I am a Junior Professor of Psychological Interventions in Inclusive Settings at Bielefeld University. My research interests were shaped by my educational and professional background in special needs education and clinical psychology and focus on improving the mental well-being of people with disabilities. I am particularly interested in the provision of psychological therapies to people with intellectual disabilities. Evidently, prevention of mental health problems would be ideal and as such I am also conducting research into childhood bullying.
Past and present research projects
- Bullying in inclusive schools: Who participates in bullying in inclusive classes and are specific participant roles associated with special needs status, self-perception, attitudes toward inclusive education, and emotional and behavioural difficulties?
- Assessment of mental health problems and mental well-being in individuals with severe intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Funded by Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. Host institution: CEDAR, University of Warwick.
- Psychological and pharmacological interventions for people with severe intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: A systematic review. Funded by Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. Host institution: CEDAR, University of Warwick.
- Intellectual disability and computers in therapy: Exploring the views of service users and clinical psychologists
- Development and evaluation of a computerised training paradigm in cognitive behaviour therapy skills for adults with intellectual disabilities
Vereenooghe, L., Gega, L., & Langdon, P. E. (2017). Intellectual disability and computers in therapy: views of service users and clinical psychologists. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 11(1), Article 11. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CP2017-1-11
Vereenooghe, L., Gega, L., Reynolds, S., & Langdon, P. E. (2016). Using computers to teach people with intellectual disabilities to perform some of the tasks used within cognitive behavioural therapy: A randomised experiment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 76, 13–23. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2014.12.012
Vereenooghe, L., Reynolds, S., Gega, L., & Langdon, P. E. (2015). Can a computerised training paradigm assist people with intellectual disabilities to learn cognitive mediation skills? A randomised experiment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 71, 10–19. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.05.007
Vereenooghe, L., & Langdon, P. E. (2013). Psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(11), 4085–4102. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.08.030
- 2016-present: Junior Professor of Psychological Interventions in Inclusive Settings, Bielefeld University
- 2015-2016: Research Fellow, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), University of Warwick (UK)
- 2013-2014: Assistant Tutor, University of East Anglia (UK)
- 2007: Special Needs Educator, Tehuizen voor Nazorg, Hasselt (Belgium)
- 2015: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia (UK)
- 2011: Master of Science, Psychology - Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Leuven (Belgium)
- 2009: Erasmus, Psychology, University of Bergen (Norway)
- 2009: Bachelor Psychology, University of Leuven (Belgium)
- 2007: Bachelor Special Needs Education, University College Leuven (KHLim, Belgium)