Acceptance and commitment therapy in real life in psychosis

KU Leuven


Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

The Center for Contextual Psychiatry has an extensive research line on the development of Ecological Momentary Interventions - or extending the treatment into the real world. One such intervention is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in real life. We are currently running a clinical trial in people at ultrahigh risk for psychosis (INTERACT - In the current project, we aim to extend this research line to 1) study the efficacy of ACT in daily life in patients already suffering from a psychotic disorder, and 2) investigate the active component of the ACT in daily treatment. 

Profiel kandidaat

The successful candidate has a (research) Master degree in Psychology or Social/Health Sciences, Medicine, or Biomedical Sciences, with a strong interest in clinical research. We are looking for someone with a clinical research interest and preferentially some experience in working with people suffering from psychopathology. The successful candidate has an innovative and creative personality, strong social skills and the ability to independently generate novel solutions in methodologically challenging areas. The candidate should have good command of Dutch (oral) and English (written and oral). Motivated students of all nationalities, who have the ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary and international research environment with a strong commitment to clinical research are invited to apply.

Geboden wordt

Salaries for PhD students are competitive by international standards. A contract for one year will be offered, which is renewable for another three years after positive evaluation. Starting date is July 1st, 2017.

Meer informatie

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Inez Germeys, tel.: +32 16 32 09 53, mail: or Mrs. Martine van Nierop, tel.: +32 16 32 76 98, mail:

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The Center for Contextual Psychiatry, headed by Prof. Inez Myin-Germeys and Prof. Ruud van Winkel, is a multidisciplinary and internationally oriented research center, widely recognized for its expertise in psychosis research, including Experience Sampling Methodology, Gene-Environment interactions, psychological mechanisms, and clinical implementations. The Center is part of the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine at KU Leuven, one of the most renowned research universities in Europe.

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