Dr. Jeroen Dewinter is a scientist-practitioner combining his position as a clinical psychologist at an outpatient mental health service for emerging adults (GGzE, the Netherlands) with his work as a senior researcher at Tranzo, Centre for Care and Wellbeing at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. He studied Educational Sciences (2000), Belgium, and completed his training in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy at KULeuven (Belgium). He also completed a postdoctoral specialist training in clinical psychology (2013) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and obtained his PhD in 2016 on the sexual development of adolescent boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Tilburg University.
His current work relates to research on sexual diversity and wellbeing in autistic adolescents and adults, and more general on wellbeing in autistic adolescents and adults. In line with the aims of Tranzo, Jeroen values close collaboration with autistic adolescents and adults, and the translation of research findings to clinical practice and daily life.
Jeroen co-initiated the INSAR SIG on autism, gender, sexuality and relationships in close collaboration with international autism advocates and researchers, and the NVVS SIG on autism and sexuality.
In his clinical work, his expertise lies in working with adolescents and emerging adults with a focus on wellbeing and societal participation. Attention to sexuality and sexual diversity is also an important focus in his clinical work.
Dr. Dewinter is a guest-lecturer in the master program Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University and in the postgraduate program Forensic assessment and counseling at Thomas More (Antwerpen, Belgium).