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Acceptance and commitment therapy in real life in psychosis - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description


Project
  • The Center for Contextual Psychiatry has an extensive research line on the development of Ecological Momentary Interventions - or extending the treatment into the real world. 
  • One such intervention is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in real life. 
  • We are currently running a clinical trial in people at ultrahigh risk for psychosis.
  • In the current project, we aim to extend this research line to
    •  study the efficacy of ACT in daily life in patients already suffering from a psychotic disorder, and 
    •  investigate the active component of the ACT in daily treatment. 


Profile
  • The successful candidate has a (research) Master degree in Psychology or Social/Health Sciences, Medicine, or Biomedical Sciences, with a strong interest in clinical research. 
  • We are looking for someone with a clinical research interest and preferentially some experience in working with people suffering from psychopathology.
  • The successful candidate has an innovative and creative personality, strong social skills and the ability to independently generate novel solutions in methodologically challenging areas. 
  • The candidate should have good command of Dutch (oral) and English (written and oral). 
  • Motivated students of all nationalities, who have the ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary and international research environment with a strong commitment to clinical research are invited to apply.


Offer
  • Salaries for PhD students are competitive by international standards. 
  • A contract for one year will be offered, which is renewable for another three years after positive evaluation. 


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