Conferences & courses

Presentation slides available upon request.

2021

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) | Sep 8-11
Belfast (IE) & online

Annual congress.
Topic: CBT Back to the future.

Conference program | Book of abstracts

Shifts in time: identifying reliable symptom changes of different duration in within-person time series

Society for Ambulatory Assessment conference | June 30-July 2, Online
University of Zürich

7th biennial conference.
Topic: Capturing human development accross daily life contexts

Conference program & abstracts

The rocky road to recovery: do early warning signals precede transitions towards depressive symptom improvement?

13th DynaNeT lab meeting | Feb 9, Online

Dynamical Network and Time series models lab meeting for researchers working on these topics (primarily) in the context of psychopathology.

Organised by Laura Bringmann

Presenting the TRANS-ID project
So you want to define transitions?

2020

ESM Expert Network Meeting | Nov 26, Online
Belgian-Dutch Network for ESM Research in Mental Health

Annual network meeting for experience sampling method (ESM) experts from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Intensive longitudinal methods | Nov 19-21
Remote seminar

Course focused on intensive longitudinal methods, particularly on linear mixed models and extensions that model both means and variances.

Organised by Statistical Horizons
Course director: Don Hedeker

Celebrating Openness | Open Research Award | Oct 22
Online event

Event to celebrate the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.

Organised by University of Groningen Library (UB) and Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG)

Could you be more specific?
Preregistering analysis choices for a preconceived set of hypotheses

Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) | June 22-23
Remote edition | online conference

An action-oriented psychology conference, aimed at initiating discussions, projects and participation in hack-a-thons, workshops and unconference sessions, where everyone is free to join or change sessions.

Conference program

2019

SHARE Day | Nov 14, Groningen (NL)

Topic: Impact

Annual day of workshops, keynotes and lectures organised by the graduate school. Topics included the reproducibility crisis, Equivalence testing (Daniël Lakens), and multiverse analysis (Francis Tuerlinckx).

Organised by Research Institute SHARE
Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen

ESM Expert Network Meeting | Oct 15-16, Tilburg (NL)
Belgian-Dutch Network for ESM Research in Mental Health

Annual network meeting for experience sampling method (ESM) experts from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Organised by Tilburg Experience Sampling Center (TESC) | Tilburg University

Modeling the Dynamics of Intensive Longitudinal Data | Aug 19-23, Utrecht (NL)
Utrecht Summer School

A five-day course on how to study dynamics in intensive longitudinal data, such as ambulatory assessments (AA), experience sampling method (ESM) data, ecological momentary assessments (EMA), real time data capture, observational data or electronic daily diaries. The course provides a tour of diverse modeling approaches for such data and the philosophies behind them, as well as practical experience with these modeling techniques using different software packages (including R and Mplus).

Organised by Utrecht University | Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Course director: Prof. dr. Ellen Hamaker

Complexity Methods for Behavioural Science | July 8-12, Nijmegen (NL)
A toolbox for studying change
Radboud Summer School

A five-day course on research methods developed to study complex adaptive dynamical systems and networks, applied to the study of human behaviour. The idea behind many methods for studying the dynamics of complex systems is to exploit the fact that “everything is interacting” and quantify the degree of periodicity, nonlinearity, context sensitivity or resistance to perturbation (resilience) of system behaviour. The main focus of the course was hands-on data-analysis.

Organised by Radboud University Nijmegen | Behavioural Science Institute
Course leader: Fred Hasselman

Society for Ambulatory Assessment conference | June 19-22, Syracuse, NY (USA) Syracuse University

6th biennial conference.
Topic: Understanding how persons change: from observations to intervention.

Conference program | Book of abstracts

Daily dynamics of negative affect: an indicator for response to treatment and remission from depression?

Capturing important periods of symptom transitions: a how-to

2018

Rob Giel Onderzoekscentrum (RGOc) studiemiddag | Dec 11, Zuidlaren (NL)
Gepersonaliseerde zorg: geen woorden maar daden

Clinical conference.

Organised by University Medical Center Groningen, University Center Psychiatry and RGOc

Kleine stapjes en grote sprongen: patronen van verandering leiden tot betere uitkomsten in depressie

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry V | May 28-30, Copenhagen (DK)
The problems of Multiple Levels, Explanatory Pluralism, Reduction and Emergence
University of Copenhagen

This conference explored how the field of psychiatry incorporates a plethora of viable explanatory approaches (biology, neuroscience, clinical psychology, epidemiology, sociology, etc.) in an attempt to understand the causes of psychiatric illness.

Organised by Kenneth Kendler, Josef Parnas, Peter Zachar and the Mental Health Centre Glostrup and Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen.

Conference programme and presentations.

ESM Expert Network Meeting | Nov 29-30, Heerlen (NL)
Belgian-Dutch Network for ESM Research in Mental Health

Annual network meeting for experience sampling method (ESM) experts from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Organised by Open University Heerlen & Maastricht University

Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) conference | June 27-30, Amsterdam (NL)
Free University (VU) Amsterdam

49th International Annual Meeting

Change by the day: detailed patterns of improvement during therapy for depression

Predicting Transitions in Complex Systems | Apr 23-28, Dresden (DE)
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

International Workshop

Complex dynamical systems can show sudden transitions to very diverse regimes. The workshop focused on new advances in data-driven approaches for identifying, characterizing and predicting regime transitions, and promoting cross-fertilization across disciplines.

Conference description| My poster presentation

Transitions toward recovery in depression: An intensive mood- and activity-monitoring design

2017

Clinical Relevance versus Statistical Significance | Dec 5-7, Groningen (NL)

Compared to statistical significance, little attention is paid to the importance of “clinical relevance” in scientific research. This short course dealt with the role clinical relevance plays in sample size determination (power), describing the results and statistical testing.

Course coordinator: Dr. Eric van Sonderen
Offered by Graduate School of Medical Sciences & University Medical Center Groningen

ESM Expert Network Meeting | Nov 24, Groningen (NL)
Belgian-Dutch Network for ESM Research in Mental Health

Annual network meeting for experience sampling method (ESM) experts from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Organised by Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation,
University Medical Center Groningen

Advanced (non)linear regression techniques | Oct 30-Nov 11, Groningen (NL)

This statistics course offered an advanced introduction into Generalized Additive Modeling and (Logistic) Mixed-Effects Regression.

Course coordinator: Dr. Martijn Wieling
Offered by BCN & University of Groningen

Society for Ambulatory Assessment conference | June 14-17, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)
University of Luxembourg

5th biennial conference.
Topic: Digital Health in Ambulatory Assessment

Conference program | Book of abstracts | My poster presentation

Reality check: an experience sampling study of the relationship between theory of mind and social functioning of patients with schizophrenia

MINI SCAN certification | Feb 22 & Mar 1, Groningen (NL)

Training for MINI-SCAN diagnostic interview

Course coordinator: Drs. F. J. Nienhuis
Offered by Rob Giel Onderzoekscentrum & University Medical Center Groningen

2016

ESM Expert Network Meeting | Nov 24, Leuven (BE)
Belgian-Dutch Network for ESM Research in Mental Health

First network meeting for experience sampling method (ESM) experts from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Organised by Center for Contextual Psychiatry | Catholic University Leuven