CV

Mitzy Kennis – CV

Experience

Teacher – Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University

August 2016 – Current

Supervising bachelor/master theses and master internships; giving courses in bachelor and master (loss and psychotrauma, academic/clinical professional, principles of clinical psychology, MTS3, diagnostics, psychosocial aspects of sexuality and relationships, diversity in mental healthcare); coordinator of methods and statistics course (MTS3), the honours program of the clinical psychology track, and principles of clinical psychology.

Februari 2016 – August 2016

Thesis supervision.

Lecturer & coordinator fMRI course

November 2014 –  February 2018
Guiding practicals, give lectures, and organising a three day fMRI course using SPM. See www.fmricourse.nl or click here. Courses took place in Utrecht and Hong Kong.

PhD – UMC Utrecht

November 2011 – January 2016
Investigating structural and functional connectivity in PTSD patients before and after treatment on the project BETTER: Biological Effects of Traumatic Experiences, Treatment and Recovery.
Methods: Resting state fMRI, Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), clinical interviews (SCID/CAPS), questionnaires.
Results: First authorship publications with the results from this study can be found here.
Training abroad: June – August 2013 Research training in DTI at Professor Kalins lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States.

Research assistant – UMC Utrecht

November 2010 – November 2011
Research assistant on the project BETTER (see above), studying neuroimaging in PTSD patients before and after treatment.

Major research project Cognitive Neuroscience – Queensland Institute of Medical Research (Brisbane, Australia)

November 2009 – August 2010
Assessing heritability of resting state functional connectivity with fMRI in twins.

Chairmen of the Utrecht Biology Association

October 2008 – October 2009
Organising activities for 1200 Biology student members, leading meetings, keeping contact with University.

Minor research project Cognitive Neuroscience – UMC Utrecht

January 2008 – June 2008
Acquiring EEG, EMG, ECG and blood samples during sleep, and interviewing PTSD patients.

 

Publications

  1. P Spinhoven, N Klein, M Kennis, AOJ Cramer, G Siegle, P Cuijpers, J Ormel, S Hollon, CLH Bockting (2018). The effects of cognitive-behavior therapy for depression on repetitive negative thinking: A meta-analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.04.002
  2. AE Rapcencu, R Gorter, M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, E Geuze (2017). Pre-treatment cortisol awakening response predicts symptom reduction in posttraumatic stress disorder after treatment. Psychoneuroendocrinology 82, 1-8.
  3. M Kennis, A Reijnen, SJH van Rooij, E Geuze (2017). The predictive value of dorsal cingulate activity and fractional anisotropy on long-term PTSD symptom severity. Depression and Anxiety;34(5):410-418. doi: 10.1002/da.22605.
  4. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, RS Kahn, E Geuze, A Leemans (2016). Choosing the polarity of the phase-encoding direction in diffusion MRI: Does it matter for group analysis? NeuroImage: Clinical. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.03.022
  5. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2016). Functional network topology associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans. NeuroImage: Clinical. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2015.12.008
  6. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, DPM Tromp, AS Fox, AR Rademaker, RS Kahn, NH Kalin, Geuze E (2015). Treatment outcome related white matter differences in veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.94
  7. SJH van Rooij, M Kennis, R Sjouwerman, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2015). Smaller hippocampal volume as a vulnerability factor for persistence of PTSD. Psychological Medicin 45 (13), 2737-2746.
  8. SJH van Rooij, M Kennis, M Vink, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2015). Predicting persistence of PTSD: A longitudinal functional MRI study on trauma-unrelated emotional processing. Neuropsychopharmacology DOI: 10.1038/npp.2015.257.
  9. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, RS Kahn, Geuze E (2014). Resting state functional connectivity of the anterior cingulate cortex in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Human Brain Mapping 36 (1), 99-1092.
  10. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2014). Altered functional connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder with versus without comorbid major depressive disorder: a resting state fMRI study. F1000Research, 2:289.
  11. SJH van Rooij, AR Rademaker, M Kennis, M Vink, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2014). Neural correlates of trauma-unrelated emotional processing in war veterans with PTSD. Psychological Medicin 45 (03), 575-587.
  12. SJH van Rooij, AR Rademaker, M Kennis, M Vink, RS Kahn, E Geuze (2014). Impaired right inferior frontal gyrus response to contextual cues in male veterans with PTSD during response inhibition. Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience: JPN 39 (4), 130223-130223.
  13. SJH van Rooij, E Geuze, M Kennis, AR Rademaker, M Vink (2014). Neural Correlates of Inhibition and Contextual Cue Processing Related to Treatment Response in PTSD. Neuropsychopharmacology 40, 667-675.
  14. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, E Geuze (2013). Neural correlates of personality: an integrative review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 37 (1), 73-95.

 

Conference abstracts

  1. M Kennis, L Gerritsen, M van Dalen, A Williams, P Cuijpers, CLH Bockting. Do we have Evidence for Prospective Biomarkers of Major Depressive Disorder? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annual meeting Society of Biological Psychiatry (May 2018, New York, travel awardee).
  2. M Kennis (chair), IS01 Are we on the right clinical track in research on etiological theories of depression? Oral Symposium at the 15th European Congress of Psychology (July 2017, Amsterdam).
  3. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Treatment-Related Functional Orbitofrontal Network Alterations in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Oral presentation at the Annual meeting of the International Society for Stress and Trauma (November 2015, New Orleans).
  4. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Functional network topology associated with posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (August 2015, Amsterdam).
  5. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, DPM Tromp, AS Fox, AR Rademaker, RS Kahn, NH Kalin, E Geuze. Increased Dorsal Cingulum Fractional Anisotropy in Persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting Society of Biological Psychiatry (May 2015, Toronto).
  6. M Kennis & SJH van Rooij. Neurobiologische effecten van trauma en herstel bij militairen. Oral presentation at the annual meeting from the Nederlandstalige vereniging voor Psychotrauma (November 2014, Ede)
  7. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, DPM Tromp, AR Rademaker, RS Kahn, NH Kalin, E Geuze. Alterations in White Matter Tracts in Veterans with PTSD versus without PTSD and Healthy Controls. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting Organization for Human Brain Mapping (June 2014, Hamburg).
  8. M Kennis, SJH van Rooij, DPM Tromp, AR Rademaker, RS Kahn, NH Kalin, E Geuze. Alterations in White Matter Tracts in Veterans with PTSD versus without PTSD and Healthy Controls. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting Society of Biological Psychiatry (May 2014, New York).
  9. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Complex brain networks of deployed veterans with PTSD: a graph theoretical analysis. Poster presentation at European College of Neuropsychopharmacology workshop for junior scientist (March 2014, Nice, travel awardee).
  10. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Resting state functional connectivity of the anterior cingulate cortex in deployed veterans with PTSD. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (August 2013, Leiden, received poster award).
  11. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, MP van den Heuvel, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Complex brain networks of deployed veterans with PTSD: a graph theoretical analysis. Society for Neuroscience (November 2013, San Diego).
  12. M Kennis, AR Rademaker, SJH van Rooij, RS Kahn, E Geuze. Resting state functional connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder. Society for Neuroscience (October 2012, New Orleans).
 

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