Patty Leijten works as an Assistant Professor in Child Development at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education, and as Director PhD Education Programme Child Development and Education. Her work aims to understand how parents and children shape each other's behavior, and to strengthen the effects of parenting programs to enhance children's well-being. In doing so, she bridges basic child development and intervention research, combining focused experimental research with intervention evaluation studies (e.g., randomized trials, and traditional and individual participant data meta-analysis).
Patty received her MA (2009) from Radboud University Nijmegen and her PhD (2014) from Utrecht University. She worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam.
Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., van Aar, J., Hutchings, J., Schulz, S., Knerr, W. & Overbeek, G. (2018). What to teach parents to reduce disruptive child behavior: Two meta-analyses of parenting program components. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Leijten, P., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Gardner, F., van Aar, J., Schulz, S., & Overbeek, G. (2018). Are relationship enhancement and behavior management the “Golden Couple” for reducing disruptive child behavior? Two meta-analyses. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.13051
Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Landau, S., Harris, V., Mann, J., Hutchings, J., ... & Scott, S. (2018). Harnessing the power of individual participant data in a meta-analysis of the benefits and harms of the Incredible Years parenting program. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59, 99-109. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12781
Leijten, P., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Knerr, W., & Gardner, F. (2016). Transported versus homegrown parenting interventions for reducing disruptive child behavior: A multilevel meta-regression study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, 610-617. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2016.05.003
Leijten, P., Dishion, T. J., Thomaes, S., Raaijmakers, M. A. J., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2015). Bringing parenting interventions back to the future: How randomized controlled microtrials may benefit parenting intervention efficacy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 22, 47-57. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12087
Personal website: www.pattyleijten.com
BA1: Familie en Gezin [Family Systems]
MA: Preventieve Jeugdinterventies [Preventive Youth Interventions]
MA: Family Systems
MA: Academic Writing Skills
Jolien van Aar: What happens after parenting interventions end?
Hend Eltanamly: Parenting in Times of War