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About me

Having studied at the University of Oregon, London University and University of Leiden I settled into life here in The Netherlands. In both the USA and here in The Netherlands I have worked with children/adolescents in clinical day-treatment as well as out-patient mental health facilities as a fully qualified psychologist. In addition I have also worked in the Dutch special educational system and with various international schools.

Alongside clinical work, I have been active as qualified instructor at both applied science and academic universities here in The Netherlands lecturing on developmental psychology and psychopathology -- as well as mentoring psychology interns and thesis supervision. 

As the mother of three multilingual/multicultural adult children I am also very aware of the trials and tribulations of raising children in multiple languages/cultures.


Bubke is a three year old Friese Stabij and is an assisstant psycholgist helping out whenever she can

Educational qualifications

Adult vocational school/Associates level (MBO)

  • competence oriented guidance

  • didactic competence teaching

Higher education/applied science bachelor, academic bachelor and masters (HBO/WO)

  • basic qualification didactic competence for higher education, testing, assessment, education, educational development and professional teaching

  • global citizenship for higher education

Psychotherapy techniques

  • Emotion regulation training for adolescents (ERT)

  • Rational emotive therapy (RET)

  • Short, solution-oriented (psycho)therapy with children and adolescents

  • Supporting and treating immigrants with psychiatric problems

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Gender dysphoria in educational settings

  • Treatment and testing of minors

  • Discrimination and inclusion

  • Fear of failure – groups training for children and adolescents

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy for children and adolescents (DBT)


  • Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP) 200750 including Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) and in progress Child and Youth Psychologist NIP 

  • American Association of Psychologists (APA) 73038082

  • Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Opleidingsinstelling (LOGO) 22518637

  • Kamer van Koophandel 89690818

  • Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Jeugd SKJ 130007700

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