[EDU: Maastricht, March 27]
The Dutch Association for Sexology (NVVS) is inaugurating an Extraordinary Chair in Sexology at the University of Maastricht on April 1, 2007. In the coming five years, Professor Jacques van Langveld will focus on research and education in the area of sexology with special reference to the development and assessment of cognitive behavioral therapy in for sexual dysfunction. The research will be within the Research Institute for Experimental Psychopathology at the university.

Professor van Langveld played an important role in the introduction and popularization of the concept of bibliotherapy in sexological therapy. Bibliotherapy relates to providing relevant literature with assignments to patients with sexual problems and where there is also limited telephone contact between the patient and the therapy.