Bio

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.

 

Expertise

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.  

Teaching

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). 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Autisme en seksueel grensoverschrijdend gedrag

    Dewinter, J., Bradt, E., & Rutten, A. X. (2020). Autisme en seksueel grensoverschrijdend gedrag. In P. D. K. Goethals, M. De Boeck, T. Dilliën, W. Huys, & A. Nuyts (Eds.), Handboek behandeling van seksueel afwijkend gedrag (pp. 419-442). Gompel en Svacina.
  2. INSAR special interest group report - Stakeholder perspectives on pri…

    Dewinter, J., van der Miesen, A. I. R., & Graham Holmes, L. (2020). INSAR special interest group report: Stakeholder perspectives on priorities for future research on autism, sexuality, and intimate relationships. Autism Research, 13(8), 1248-1257.
  3. Psychosexual problems, sexual deviance and promoting sexual health in…

    Greaves-Lord, K., Dewinter, J., Pedersen, L., Healy, O., & Stokes, M. A. (2020). Psychosexual problems, sexual deviance and promoting sexual health in autistic adolescents and adults. In S. W. White, B. B. Maddox, & C. A. Mazefsky (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of autism and co-occurring psychiatric conditions (pp. 215-236). Oxford University Press.
  4. Qualitative research in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disor…

    van Schalkwyk, G. I., & Dewinter, J. (2020). Qualitative research in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(7), 2280-2282.
  5. Seksuele identiteit en genderidentiteit

    Raaijmakers, D., van der Miesen, A., Dewinter, J., & Ruigrok, A. (2019). Seksuele identiteit en genderidentiteit. De Psycholoog, 54(5), 10-21.

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