Curriculum Vitae dr. Martine France Delfos

Martine F. Delfos (1947) finished two studies at Utrecht University: clinical research psychologies in the late 1960s, and French language and literature in the early 1990s. In 1999 she received her PhD for her psychological and literary study of the mourning process of French authors.

She was educated as a scientific researcher in clinical psychology, and started working in the field from 1975 onwards. There she gained experience in diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults. She is specialised in couples therapy, autism, trauma and eating disorders.

In 1994 she started teaching, providing trainings for psychologists, psychiatrists, orthopedagogists, doctors, social workers and group leaders.

In 1997 she founded the PICOWO: Psychological Institute for Consultation, Education and Scientific Research to shape her research within a research group.

From the combination of a research education and therapeutic experience, she began transforming her knowledge into biopsychological models. These spread across several different scientific fields, including psychology, biology, chemistry and mathematics. Martine Delfos found it very important that there be a connection between the science and practice. The models she built are in a direct relationship to the social and scientific reality.

She is responsible for several scientific investigations, both nationally and internationally.

Aside from her work as an independent therapist and teacher, she has published several books and articles since 1993. She has published several handbooks and specialist books about communication with children (Are you listening to me?!), autism (A strange world) and differences between men and women.

Because science is dynamic, new editions of her books are constantly updated with the most recent research and insights.

Most of her books have appeared in Dutch, but several have also been translated into German, French, Spanish and Burmese.

In 2008, Martine Delfos has been appointed professor Virtual development of the Youth at the Edith Stein professional University in the Netherlands.

In 2010, she was appointed a visiting professor at the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has also been requested to help develop a nation-wide autism programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2011, she was appointed visiting professor at the Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito/Ecuador, and has also been requested to set up an autism programme for Ecuador.

Photo (2018): CÚline Kronenburg-vsn Spaendonk

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CV  details (partly in Dutch):

PDF leaflet books 2010

Additional information:

Link to actiongroup RWW: my first steps on male and female emancipation.

Video. "zomergesprek" (12 augustus 2005)
Link to an online video of a Dutch television interview with Martine Delfos.

Video. "boeken" (21 september 2008).
Link to an online video of a Dutch television interview with Martine Delfos about the book "Verschil mag er zijn".

Authors page on website SWP.
Link to the editors information on Martine Delfos.