. (Contributor), Downing, M. G. (Contributor), Navarrete, L. (Contributor), Hall, B. J. (Contributor), Van Der Feltz-Cornelis, C. M. (Contributor), Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), Chen, C. (Contributor), Saadat, N. (Contributor), Field, S. (Contributor), Green, E. P. (Contributor), Tonelli, M. (Contributor), Leonardou, A. A. (Contributor), Azar, M. (Contributor), Vega-Dienstmaier, J. M. (Contributor), Goodyear-Smith, F. (Contributor), Baradaran, H. R. (Contributor), Pugh, S. L. (Contributor), Boruff, J. (Contributor), Mehner, A. (Contributor), Yamada, M. (Contributor), Shinn, E. H. (Contributor), Lara, M. A. (Contributor), Zhang, Y. (Contributor), Lowe, B. (Contributor), Mitchell, N. D. (Contributor), Reuter, K. (Contributor), Massardo, L. (Contributor), Conway, A. (Contributor), Al-Adawi, S. (Contributor), Wagner, L. I. (Contributor), Stafford, L. (Contributor), Garman, E. C. (Contributor), Dabscheck, E. (Contributor), Ziegelstein, R. C. (Contributor), Diez-Quevedo, C. (Contributor), S?nchez-Gonz?lez, R. (Contributor), Howard, L. M. (Contributor), Bhana, A. (Contributor), Alvarado, R. (Contributor), Fujimori, M. (Contributor), Fann, J. R. (Contributor), Feinstein, A. (Contributor), Hudson, M. (Contributor), Simard, S. (Contributor), Van Weert, H. C. (Contributor), Muramatsu, K. (Contributor), Bindt, C. (Contributor), Conroy, R. M. (Contributor), Wong, D. K. (Contributor), Giardinelli, L. (Contributor), Gelaye, B. (Contributor), V?hringer, P. A. (Contributor), Sung, S. C. (Contributor), Figueiredo, B. (Contributor), Pintor, L. (Contributor), Kloda, L. A. (Contributor), Garcia, P. N. (Contributor), Gandy, M. (Contributor), De Figueiredo, F. P. (Contributor), Riehm, K. E. (Contributor), Kozinszky, Z. (Contributor), Van Heyningen, T. (Contributor), Helle, N. (Contributor), Rowe, H. J. (Contributor), Lotrakul, M. (Contributor), Bombardier, C. H. (Contributor), Turner, A. (Contributor), Skalkidou, A. (Contributor), Arroll, B. (Contributor), Singer, S. (Contributor), Tran, T. D. (Contributor), Sun, Y. (Contributor), Thombs, B. D. (Contributor), Chagas, M. H. (Contributor), Matsuoka, Y. (Contributor), Bhandari, P. M. (Contributor), Teixeira, A. L. (Contributor), Misery, L. (Contributor), Fisher, J. R. W. (Contributor), Yonkers, K. A. (Contributor), Barnes, J. (Contributor), Tan, P. L. L. (Contributor), Alamri, S. H. (Contributor), Negeri, Z. (Contributor), Akena, D. H. (Contributor), Stewart, R. C. (Contributor), Hegerl, U. (Contributor), Hobfoll, S. E. (Contributor), Lund, C. (Contributor), Ioannidis, J. P. A. (Contributor), Schwarzbold, M. L. (Contributor), Beck, C. T. (Contributor), Gallagher, P. (Contributor), Meuti, V. (Contributor), Loiselle, C. G. (Contributor), Michopoulos, I. (Contributor), Hides, L. (Contributor), Munhoz, T. N. (Contributor), Grassi, L. (Contributor), Ferentinos, P. P. (Contributor), Wang, L. (Contributor), ?zt?rk, A. (Contributor), Kohrt, B. A. (Contributor), Yan, X. W. (Contributor), Bavle, A. D. (Contributor), Hantsoo, L. (Contributor), Turner, K. (Contributor), Clover, K. (Contributor), Rado?, S. N. (Contributor), Vigod, S. N. (Contributor), Douven, E. (Contributor), Boyce, P. M. (Contributor), Chaudron, L. H. (Contributor), Levis, A. W. (Contributor), Torres-Gim?nez, A. (Contributor), O'Donnell, M. L. (Contributor), Tiringer, I. (Contributor), Rooney, A. G. (Contributor), Sidebottom, A. (Contributor), Picardi, A. (Contributor), Shrier, I. (Contributor), Zeng, Q. Z. (Contributor), Kohler, S. (Contributor), Hyphantis, T. (Contributor), Harter, M. (Contributor), Lamers, F. (Contributor), Bunevicius, R. (Contributor), T?reki, A. (Contributor), Sanchez, T. A. (Contributor), Ayalon, L. (Contributor), Luitel, N. P. (Contributor), Bunevicius, A. (Contributor), Alvarado-Esquivel, C. (Contributor), Quinn, T. J. (Contributor), Fernandes, M. (Contributor), Marx, B. P. (Contributor), Greeno, C. G. (Contributor), Kiely, K. M. (Contributor), De Man-Van Ginkel, J. M. (Contributor), Henry, M. (Contributor), Bakare, M. O. (Contributor), Gilbody, S. (Contributor), Beraldi, A. (Contributor), Lelli, L. (Contributor), Rice, D. B. (Contributor), Cukor, D. (Contributor), Loureiro, S. R. (Contributor), Nishi, D. (Contributor), Castro E Couto, T. (Contributor), Garcia-Esteve, L. (Contributor), Gholizadeh, L. (Contributor), Levin-Aspenson, H. F. (Contributor), Maes, M. (Contributor), Kjargaard, M. (Contributor), Correa, H. (Contributor), Eapen, V. (Contributor), Imran, M. (Contributor), Sidik, S. M. (Contributor), Buji, R. I. (Contributor), Tung, K. (Contributor), Navines, R. (Contributor), Siu, B. W. M. (Contributor), Fischer, F. H. (Contributor), Butterworth, P. (Contributor), Sharpe, L. (Contributor), Cankorur, V. S. (Contributor), Fung, D. S. S. (Contributor), Kwan, Y. (Contributor), Chan, L. F. (Contributor), Khalifa, D. S. (Contributor), Rochat, T. J. (Contributor), Levis, B. (Contributor), Kohlhoff, J. (Contributor), Rancans, E. (Contributor), Benedetti, A. (Contributor), Marrie, R. A. (Contributor), Khamseh, M. E. (Contributor), Stein, A. (Contributor), Pence, B. W. (Contributor), Schram, M. T. (Contributor), Wang, J. L. (Contributor), Neupane, D. (Contributor), Carter, G. (Contributor), He, C. (Contributor), Santos, I. S. (Contributor), Honikman, S. (Contributor), Rathod, S. D. (Contributor), Suzuki, K. (Contributor), Jenewein, J. (Contributor), Stone, J. (Contributor), Walterfang, M. (Contributor), Wynter, K. (Contributor), Daray, F. M. (Contributor), Chiovitti, M. J. (Contributor), Peceliuniene, J. (Contributor), Marsh, L. (Contributor), Nakku, J. E. M. (Contributor), Bernstein, C. N. (Contributor), Haroz, E. E. (Contributor), Persoons, P. (Contributor), Sultan, S. (Contributor), White, J. (Contributor), Simning, A. (Contributor), Tadinac, M. (Contributor), Krishnan, A. (Contributor), Comeau, L. (Contributor), Inagaki, M. (Contributor), Jeon, H. J. (Contributor), B?el-Drabe, N. (Contributor), Kusminskas, L. (Contributor), Gibson, L. J. (Contributor), Taylor-Rowan, M. (Contributor), Ismail, Z. (Contributor) & Butnoriene, J. (Contributor), figshare Academic Research System, 1 Jan 2020


  • Associations between Telomere Length and Perceived Neighborhood Quality

    Park, M. (Contributor), Reynolds, C. F. (Contributor), Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), Verhoeven, J. E. (Contributor) & Penninx, B. W. J. H. (Contributor), figshare Academic Research System, 1 Jan 2015


  • Feasibility and acceptability of Problem Management Plus (PM+) among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland: a mixed-method pilot randomized controlled trial

    Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), McDaid, D. (Contributor), Spaaij, J. (Contributor), Moergeli, H. (Contributor), de Graaff, A. (Contributor), Morina, N. (Contributor), Park, A. (Contributor), Hemmo, M. (Contributor), Kiselev, N. (Contributor), Pfaltz, M. C. (Contributor), Fuhr, D. C. (Contributor), Bryant, R. A. (Contributor), Schick, M. (Contributor), Wenger, A. (Contributor), Schnyder, U. (Contributor), Berger, C. (Contributor) & Sijbrandij, M. (Contributor), figshare Academic Research System, 1 Jan 2022


  • Supplementary Material for: Effectiveness of Self-Help Plus in Preventing Mental Disorders in Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Western Europe: A Multinational Randomized Controlled Trial

    Barbui, C. (Contributor), Tedeschi, F. (Contributor), Nos?, M. (Contributor), Popa, M. (Contributor), Bajbouj, M. (Contributor), Van Ommeren, M. (Contributor), Roselli, V. (Contributor), V?lim?ki, M. (Contributor), White, R. (Contributor), Papola, D. (Contributor), Purgato, M. (Contributor), Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), Ostuzzi, G. (Contributor), Koesters, M. (Contributor), Churchill, R. (Contributor), Tarsitani, L. (Contributor), Biondi, M. (Contributor), Acarturk, C. (Contributor), Gastaldon, C. (Contributor), Ilkkursun, Z. (Contributor), Walker, L. (Contributor), Anttila, M. (Contributor), Wancata, J. (Contributor), Au, T. (Contributor), Baumgartner, J. (Contributor), Zanini, E. (Contributor), Carswell, K. (Contributor), Lantta, T. (Contributor), Turrini, G. (Contributor) & Sijbrandij, M. (Contributor), figshare Academic Research System, 1 Jan 2021