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Curriculum Vitae | Jos de Keijser
Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Name: A. de Keijser (nickname: Jos)

Nationality: Dutch

Academic position

Jos de Keijser is a professor in psychology at the University of Groningen. Since 2009, Jos is working at MSc Psychology PPO (Opleidingsinstituut PPO) and associate professor at GMW/RuG. De Keijser studied psychology at the University of Utrecht and advanced there in 1997.  His essay dealt with the guidance and treatment of grief. By the combination of his work in practice  and the university, he has been focusing on the treatment of complex grief in the last decades, especially focusing on loss by suicide or murder. He also engages in suicide prevention. Therefor he got the Ivonne van de Ven Award in 2007.

Scientific functions

  • Member ‘Adviescollege Levenslandgestraften’
  • Member Central Disciplinairy Court (The Hague)
  • Chairman Pieter Boeke Foundation (promotion psychotherapy in Northern Netherlands)
  • Chairman PPO Research foundation
  • Member Assessment ZON MW Subprogram 4: Prevention of mental disorders
  • Member Science Committee NVP
  • Member Congress Committee Annual Conference Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuro-psychologist
  • Project leader Research living with loss MH17
  • Editor GGZ Wetenschappelijk and reviewer  for several journals


  • Working at Psychiatric Hospital Franeker since 1988, later merged into GGZ Friesland (1997). Working as psychotherapist and clinical psychologist, head of education until 2009. After that, part time working as clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and project leader ‘Voorkom Suicide’ at GGZ Friesland.
  • Registration Psychotherapist (NVP) and Cognitive-behaviorist (VGCT) (1991)
  • Registration GZ-psychologist (BIG nr 69032669225) (1998)
  • Registration Psychotherapist (BIG nr 89032669216) (1998)
  • Registration Clinical Psychologist  (BIG nr 69032669225) (2006)


  • NIP (since 1986) Dutch Institute of Psychologists
  • NVP (since 1991), Dutch Association of Psychotherapy
  • Supervisor Register NVP (2012)
  • VGCT (since 1991) Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, supervisor and therapist trainer
  • NVGzP (since 2012) member
  • NtVP (sinds 2016) member
  • Co founder national center of expertise traumatic mourning