Maartje Schoorl, PhD

  • Assistant professor
  • Internship coordinator
  • Clinical psychology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post master education

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 4083
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B37

Maartje Schoorl studied Clinical Psychology at Leiden University. She worked in diverse mental health care settings after her graduation in 2001. In 2002 she started the postmaster education for mental health care psychologist In Utrecht. Subsequently, she finished the post master education for clinical psychologist in 2008. The same year, she acquired the OOG-grant (Opleiding Onderzoekers in de GGZ) which made a PhD trajectory possible at Leiden University, under supervision of professor Van Der Does. She obtained the PhD at Leiden University in 2013. Since then, she combined a clinical position at PsyQ Haaglanden (psychotrauma center) with research and teaching at the University of Leiden. She is also involved in the post master trajectory for Clinical Psychologist and is a licensed cognitive-behavioral therapist.

Maartje Schoorl is the Master internship coordinator Clinical Psychology FSW - KLISTAGE

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae Schoorl 2014


My main focus is on clinical research into therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the last few years, I was particularly interested in innovative process-focused treatments, such as attentional bias modification and mindfulness-based interventions. Recently, we are setting up a study to investigate Intensive exposure therapy for patients with chronic PTSD, traumatized in childhood. Also, we are planning a naturalistic cohort study. Our goal is to examine factors that are associated with positive and negative effects of therapy; both working mechanisms and predictive variables.


OOG grant, ZonMw programma Geestkracht,  2008-2013.


  • Health Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapist

PhD candidates

D. Oprel, PsyQ Haaglanden, psychotrauma center & Leiden University. Intensive Exposure therapy in (complex) PTSD

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Last Modified: 26-07-2016