Research

Doctoral Research

The story of ‘the data’

On validity and performativity of data collection processes

in psychotherapy research

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Promotor: Prof. Dr. Mattias Desmet

Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. Reitske Meganck

Doctoral Committee: Prof. Dr. Tom Loeys (Ghent University, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Reitske Meganck (Ghent University, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Eric Schliesser (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Read more about the research project here.

= The public defence of my PhD research is held at September 9th, 2019, in Ghent, Belgium =

Gifted Research

Collaborative research project of

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  • Department of Psychoanalysis & Clinical Consulting(drs. Femke Truijens, Joost Los, prof. Mattias Desmet)
  • Department of Personnel management, Work and Organizational Psychology(prof. Eva Derous, Pim Veerstreaten)

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  • Gifted adults and their experience of mental health care
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For more information about ongoing research, contact Femke.Truijens@ugent.be

Bibliography

First author

Truijens, F., Cornelis, S., Desmet, M., De Smet, M., & Meganck, R. (2019). Validity beyond Measurement. On epistemic validity versus test validity in psychotherapy research. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00532.

Truijens, F., Desmet, M., De Coster, E., Uyttenhove, H., & Deeren, B. (2019). When quantitative measures become a qualitative storybook. A qualitative and visual analysis of the validity and performativity of questionnaire administration for a case in psychotherapy research. Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2019.1579287. Full text upon request

Truijens, F. L., De Smet, M., Desmet, M., & Meganck, R. (2019). Validity of data as precondition of evidence in psychotherapy research. Manuscript forthcoming. Full text upon request

Truijens, F. L., Van Nieuwenhove, K., De Smet, M., Desmet, M., & Meganck, R. (2019). How questionnaires shape complaints. On validity and performativity of data collection in psychotherapy research. Manuscript forthcoming. 

Truijens, F. L., Desmet, M., Vandevoorde, M., De Smet, M., & Meganck, R. (2019). What is it like to be a dependent variable? How participation in psychotherapy research threatens the validity of data. Manuscript forthcoming. 

Truijens, F., Zühlke-Van Hulzen, L., & Vanheule, S. (2019). To manualize, or not to manualize: Is that still the question? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1-15. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22712. PDF

Truijens, F. (2017). Do the numbers speak for themselves? A critical analysis of procedural objectivity in psychotherapeutic efficacy research. Synthese, 194, 4721-4740. PDF

Truijens, F., & Van Emmerik, A. (2013). Visual feedback in written imaginal exposure for posttraumatisch stress: a preliminary study. Journal of Loss and Trauma19, 403-415. PDF

Co-author

De Smet, M. M., Cornelis, S., Acke, E., Meganck, R., Truijens, F. L., & Desmet, M. (2019). Making sense of deterioration in psychotherapy: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of depressed patients’ perspectives. Manuscript forthcoming.

De Smet, M. M., Meganck, R., De Geest, R., Norman, U., Truijens, F. L., & Desmet, M. (in press). What “Good Outcome” Means to Patients: Understanding Recovery and Improvement in Psychotherapy for Major Depression from a Mixed Methods Perspective. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Full text upon request

De Smet, M., Meganck, R., Van Nieuwenhove, K., Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2019). No change? A grounded theory analysis of depressed patients’ perspectives on non-improvement in psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00588. Full text upon request

Dulsster, D., Vanheule, S., Cauwe, J., Ingouf, J., & Truijens, F. (2018). Lacanian talking therapy considered closely: a qualitative study. Psychoanalytic Psychology, DOI.: 10.1037/pap0000187. Full text upon request

Meganck, R., Desmet, M., Bockting, C., Inslegers, R., Truijens, F., De Smet, M., et al. (2017). The Ghent Psychotherapy Study (GPS) on the differential efficacy of supportive-expressive and cognitive behavioral interventions in dependent and self-critical depressive patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18, DOI 10.1186/s13063-017-1867-x. PDF

Van Nieuwenhove, K., Truijens, F., Meganck, R., Cornelis, S., & Desmet, M. (in press). Working Through Childhood Trauma-Related Interpersonal Patterns in Psychodynamic Treatment: An Evidence-Based Case Study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and PolicyFull text upon request

Verbeke, E., Vanheule, S., Cauwe, J., Truijens, F., & Froyen, B. (2019). Coercion and power in psychiatry: a qualitative study with ex-patients. Social Science and Medicine.  DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.031Full text upon request

Vinke, Y., Truijens, F., Van Polanen-Petel, E., & Van Emmerik, A. A. P. (in press). The efficacy of a single imaginal exposure writing assignment in reducing posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms: a pilot study. Journal of Clinical PsychologyFull text upon request

Invited Lectures

Truijens, F. (2019). How questionnaires shape answers. On validity and performativity of ‘the data’ in psychotherapeutic research. Invited lecture at the Forum, Department for Theory and History of Psychology, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Truijens, F. (2019). How questionnaires shape answers. On validity and performativity of ‘the data’ in psychotherapeutic research. Invited lecture at the Heymans Colloquium, Department for Theory and History of Psychology, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Truijens, F. (2019).‘The data’ in psychotherapy research. About validity, performativity, and the simple questions that are often forgotten to be asked. Invited Lecture, Elected as PhD presenter in a faculty voting, Research Day for the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2018). How questionnaires shape answers. On validity and performativity of ‘the data’ in psychotherapeutic research. Invited lecture at the Expert Meeting Philosophy and Psychiatry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Abstract

Conference Papers

Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2018). ‘The data’ and the replication crisis in psychology. A qualitative case analysis of validity of data collection in psychotherapy research. Presented at the Second Workshop “Perspectives on Scientific Error”, Groningen, The Netherlands. Abstract

Truijens, F., Vandevoorde, M., & Desmet, M. (2018). What is it like to be a dependent variable? Presented at the CiNaPSmeeting: “Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences”, Antwerp, Belgium. Abstract

Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2018). How questionnaires shape answers. On validity and performativity of ‘the data’ in psychotherapeutic research. Presented at the Society of Psychotherapy Research Conference, World Chapter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Abstract

Truijens, F., Cornelis, S., & Desmet, M. (2016). Validity in times of measurement: on the epistemic validity of test validity in psychotherapy research. Presented at the BACP Research Conference 2016 : “Research Matters. Evidence for an evolving profession”, Brighton, United Kingdom. Abstract

Truijens, F., Zühlke-Van Hulzen, & Vanheule, S. (2016). De Treatment Manual als boegbeeld van Evidence-Based Treatment: hoe evident is geprotocolleerd behandelen in praktijk? Presented at the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Klinisch Psychologen Studiedag, Leuven, Belgium. Abstract

Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2015). All have won what? On the epistemic value of RCT based evidence in Evidence Based Treatment. Presented at the Society of Psychotherapy Research Conference, European Chapter: “8th European Conference of Psychotherapy Research”, Klagenfurt, Austria. Abstract

Truijens, F., & Desmet, M. (2015). Objectivity in psychotherapy research: do the numbers speak for themselves? Presented at he Society of Psychotherapy Research Conference, European Chapter: “8th European Conference of Psychotherapy Research (SPR)”, Klagenfurt, Austria.  Abstract

Truijens, F. (2015). Objectivity in psychotherapy research: Do the numbers speak for themselves? Presented at the 8th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg (MuST) Conference in Philosophy of Science : “Objectivity in Science”, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Abstract

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