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Prof. Marit Sijbrandij

Marit Sijbrandij psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Talk Prevention of trauma-related mental disorders
Date Friday, April 26th, 2024
Time 16:00 - 16:45
Roundtable 3 Therapeutic interventions


Marit Sijbrandij is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology at VU University [Vrije Universiteit], Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center at VU University.

Her areas of research are prevention, (early) interventions and public mental health interventions for mental disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and depression in populations exposed to trauma and adversities, including refugee populations and populations in low- and middle-income countries.

Marit Sijbrandij has completed multiple trials evaluating intervention strategies in the acute aftermath of trauma and adversities for prevention of common mental health symptoms including posttraumatic disorder (PTSD). She is coordinator of several EU projects, that evaluate the effectiveness of the scalable WHO programs for Syrian refugees across countries in Europe and the Middle East and for individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Other research involves the prevalence and predictors of common mental disorders, including PTSD among trauma-affected populations.