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Prof. C.L.H. Bockting (1969) has been appointed professor of Clinical Psychology within Psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).
Prof Claudi Bockting
Credits: AMC, Marieke de Lorijn

Claudi Bockting’s research focuses on common mental health disorders such as depression. These disorders are characterised by emotional disturbances. Bockting specifically studies the potential influencing factors that cause and/or maintain a disorder and focuses on the development and evaluation of innovative interventions that aim to increase the prospect of long-term recovery in people struggling with severe mental health disorders.

As professor at the UvA, Bockting will focus on the development of etiological models for depression and related disorders (complexity approach in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study), on evaluating the effect of innovative psychological interventions and multimodal interventions in randomised studies and micro-studies, and on increasing the accessibility of effective interventions with the use of technology (in low and middle-income countries and those with a lower socio-economic status).

About Claudi Bockting

Bockting is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She has been affiliated with the Amsterdam University Medical Centers’ (location AMC) department of Psychiatry since 2017. She has held a post as professor at the University of Groningen’s Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences since 2010. From 2014 to 2017, she was professor of Clinical Psychology and head of department at Utrecht University. Bockting is the recipient of, among other things, prestigious grants from the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, KNAW) and the Beck Institute Scholarship.

Bockting has published over a hundred scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, is the author of various books on depression and editor of several books on psychological intervention methods for commonly occurring mental health disorders. In addition, Bockting is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Health Care Institute, member of the Supervisory Board of a large mental health care institute and a board member of the European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT).