Paul M.G. Emmelkamp is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical psychologist and was appointed in 1996 as full professor of clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He attended Utrecht University where he received his PhD in 1975. Before moving to Amsterdam he held positions at the University of Groningen, where he was appointed as full professor in Clinical Psychology in 1986. Paul Emmelkamp has contributed to a number of areas in clinical psychology, psychopathology and psychiatry. He has written and co-edited many books on research into a variety of clinical subjects. Further, he has written over 450 publications in peer reviewed journals or books. He is Co-Editor in chief of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, and serves on the editorial board or advisory board of a number of journals in psychology and psychiatry, including Applied and Preventive Psychology, Journal of AnxietyDisorders, and Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics. Paul Emmelkamp has received a number of honours and awards, including membership of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary membership of the Dutch Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy, and the Senior Heijmans award for his lifetime achievements from the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP). In 2006 he was awarded a distinguished professorship ('academy professor') by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2013 a distinguished adjunct professorship at King AbdulAziz University. In 2014 he received the award of the European Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy. Since 2014 he is Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.
Over the years Emmelkamp has published widely on the aetiology and treatment of anxiety disorders. He has published therapy-outcome studies on adults with work-related distress, substance abuse disorders, personality disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder; on children and adolescents with ADHD, conduct disorder and anxiety disorders; and on the elderly with anxiety disorders. His most recent contributions concern the application of information technology to the treatment of patients. Apart from his involvement in the evaluation of psychotherapy through the Internet, a major contribution in this domain consists of the development and evaluation of controlled clinical trials on virtual reality exposure therapy for phobic disorders. Other research interests include forensic psychiatry, intimate partner violence, experimental psychopathology, attachment/parental rearing style and psychopathology.
Prof.dr. Paul M.G. Emmelkamp
University of Amsterdam
Department of Clinical Psychology
1018 XA Amsterdam
Member of the editorial board/advisory board of
Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica
Member of the Advisory Comittee of the Bundes Ministerium für Bildungund Forschung (BMBF, Germany) to establish Psychiatry Research Programmes in Germany, 2013-2014.
Chair of the Advisory Comittee of the Bundes Ministerium für Bildungund Forschung (BMBF, Germany) for Research Programmes into Behavioural Disorders related to Violence, Neglect, Maltreatment and Abuse in Childhood and Adolescence, 2011 and 2012.