Curriculum Vitae

Philip Spinhoven (1954) completed his Bachelors in Philosophy in 1975 and his Masters in Clinical Psychology (cum laude) in 1981. In 1989 he received his PhD on the basis of his thesis entitled “Hypnosis and pain control”. From 1981 to 1998 he was assistant and later associate professor at the Department of Psychiatry of Leiden University Medical Center.

From 1998 onwards he has been appointed as professor of clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology of Leiden University and the Department of Psychiatry of Leiden University Medical Center. He is registered as health care psychologist, psychotherapist and clinical psychologist by the Dutch Ministery of Health. He has been dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences from 2008 untill 2012 and is chairman of the research school Experimental Psychopathology since 2003.