Prof. dr. P. (Patricia) van Oppen works as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the VU University Medical Centre (VUmc) in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Her main research interest focuses on the evaluation of psychological treatments of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders and depression. She is involved in several international boards and committees. Patricia van Oppen has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including more than 150 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has an H-index of 40. She is registered as supervisor of the National Association of Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in the Netherlands. Furthermore she works as a psychologist at the academic outpatient clinic of VUmc/GGZinGeest in Amsterdam.