Masterclasses PhD psychologist

As a supervisor you are in a perfect position to notice (personal) issues of your PhD candidates that might influence the PhD-trajectory. This might even worry you. During a series of masterclasses offered by the PhD psychologist of Utrecht University, we will offer you a way of managing a conversation about possible (personal) issues with your PhD candidates. Your daily practice experiences will be used.

Schedule Masterclasses

September 27, 2022Effective Go/no go process
October 18, 2022  Autonomy Support
November 29, 2022How to touch on a problem: To signal, to communicate and to refer
December 20, 2022Efficient supervision: Mentoring Cycle of Lois Zachary

You can register for each individual masterclass. Group size is 2 - 15 participant. Check the Course Agenda for additional information for each masterclass. The masterclasses are marked with the black supervisor icon as shown below.

About the coaches

Drs. Paula Meesters is licensed psychologist. She works as PhD-psychologist at Utrecht University (team HR-Expertises). She teaches at the PhD Course Centre and advices Supervisory teams, PhD-mentors, HR Advisors, Corporate Social Work, Confidential Advisors. As licenced psychologist Paula supports the PhD candidates, providing both individual and group treatment. She is educated in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Short Term Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, EMDR, ACT.

Dr. Inge van der Weijden is senior researcher, lecturer and PhD coordinator. She works at the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at University of Leiden ( and supervises PhD candidates. She is President of the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Doctoral Education (


You can register by sending an e-mail to Paula Meesters:

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