PhD training program

The goal of the program is the education of highly qualified, autonomous and critical scientific researchers in the area of psychopathology and mental health care. The training program consists of:

  • Conducting research, under supervision of one or more senior scientists in the EPP domain of research. The research is reported in a PhD dissertation and in scientific articles.
  • Training in general research skills and domain specific education in experimental psychopathology, as offered by EPP and outside this research school.
  • Attendance of colloquia and conferences
  • Presenting work at colloquia and conferences




Social-cultural context of psychopathology 30 – 31 May 2024

EPP symposium 156


Annual EPP Day 19 April 2024

EPP Symposium 155


Annual PhD Day 18 April 2024

EPP symposium 154


Reward processing in psychopathology 8 – 9 February 2024

EPP Symposium 153


Applying EMA/ESM as a research and clinical tool 14 – 15 December 2023

EPP Symposium 152


Public & Patient engagement and workshop by André Tomlin (Mental Elf) 9 & 10 november 2023

EPP Symposium 151


Symposium 150: Psychopharmacology and EPP Research


Annual EPP PhD Day

EPP Symposium 148


Annual EPP day

EPP Symposium 149


Intrusive thoughts in psychopathology: a transdiagnostic perspective 9 & 10 February 2023

EPP symposium 147


For who?

The EPP symposia are primarily organised for the EPP PhD students. Senior and candidate EPP members are also welcome if space allows. External PhD students are also welcome, space permitting, but they need to pay a fee. The EPP board urges EPP PhD students to participate in as many symposia as possible to gain knowledge in the broad domain of EPP research.

PROGRAMME 2023 – 2024

  • 9 – 10 November 2023: Public & Patiënt engagement and workshop by André Tomlin (Mental Elf)
  • 14 – 15 December 2023: Applying EMA/ESM as a research and clinical tool
  • 8 – 9 February 2024: Reward processing in psychopatology
  • 18 April 2024: PhD Day
  • 19 April 2024: EPP Day
  • 30 – 31 May 2024: Social-cultural context of psychopathology