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    5037 AB Tilburg


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  • September 2014 - mei 2017. Assistant Professor at the department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente. 
  • Januari 2010 - sptember 2014. PhD student department of Psychology, Health & Technology, University of Twente. 

Research interests

I study if and how psychosocial factors contribute to individual differences in quality of life, functional limitations and mental health of people suffering from chronic pain and other chronic (somatic) conditions, and stress. Additionally, I study the effectiveness and working mechanisms of complementary psychological interventions, primilary Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. 

I am specifically interested in the role of protective psychological factors, including acceptance of negative experiences, (self)compassion and positive emotions, in resilient functioning in the presence of pain and illness. Why and how do some people achieve high levels of quality of life while suffering from disabling, fluctuating and difficult-to-control symptoms like pain and fatigue? And what can these people teach us that we can use to support those people for whom resilient and adaptive functioning is not self-evident? 


Current courses

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I coordinate various courses in the bachelor- and masterprogram. I additionally supervise students writing their master thesis Medical & Clinical Psychology.
  • Coordinator major Clinical Psychology (Psychology)
  • Coordinator and lecturer Personality Disorders (year 2, Psychology)
  • Coordinator and lecturer Advanced Applications: Individual differences, Personality and Health (year 1, research master Individual differences and Assessment)


  • Emotions And Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Flexibility
  • Quality Of Life
  • Medical Psychology
  • Pain
  • Coping
  • Psychotherapy
  • Well-Being
  • Clinical Psychology

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PubMed Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Longitudinal associations of autonomy, relatedness, and competence with the well-being of nursing home residents

Kloos, N., Trompetter, H. R., Bohlmeijer, E. T. & Westerhof, G. J., 2019, In : The Gerontologist. 59, 4, p. 635–643

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mental Competency
Personal Autonomy
3 Downloads (Pure)

B positive: A randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent positive psychology intervention for euthymic patients with bipolar disorder - study protocol and intervention development

Kraiss, J. T., ten Klooster, P. M., Chrispijn, M., Trompetter, H. R., Stevens, A. W. M. M., Neutel, E., Kupka, R. W. & Bohlmeijer, E. T., 2018, In : BMC Psychiatry. 18, 1, 13 p., 335.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Multicenter Studies

Development and validation of the forms of self criticizing attacking and self reassuring scale: Short form

Sommers-Spijkerman, M., Trompetter, H. R., Ten Klooster, P., Schreurs, K., Gilbert, P. & Bohlmeijer, E., 2018, In : Psychological Assessment. 30, 6, p. 729-743

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Process Assessment (Health Care)
Statistical Factor Analysis

eHealth research, theory and development: A multi-disciplinary approach

Sieverink, F., Kohle, N., Cheung, K., Roefs, A., Trompetter, H. R. & Keizer, J., 2018, Evaluating eHealth. van Gemert-Pijnen, L., Kelders, S. M., Kip, H. & Sanderman, R. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

4 Downloads (Pure)

Pathways to improving mental health in compassion-focused therapy: Self reassurance, self criticism and affect as mediators of change

Sommers-Spijkerman, M., Trompetter, H., Scheurs, K. & Bohlmeijer, E., 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 2442.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Mental Health
Theoretical Models