Kris Van den Broeck

Kris is psychologist and behavioural therapist. His doctoral dissertation (KUL, 2014) is about the qualities of autobiographical memories of patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. At Antwerp University, he focuses on the improvement of mental health care (in primary care) by studying, for instance, the collaboration between general practitioners and mental health professionals, and the extent to which general practitioners in training have stigma towards people suffering from mental health problems. Another topic of interest is the mental well-being of primary care practitioners. In this regard, he studies the prevention of burn-out and coping mechanisms in (future) GPs. Finally, Kris is also involved in research projects about appropriate and non appropriate care at the end of life. Kris uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Kris is also involved in the training of future general practitioners. He teaches about primary care for people with mental health issues and medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS).

At the same time, Kris is director of the Flemish Psychiatric Association.