Gitta Kleijn

Dr. Gitta Kleijn

For her PHD-project, Gitta was coordinating the Life Review therapy. The goal of this project was to assess the effect of the intervention “Dear memories” on quality of life, depressed mood and ego integrity in patients with cancer. Also, the effect of the intervention on patients’ partner was assessed. Gitta also worked on the Spiritual Autobiografy study as well.  A study about the effect of writing a spiritual autobiography by patients with cancer.

Gitta defended her PhD thesis on October 23, 2022.
Kleijn, G. “Power of the past. Live review therapy in palliative cancer care
Promotoren: prof dr IM Verdonck-de Leeuw, prof dr P. Cuijpers. Copromotor; prof dr ET Bolmeijer.
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