Sanne Bruijniks

Postdoc

Current projects:

Research interests:

My research focuses on psychotherapy for depression: the role of session frequency, mechanisms of change, (machine learning to) predict therapy outcome, the quality of therapeutic procedures, the role of learning processes, and conducting experiments that disentangle treatment packages to find out how we can improve psychotherapy for depression.

Publications:

Articles

  1. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Meeter, M., Lemmens, L., Peeters, F., Cuijpers, P., Renner, F., & Huibers, M. J. (2022). Mechanistic pathways of change in twice weekly versus once weekly sessions of psychotherapy for depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 151, 104038. https://doi.org/10.1016j.brat.2022.104038
  2. Renner, F., Werthmann, J., Paetsch, A., Bär, H. E., Heise, M., & Bruijniks, S. J. E. (2021). Prospective mental imagery in depression: Impact on reward processing and reward-motivated behaviour. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 3(2). https://cpe.psychopen.eu/index.php/cpe/article/view/3013/3013.html
  3. Bruijniks, S. J. E., van Bronswijk, S., DeRubeis, R. J., Delgadillo, J., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2021). Individual differences in response to once versus twice weekly sessions of CBT and IPT for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, .
  4. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Cuijpers, P., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2021). Voortaan twee keer per week psychotherapie bij depressie. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 165, 24.
  5. Bruijniks, S. J. E., DeRubeis, R. J., Lemmens, L. H., Peeters, F. P., Cuijpers, P., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2021). The relation between therapy quality, therapy processes and outcomes and identifying for whom therapy quality matters in CBT and IPT for depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 139, 5.
  6. Van Bronswijk, S. C., Bruijniks, S. J. E., Lorenzo-Luaces, L., Derubeis, R., Lemmens, L. H., Peeters, F. P., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2021). Cross-trial prediction in psychotherapy: External validation of the Personalized Advantage Index using machine learning in two Dutch randomized trials comparing CBT versus IPT for depression. Psychotherapy Research, 31, 78-91.
  7. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Frank, U., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Werthmann, J., & Renner, F. (2021). Skill Improvement through Learning in Therapy (SKILT): a study protocol for a randomized trial testing the direct effects of cognitive behavioral therapy skill acquisition and role of learning capacity in major depressive disorder. , .
  8. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Meeter, M., Lemmens, L. H. J. M., Peeters, F., Cuijpers, P., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2021). Temporal and specific pathways of change in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, , 104010. https://doi.org/10.1016j.brat.2021.104010
  9. Bruijniks, S. J. E., van Grootheest, G., Cuijpers, P., de Kluiver, H., Vinkers, C. H., Peeters, F. P., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2020). Working memory moderates the relation between the brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) and psychotherapy outcome for depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 130, 424-432.
  10. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Lemmens, L. H., Hollon, S. D., Peeters, F. P., Cuijpers, P., Boogaard, A. van den, & Arntz, M. (2020). The effects of once-versus twice-weekly sessions on psychotherapy outcomes in depressed patients. The British Journal of Psychiatry, , 1-9.
  11. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Los, S. A., & Huibers, M. J. (2020). Direct effects of cognitive therapy skill acquisition on cognitive therapy skill use, idiosyncratic dysfunctional beliefs and emotions in distressed individuals: An experimental study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 67, 101460. https://doi.org/10.1016j.jbtep.2019.02.005
  12. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Sijbrandij, M., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2019). The effects of retrieval versus rehearsal of online problem-solving therapy sessions on recall, problem-solving skills and distress in distressed individuals: An experimental study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 101485.
  13. Bruijniks, S. J. E., DeRubeis, R. J., Hollon, S. D., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2019). The Potential Role of Learning Capacity in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression: A Systematic Review of the Evidence and Future Directions for Improving Therapeutic Learning. Clinical Psychological Science, 2167.
  14. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Peeters, F. P., Strunk, D. R., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2019). Measuring patients’ acquisition of therapy skills in psychotherapy for depression: Assessing the CCTS-SR and the IPSS-SR. American journal of psychotherapy, 72, 67-74.
  15. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Sijbrandij, M., Schlinkert, C., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2018). Isolating therapeutic procedures to investigate mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy for depression. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9.
  16. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Franx, G., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2018). The implementation and adherence to evidence-based protocols for psychotherapy for depression: the perspective of therapists in Dutch specialized mental healthcare. BMC psychiatry, 18, 190.
  17. Bruijniks, S. J. E., Bosmans, J., Peeters, F. P., Hollon, S. D., van Oppen, P., Boogaard, M. van den, Dingemanse, P., Cuijpers, P., Arntz, A., Franx, G., & J., H. M. (2015). Frequency and change mechanisms of psychotherapy among depressed patients: study protocol for a multicenter randomized trial comparing twice-weekly versus once-weekly sessions of CBT and IPT.. BMC psychiatry, 15, 137.
  18. Bruijniks, S. J. E., & Huibers, M. J. H. (2015). FreqMech: de frequentie en werkingsmechanismen van psychotherapie voor depressie. GZ-psychologie, 7, 12-15.