Prof. Chijs Van Nieuwenhuizen
Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen is professor in Forensic Mental Health Care (Tilburg University), professor in Transforming Care for Youth (Tilburg University) and visiting professor University College Ghent, Faculty of Education, Health & Social Work. At GGzE, she is clinical director of the Centre for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, program leader of the Research group Forensic Mental Health Care and psychotherapist at De Catamaran, hospital for youth forensic psychiatry & orthopsychiatry.
Van Nieuwenhuizen studied clinical and experimental psychology at the University of Groningen. In 1998, she got her PhD in Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. In 2004 she was officially registered as psychotherapist (behavioural therapy and psychoanalytic therapy) and in 2016 as MH-psychologist. Van Nieuwenhuizen is, among other things, president of EFCAP (European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions), chair of the Review commission nationwide juvenile justice instrument, member of the ZonMw-committee ‘Research programme Mental Health Care’ and member of the NWO-committee ‘Societal (re)eintegration of adolescents and adults with autism and psychosis’