Karlijn Schöls works as a psychologist-researcher at ARQ Centrum ’45, ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre and Leiden University Medical Center. Her PhD-project focusses on the Multimodular Motion-assisted Memory Desensitisation and Reconsolidation (3MDR) treatment compared to other evidence-based psychotrauma treatments for combat soldiers and first responders with PTSD. In this study the clinical and cost efficacy of the 3MDR treatment is examined, as well as neuropsychological functioning. She works together with the Topreferent Trauma Center of Mental Healthcare Drenthe in the Netherlands as well as internationally with partners of the international 3MDR consortium from Canada, Israel, United Kingdom and United States.
Karlijn has previously worked as a psychologist with the Dutch Military Mental Health were she treated active military personnel. Her responsibilities included conducting neuropsychological assessments as well as cognitive behavioural therapy (CGT). In addition she worked at Altrecht Mental Health Care and Utrecht University as a research assistant where she was involved in several studies, including a neuroimaging study on specific neurotransmitters for patients with OCD or Tourette Syndrome.
Karlijn obtained a degree in Psychology at Utrecht University, where she specialized in Neuropsychology and Clinical and Health Psychology.