Rachel de Jong
Rachel de Jong works as Assistant Professor at the Programme Group Clinical Neurodevelopmental Studies. She is particularly involved in clinical education and supervision of bachelor’s and master’s students.
Rachel obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychology (2015) and Clinical Developmental Psychology (2016) at the University of Amsterdam. Besides that, she obtained her minor in Body and Movement Oriented Therapy (BMOT, 2016) at the Vrije University Amsterdam. During her master’s she was affiliated to the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OXCADAT), where she conducted research into cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She continued this line of research during her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen (2020). As part of her PhD, she set up the Dare Clinic in the northern Netherlands, were she studied how we can improve outcome of CBT for social and specific phobias. Besides her research activities, Rachel worked as a psychologist at Accare, where she provided BMOT and CBT for children and adolescents with internalizing, externalizing or developmental disorders.
In her research, Rachel focusses on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders like specific or social phobia and selective mutism. Besides this, she focusses on doing cross-cultural research and improving global youth mental health.
Klokhuis Science Price: 2nd price for ‘Facing fears at the Dare Clinic’.