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Leonie Vreeke

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. L.J. Vreeke
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
l.j.vreeke@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-0532-2343

Leonie Vreeke is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. In this position she conducts research into the prevention of anxiety in young children. As a staff representative, Leonie is a member of the executive board of Developmental and Educational Psychology. In addition, she teaches in the courses 'Advanced PsychoDiagnostics' (MSc), 'Behaviour training in children' (MSc), 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy' (MSc), 'Internal Practical Internship', 'School Psychology' (BSc) and supervises clinical internships and master theses.

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Leonie Vreeke is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. In this position she conducts research into the prevention of anxiety in young children. As a staff representative, Leonie is a member of the executive board of Developmental and Educational Psychology. In addition, she teaches in the courses 'Advanced PsychoDiagnostics' (MSc), 'Behaviour training in children' (MSc), 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy' (MSc), 'Internal Practical Internship', 'School Psychology' (BSc) and supervises clinical internships and master theses.

Short CV

Leonie studied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Leiden University. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2013. Her research project under the supervision of Prof. dr. P. Muris was called "Early screening of anxiety problems in young Dutch children from various ethnic backgrounds". In this longitudinal research project she investigated the role of an anxious temperament and overprotective parenting in the development of anxiety problems. After her PhD she was a senior researcher at Yulius GGZ. In this position she supervised junior researchers, PhD students and a clinical psychologist in various (EU-funded) research projects, mostly Randomized Controlled Trails, into the effectiveness of new, innovative treatments for young people with ADHD. From 2015 to 2020 she worked as an assistant professor at Utrecht University in the Department of Psychosocial Problems.

Research

Her main research interest is studying the interplay between individual characteristics such as anxiety, temperament/personality and parental factors such as overprotection in the development of psychosocial problems. By studying these factors, she wants to improve the effectiveness of (preventive) interventions. In 2020 she received a ZonMw subsidy of 400,000 euros to investigate the effectiveness of an early intervention in anxiety-prone toddlers and preschoolers. This research is being conducted in collaboration with PhD student Nina Komrij (link?), and Prof. Michiel Westenberg (link?), various social partners such as the GDD Amsterdam, GGD Groningen, ’t Kabouterhuis, Prezens, Youz Den Haag, Indigo Rotterdam, Arkin. For more information about the Cool Little Kids research project, see: Cool Little Kids - Leiden University.

Teaching

Leonie Vreeke gained experience as a scientific teacher at Leiden University and as a PhD student at Erasmus University in developing, coordinating and teaching theoretical and practical bachelor's and master's courses. She also supervised various bachelor and master theses and was involved in the development of the master 'Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology' at Erasmus University. At Utrecht University she was involved in clinical courses such as 'Psychodiagnostics' and supervising clinical internships and master theses. She was also involved in the development of a new course in which first-year bachelor students solve social issues and make an effort to translate scientific insights into practical advice for policy makers and parents.

At Leiden University, Leonie teaches in the courses 'Advanced PsychoDiagnostics' (MSc), 'Behavior Training in Children' (MSc), 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy' (MSc), 'Internal Practical Internship', 'School Psychology' (BSc) and she supervises clinical internships and master theses.

Registrations

  • Basic Accreditation in PsychoDiagnostics, Dutch Institute of Psychologists (BAPD-NIP)
  • Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO)
  • Postgraduate School for Experimental Psychopathology certificate (EPP)

Grants

  • 2019 | Lead applicant in the ZonMw call Knowledge gaps, €400.000 rewarded. Grant history: March 2019 Preproposal accepted, full grant proposal submitted September 2019. October 2019: three independent reviews, overall qualification ‘good’. December 2019 grant awarded.
  • 2018 | Co-applicant Comenius NRO -project ‘De pedagogische praktijkopdracht: verbinding tussen wetenschap, onderwijs en praktijk in het eerste studiejaar’. Application successful; €49.606 granted.
  • 2015 | Member  application committee on behalf of Yulius Academic Collaborative Centre Youth (Academische Werkplaats Transformatie Jeugd; ST-RAW) Rotterdam. Workpackage leader ‘Ruimte voor regie’. Application successful; €48.000 granted.
  • 2013 | Lead applicant on behalf of Yulius for Fonds Psychische Gezondheid -  project PowerCoaching, an innovative treatment for youth with ADHD. Application successful; € 20.000 granted.

Other academic responsibilities

As a staff representative, Leonie is a member of the executive board of Developmental and Educational Psychology. She is also editor of the diamond open access journal 'Youth in Development' and a reviewer for Child Psychiatry and Human Development, PlosOne, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

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