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Dr E. (Eva) Billen

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Clinical Psychology
Photographer: Eva Billen

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: G1.42
Postal address
  • Postbus 15933
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Eva Billen (PhD) is an assistant professor in the department of clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She got her PhD at Tilburg University on improving the understanding of self-regulation in forensic settings. Her main interest is in forensic psychology and treatment. She has specific interests in self-regulation and personality, as well as changes and improvement during treatment and risk assessment. She has an interest in longitudinal and time-series data, both in the long-term and short-term. Research methods mostly focus on questionnaire and file data, but also include task data, qualitative interviews and experience sampling methods.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Forensic psychology
    • Self-regulation
    • Personality
    • Longitudinal designs
    • Clinical psychology
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Longitudinal designs
    • Questionnaire studies
    • Experience sampling methods

    Current research projects

    Using experience sampling to measure and track self-regulation on a daily basis. Investigating the factor structure and use of a mindfulness questionnair in forensic settings. Validity of the Good Lives Model in general and forensic settings

    Research grants & honours

    • Starting grant

    Current collaborations

    • Fivoor
    • De Waag 
  • Teaching & PhD supervision

    Bachelor Psychology

    • Bachelor thesis supervisor
    • Clinical Interviewing and Diagnostic Skills
    • Psychotherapy and Therapeutic skills
    • Personality and Personality Disorders

    Master Clinical Forensic Psychology

    • Interventions (coördinator)
    • Masterthesis (coördinator/supervisor)

    Master Clinical Psychology

    • Masterthesis (coördinator)

    Research Master

    • Masterthesis and internship supervisor
  • Publications


    • Billen, E., Garofalo, C., & Bogaerts, S. (2022). Self-Regulation All Bass-Ackwards: Similarities and Differences in Component Structure in Community and Forensic Psychiatric Populations. Psychological Assessment, 34(3), 247-260. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Billen, E., Garofalo, C., Schwabe, I., Jeandarme, I., & Bogaerts, S. (2022). Emotional, cognitive and behavioral self-regulation in forensic psychiatric patients: Changes over time and associations with childhood trauma, identity and personality pathology. Psychology, Crime & Law.


    • Billen, E., Garofalo, C., Weller, J. A., Kirisci, L., Reynolds, M., Tarter, R. E., & Bogaerts, S. (2020). Bidirectional associations between self-regulation and deviance from adolescence to adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 34, 335-344. Article 10.1017/S0954579420000656. Advance online publication.


    • Billen, E., Garofalo, C., Vermunt, J. K., & Bogaerts, S. (2019). Trajectories of Self-control in a Forensic Psychiatric Sample: Stability and Association with Psychopathology, Criminal History, and Recidivism. Criminal justice and behavior, 46(9), 1255-1275.
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  • Ancillary activities
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