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Dr. M.G. (Marloes) Postel (1977) is Assistant Professor at the department of Psychology, Health and Technology (PGT). She also works as a senior researcher at Tactus Addiction Treatment at the department Research & Development. She graduated on 18 October 2011 at the Radboud University of Nijmegen on the thesis 'Well Connected. Web-based Treatment for Problem Drinkers'. Her expertise is in the area of online interventions and the use of new technologies within mental health care.




Research Methods in Psychology




Supervision Bachelor en Master Theses Psychology




Research projects


The effectiveness of CBM Avoid Alcohol training as an adjunct to a cognitive behavioral treatment (TAU) in an outpatient treatment setting in reducing alcohol abuse;


Development and evaluation of a CBM Avoid Alcohol Training app;


Blended care (combining face-fo-face and web-based treatment) for smoking cessation: (cost)effectiveness and patient satisfaction;


Development and evaluation of an app as part of the blended care;


The development and evaluation of the guided online self-help intervention The stories we live by, based on life-review;


Evaluation of web-based treatment for patients with eating disorders, including a validation studies of the online intake questionnaire and randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness;


Real time telemonitoring of physiological processes and self-reported craving to reduce relapse rates in alcohol addiction.



Assistant Professor at the UT


Senior researcher at Tactus Addiction Treatment


Postel, M.G., Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., van der Palen, J., de Jong, C.A. (2015). A 9-month follow-up of a 3-month web-based alcohol treatment program using intensive asynchronous therapeutic support. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41(4), 309-316.

Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., Postel, M.G,, van der Palen, J., VanDerNagel, J.E., DeJong, C.A. (2015). Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Female Patients With Eating Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research; 17 (6), e152.

Ter Huurne, E.D., de Haan, H.A., ten Napel-Schutz, M.C., Postel, M.G., Menting, J., van der Palen, J., Vroling, M.S., DeJong, C.A. (2015). Is the Eating Disorder Questionnaire-Online (EDQ-O) a valid diagnostic instrument for the DSM-IV-TR classification of eating disorders? Comprehensive Psychiatry; 57, 167-176.

VanDerNagel, J.E., Kiewik, M., Postel, M.G., van Dijk, M., Didden, R., Buitelaar, J.K., & de Jong, C.A. (2014). Capture recapture estimation of the prevalence of mild intellectual disability and substance use disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.018

Ter Huurne, E. D., Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & Dejong, C.A. (2013). Effectiveness of a web-based treatment program using intensive therapeutic support for female patients with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 310. doi: 10.1186/1471-244x-13-310.

Postel, M.G., Witting, M., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2013). Blended behandeling in de GGZ. Directieve therapie, 33 (3), 210-221.

Huurne, E.D. ter, Postel, M.G., & Jong, C.A.J. (2013). Web-Based Intensive Therapeutic Contact for Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Services, 64 (7), 711.

Huurne ter, E.D., Postel, M.G., Haan de, H.A., Drossaert, C.H.C., & Jong, C.A.J. (2013). Web-Based Treatment Program Using Intensive Therapeutic Contact for Patients With Eating Disorders: Before-After Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15, e12.

Hoof, J.J., Mulder, Joost, Postel, M.G., Pieterse, M.E. & Korte, J. (2012). Dutch adolescent private drinking places: prevalence, alcohol consumption, and other risk behaviors. Alcohol, 46 (7), (pp. 687-693).

Korte, J., Pieterse, M.E., Postel, M.G. & Hoof, J.J. (2012). Private peer group settings as an environmental determinant of alcohol use in Dutch adolescents: results from a representative survey in the region of Twente. Health & place, 18 (4), (pp. 892-897).

Postel, M.G., de Haan, H. A., ter Huurne, E. D., van der Palen, J., Becker, E. S., & de Jong, C. A. J. (2011). Attrition in Web-based Treatment for Problem Drinkers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), e117.


Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., ter Huurne, E.D., Becker, E.S., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2011). Characteristics of problem drinkers in e-therapy versus face-to-face treatment. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37(6), 537-542.

Postel, M.G. & Brenninkmeijer, M. (2010). Hoofdstuk 16. Methodiek online behandeling. In Schalken, F. (Eds). Handboek online hulpverlening. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum.

Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., ter Huurne, E.D., Becker, E.S., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2010). Effectiveness of a Web-based Intervention for Problem Drinkers and Reasons for Dropout: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12(4), e68.

Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2010). Evaluation of an e-therapy program for problem drinkers: A pilot study. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(12), 2059-2075.

Postel, M.G., de Haan, H.A., & de Jong, C.A.J. (2008). E-Therapy for Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and E-Health, 14(7), 707-714.

Postel, M.G., de Jong, C.A.J., & de Haan, H.A. (2005). Does e-therapy for problem drinking reach hidden populations? The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(12), 2393.