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Maartje Schoorl

Professor by Special Appointment Psychological Professional training in mental health care

Name
Prof.dr. S.M.D. Schoorl
Telephone
+31 71 527 4083
E-mail
s.m.d.schoorl@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-6468-3934

Maartje Schoorl obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 2013. Since then, she combined a clinical position with research and teaching at the University of Leiden and in the post-master education. Since 2016 she is involved as head of education in the post master trajectory for Healthcare Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist.

In 2017 she obtained a ZonMw Doelmatigheidssubsidie and a grant from the joined Dutch healthcare insurance companies (Zorginnovatiefonds) for research on trauma-focused therapy for patients traumatized in childhood (impact study).

In 2018, Maartje was part of a team focused on a better learning trajectory for (clinical) psychologists (Master-GZ Aansluiting). As chair of the Opleidingsraad, Maartje and her team continued working on this subject, combining this with a new vision on post-master education, resulting in de APV-programme (Adaptieve Psychologische Vervolgopleidingen) which was awarded with a large grant from the Ministery of Healthcare. In 2021, a plan for a better connection between the master psychology (and other healthcare oriented masters) and the healthcare psychologist education has to be delivered, in collaboration with many professionals, both academic and clinical.

In 202o, the Leids University Behandel and Expertise centrum (LUBEC) was officially opened. Since then, Maartje and her team offer intensive trauma treatment in LUBEC for patients with childhood related PTSD.

Maartje is also connected to the (TOPGGZ) department of Eating disorders of PsyQ in The Hague.

Maartje Schoorl studied Clinical Psychology at Leiden University. She worked in diverse mental health care settings after her graduation in 2001. In 2002 she started the postmaster education for mental health care psychologist in Utrecht. Subsequently, she finished the post master education for clinical psychologist in 2008 and became a licensed cognitive-behavioural therapist. The same year, she acquired the OOG-grant (Opleiding Onderzoekers in de GGZ) which made a PhD trajectory possible at Leiden University, under supervision of professor Van Der Does.

Research

My main focus is on clinical research into therapies for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. During my PhD, I was particularly interested in innovative PTSD treatments, such as attentional bias modification and mindfulness-based interventions. Recently, we have finished a large study to investigate trauma-focused therapies for patients with chronic PTSD, traumatized in childhood. Results show that trauma-focused therapy is very effective for these traumatized patients, both on primary outcomes (PTSD) as on secondary outcomes (emotion regulation). Moreover, we have found that personalized treatment indications can be given. Further results focus on the effect of working alliance on outcome, and on mediating mechanisms and prediction and moderation of treatment effects. Implementation of these results is also a focus of my work, in research on implementation strategies, but also through education, clinical trainings and policy making. The next step in my research career will be research on long term follow ups (LTFU) in these patients and on the effect of treatment on parenting (intergenerational traumatization). My interest is on clinical research, focusing on improvement of treatment and the effects of comorbidity such as suicidality and eating disorders, and the prevention of traumatization in next generations.

Grants

  • OOG grant, ZonMw programma Geestkracht,  2008-2013
  • Doelmatigheidssubsidie ZonMw, 2017
  • Zorginnovatiefonds verzekeraars, 2017
  • Programma Adatieve Vervolgopleidingen voor psy BIG-beroepen, subsidie VWS, 2020
  • E-learning suicidepreventie voor psychologen, subsidie 113 Zelfmoordpreventie, 2020

Registrations

  • Health Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapist

PhD candidates

  • D.A.C. Oprel, PsyQ Haaglanden, department of psychotrauma & Leiden University
  • C.M. Hoeboer, PsyQ Haaglanden, department of psychotrauma & Leiden University.
  • C. Rijkers, PsyQ Haaglanden, department of Eating disorders & Leiden University
  • M. Kooistra, PsyQ Haaglanden, & Leiden University

Relevant links

Professor by Special Appointment Psychological Professional training in mental health care

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B37

Contact

Professor by Special Appointment Psychological Professional training in mental health care

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Contact

Publications

  • Opgenomen in intern register
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