Biography & publications



2015 – present: research fellow at KU Leuven
2014 – present: freelancer at The Human Link
2013 – present: head of the Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society at Thomas More University College
2009 – 2013: researcher at Policy Research Centre Welfare Health and Family


KU Leuven
2009 – 2013: PhD, Psychology
2004 – 2009: MA, Psychology, Qualified Teacher in Psychology

Professional services

2017 – present: convenor of the EFPA TF on eHealth
2013 – present: committee member of the Registration commission for psychologists in Belgium
2012 – present: reviewer for several scientific journals
2011 – 2016: board member and head of communications of vzw VVKP

Memberships & current pastime

– registered psychologist: admission number 861111110
– member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists
– member of the Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists
– member of the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions
– occasional book and app reviewer

A more detailed bio can be found on LinkedIn or you can read my academic CV.


You may find an overview of my publications below. All postprint articles which I’m allowed to share can be downloaded here, as I’m an avid supporter of open access. If you would like to read one of the articles that is not (yet) available, do not hesitate to contact me.


Van Daele, T., Van den Bergh, O. (sup.), Hermans, D. (cosup.), Van Audenhove, C. (cosup.) (2013). A psychoeducational approach to stress management. An implementation and effectiveness study. (Doctoral thesis, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium).

Articles in internationally reviewed scientific journals

Ebert, D. D., Van Daele, T., Nordgreen, T., Karekla, M., Compare, T. A., Zarbo, C., Brugnera, A., Oeverland, S., Trebbi, G., Jensen, K. L., Kaehlke, F., on behalf of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce, & Baumeister, H. (Accepted). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: applications, efficacy and potential for improving mental health. A report of the EFPA e-health taskforce. European Psychologist.

Van Daele, T., Frijns, C., & Lievens, J. (2017). How do students and lecturers experience the interactive use of handheld technology in large enrolment courses? British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(6), 1318-1329. doi:10.1111/bjet.12500

Viaene, A. S., Van Daele, T., Bleys, D., Faust, K., Massa, G. G. (2017). Fear of hypoglycemia, parenting stress, and metabolic control for children with type 1 diabetes and their parents. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24(1), 74-81. doi:10.1007/s10880-017-9489-8

Meulders, A., Van Daele, T., Volders, S., & Vlaeyen, Y. (2016). The impact of safety behavior on exposure-based reduction of fear and anxiety: a meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 45, 144-156. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.02.002

Van Daele, T., Vansteenwegen, D., Hermans, D., Van den Bergh, O., Van Audenhove, C. (2015). Home nurses and patient depression. Attitudes, competences and the effects of a minimal intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76, 125-136. doi: 10.1111/jan.12476

Van Daele, T., Griffith, J. W., Van den Bergh, O., Hermans, D. (2014). Overgeneral autobiographical memory predicts changes in depression in a community sample. Cognition & Emotion, 28, 1303-1312. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.879052

Van Daele, T., Van Audenhove, C., Vansteenwegen, D., Hermans, D., & Van den Bergh, O. (2013). Effectiveness of a six session stress reduction program for groups. Mental Health and Prevention, 1, 19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.mhp.2013.10.001

Van Daele, T., Van Audenhove, C., Hermans, D., Van den Bergh, O., & Van den Broucke, S. (2014). Empowerment implementation: Enhancing fidelity and adaptation in a psychoeducational intervention. Health Promotion International, 29, 212-22. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das070

Van Daele, T., Van den Bergh, O., Van Audenhove, C., Raes, F., & Hermans, D. (2013). Reduced memory specificity predicts the acquisition of problem solving skills in psychoeducation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 135-140. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.12.005

Van Daele, T., Hermans, D., Van Audenhove, C., & Van den Bergh, O. (2012). Stress reduction through psychoeducation: a meta-analytic review. Health Education & Behavior, 39, 474-485. doi: 10.1177/1090198111419202

Van Daele, T., Hermans, D., Vansteenwegen, D., Van Audenhove, C., & Van den Bergh, O. (2010). Preventie van stress, angst en depressie door psycho-educatie: een overzicht van interventies [Prevention of stress, anxiety and depression by psychoeducation: an overview of interventions]. Psychologie & Gezondheid, 38, 224-235. doi: 10.1007/s12483-010-0390-5

Articles in other scientific journals

Van Daele, T. (2017). Grenzen verleggen [Pushing boundaries].Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 47(1), 2-3.

Van Daele T. & Vanhoomissen, T. (2015). Portable technology in mental healthcare. De  psycholoog, Special edition, 34-39.

Van Daele, T. (2015). Psychotherapie effectief voor de behandeling van depressie in de eerste lijn?[Psychotherapy effective for the treatment of depression in primary care?].  Minerva: Tijdschrift voor Evidence-based Medicine, Online, 288.

Van Daele T. & Vanhoomissen, T. (2015). Draagbare technologie in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg [Wearables in mental health care]. Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 45(1), 9-14.

Van Daele, T. (2014). Psychologische behandelingen voor depressie en angst bij dementie zijn mogelijk effectief. [Psychological treatments for depression and anxiety in dementia are possibly effective]. Minerva: Tijdschrift voor Evidence-based Medicine, Online, 237.

Van Daele, T.Vansteenwegen, D.Hermans, D.Van den Bergh, O.Van Audenhove, C. (2014). De thuisverpleegkundige, een belangrijke partner in de vermaatschappelijking van de geestelijke gezondheidszorg. [The home nurse, an important partner in the socialisation of mental health care]. Psyche: Tijdschrift van de VVGG26(2)17-19.

Van Daele T., Hermans, D., Van den Bergh, O., & Van Audenhove, C. (2014). De meerwaarde van gezondheidspromotie en preventie binnen de GGZ. [The added value of mental health promotion and prevention in MHC]. Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 44(2), 120-129.

Van Daele, T. (2014). Het nut van cognitieve gedragstherapie bij therapieresistente depressie [The use of cognitive behavioural therapy in treatment resistant depression]. Huisarts Nu, 43(1), 7-8.

Van Daele, T. (2012). Computergestuurde zelfhulp een meerwaarde voor hulpzoekende adolescenten met depressieve symptomen? [Does computerized self-help have an added value for helpseeking adolescents with depressive symptoms?]. Minerva: Tijdschrift voor Evidence-based Medicine11(10), 121-122.


Van Daele, T., Vansteenwegen, D., Hermans, D., Van Audenhove, C., Van den Bergh, O. (2013). Implementeren van online en GGZ-interventies in de thuiszorg. [Implementing online en mental healthcare interventions in home care]. Leuven: Steunpunt Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Gezin.

Interviews, reviews and blog contributions

Ruysschaert, T. (2014). Gezonde geesten kosten geld [Healthy minds cost money]. Medi-Sfeer, 436, 1-4.

Vermeir, T.  (2013). Psycho-educatie voor minder stress en meer draagkracht [Psychoeducation for less stress and more resilience]. PeopleSphere (HR Tribune), 78, 49-49.

Van Daele, T. (2013, 13 juni). Tien tips om zelf stress aan te pakken [Ten tips to deal with your own stress] [Web log post]. Retrieved from