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Sabine van der Asdonk

Assistant Professor

Dr. S. van der Asdonk
+31 71 527 5438

Short CV

  • Postdoctoral researcher, research group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2019-present)
  • Lecturer, research group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2016-present)
  • PhD-student, research group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies, Leiden University (2016-2020)
  • MSc Research Master Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child studies - clinical track, Leiden University (2016)
  • Teaching and research assistant, Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2015)


Sabine’s research focuses on interventions for vulnerable families at risk for child maltreatment. In her dissertation, Sabine investigated the effectiveness of an attachment-based intervention to support placement decisions. During her PhD, Sabine visited the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she investigated whether the effectiveness of a short-term, attachment-based intervention for maltreating families was moderated by parental childhood trauma.

Currently, Sabine is working as a postdoctoral researcher on a project regarding a trauma- and attachment-based treatment program for mothers and their young children after severe domestic violence.



  •  "Kindermishandeling en -verwaarlozing over de levensloop; een introductie" (lectures)


  • Practice of Empirical Research (tutorials)
  • "Preventie, family mediation en behandeling in de forensische context" (lectures and tutorials)
  • Thesis and internship supervision


  • ZonMw grant (2019-2023). Effectively intervening in traumatized parents and children after structural domestic violence: An individualized multi-component approach (Van der Asdonk, S., Alink, L., Draaisma, N., & Schuengel, C.)
  • Leids Universitair Fonds and Jo Kolk studiefonds (2018). Grant for study trip to Université du Québec à Montréal


Working Days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday


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Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Forensische gezinsped. en Jeugdhulpverl.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B49


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