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mw. dr. P.H.O. (Patty) Leijten

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Opvoeding, Opvoedingsondersteuning en Grondslagen (OOG)
  • Bezoekadres
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: D9.04
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15780
    1001 NG  Amsterdam

Patty Leijten works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education. Her research aims to improve the effectiveness of parenting interventions to reduce disruptive child behavior. She bridges traditional intervention research and basic developmental research by using small scale experiments (i.e., microtrials) to illuminate which discrete elements of parenting interventions actually contribute to program effectiveness and which families benefit most from which elements.

Patty received her PhD from the department of Developmental Psychology at Utrecht University, where she evaluated the effectiveness of the Incredible Years parenting intervention for socioeconomically disadvantaged families. She also works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

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  • P.H.O. Leijten, M.A.J. Raaijmakers, B. Orobio de Castro, J.A. Posthumus & W. Matthys (2011). Oudertraining Incredible Years effectief bij gedragsprobleem jong kind. Jeugd en Co, 5, 17-23.


  • P. Leijten, M.A.J. Raaijmakers, B. Orobio de Castro & W. Matthys (in press). Incredible Years Ouderprogramma voor Gedragsproblemen bij Kinderen uit Laagopgeleide- en Migrantengezinnen. Systeemtherapie.


  • P.H.O. Leijten. Toward improved parenting interventions for disruptive child behavior: Reaching disadvantaged families and searching for effective elements. Universiteit Utrecht. Supervisor(s): B. Orobio de Castro, W. Matthys & M.A.J. Raaijmakers.


  • P. Leijten (2015). Jacobs Foundation Marbach Residency Program. Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2015). Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Junior Research Fellowship. Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2015). ZonMw (NWO) parel. Recognition.
  • P.H.O. Leijten (2014). Society for Prevention Research / Early Career Preventionist Network Travel Award. Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2013). Jacobs Foundation preconference workshop and travel grant. Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2012). Occasional Lecturer Fund Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2012). Kind en Adolescent reisbeurs (declined). Recognition.
  • P. Leijten (2012). Fulbright Scholarship. Recognition.
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