Manja Koenders, MSc

Position:
  • Lecturer
Expertise:
  • Clinical psychology
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Longitudinal clinical studies
  • Environmental stressors


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7980
E-Mail: m.a.koenders@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B41
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: m.a.koenders@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B38
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7980
E-Mail: m.a.koenders@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B41


Manja Koenders completed a master in Forensic Criminology in 2008 and subsequently studied psychology. In 2009 she participated in the psychology honours bachelor project  and in 2010 she finished the master Clinical Neuropsychology. After graduating she started working at Psyq The Hague, combining research activities with psychological treatment of patients with mood disorders. Along the way she was able to start a PhD trajectory under the supervision of Bernet Elzinga and Phillip Spinhoven. Currently she is finishing her PhD, and works as teacher at Leiden University and as a psychologist at the specialized bipolar outpatient clinic at Psyq Rotterdam.

Research

My current research focusses on complex associations between the bipolar disease course and contextual factors such as stressors and social support. To investigate these associations we use multilevel and network analyses. Further, I am interested in improving the treatment for bipolar patients. Recently we are developing a screening questionnaire to assess relationships problems in bipolar patients in order to broaden the treatment focus by including the patients social support system. For more information

Last Modified: 26-07-2016