Kim de Jong (1977) has studied Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and received a double master degree with honors (‘met genoegen’) in Clinical Psychology and in Psychological Methods in 2000. After graduation, she has worked as an applied researcher in a mental health organization (GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord) for 12 years. There she performed studies in a wide variety of patients and settings. In October 2009, she accepted a part-time job as a researcher at the department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Erasmus University Medical Center.
In 2012 Kim obtained her doctoral degree from Leiden University, as an external candidate. As part of her dissertation research, she visited prof. Michael J. Lambert at Brigham Young University in 2008 for five months. In 2013 she was awarded with an NWO Rubicon grant to work with prof. Robert J. DeRubeis at the University of Pennsylvania for a year. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Leiden University.