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Manja Koenders

Assistant Professor

Dr. M.A. Koenders
+31 71 527 7980


Manja Koenders is assistant professor at the Clinical Psychology Unit. Further she works as a research coordinator of the Bipolar Netherlands Cohort (BINCO) Study. Besides working at the section of Clinical Psychology, she works part-time as a psychologist at the specialized bipolar outpatient clinic at Psyq Rotterdam.


My research focuses on psychological predictors of the bipolar disease course. My PhD research (finished in 2016) focused on psychosocial predictors of the bipolar disease course, such as stress and social support. My current interest is specifically focused on the role of emotion regulation problems and personality factors in bipolar disorders. Within a large multicenter cohort study (BINCO) we will collect data on these psychological factors and we will study its effects on the disease course and aim to identify targets for new psychological interventions for bipolar patients.


Gratama Stichting LUF  - 25.000 euro


Internship coordinator Clinical Psychology, Internship supervision, Thesis Supervision

Ancillary positions

PsyQ Rijnmond – bipolar outpatient clinic

Lecturer RINO postdoctoral education

Member of the workgroup  ‘Standard of Care Bipolar Disorders’ - Trimbos

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B43



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