Mirjam Oosterman



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+31 20 59 88979
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m.oosterman@vu.nl
faculteit der gedrags- en bewegingswetenschappen ( sectie ontwikkelingspedagogiek )
Assistant professor

Professional interests

Attachment
- attachment and psychophysiology
- attachment and foster care
- disordered attachment

Caregiving
- mental representations of attachment
- parental cognitions (e.g. parental self-efficacy)
- caregiving and affect-regulation
- transition to parenthood

Highlighted publications


Oosterman, M. & Schuengel, C (in press)
Attachment in Foster Children Associated with Caregivers' Sensitivity and Behavioral Problems. Infant Mental Health Journal 
 
Oosterman, M. & Schuengel, C. (2007)
Physiological effects of separation and reunion in relation to attachment and temperament in young children. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 119-128. 
 
Oosterman, M. & Schuengel, C. (2007)
Autonomic reactivity of Children to Separation and Reunion with Foster Parents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 1196-1203. 
 
Oosterman, M., Schuengel, C., Slot, N.W., Bullens, R.A.R., & Doreleijers, T.A.H. (2007)
Disruptions in foster care: A review and meta-analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 53-76.


LIST OF ALL PUBLICATIONS

 

Teaching

post-doctoral courses (e.g. attachment/attachment disturbances)
bachelor and master thesis

CV

Education
2007: PhD, Attachment to foster parents (Dept. Clinical Child & Family Studies, VU University Amsterdam). Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Schuengel and Prof. Dr. N. W. Slot
2001: Master clinical psychology (major) and biological psychology (minor) (Dept. Psychology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Affiliations
2006: Post-doc (Clinical Child & Family Studies, VU University Amsterdam)
2002: PhD-student (Clinical Child & Family Studies, VU University Amsterdam)
2001: Traineeship clinical psychology (GGZ Groningen; Mental Health Center)

Other academic activities
Ad hoc reviewer for Children and Youth Services Review
2005-2007 : Student-member of the board of the Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED)
2005-2007: Student-member of the curriculum committee of the Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED)

International activities
2007: Two months research visit to the Oregon Social Learning Center (Dr. Phil Fisher) and two weeks research visit to the University of Delaware (prof. Dr. M. Dozier).
2006: Three-day workshop and individual training in identifying symptoms of disordered attachment by Dr. N. W. Boris of Tulane University, School of Medicine of New Orleans.
2003: Two-week workshop on the preschool attachment coding system (Cassidy & Marvin, 1992) by Dr. R. Marvin of the University of Virginia
2003: One month research visit to the University of Delaware (Prof. Dr. M. Dozier)

Presentations
- Patterns of attachment behavior and caregiving in foster care dyads (Oosterman & Schuengel). Symposium ‘Individual differences in attachment: Perspectives from foster care research’ at the ISSBD 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.
- Measuring attachment in foster children: Theoretical and methodological challenges (Schuengel & Oosterman). Symposium ‘Individual differences in attachment: Perspectives from foster care research’ at the ISSBD 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.
- Associated factors of disturbances of attachment in preschool children living in foster families (Oosterman & Schuengel). Symposium ‘Atypical attachment in clinical populations’ at the WAIMH 2006 in Paris, France.
- Autonomic Reactivity in Relation to Attachment in Foster Children (Oosterman & Schuengel). Symposium ‘The Psychobiology of Separation and Reunion in Dyads at Risk’ at the SRCD 2007 in Boston, USA.
- Autonomic Nervous System Activity in the Strange Situation with Preschoolers (Schuengel & Oosterman). Symposium ‘Psychobiology of Attachment and Temperament’ at the SRCD 2007 in Boston, USA.
- Differences between biological and foster children on physiological indicators of attachment (Oosterman). International research seminar on ‘Physiological Parameters of Caregiving Relationships’ organized by ISED (2006) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Nevenwerkzaamheden

Laatste wijzigingen Nevenwerkzaamheden: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017