Pim Cuijpers

Professor Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology. Pim Cuijpers is specialised in conducting randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders.

Much of his work is aimed at prevention of mental disorders, psychological treatments of depression and anxiety disorders, and Internet-delivered treatments.

He has also published on a broad range of subjects in the field of clinical psychology, including psychoeducational treatment and early interventions, psychotic disorders, caregivers of dementia patients, and psychooncology. Pim Cuijpers has published more than 800 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including almost 600 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (150 as first author).

He is on the Thomson-Reuter Web of Science lists of the ‘world’s most influential scientific minds’ and ‘highly cited researchers’ since the first edition of this list in 2014 (

According to Expertscape, an organisation that ranks researchers by their expertise in biomedial topics, professor Cuijpers is the world’s number one top expert on depression ( as well as the top number one expert in research on psychotherapy (

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