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dr. M.J. (Marc) Noom

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Forensic Child and Youth Care

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Marc Noom (1966) is a developmental psychologist, who finished his M.A. at the University of Amsterdam in 1992. In 1999 he finished his Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht on the topic of the development of adolescent autonomy. From 1999 until 2002 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht, where his research focused on family-peer linkages in adolescent problem behavior. Subsequently from 2002 until 2007 he was an assistant professor at the University of Leiden, on the topic of developmental psychopathology and the effectiveness of youth care. At this department he started to specialize in evaluation research.


    Starting from 2007 he worked as a senior researcher at various mental health centers. First, at “De Bascule” in Amsterdam, an academic center for child and adolescent psychiatry. Second, at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), both at the department of child and adolescent psychiatry, and at the department of adult psychiatry. Third, at “De Viersprong”, a mental health center specialized in the treatment of personality disorders in adolescent and adult patients. And fourth, he has worked at a center for adolescent forensic psychiatry at the mental health center GGzE in Eindhoven.


    At present he also works as a senior researcher at the department of psychiatry of the Zaanstad Medical Center (ZMC), where adolescents and adults are treated for personality disorders. He also works as a teacher at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Webster University in Leiden, where he teaches a course on research design in clinical research.


    He is very much interested in mechanisms of change in a clinical setting. Most of his research is focused on “what works, for whom, under which circumstances and why?”

  • Publications


    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Noom, M. J., Polderman, N., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2019). Remediating Child Attachment Insecurity: Evaluating the Basic Trust Intervention in Adoptive Families. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-14.



    • Schat, A., van Noorden, M. S., Giltay, E. J., Noom, M. J., Vermeiren, R. R. J. M., & Zitman, F. G. (2017). Concordance between self-reported and observer-rated anxiety severity in outpatients with anxiety disorders: The Leiden routine outcome monitoring study. Psychology and Psychotherapy, 90(4), 705-719. [details]
    • Schat, A., van Noorden, M. S., van Amelsvoort, T., Giltay, E. J., van der Wee, N. J. A., Noom, M. J., ... Zitman, F. G. (2017). Age-related characteristics of outpatients with anxiety disorders: The Leiden routine outcome monitoring study. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 21(4), 307-313. [details]
    • van der Pol, T. M., Hoeve, M., Noom, M. J., Stams, G. J. J. M., Doreleijers, T. A. H., van Domburgh, L., & Vermeiren, R. R. J. M. (2017). Research Review: The effectiveness of multidimensional family therapy in treating adolescents with multiple behavior problems: A meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 58(5), 532-545. [details]


    • Schat, A., van Noorden, M. S., Noom, M. J., Giltay, E. J., van der Wee, N. J. A., de Graaf, R., ... Zitman, F. G. (2016). A cluster analysis of early onset in common anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 1-8. [details]
    • Wissink, I. B., Colonnesi, C., Stams, G. J. J. M., Hoeve, M., Asscher, J. J., Noom, M. J., ... Kellaert-Knol, M. G. (2016). Validity and reliability of the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 2-5 years. Child Indicators Research, 9(2), 533-550. [details]


    • Goorden, M., Willemsen, E. M. C., Lotters, F. J. B., Noom, M. J., van Elburg, R. A. J., Danner, U., ... Hakkaart-van Roijen, L. (2014). Development of an empirically based checklist for selecting patients with severe mental disorders. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 17, S7-S7.
    • Goorden, M., Willemsen, E. M. C., van Busschbach, J., Noom, M. J., Bouwmans, C., & Hakkaart, L. (2014). Selecting patients with severe personality disorders using concept mapping. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 17, S7-S8.
    • Laurenssen, E. M. P., Hutsebaut, J., Feenstra, D. J., Bales, D. L., Noom, M. J., Busschbach, J. J. V., ... Luyten, P. (2014). Feasibility of mentalization-based treatment for adolescents with borderline symptoms: A pilot study. Psychotherapy Research, 51(1), 159-166.
    • Laurenssen, E. M. P., Smits, M. L., Bales, D. L., Feenstra, D. J., Eeren, H. V., Noom, M. J., ... Verheul, R. (2014). Day hospital Mentalization-based treatment versus intensive outpatient Mentalization-based treatment for patients with severe borderline personality disorder: Protocol of a multicentre randomized clinical trial. BMC Psychiatry, 14, [301].
    • Laurenssen, E. M. P., Westra, D., Kikkert, M. J., Noom, M. J., Eeren, H. V., van Broekhuyzen, A. J., ... Dekker, J. J. M. (2014). Day Hospital Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT-DH) versus treatment as usual in the treatment of severe borderline personality disorder: Protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 14, [149].


    • Colins, O. F., Vermeiren, R. R., Noom, M., & Broekaert, E. (2013). Psychotic-like symptoms as a risk factor of violent recidivism in detained male adolescents. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(6), 478-483. [details]
    • Colonnesi, C., Wissink, I. B., Noom, M. J., Asscher, J. J., Hoeve, M., Stams, G. J. J. M., ... Kellaert-Knol, M. G. (2013). Basic trust: an attachment-oriented intervention based on mind-mindedness in adoptive families. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(2), 179-188. [details]
    • Goorden, M., Willemsen, E. M. C., van Busschbach, J., Noom, M. J., Mogendorff, E., Bouwmans, C., ... Hakkaart, L. (2013). In Search of Patient Characteristics that may Guide Empirically Based Selection for Patients with Personality Disorder. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 16, S10-S11.
    • Schat, A., van Noorden, M. S., Noom, M. J., Giltay, E. J., van der Wee, N. J. A., Vermeiren, R. R. J. M., & Zitman, F. G. (2013). Predictors of outcome in outpatients with anxiety disorders: The Leiden routine outcome monitoring study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(12), 1876-1885. [details]


    • Colins, O. F., Noom, M., & Vanderplasschen, W. (2012). Youth psychopathic traits inventory-short version: A further test of the internal consistency and criterion validity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(4), 476-486.
    • Geurts, E. M. W., Boddy, J., Noom, M. J., & Knorth, E. J. (2012). Family-centred residential care: The new reality? Child & Family Social Work, 17(2), 170-179.
    • Noom, M. J., de Jong, K., Tiemens, B. G., Kamsteeg, F., Markus, M. T., Pot, A. M., ... Zondervan, T. (2012). Routine outcome monitoring en benchmarking: Hoe kunnen we behandelresultaten op een zorgvuldige manier vergelijken? Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 54(2), 141-145.
    • Schawo, S. J., Eeren, H. V., Soeteman, D. I., Van Der Veldt, M. C., Noom, M. J., Brouwer, W., ... Hakkaart, L. (2012). Framework for modelling the cost-effectiveness of systemic interventions aimed to reduce youth delinquency. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 15(4), 187-196. [details]


    • Klasen, H., Noom, M. J., & Zeyl, M. (2011). Implementing routine outcome monitoring in a CAMH Service in The Netherlands: trials and tribulations. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(1), S62-S63.


    • Noom, M. J., De Winter, M., & Korf, D. (2008). The care-system for homeless youth in the Netherlands: Perceptions of youngsters through a peer research approach. Adolescence, 43(170), 303-316.


    • Knorth, E. J., Klomp, M., Van Den Bergh, P. M., & Noom, M. J. (2007). Aggressive adolescents in residential care: A selective review of treatment requirements and models. Adolescence, 42(167), 461-485.


    • Engels, R. C. M. E., Hale, W. W., Noom, M., & de Vries, H. (2005). Self-efficacy and emotional adjustment as precursors of smoking in early adolescence. Substance Use & Misuse, 40(12), 1883-1893.


    • Metselaar, J., Knorth, E. J., Noom, M. J., Van Yperen, T. A., & Konijn, C. (2004). Treatment planning for residential and non-residential care: A study on indication-for-treatment statements as input to the care process. Child and Youth Care Forum, 33(3), 151-173.


    • De Winter, M., & Noom, M. (2003). Someone who Treats you as an Ordinary Human Being... Homeless Youth Examine the Quality of Professional Care. The British Journal of Social Work, 33(3), 325-337.


    • Noom, M. J., Deković, M., & Meeus, W. (2001). Conceptual analysis and measurement of adolescent autonomy. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 30(5), 577-595.


    • Spruit, A., Willems, L., Uittenbogaard, R., & Noom, M. (2018). Uitingen van veilige en onveilige gehechtheidsrelaties tussen ouders en hun jonge kind (2 t/m 5 jaar) volgens betrokkenen uit de praktijk. Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek, 57(7/8), 308-320. [details]


    • Buitenweg, D., Maathuis, I., Bongers, I., Noom, M., & van Nieuwenhuizen, C. (2016). Quality of life of vulnerable people: concept mapping with a twist. 96-97. Poster session presented at 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Talk / presentation

    • Noom, M. J. (speaker) & Spruit, A. (speaker) (30-8-2017). Developing a screening instrument for early attachment difficulties: A study protocol for a mixed method approach, ECDP 2017.
    • Noom, M. J. (speaker), Spruit, A. (speaker), Colonnesi, C. (speaker), Wissink, I. B. (speaker), Polderman, N. (speaker), Willems, L. (speaker) & Stams, G. J. J. M. (speaker) (9-2-2017). Doorontwikkeling van een screeningsinstrument voor problematische gehechtheid bij kinderen van 2 t/m 5 jaar (AISI), NEJA conferentie 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Zaans Medisch Centrum
      Senior onderzoeker
    • Webster University Leiden