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

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Preventive Youth Care
Photographer: Henri de Winter

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
  • Room number: D9.04
Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Research

    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.

     

    Key publications:

    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

     

  • Teaching and PhD Supervision

    Undergraduate level courses

    BA1: Familie en Gezin [Family Systems]

     

    Graduate level courses

    MA: Preventieve Jeugdinterventies [Preventive Youth Interventions]

    MA: Family Systems

    MA: Academic Writing Skills

     

    PhD students

    Jolien van Aar: What happens after parenting interventions end?

    Hend Eltanamly: Parenting in Times of War

  • Publications

    2019

    • Eltanamly, H., Leijten, P. H. O., Jak, S., & Overbeek, G. J. (Accepted/In press). Parenting in Times of War: A Meta-Analysis and Qualitative Synthesis of War-Exposure, Parenting, and Child Adjustment. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.
    • Gardner, F., Leijten, P., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Landau, S., Harris, V., Mann, J., ... Scott, S. (2019). The Earlier the Better? Individual Participant Data and Traditional Meta-analysis of Age Effects of Parenting Interventions. Child Development, 90(1), 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13138 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., van Aar, J., Hutchings, J., Schulz, S., ... Overbeek, G. (2019). Meta-Analyses: Key Parenting Program Components for Disruptive Child Behavior. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(2), 180-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.07.900 [details]

    2018

    • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Landau, S., Harris, V., Mann, J., Hutchings, J., ... Scott, S. (2018). Research review: 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(2), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12781 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Knerr, W., & Overbeek, G. (2018). Parenting behaviors that shape child compliance: A multilevel meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 13(10), [e0204929]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204929 [details]
    • 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 Disruptive Child Behavior? Two Meta-analyses. Child Development, 89(6), 1970-1982. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13051 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Menting, A., Wijngaards-de Meij, L., Raaijmakers, M., Matthys, W., & Orobio de Castro, B. (2018). Ouderinterventie voor gedragsproblemen bij kinderen: Even effectief voor verschillende gezinnen? Kind en Adolescent, 39(2), 143-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12453-018-0177-8 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Raaijmakers, M., Wijngaards, L., Matthys, W., Menting, A., Hemink-van Putten, M., & Orobio de Castro, B. (2018). Understanding Who Benefits from Parenting Interventions for Children’s Conduct Problems: an Integrative Data Analysis. Prevention Science, 19(4), 579-588. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0864-y [details]
    • Parra-Cardona, J. R., Leijten, P. H. O., Lachman, J., Mejia, A., Baumann, A., Amador Buenabad, N., ... Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2018). Strengthening a culture of prevention in low- and middle-income countries: Balancing scientific expectations and contextual realities. Prevention Science.
    • Schulz, S., Leijten, P. H. O., Shaw, D., & Overbeek, G. J. (2018). Parental reactivity to disruptive behavior in toddlerhood: An experimental study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-018-0489-4

    2017

    • Gardner, F., & Leijten, P. (2017). Incredible Years parenting interventions: current effectiveness research and future directions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15, 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.02.023 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Raaijmakers, M. A. J., Orobio de Castro, B., van den Ban, E., & Matthys, W. (2017). Effectiveness of the Incredible Years Parenting Program for Families with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and Ethnic Minority Backgrounds. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(1), 59-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2015.1038823 [details]
    • Mejia, A., Leijten, P., Lachman, J. M., & Parra-Cardona, J. R. (2017). Different strokes for different folks? Contrasting approaches to cultural adaptation of parenting interventions. Prevention Science, 18(6), 630-639. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-016-0671-2 [details]
    • Vlahovicova, K., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Leijten, P., Knerr, W., & Gardner, F. (2017). Parenting programs for the prevention of child physical abuse recurrence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 20(3), 351-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-017-0232-7 [details]
    • van Aar, J., Leijten, P., Orobio de Castro, B., & Overbeek, G. (2017). Sustained, fade-out or sleeper effects? A systematic review and meta-analysis of parenting interventions for disruptive child behavior. Clinical Psychology Review, 51, 153-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.11.006 [details]

    2016

    • 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(7), 610-617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2016.05.003 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Raaijmakers, M. A. J., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2016). Ethnic differences in problem perception: Immigrant mothers in a parenting intervention to reduce disruptive child behavior. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(3), 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000142 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Thomaes, S., Orobio de Castro, B., Dishion, T. J., & Matthys, W. (2016). What good is labeling what's good? A field experimental investigation of parental labeled praise and child compliance. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87(December), 134-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.09.008 [details]

    2015

    • Abrahamse, M. E., Junger, M., Leijten, P. H. O., Lindeboom, R., Boer, F., & Lindauer, R. J. L. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Dutch Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI) in a community sample and a multi-ethnic clinical sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(4), 679-691. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-015-9482-1 [details]
    • 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 microtrials may benefit parenting intervention efficacy. Clinical Psychology : Science and Practice, 22(1), 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12087 [details]
    • Leijten, P., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Wilson, M. N., Matthys, W., & Dishion, T. J. (2015). The family check-up and service use in high-risk families of young children: a prevention strategy with a bridge to community-based treatment. Prevention Science, 16(3), 397-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-014-0479-x [details]

    2013

    • Leijten, P. H. O., Raaijmaakers, M., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2013). Does socioeconomic status matter? A meta-analysis on parent training effectiveness for disruptive child behavior. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 384-392. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2013.769169
    • Leijten, P., Overbeek, G., & Janssens, J. (2013). Praten met kinderen: effectief voor ouders van (pre)adolescenten? Kind en Adolescent, 34(2), 80-91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12453-013-0008-x [details]

    2012

    • Leijten, P. H. O., Overbeek, G., & Janssens, J. M. A. M. (2012). Effectiveness of a parent training program in (pre)adolescence: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 833-842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.11.009

    2011

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

    2017

    • Leijten, P. (2017). [Review of: F. van der Horst, N. Lucassen, R. Kok, M. Sentse, L. Jooren & M. Luijk (2016) Opgroeien in het hedendaagse gezin: Inleiding in de gezinspedagogiek]. Pedagogiek, 37(3), 275-278. https://doi.org/10.5117/PED2017.3.BOEK [details]

    2016

    • Leijten, P., Raaijmakers, M., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2016). Incredible Years: Ouderprogramma voor gedragsproblemen bij kinderen uit laagopgeleide- en migrantengezinnen. Systeemtherapie, 28(3), 233-241. [details]

    2018

    • Eltanamly, H., Leijten, P. H. O., Jak, S., & Overbeek, G. J. (2018). Coming of age in a context of adversity: Parenting in times of war: Meta-analytical Structural Equation Modeling and Qualitative-Synthesis of how war-exposure affects parenting and youth adjustment. Paper presented at 16th conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) 2018, Ghent, Belgium.
    • Eltanamly, H., Leijten, P. H. O., van Rooij, F. B., & Overbeek, G. J. (2018). When survival comes first: A qualitative investigation of parenting in Syrian refugee families. Poster session presented at VNOP-CAS Research Days 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands.

    2017

    • Eltanamly, H., Leijten, P. H. O., & Overbeek, G. J. (2017). Parenting following war-exposure: A mixed-methods systematic review.. Poster session presented at ISRCAP 18th Biennial Scientific Meeting, Amsterdam, .
    • Eltanamly, H., Leijten, P. H. O., & Overbeek, G. J. (2017). Parenting in times of war: A mixed-methods systematic review. Paper presented at 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, ECDP 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Leijten, P. H. O., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Knerr, W., & Overbeek, G. J. (2017). Using intervention research to understand why children comply. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development. Paper presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2017, Austin, United States.

    2016

    • Leijten, P. H. O., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Knerr, W., & Overbeek, G. J. (2016). Why children comply: a multilevel meta-analysis of parenting behaviors that shape child compliance. Paper presented at 7th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research, Berlin, Germany.
    • Leijten, P. H. O., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Knerr, W., & Gardner, F. (2016). What are the effective elements of parenting interventions for reducing disruptive child behavior?. Poster session presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2016, San Francisco, United States.

    2015

    • Gardner, F., & Leijten, P. H. O. (2015). Who benefits from parenting interventions for reducing disruptive child behavior? Pooling data across 14 RCTs in Europe. Paper presented at 17th Biennial Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP) 2015, Portland, United States.
    • Leijten, P. H. O., Melendez-Torres, G. J., & Gardner, F. (2015). Parenting interventions going global: multi-level meta-analysis on the effectiveness of transported and ‘home grown' parenting interventions to reduce disruptive child behavior. Poster session presented at SPR: 23d Annual Meeting f the Society for Prevention Research , Washington, United States.
    • Leijten, P. H. O., Thomaes, S., Overbeek, G. J., Raijmakers, M. E. J., Orobio de Castro, B., & Matthys, W. (2015). What good is labeling what's good? Field experiments on the effectiveness of labeled and unlabeled praise to improve child behavior. Poster session presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) 2015 , Philadelphia, United States.

    Award

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

    2019

    • van Aar, J. V. (2019). Do parenting intervention effects last? Examining longer-term effects of parenting interventions on disruptive child behavior. [details]

    2014

    • Leijten, P. H. O. (2014). Toward improved parenting interventions for disruptive child behavior: Reaching disadvantaged families and searching for effective elements.
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