Bio

I am a developmental and clinical research psychologist. My primary focus is on advancing scientific knowledge about why (non-suicidal) self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (e.g., cutting, hitting oneself) emerge and how to timely predict and prevent their occurrence. More broadly, I am interested in mental health research among adolescents and emerging adults and the implementation of digital tools in mental health care. My research makes use of a range of complementary methodological approaches (e.g., epidemiological surveys, clinic-based studies, and real-time monitoring).

Expertise

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (Zelfverwonding)
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors (Suïcidaliteit)
  • Mental health adolescents and young adults (GGZ adolescenten en jongvolwassenen)
  • Implementation of digital tools in mental health care (Digitale technologie in GGZ)

Highlights

Recent selected publications: 

Kiekens, G., Hasking, P., Nock, M. K., Kleiman, E., Kirtley, O. J., Houben, M., Boyes, M., Bruffaerts, R., & Myin-Germeys, I., & Claes, L. (in press). A Comparison of Affective-Cognitive Dynamics in Daily Life Between Emerging Adults with and without Past-Year Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2023.08.004 

Kiekens, G., Claes, L., Schoefs, S., Kemme, N. D. F., Luyckx, K., Kleiman, E., Nock, M. K., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2023). Research protocol of the Detection of Acute rIsk of seLf-injurY (DAILY) Project: An ecological momentary assessment study among treatment-seeking individuals. Journal of Medical Internet ResearchResearch Protocols, 12:e46244. https://doi.org/10.2196/46244 

Kiekens, G., Claes, L., Hasking, P., Mortier, P., Bootsma, E., Boyes, M., Myin-Germeys, I., Demyttenaere, K., Cuijpers, P., Kessler, R. C. and Nock, M. K., & Bruffaerts, R. (2023). A Longitudinal Investigation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Persistence Patterns, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes during the College Period. Psychological medicine, 53(13), 6011-6026. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722003178

Kiekens, G., Hasking, P., Bruffaerts, R., Alonso, J., Auerbach, R. P., Bantjes, J., Benjet, C., Boyes, M., Chiu, W. T., Claes, L., Cuijpers, P., Ebert, D. D., Mak. A., Mortier, P., O'Neill, S., Sampson, N. A., Stein, D., Vilagut, G., Nock, M. K., & Kessler, R. C. (2023). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among First-Year College Students and its Association with Mental Disorders: Results from the World Mental Health International College Student (WMH-ICS) Initiative. Psychological Medicine, 53(3), 875-886. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721002245 

All manuscripts are freely available at my website: Publications | Glenn-Kiekens

Recent publications

  1. Mood disorders in higher education in Flanders during the 2nd and 3rd…

    Bootsma, E., Jansen, L., Kiekens, G., Voorpoels, W., Mortier, P., Proost, S., vande Poel, I., Jacobs, K., Demyttenaere, K., Alonso, J., Kessler, R. C., Cuijpers, P., Auerbach, R. P., & Bruffaerts, R. (2023). Mood disorders in higher education in Flanders during the 2nd and 3rd COVID-19 wave: Prevalence and help-seeking: Findings from the Flemish College Surveys (FLeCS). Journal of Psychiatric Research, 159, 33-41.
  2. Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the eating competence…

    Claes, L., Vankerckhoven, L., Smits, D., Kiekens, G., Robillard, C. L., Stukken, L., & Luyckx, K. (2023). Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the eating competence Satter Inventory (ecSI 2.0TM) in community adolescents. Nutrients, 15(21), Article 4531.
  3. Using experience sampling methods to support clinical management of p…

    de Thurah, L., Kiekens, G., Sips, R., Teixeira, A., Kasanova, Z., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2023). Using experience sampling methods to support clinical management of psychosis: The perspective of people with lived experience. Psychiatry Research, 324, Article 115207.
  4. DSM-5 non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) disorder in a community sample …

    Dierickx, S., Claes, L., Buelens, T., Smits, D., & Kiekens, G. (2023). DSM-5 non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) disorder in a community sample: Comparing NSSI engagement, recency and severity among emerging adults. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, Article 1251514.
  5. A systematic review of interpersonal processes and their measurement …

    Janssens, J., Kiekens, G., Jaeken, M., & Kirtley, O. J. (2023). A systematic review of interpersonal processes and their measurement within experience sampling studies of self-injurious thoughts and behaviours.

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