Denise Bodden

About Denise Bodden

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Denise Bodden was born and raised in Maastricht. She studied psychology and got her Phd at the University of Maastricht. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the department of Developmental Psychopathology at the Radboud University Nijmegen and she also works as a researcher at the University of Utrecht. She investigates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions for children and their parents. Her research includes the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of individual CBT (denken + doen = durven) versus family CBT in children with anxiety disorders, the effectiveness of intensive home-based treatment for Multi-problem families and the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in parents. Her recent research investigates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of individual CBT (Doepressie cursus) versus treatment as usual in clinically depressed adolescents. Her drive is to optimize interventions for children with psychopathology (especially anxiety and depression); do interventions work? For whom? And why do they work?

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Denise Bodden is assistant professor at the department of Developmental Psychopathology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She also works as a researcher at the University of Utrecht. She investigates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions for children and their parents. Her research includes the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of individual CBT (denken + doen = durven) versus family CBT in children with anxiety disorders, the effectiveness of intensive home-based treatment for Multi-problem families and the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in parents. Her recent research investigates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of individual CBT (Doepressie cursus) versus treatment as usual in clinically depressed adolescents. Her research answers basic questions like: does the intervention work? And how much does the intervention cost? But also more complex questions like for whom does the intervention work? And why does this intervention work? Above all, Denise does these studies in “real-world” clinical practice, increasing the ecological validity of her studies. As a consequence, she studies clinically referred complex cases (such as anxiety and depression) with a lot of comorbidity under rigorous conditions within routine mental health care provided by professionals already working in mental health institutions.