Dr. Lars de Vroege is a scientist-practitioner combining his position as mental health psychologist (GZ-psycholoog) at an specialized mental health centre for psychosomatics (https://www.ggzbreburg.nl/centra/topklinisch-centrum-lichaam-geest-en-gezondheid/) with his work as senior researcher at Tranzo, Centre for Care and Wellbeing at the Tilburg University. He studied Cognitive neuropsychology (William James Graduate School) and Clinical Neuropsychology (Vrije Universiteit) and completed his training as mental health psychologist at RINO Zuid (2019). He obtained his PhD in 2018 on the diagnostic assessment and clinical characteristics of patients with somatic symptom and related disorders.
His current work focuses on clinical characteristics of patients with somatic symptom and related disorders. Specifically, he focuses on cognitive functioning in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders and factors that may influence cognitive functioning. In line with the aims of Tranzo, Lars collaborates with other departments (Medical and Clinical Psychology, Cognitive neuropsychology), universities and other mental health care institutions. Furthermore, the evaluation and (further) development of cognitive reh
In his clinical work his expertise lies within the treatment of and the diagnostics of patients with somatic symptom and related disorders. Attention and focus on cognitive functioning is important in his clinical work.
Dr. Lars de Vroege is a guest-lecturer at RINO Zuid (courses Psychodiagnostics, Psychosomatics, and Scientific research within the daily practice).