Eline JochemsEline C. Jochems, PhD

Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Biographical sketch


Eline Jochems received her MSc degree in Medical Psychology at the University of Tilburg in 2010, after completing the bachelor programme of Biological Psychology at Maastricht University in 2008. During her study, she worked as a student tutor, finished the honours programme, worked as a research assistent at the Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases in Tilburg to study the effects of chemotherapy on neuropsychological functioning, and did her psychology internship at the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry of the St.Anna hospital in Geldrop. In 2010 she started her PhD research at the Department of Psychiatry of the Erasmus MC. The research is a RCT on the effects of motivation feedback to therapists upon treatment compliance and treatment outcome in patients with psychotic and personality disorders.  

Research interests


Severe Mental Illness, Motivation for psychiatric treatment, Treatment engagement, Compliance, Assertive Outreach, Self-Determination Theory, Transtheoretical Model, Integral Model of Treatment Motivation.



  • Jochems EC, Mulder CL, van Dam A, Duivenvoorden HJ: A critical analysis of the utility and compatibility of motivation theories in psychiatric treatment. Current Psychiatry Reviews 2011, 7:298-312.

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