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Gina Rossi

Professor, Academic Staff



  • Social Worker (1993)
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology (1997)
  • PhD in Psychological Sciences (2004)
  • Master of Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences (2005)


Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences

  • Basisvaardigheden Interview & Observatie [Basic Skills in Interview & Observation] (tot 2011)
  • Persoonlijkheidspsychologie I [Personality Psychology I]
  • Persoonlijkheidspsychologie II [Personality Psychology II]
  • Capita Selecta uit de Persoonlijkheidspsychologie [Capita Selecta Personality Psychology]
  • Persoonlijkheidsmeting (Personality Assessment)

Faculty of Law & Criminology

  • Inleiding tot de psychologie [Introduction to psychology]
  • Psychologie [Psychology]


Research Domains

  • Personality disorders
  • Personality assessment and treatment personality pathology in older adults
  • Emotion and information processing in older adults
  • Forensic psychology

Research Groups

  • Promotor Research and Teaching Chair Clinical Psychology in Older Adults
  • Expert Panel Older Adults (EPO)
  • Psychopathology and Information Processing in Older Adults (PIPO)
  • IRP Gerontopole Brussels: Centre of Expertise of Gerontology
  • Chair Personality and Psychopathology research group (PEPS)

Test Translation and/or Validation :

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) and Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
  • Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5)
  • Level of Personality Functioning ScaleĀ Self Report (LPFS-SR)
  • ICD-11 personality disorder questionnaires (PiCD, SASPD, BPS)
  • Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI)
  • Severity Indices of Personality Functioning (SIPP-118 & SIPP-SF)
  • Personality Adjective List (PACL)
  • Structured Interview for the Five Factor Model (SIFFM)
  • Psychopathy Personality Inventory - Revised (PPI-R)
  • Hetero-Anamnestische Persoonlijkheidsvragenlijst (HAP)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory - III (MCMI-III) (ended 2010)

PhD Students


  • Morag Facon: "Empirical Evaluation and Clinical Relevance of a Dimensional Model of Personality Disorders in Later Life" (2021-2025)
  • Ellen Gielkens: "Feasibility of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in older adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder compared to adults and impact of comorbid Personality Disorders and Cognitive Functioning" (2018 - )
  • Xenia Brancart "Personality types and individual differences in information processing in older adults" (2020-2026)
  • Mercedes De Weerdt: "The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 - Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF): A new decade of assessing psychopathology." (2010 - )
  • Jan Winter: "A novel conceptualisation of sequence analysis in rape: Application of a proximity coefficient to the offender-victim interaction." (2007 - )


  • Priska Steenhaut: "Personality factors and emotional information processing in older adults" (2014-2018)
  • Arjen Videler: "Treatment of personality disorders in later life: Beyond therapeutic nihilism" (2013-2016)
  • Inge Debast: "Towards a dimensional perspective on personality pathology in older adults" (2012-2016)
  • Joke Van Den Broeck: "A trait-based perspective on the assessment of personality and personality pathology in older adults." (2009-2013)
  • Leen Bastiaansen: "A taxonomic reconceptualisation of personality disorders: Personality traits and level of dysfunction." (2008-2012)


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