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Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

Katie
Aafjes-van Doorn

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Psychodynamic Track

DClinPsy, University of Oxford, 2012
MSc, University of Oxford, 2009
MSc, Vrije Universiteit, 2005

Dr. Katie Aafjes-van Doorn is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Clinical Psychology Program of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She received a MSc in Clinical Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, as well as a MSc in Psychological Research and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of Oxford. Over the years, she has worked clinically in different settings within the National Health Service, in the UK as well as at a psychoanalytic community clinic in San Francisco. Most recently, Dr. Aafjes-van Doorn completed a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Derner Institute for Psychological Services, Adelphi University.

She currently teaches Evidence-based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Research Methods and Design. In her research lab she focuses on psychodynamic process research, by coding therapeutic interactions between the therapist and patient and change in personality functioning over time. Her research topics include a range of moderators and mediators of therapy change (e.g. defenses, attachment, affect experiencing, reflective functioning), as well as therapist training (integration of research & practice and integration of different therapy models). She applies observer-coding systems, NLP and machine learning algorithms to illuminate the micro interactions and changes within the patient and therapist, during therapist training and treatment sessions. She has co-authored an introductory book on clinical psychology, chapters on process-outcome research and research in clinical psychology and is currently associate editor of the journal Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice.

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Dr. Aafjes-van Doorn specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy research. She has co-authored an introductory book on clinical psychology, chapters on process-outcome research and research in clinical psychology and has written about affect experiencing-in session and video-recording in psychotherapy.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Aafjes-van Doorn, K. Etchebarne, I., Garay, C, Kamsteeg, C., & Roussos, A. (in press). Psychotherapy for personal growth? A multicultural and multitheoretical exploration. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Kealy, D., Ogrodniczuk, J., Weber, R., Ehrenthal, J., & Joyce, A. (in press). The effect of hopelessness and perceived group compatibility on treatment outcome for patients with personality dysfunction.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K. & Müller-Frommeyer, L. C., (in press). Reciprocal language style matching in psychotherapy research. Counseling & Psychotherapy Research.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., James McCollum., & Silberschatz, G. (in press). Assessing internalized beliefs: Development of the pathogenic belief scale. Development and Psychopathology.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Portier, K., & Kamsteeg (2020). A dialectical behavior therapy skills group in a psychoanalytic community service: A pilot study. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy34(1), 21-46.

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Silberschatz, G., Kamsteeg, C (2019) Cognitive mediators of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adult psychopathology: A systematic review. Development and Psychopathology. 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954579419001317

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., & Sweeney, K. (2019). The effect of initial therapy contact: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 74, 101786.

Minges, M., Zilcha-Mano, S., Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Gorman, B. & Barber, J.P. (2019) Interpersonal problems of cocaine dependent adults differ from those of a normative sample. Addiction Research & Theory. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1688304

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Kealy, D., Ogrodniczuk, J., Weber, R., Ehrenthal, J., & Joyce, A. (2019). Improving self-esteem through integrative group therapy for personality dysfunction: Investigating the role of the therapeutic alliance and quality of object relations. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 75, 2079–2094. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22832

Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Zilcha-Mano, S., Graham, K., Caldari, A., Barber, J. P., Chambless, D.L., & Milrod, B. (2019). The role of safety behaviors in panic disorder treatment: Self-regulation or self-defeat?. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 49(4), 203-212. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-019-09432-9

Nehrig, N., Prout, T., & Aafjes-van Doorn (2019) Whose anxiety are we treating, anyway?. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1-13. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22824

Zalman, H., Aafjes-van Doorn, K., & Eubanks, C. (2019). Alliance challenges in the treatment of a narcissistic patient: The case of Alex. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 22(9). Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2019.351

katie.aafjes@yu.edu

Resnick campus - Rousso Building
Room#123

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Fall 2018
Advanced Research Seminar
PSC 6539

 

Evidence-Based Psychody Thrpy
PSC 6486

 

Psycodynamic Process Rsrch I
PSC 6574

 

Research Methods Design
PSC 6287

 

Research Project I
PSC 6915

 

Research Project II
PSC 6916

 

Spring 2018
Advanced Research Seminar
PSC 6539

 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy
PSC 6498

 

Research Project I
PSC 6915

 

Special Topics:
PSA 6900

 

Fall 2017
Evidence-Based Psychody Thrpy
PSC 6486

 

Psycodynamic Process Rsrch I
PSC 6574