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Joel Billieux

A Plea for a Psychological Approach to Addictive Behaviours
Tuesday, 12th September | 15:45 – 17:15

Joël Billieux is currently associate professor of clinical psychology at the university of Luxembourg and visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium). He earned his PhD in Psychological Sciences and accomplished his postgraduate CBT training at the University of Geneva. His main area of research regards the psychological factors (cognitive, affective, motivational, interpersonal) involved in the etiology of addictive behaviors, with a particular focus on self-regulation-related processes. Since 2014, he is an expert in a World Health Organization workgroup related to the public health implications of behavioral addictions associated with the excessive use of ICTs. Since 2017, he is board member of the newly created International Society for the Study of Behavioural Addictions (ISSBA). He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and three books. He is Regional Assistant Editor for International Gambling Studies, Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Section Editor (section Technological Addictions) for Current Addiction Reports, and member of several other editorial advisory boards (e.g., Addictive Behaviors Reports, Current Psychiatry Review). He served in 2017 as guest editor for a special issue on technological addictions in Addictive Behaviors. and received the same year an Award of the Young Researcher in Human and Social Sciences 2016-2017 from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.

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