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Kim de Jong

Assistant Professor

Dr. K. de Jong
+31 71 527 7995

Kim de Jong earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Leiden University in 2012. Before that, she received her master degree in clinical psychology and in psychological methods at the University of Amsterdam in 2000. After graduating from the UvA, she started working as an applied researcher at GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord, a mental health care institution in the Netherlands. In 2008 she visited Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, for four months to collaborate with Michael J. Lambert, who was the first to provide outcome monitoring feedback to psychotherapists. In addition, Kim de Jong worked at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam as a researcher from 2010-2013. She has also worked as cognitive-behavioral therapist in a small group practice in Amsterdam. She started as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at Leiden University in 2013, but received the NWO Rubicon grant that year, which provided her with the opportunity of a Visiting Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked with Robert J. DeRubeis. Since September 2014, she is back in Leiden as Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology.


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My research focuses on Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) and providing feedback to therapists on how their patients are progressing. ROM has been implemented in mental health care organizations worldwide in the past decade. Although research suggests that ROM is an effective way to improve outcomes, there is a fair amount of variability in outcomes. My research focuses on identifying effective elements of ROM feedback.  My particular interest lies with the role of the therapist. I have studied therapist personality characteristics, self-efficacy, feedback orientation and motivational  approach to their work in relation to (negative) feedback. I also study feedback methods in new settings (e.g. group therapy) and successful implementation of feedback. Additionally, I am interested in developing new approaches and applying novel statistical techniques that can deal with complex data from naturalistic settings.


Grants and awards

  • NWO Rubicon, visiting scholar grant for one year (2013)
  • Nomination for PhD prize for best article in academic year 2010-2011, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University (2011)
  • Travel Award, Stichting Catharina van Tussenbroek Fonds (2009)
  • Student Travel Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research (2009)
  • Foreign Visit Scholarship, Stichting Dr. Muller Vaderlandschfonds (2008)


Other professional activities

  • Communications Committee (chair) - Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • ROM committee (member) - Landelijke Vereniging Vrijgevestigde Psychologen & Psychotherapeuten
  • Network “Useful research for policy and practice” (member) – ZorgOnderzoek Nederland (ZonMw)
  • Supervisory committee research “Use of ROM in mental health care” – Trimbos institute, commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welbeing and Sport
  • Advisory Editorial Board - Psychotherapy Research


Relevant links

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B31



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