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My name is Cathelijn Tjaden, and I work as a PhD student at the Trimbos Insitute and Tilburg University (Tranzo). My research concerns the effectiveness of a new intervention for people with a severe mental illness receiving Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT). The intervention (Resourcegroups) is aimed towards recapturing of agency and strucuturally involving significant others. We are performing both a quantitiave effectiveness study (RCT, comparison with FACT + resourcegroups with FACT as usual) and a qualitative case study to investigate experiences and perspectives of all those involved.

Recent publications

  1. Attachment as a framework to facilitate empowerment for people with s…

    Tjaden, C. D., Mulder, C. L., Delespaul, A. E. G., Arntz, A. R., & Kroon, H. (2021). Attachment as a framework to facilitate empowerment for people with severe mental illness. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice., 94(3), 407-425.
  2. Effectiveness of resource groups for improving empowerment, quality o…

    Tjaden, C., Mulder, C. L., Den Hollander, W., Castelein, S., Delespaul, P., Keet, R., Van Weeghel, J., & Kroon, H. (2021). Effectiveness of resource groups for improving empowerment, quality of life, and functioning of people with severe mental illness: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 78(12), 1309-1318.
  3. Interpersonal relations within the context of resource groups for peo…

    Tjaden, C. D., Boumans, J., Mulder, C. L., & Kroon, H. (2021). Interpersonal relations within the context of resource groups for people with severe mental illness: A narrative approach. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, [632437].
  4. Embracing the social nature of recovery - A longitudinal, qualitative…

    Tjaden, C. T., Boumans, J., Mulder, C. L., & Kroon, H. (2020). Embracing the social nature of recovery: A longitudinal, qualitative, multi-perspective study on the resource group method for people with severe mental illness. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11(11), [574256].
  5. The resource group method in severe mental illness - Study protocol f…

    Tjaden, C., Mulder, C. L., van Weeghel, J., Delespaul, P., & Keet, R. (2019). The resource group method in severe mental illness: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial and a qualitative multiple case study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13, [15].

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