Professor of Clinical Psychology and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University
Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology. Pim Cuijpers has published almost 500 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications. He is specialised in conducting randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders. Furthermore, he has published about drug prevention, psychoeducational treatment and early intervention for depression, prevention of new cases of mental disorder, bibliotherapy and internet interventions for depression. He has supervised 24 Ph.D. students and currently supervises another 22 Ph.D students.
Before he was appointed as a Professor at the VU University in 2004, Pim Cuijpers worked for 15 years in mental health care as psychologist and prevention specialist (at the ambulant mental health care centre in Roosendaal, The Netherlands, until 1997).
He received his PhD at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in 1993 for his thesis on support groups for caregivers of dementia patients. He also worked at the Trimbos Institute (Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction), as Head of the Prevention Department (1997-2004).