Daniëlle van der Giessen received her bachelor degree in Pedagogical Sciences (2007) and her Research Master degree in the Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence (2009, Cum Laude) at Utrecht University. In June 2009, she started her PhD-project at the Research Centre of Adolescent Development at Utrecht University. Daniëlle wrote her dissertation on the development of parent-adolescent relationships and adolescents’ psychosocial problems (2009-2013). In particular, she investigated the role of emotional flexibility in parent-adolescent interactions for healthy functioning of adolescents.
Since 2013 Daniëlle is an Assistant Professor at the UvA. Her research is focused on understanding the nature of parent-child interactions, its links to socio-emotional functioning, and the effects of parenting interventions and CBT on these interactions. Daniëlle teaches in several undergraduate and graduate courses on parenting, psychopathology, treatment, and dynamic systems theory. I also guide students writing their master thesis. Daniëlle has more than 15 years’ experience coding parent-child interactions, and she is a certified coder for several coding systems such as the EAS, SPAFF, DPICS, and the dyadic synchrony coding system.
Research interest and expertise:
- understanding real-time behavioral and emotional processes during parent-child interactions (e.g., parenting behavior, emotional variability, sensitivity, challenging parenting behavior)
- the role of emotional flexibility in parent-child interactions using dynamic systems methods in the development of children's and parents' anxiety and depression
- parenting behavior and emotion regulation in toddlers and children
- the effects of CBT on children's anxiety and parent-child interactions
- the effects of parenting interventions (e.g., Incredible Years, The Happiest Toddler) on parent-child interactions.