van Dam M, van Weeghel J, Castelein S, Stiekema A, Quee P, Kidd S, Allott K, Maples N, Velligan D, Pijnenborg M, van der Meer L (2022). Development and validation of a fidelity instrument for Cognitive Adaptation Training. Schizophr Res Cogn.

van Dam M, van Weeghel J, Stiekema A, Castelein S, Pijnenborg M, van der Meer L (2022). Barriers and facilitators to implementation of cognitive adaptation training in long-term inpatient facilities for people diagnosed with severe mental illness: A nursing perspective. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.

Zomer LJC, van der Meer L, van Weeghel J, van Melle AL, de Vet HCW, Kemper M, Antoine Marie Widdershoven G, Voskes Y (2022). The Active Recovery Triad monitor: evaluation of a model fidelity scale for recovery-oriented care in long-term mental health care settings. BMC Psychiatry.

Van der Meer L, Kaiser S, Castelein S (2021). Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: reconsidering evidence and focus in clinical trials. British J. Psych.

Poppe, ABais L, van Duin D, Curcic-Blake B, Pijnenborg GHM, van der Meer L (2021). Improving Cognition in Severe Mental Illness by Combining Cognitive Remediation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Study Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial (HEADDSET). Trials

Larabi D, Marsman JBC, Aleman A, Tijms BM, Opmeer EM, Pijnenborg GHM, Van der Meer L, van Tol MJ, Ćurčic-Blake B. (2021). Insight does not come at random: individual gray matter networks relate to clinical and cognitive insight in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry

Van der Meer L, Jonker T,  Wadman H, Wunderink C, Van Weeghel J, Pijnenborg GHM, Van Setten ERH (2021). Targeting Personal Recovery of People with Complex Mental Health Needs: The Development of a Psychosocial Intervention Through User- Centered Design. Frontiers in Psychiatry


Zomer L, Voskes Y, van Weeghel J, Widdershoven GAM, van Mierlo T, Berkvens B, Stavenuiter B, van der Meer L (2020). The Active Recovery Triad (ART) Model: a New Approach in Dutch Long-term Mental Health Care. Frontiers in Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Van Dam M, van Weeghel J, Castelein S, Pijnenborg M, van der Meer L (2020). Evaluation of an adaptive implementation program for Cognitive Adaptation Training: protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial in people with severe mental illness. JMIR Research Protocols

Pijnenborg GHM, Larabi DI, Xu P, Hasson-Ahayon I, de Vos AE, Ćurčić-Blake B, Aleman A, van der Meer L (2020). Brain areas associated with clinical and cognitive insight in psychotic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Stiekema APM, van Dam MT, Bruggeman R, Redmeijer JE, Swart M, Dethmers M, Rietberg CM, Wekking EM, Velligan DI, Timmerman ME, Aleman A, Castelein S, van Weeghel J, Pijnenborg GHM, van der Meer L (2020). Facilitating Recovery of Daily Functioning in People With a Severe Mental Illness Who Need Longer-Term Intensive Psychiatric Services: Results From a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial on Cognitive Adaptation Training Delivered by Nurses. Schizophr Bull.

Zhang L, Ai H, Opmeer EM, Marsman JBC, van der Meer L, Ruhé HG, Aleman A, van Tol MJ (2020). Distinct temporal brain dynamics in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia during emotion regulation. Psychol Med. 50(3):413-421.

Otto LKM, Hofstra J, Mullen MG, Malenczak D, Boonstra N, van der Meer L, Veling W, Boerhout C, van Rijsbergen GD, de Vries J, van der Pol B, Pijnenborg GHM, Korevaar L. (2020). A cognitive remediation training for young adults with psychotic disorders to support their participation in education – study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 6:54. 

Pijnenborg GHM, de Vos AE, Timmerman ME, van der Gaag M, Sportel E, Arends J, Koopmans I, van der Meer L, Aleman A (2019). Social cognitive group treatment for impaired insight in psychosis: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Schizophr Res. 206:362-369


Van der Meer L & Wunderink C (2018). Contemporary approaches in mental health rehabilitation. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 25:1-6. [invited editorial] 

Larabi DI, van der Meer L, Pijnenborg GHM, Ćurčić-Blake B, Aleman A (2018). Insight and emotion regulation in schizophrenia: a brain activation and functional connectivity study. Neuroimage Clin. 20:762-771. 

Zhang L, Opmeer EM, van der Meer L, Aleman A, Ćurčić-Blake B, Ruhé HG (2018). Altered frontal-amygdala effective connectivity during effortful emotion regulation in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 20(4):349-358 

Stiekema APM, Islam MA, Liemburg EJ, Castelein S, van den Heuvel ER, van Weeghel J, Aleman A, Bruggeman R, van der Meer L; GROUP-investigators (2018). Long-term course of negative symptom subdomains and relationship with outcome in patients with a psychotic disorder. Schizophr Res. 193:173-181. 

Stiekema APM, Looijmans A, van der Meer L, Bruggeman R, Schoevers RA, Corpeleijn E, Jörg F (2018). Effects of a lifestyle intervention on psychosocial well-being of severe mentally ill residential patients: ELIPS, a cluster randomized controlled pragmatic trial. Schizophr Res. 199:407-413. 

Looijmans A, Stiekema APM, Bruggeman R, van der Meer L, Stolk RP, Schoevers RA, Jörg F, Corpeleijn E (2017). Changing the obesogenic environment to improve cardiometabolic health in residential patients with a severe mental illness: ELIPS, a cluster randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry. 211(5):296-303


Stiekema APM, Quee PJ, Dethmers AM, van den Heuvel ER, Redmeyer JE, Rietberg CM, Stant A, Swart M, van Weeghel J, Aleman A, Velligan DI, Schoevers RA, Bruggeman R, van der Meer L (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cognitive adaptation training as a nursing intervention in long-term residential patients with severe mental illness: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 16(1):49. 

Zhang LW, Opmeer E, Ruhé HG, Aleman A, Van der Meer L (2015). Brain activation during self- and other- reflection in bipolar disorder with a history of psychosis: comparison to schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical. 8: pp 202-9. 

De Vos AE, Pijnenborg GHM, Aleman A, van der Meer L, (2015). Implicit and explicit self-related processing in relation to insight in patients with schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 20(4): 311-29 

Ćurčić-Blake B, Van der Meer L, Pijnenborg GHM, David AS, Aleman A (2015). Insight and psychosis: functional and anatomical brain connectivity and self-reflection in schizophrenia. Human Brain Mapping. 36(12):4859-68 

Stiekema AP, Liemburg EJ, van der Meer L, Castelein S, Stewart R, van Weeghel J, Aleman A, Bruggeman R (2016).Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Differential Relationships of the two subdomains of negative symptoms in chronically ill psychotic patients. PLoS One. 19;11(2): e0149785. 

Van der Velde J, Swart M, Van Rijn S, Van der Meer L, Wunderink L, Wiersma D, Krabbendam L, Bruggeman R, Aleman A (2015). Cognitive Alexithymia Is Associated with the Degree of Risk for Psychosis. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0124803. 

Curčić-Blake B, Nanetti L, van der Meer L, Cerliani L, Renken R, Pijnenborg GH, Aleman A (2015). Not on speaking terms: hallucinations and structural network disconnectivity in schizophrenia. Brain Struct Funct. 220(1):407-18 


Van der Meer L, Swart M, van der Velde J, Wiersma D, Bruggeman R, Aleman A (2014). Neural correlates of emotion regulation in patients with schizophrenia and non-affected siblings. PLoS One. 18;9(6):e99667 

Van der Meer L, Groenewold NA, Nolen WA, Pijnenborg M, Aleman A (2013). Psychosis-proneness and neural correlates of self-inhibition in theory of mind. PLoS One 8(7):e67774. 

Van der Meer L, de Vos AE, Stiekema APM, Pijnenborg GH, van Tol MJ, Nolen WA, David AS, Aleman A (2013). Insight in Schizophrenia: Involvement of Self-Reflection Networks? Schizophr. Bull. 39(6):1288-95. 

Quee PJ, van der Meer L, Krabbendam L, de Haan L, Cahn W, Wiersma D, van Beveren N, Pijnenborg GH, Mulder CL, Bruggeman R, Aleman A (2014). Insight change in psychosis: relationship with neurocognition, social cognition, clinical symptoms and phase of illness. Acta Psychiatr Scand 129(2):126-33.

Van Tol MJ, van der Meer L, Bruggeman R, Modinos G, Knegtering H, Aleman A (2013). Voxel- based gray and white matter morphometry correlates of hallucinations in schizophrenia: The superior temporal gyrus does not stand alone. Neuroimage Clin. 29; 4: 249-57.

Quee PJ, Stiekema AP, Wigman JT, Schneider H, van der Meer L, Maples NJ, van den Heuvel ER, Velligan DI, Bruggeman R (2014). Improving functional outcomes for schizophrenia patients in the Netherlands using Cognitive Adaptation Training as a nursing intervention – A pilot study. Schizophr Res. 158(1-3):120-5. 


Van der Meer L, Groenewold NA, Nolen WA, Pijnenborg M, Aleman A (2011). Inhibit yourself and understand the other: neural basis of distinct processes underlying Theory of Mind. Neuroimage 56(4): 2364-74 

Van der Meer L, van der Werf-Eldering MJ, Burger H, Holthausen EAE, Aleman A, Nolen WA. (2011). Insight in bipolar disorder: effects of cognitive functioning, social learning and clinical determinants. Bipolar Disorders 13(4): 343-54.

Liemburg EJ, van der Meer L, Knegtering H, Swart M, Vercammen A, Curcic-Blake B, Aleman A (2012). Reduced connectivity in the self-reflection network of schizophrenia patients with poor insight PLoS One 7(8): e42707. 

Pijnenborg, M, Van der Gaag, MM, Bockting, CLH, van der Meer, L, Aleman, A (2011). REFLEX: a social-cognitive group treatment to improve insight in schizophrenia study protocol of a multi-center RCT. BMC Psychiatry, 11: 161. 


Van der Meer L, Costafreda S, Aleman A, David AS (2010). Self-reflection and the brain: A theoretical review and meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies with implications for schizophrenia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 34 (6): 934-46

Van der Meer L, van’t Wout M, Aleman A (2009). Emotion regulation strategies in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 170(2-3):108-13

Quee PJ, van der Meer L, Bruggeman R, de Haan L, Krabbendam L, Cahn W, Mulder NCL, Wiersma D, Aleman A (2010). Insight in psychosis: relationship with neurocognition, social cognition and clinical symptoms depends on phase of illness. Schizophrenia Bulletin 37(1): 29-37