Curriculum Vitae
Reinier Timman

Reinier Timman, PhD

Methodologist Section

Section Medical Psychology & Psychotherapy - Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch
Reinier Timman studied psychology at Leiden University and earned his degree in 1996 at the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, unit Methods and Statistics. He was appointed in 2000 at the department of Medical Psychology & Psychotherapy (MPP) as a methodologist. There he carried out the Standard Evaluation Project (STEP), a benchmark program for effectiveness of clinical psychotherapy, including 10 psychotherapeutic clinics throughout the Netherlands. In conjunction with Leiden University he studied the psychological effects of genetic testing for hereditary diseases. In 2005 he received his PhD on this study. From 2007 to 2010 he leaded research on the effectiveness of the Big Friends Club, a cognitive behavioral therapy for children with obesitas, and the Monitoring Psychotherapy project, a study to the effectiveness of regularly providing progress feedback to therapists and patients in psychotherapy. Currently he is staff-methodologist of MPP and he is member of the Consultation Center for Patient Oriented Research and the Medical Ethical Committee of Erasmus MC.

Research interests
Research to effectiveness of psychotherapy, psychological aspects of testing for genetic diseases, effectiveness of behavioral interventions, satisfaction with breast reconstruction after breast cancer. Longitudinal data analysis with missing values.

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