Nijmegen Institute for Scientist-Practitioners in Addiction

Cor de Jong

Persoonlijke informatie

Graduated in medicine (1975) at the University of Leiden. Worked from 1975 to 1977 in psychiatry and neurology in “De Goddelijke Voorzienigheid” in Sittard . From 1977 to 1982 he worked as a GP in the city Grave. Psychiatry is its field since 1977, first in Huize Padua in Boekel and later in addiction treatments centres that finally merged in the current Novadic - Kentron.

Since 1988 he is BIG registered psychotherapist with a focus on psychoanalytic psychotherapy, behavioural therapy and group therapy. In addiction treatment centres he held  positions as head of the ward, manager in merger processes, director of care and as research coordinator.

The interest in the combination of psychiatry and addiction goes back to 1982 , the year in which the basis was laid for a large number of prevalence studies and projects aiming at development of guidelines. The focus of interest lies in personality pathology and interpersonal aspects of personality.


Curriculum vitae

In 1993 he obtained his PhD at Radboud University in Nijmegen on a thesis in which a prediction model was tested for recovery from alcohol dependence. He was trained as a lecturer in Evidence Based Medicine in Oxford and he uses EBM as a learning method.

From 1999, he strives for narrowing the gap between science and practice in the field of addiction and addiction care. From 2000 till 2016 he was the scientific director of the Nijmegen Institute for Scientist - Practitioners in Addiction, a network in which the aim is to link science and practice and to promote collaboration between different disciplines and between institutions. An endeavour that is rewarded by a young institution with a large number of PhD project, postgraduate and smaller collaborative projects. Collaboration that has also an international character.

From 2005 till 2016 he was professor for the Foundation NISPA within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology) . He is a member of several professional associations (NVVP, VGCt, NVP, VVGN, Society for the Study of the Addictions). He was a member of the Steering Committee ‘Scoring Results’.

From 2006 til 2012 he was involved in the IMPACT project (Integrated Management for Prevention And Control & Treatment) a European Commission (EC) -funded and CORDAID (The Netherlands) contracted project as consultant and researcher in the domain of addiction. 

From 2007 till 2016 he was the principal lecturer of the Master in Addiction Medicine (MIAM ), a training course within the UMCN of the Radboud University Nijmegen. Graduates from the MIAM can be registered as addiction specialists in the register of the Dutch Society of Medicine (KNMG).

Since 2012 he is visiting professor at the Lithuanian University of Helath Sciences in Kaunas, Lithuania. In that position he works at the department of psychiatry especially involved in the training of psychiatric residents. 

Since 2016 he is the chairperson of the Educational Committee of the International Society on Addiction Medicine (ISAM).