Professor Paul Emmelkamp is one of the Netherlands’ most well-respected psychologists. He specializes in the origins and treatment of anxiety and personality disorders. He is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Emmelkamp’s research interests extend to depression, work-related distress, substance abuse, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is also interested in how different modes of technology might be used to treat patients.

Professor Emmelkamp was President of the International Federation for Psychotherapy and is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. He has written and published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and is the (co-)author or editor of several books.

In 2006, Professor Emmelkamp was awarded a Distinguished Professorship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, he received the Award of the European Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy. He has been the Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Utrecht1975
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Utrecht1971
4 Honors and Awards
Paris Institute of Advanced Study2021
Fellow in Residence
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences2006
Distinguished Professorship
4 Books
Book cover of "Personality Disorders"
Book cover of "The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders"
Book cover of "Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol and Drug Abuse: A Practitioner's Guide to Theory, Methods, and Practice"
Book cover of "Phobic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Practice"