Altrecht Eating Disorders Rintveld
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IntroductionKarlijn Kindt is a health care psychologist in training to become a clinical psychologist. In 2006, she graduated bene meritum from the Master Clinical Child Psychology at Tilburg University. She received her post-graduate clinical degree as a registered mental health care psychologist in 2010, while working at an outpatient mental health facility. She continued her clinical work with children and youth at the division of Medical Psychology in St. Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg. At that time, she focused on children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, adolescents with persistent medically unexplained symptoms (SOLK), and the psychological consequences of traumatic injuries, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She became a certified mindfulness trainer and European Practioner Eye Movement Desentisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Parallel to her clinical work, she teached at the Radboud University Nijmegen and Tilburg University.
ResearchIn 2010, she became involved in the translation and adaptation of the depression prevention program Penn Resiliency Project into a Dutch version, named ‘Op Volle Kracht’. She started a ZonMw-funded PhD-project concerning the evaluation of this prevention program in 2011. During her PhD-project, she supervised master thesis students and developed and coordinated a Master course. Karlijn developed and gave training modules on depression prevention techniques, both in national and international settings. She received her PhD in 2016. Since 2019, she works as a clinician and researcher at Altrecht Eating Disorders Rintveld. Her research concerns the proces of change during outpatient treatment of Anorexia Nervosa. She explores whether the development of BMI in the first phase of treatment has predictive value for treatment outcome.
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