Dr Jill Lobbestael (J.)
- Personality Disorders: borderline PD, antisocial PD, narcissism, psychopathy;
- Emotional reactivity following abuse- and anger-related triggers;
- Correlates and predictors of aggressive behavior;
- Behavioral assessment of aggression: Optimalization of CRTT, Virtual Reality;
- Childhood precursors: Assessment and prevalence of childhood maltreatment (abuse/neglect) on personality disorders,
- Schema modes; Schema Mode Assessment (SMI), mode patterns in Personality Disorders, the impact of emotional triggers on schema modes;
- Discrepancy in assessment levels; implicit assessment tasks, behavioral assessments, psychophysiological measures;
- The role of positive outcome expectancies in retaliative and sadistic aggression.
- Hostility: link to aggression; therapeutical treatment using cognitive therapy, imagery, and online cognitive bias modification.
Professional career history
Jill Lobbestael studied Mental Health, (1998-2002) and received her PhD in 2008 at Maastricht University on cognitive beliefs and childhood trauma in borderline and antisocial personality disorders. The same year, she was appointed assistant professor. In 2009, she was a visiting research fellow at the Psychology department at Harvard University (Boston, USA). She was awarded with a postdoc fellowship of the Niels Stensen foundation that allowed her to work at the Department of Social Psychology at Florida State University (Tallahassee, USA) from 2010 till 2011. Between 2009-2019, Lobbestael headed the scientific track of the post-doctoral Clinical Psychology track at Rino Zuid, and worked as a clincial therapist in the Personality Disorder team at Riagg Maastricht. Funded by NWO (Veni, Brain&Cognition), she set up research lines on the cognitive, biological, and neurological correlates of reactive and proactive aggression.