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Portrait of Jeroen Ruwaard

BIO Dr. Jeroen Ruwaard (1970) is an Assistant Professor at the faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a specialist in the development, validation and implementation of eHealth applications for common mental health disorders. He is one of the co-founders of the Interapy research group, which played a seminal role in the acceptance of guided online CBT in the Netherlands and abroad. At the Vrije Universiteit, he collaborates with international research groups in the context of national and EU-funded eMental Health projects such as E-COMPARED, CASPAR, and MASTERMIND. In addition, he explores Smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and datamining techniques for automated inernet-based treatment personalisation. He chairs the Context Sensing Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Research of Internet Interventions (ISRII).

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Kleiboer, A., Smit, J., Bosmans, J., Ruwaard, J., Andersson, G., Topooco, N.,. . . Riper, H. (2016). European COMPARative Effectiveness research on blended Depression treatment versus treatment-as-usual (E-COMPARED): study protocol for a randomized controlled, non-inferiority trial in eight European countries. Trials, 17(1), 387. doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1511-1

van Ballegooijen, W., Ruwaard, J., Karyotaki, E., Ebert, D. D., Smit, J. H., & Riper, H. (2016). Reactivity to smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of depressive symptoms (MoodMonitor): protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMC psychiatry, 16(1), 359. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-1065-5

Schuurmans, J., van der Linden, J. L., van Ballegooijen, W., Ruwaard, J., Stek, M. L., Smit, J. H., & Riper, H. (2016). Tablet-based support for older adults with severe mood disorders treated in an ambulatory geriatric psychiatry setting: Protocol of a feasibility study of the eCare@Home platform. Internet Interventions, 6, 22–28. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2016.09.001

Ebert, D. D., Donkin, L., Andersson, G., Andrews, G., Berger, T., Carlbring, P.,…, Ruwaard, J., …, Cuijpers, P. (2016). Does Internet-based guided-self-help for depression cause harm? An individual participant data meta-analysis on deterioration rates and its moderators in randomized controlled trials. Psychological medicine, 46(13), 2679–2693. doi:10.1017/S0033291716001562

Kooistra, L. C., Ruwaard, J., Wiersma, J. E., van Oppen, P., van der Vaart, R., van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E., & Riper, H. (2016). Development and initial evaluation of blended cognitive behavioural treatment for major depression in routine specialized mental health care. Internet Interventions, 4, 61–71. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2016.01.003

Asselbergs, J., Ruwaard, J., Ejdys, M., Schrader, N., Sijbrandij, M. & Riper, H. (2016). Mobile Phone-Based Unobtrusive Ecological Momentary Assessment of Day-to-Day Mood: An Explorative Study. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(3):e72 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5505 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J. & Lange, A. (2016). Online structured writing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and complicated grief. In N. Lindefors and G. Andersson (eds), Guided Internet-Based Treatments in Psychiatry. Switzerland, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06083-5_7 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J. (2015). Gelezen: Gerhard Andersson – The Internet and CBT: A clinical guide (boek recensie) [ Book Review of ‘The Internet and CBT: A Clinical Guide’ by G. Andersson ]. Tijdschrift voor Psychotherapie, 41(5). [ detail ]

Knaevelsrud, C., Brand, J., Lange, A., Ruwaard, J., & Wagner, B. (2015). Web-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in war-traumatized Arab patients: a parallel group randomized controlled trial. Journal of medical Internet research. doi:10.2196/jmir.3582 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J. & Kok, R.N. (2015). Wild West eHealth: Time to hold our horses? The European Health Psychologist, 17(1), 45-49. [ detail ]

Kooistra, L. C., Wiersma, J. E., Ruwaard, J., van Oppen, P., Smit, F., Lokkerbol, J., Cuijpers, P. & Riper, H. (2014). Blended vs. face-to-face cognitive behavioural treatment for major depression in specialized mental health care: study protocol of a randomized controlled cost-effectiveness trial. BMC psychiatry, 14(1), 290. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0290-z [ detail ]

Unlü Ince, B., Fassaert, T., Wit, M. de, Cuijpers, P., Smit, J., Ruwaard, J., & Riper, H. (2014). The relationship between acculturation strategies and depressive and anxiety disorders in Turkish migrants in the Netherlands. BMC psychiatry, 14(1), 252. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0252-5 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J. (2014). Wild West in de e-health: eerst invoeren, dan pas valideren. Kind en Adolescent praktijk, 13, 1. [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Linse, H. & Hagenbeuk, H. (2013). E-health in de Jeugd-ggz. Baat het of Schaadt het? Amsterdam: Landelijk Kenniscentrum Kinder- en Jeugdpsychiatrie. ISBN: 978-90-820527-0-1 (ebook)[ detail ]

Ruwaard, J. (2013). The efficacy and effectiveness of online CBT (thesis). Amsterdam: Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam. ISBN: 978-94-6191-588-7 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Lange, A., Broeksteeg, J., Renteria-Agirre, A., Schrieken, B., Dolan, C.V., & Emmelkamp, P. (2013). Online cognitive behavioral treatment of bulimic symptoms: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 20, 4, 308-318. doi: 10.1002/cpp.1767 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Lange, A., Schrieken, B., Dolan, C.V., & Emmelkamp, P. (2012). The effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral treatment in routine clinical practice. PLoS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040089 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Lange, A., Schrieken, B., & Emmelkamp, P. (2011). Efficacy and effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral treatment: A decade of Interapy research. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard & G. Riva (Eds.), Annual review of cybertherapy and telemedicine 2011. Advanced technologies in behavioral, social and neurosciences (pp. 9-14). Amsterdam: The Interactive Media Institute and IOS Press. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-766-6-9 [ detail ]

Lange, A., Ruwaard, J., Schrieken, B., de Haas, S., Broeksteeg, J., Renteria Agirre, A., & Kuyper, A. (2011). Online behandeling van seksueel misbruikte adolescenten: Ethische dilemma’s en resultaten van een geprotocolleerde trial. Directieve Therapie, 31(3), 259-279. [article at journal site] [detail]

Lange, A., & Ruwaard, J. (2010). Ethical dilemmas in online research and treatment of sexually abused adolescents. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 (5), e58. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1455 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Broeksteeg, J., Schrieken, B., Emmelkamp, P., & Lange, A. (2010). Web-based therapist-assisted cognitive behavioral treatment of panic symptoms: A randomized controlled trial with a three-year follow-up. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, pp. 387-396. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.01.010 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., & Lange, A. (2010). Boulimie online overwinnen: resultaten van een gecontroleerd onderzoek [Overcoming bulimia online: results of a controlled trial]. Directieve Therapie, 30(1), 17-34.

Lange, A., Ruwaard, J., & Schrieken, B. (2009). Hulpverlening voor Psychische Problematiek via het World Wide Web [Help for psychological problems via the World Wide Web]. De Psycholoog, 44(12), 634-640. [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., Schrieken, B., Schrijver, M., Broeksteeg, J., Dekker, J., Vermeulen, H., & Lange, A. (2009). Standardized web-based CBT of mild to moderate depression: A randomised controlled trial with a long-term follow-up. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38(4), 206-221. doi: 10.1080/16506070802408086 [ detail ]

Ruwaard, J., & Lange, A. (2009). [Book review: Hands-On Help: Computer-Aided Psychotherapy (Maudsley Monograph 49).], Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 36(2). doi: 10.1080/16506070802651792

Ruwaard, J., & Lange, A. (2007). Een onleesbaar overzichtswerk met fouten. Directieve Therapie, 27(3), 213-216.

Ruwaard, J., & Lange, A. (2007). Recensie: Programmeringstudie E-Mental Health: High Tech, High Touch, High Trust. Maandblad voor de Geestelijke Volksgezondheid, 62(12), 1084-1086.

Ruwaard, J., Lange, A., Bouwman, M., Broeksteeg, J. & Schrieken, B. (2007). E-Mailed Standardized Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Work-Related Stress: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 36(3), 179-192. doi: 10.1080/16506070701381863 [ detail ]

Lange, A., Ruwaard, J., Schrieken, B., Broeksteeg, J., Van Tienhoven, S., Jager, J., & Emmelkamp, P. M. (2007). Geprotocolleerde cognitieve gedragstherapie van klinische en subklinische paniekstoornis, via het internet: de behandeling en de resultaten van een gecontroleerde gerandomiseerde trial. Directieve Therapie, 27(2), 1-13. doi: 10.1007/BF03056843

Lange, A., Schrieken, B., Scheijde, R., Broeksteeg, J., Ruwaard, J., Schrijver, M., S., M., van de Ven, J.-P., & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2005). Interapy: diagnostiek en geprotocolleerde behandeling van welomschreven stoornissen via internet. Tijdschrift voor Pyschotherapie, 31(5), 355-376. doi:10.1007/BF03062162 [ detail ]

Bierman, D. J., Roosen, B., & Ruwaard, J. (1998). On-line Exams, from Intranet to Internet. Proceedings of the International BITE conference, pp. 218-228.

Bredeweg, B., Koopman, P., Ruwaard, J., Lange, A., Schrieken, B., Van de Ven, J. P., & Roosen, B. (1998). Designing Counselling Systems for the WWW. Paper presented at The Webnet World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet, Charlottesville, USA.