Assistant professor

Presence: Thu. / Fr.
Building: Cubicus, room B127a
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 6573; +31 (0)53 – 489 4470 (secretary)
Fax: +31 (0)53 – 489 2895


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
  • eMentalHealth
  • 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.