Research group

The research team includes Robin van der Linde as a PhD candidate and Rafaele Huntjens, Marleen Rijkeboer and Nathan Bachrach as principal investigators.

Robin van der Linde

Robin van der Linde works as a PhD student in the treatment study schema therapy for dissociative identity disorder. In addition, she is training to become a GZ psychologist as part of the Top Class and subsequently to become clinical psychologist at the GGZ Oost Brabant.

Rafaele Huntjens

Prof. Dr. Rafaele Huntjens  is one of the principal investigators in this treatment study. She works at the University of Groningen in the department of "Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology". Her chair focuses on trauma-related and dissociative disorders and she contributed to the development of the treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders and the treatment guidelines for Trauma and stressor-related disorders. Rafaele participates in the Dutch-Flemish research school Experimental Psychopathology (EPP). She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 

Marleen Rijkeboer

Prof. dr. Marleen Rijkeboer is also one of the principal investigators. She is appointed at both Maastricht University and the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses mainly on the diagnosis and treatment of people with trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. She was involved in the treatment guidelines of Trauma and stressor-related disorders. Marleen is also head trainer of the BIG courses for clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at RINO Amsterdam. She also works as a practitioner at G-Kracht Psychomedisch Centrum Amsterdam and provides training and supervision in schema therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy both in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world. She is an honorary member of the Society for Schema Therapy and the International Society of Schema Therapy. Marleen is the current chairman of the VGCt, board member of P3NL and member of the Akwa GGZ Quality Council. 

Nathan Bachrach

Dr. Nathan Bachrach is the third principal investigator in the treatment study. Nathan works at GGZ Oost Brabant as a clinical psychologist and program leader for personality disorders and head of the personality and trauma research line. The research within this line of research focuses on applied scientific research for people with trauma and personality disorders with the aim of increasing the quality of care and the degree of recovery of people with personality and trauma.
Nathan is a behavioral and schema therapy supervisor and treats clients with complex trauma and personality disorders. He is also acting head trainer of the BIG training for GZ training at RINO South. Nathan did his PhD research on the role of sex, attachment and autonomy in personality pathology at Tilburg University, where he is currently also employed.

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