T.R. Elfrink PhD (Teuntje)


About Me

I studied psychology at the University of Twente (main subject: Mental Health Promotion). Both my bachelor’s and master’s thesis were about the intervention Op Verhaal Komen (resp. quantitative and qualitative/narrative). After graduation I worked as a psychologist for Tactus (addiction care) and as a researcher/teacher the department of Psychology, Health and Technology (PHT). At the department I have been involved in the online intervention of Op Verhaal Komen and the Positive Educative Program. I wrote my PhD thesis about the Online Life Story Book, an intervention for persons with early dementia and their informal caregivers.

Currently, I’m a lecturer and predominantly involved in the master Positive Clinical Psychology and Technology. I’m an internship coordinator for the clinical internships and a teacher in the course Personal Reflection and Development. I feel it’s a privilege to guide students in their process and to see them grow.


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Elfrink, T. (2023). Exploring Life Story Books in Dementia Care: the potential of digital reminiscence interventions. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558143
Ghiţă, A. , Elfrink, T., Bülter, A., Gabriel, S., Geise, M., Grewe, G. , & Westerhof, G. (2021). Mind your time: The implications of prolonged Instagram use and drive for thinness in university students. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 19, 73-77.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B126B
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B126B
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands