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Work conference What Works When for Whom? Text Mining in Psychotherapy and (e-)health Research on December 8, 2020

Invitation to online work conference What Works When for Whom? Text Mining in Psychotherapy and (e-)health Research

Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00 (CET)

Organized by the University of Twente in collaboration with the Netherlands eScience CenterDepartment of Psychology, Health, and TechnologyDepartment of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis.

The online work conference is organized as outcome of a 4-year collaboration in the research project What Works When for Whom.

Target audience

Applied researchers in the field of psychotherapy research and (mental) health research with an interest in exploring the possibilities of automated text analysis (Text Mining). We especially invite researchers interested in research on internet-based treatments (e-mail, chat, fora etc.), although also those working with face-to-face data are welcomed. Previous experience with Text Mining is not required. Working with your own data will be facilitated. For researchers without their own data a test dataset will be provided.


The aims of the work conference are to:

(1) get acquainted with the possibilities of text mining research including but also extending research using Sentiment analysis and LIWC (Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count)

(2) gain hands-on experience with the upgraded Open Source Text Mining platform Orange extended with modules we developed specifically for TM research in psychotherapy and health related research (e.g. anonymization tools to work with sensitive patient data, visualization tools)

(3) build a network and explore possibilities for collaboration both in the Netherlands and internationally


Chair: Anneke Sools

10.00-10.20       Opening and welcome (Anneke Sools)

10.20-10.30       Talk about text mining research at the Netherlands eScience Center (Jisk Attema)

10.30-11.00       Talk about application of Text Mining analysis to counselor-client web-based exchange in addiction care (Wouter Smink)

11.00-12.00       Keynote talk “Linguistic Prediction of Treatment Outcomes in Online Therapy for Depression" (Rose McCabe, City University of London) 


13.00-15.00       Hands-on workshops: practicing with the Orange TM platform with own data brought by participants or with an existing dataset provided by the organization


Chair: Gerben Westerhof

15.30-16.00       Plenary feedback from the workshops

16.00-16.30       Brainstorm Lessons Learned and How to Continue

Location & Costs

(a)    Online participation for UT employee: free of charge.

(b)    Online participation via Canvas Conferencing and access to the online learning environment with instruction materials and background information: €25


Registration is no longer possible. 

Contact for practical matters and registration for information about the program