Drs. Jaël S. (Sierra) van Bentum. Jaël is a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She coordinates the Simagery research project under the supervision of Prof. dr. Marcus Huibers and dr. Marit Sijbrandij. The purpose of this multi-center research project is to assess the prevalence of intrusive suicidal imagery and thoughts (also called: suicidal intrusions), and to evaluate the effectiveness of an Eye Movement Dual Task (EMDT) add-on treatment targeting these intrusions (see study protocol: https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-019-2129-0).
She is an alumni of the Research master ‘Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology’ at the VU. In 2017, she organized together with Chani Nuij the ‘2nd Lage Landen Suicide Research Meeting’.