The Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) aims to stimulate and coordinate the academic study and application of psychological approaches to health and illness within Belgium and The Netherlands. The Association’s mission is to stimulate and coordinate the academic study of psychological approaches to health and illness by providing a platform for researchers to exchange knowledge and research initiatives on the study of health promotion, prevention of illness, and rehabilitation, to direct the development of new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of psychology and health, and to initiate regular meetings between institutes and persons involved in the scientific study of psychology and health.


The ARPH board members have a passion for psychology and health. Find out who is in the board.

Research Groups

The ARPH unites the different research groups in the field psychology and health. Curious which groups are united?

Related Associations

Visit the websites of other (international) associations active in the field or psychology and health or adjecent fields.

Annual Conference

The Association of Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) organizes an annual conference. Each year, the conference is hosted by a different research group that is represented in the ARPH.


The next ARPH conference will take place on June 16 and 17 in Egmond aan Zee! Due to a combination of unforeseen circumstances, the ARPH conference will be postponed until June 16 and 17 in 2022. It promises to become a unique conference in a number of regards: 1) it will be organized by the board of ARPH instead of a single ARPH-associated institution at one of our favorite ARPH conference locations: Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee; 2) after last years online 10th ARPH conference, this will be our 10th ‘live’ conference. 


The conference program includes keynote lectures from leading national and international researchers in the area of health psychology, oral and poster presentation sessions, e-health demonstrations, a PhD activity, and a roundtable discussion.

Past conferences were held online (2021) in Egmond aan Zee (2019 & 2020), Tilburg (2018), Leiden (2017), Maastricht (2016), Gent (2015), Groningen (2014), Enschede (2013) and Lunteren (2012).


Become a member of ARPH and enjoy the benefits of a discount on the conference, receiving job postings in the field and a newsletter with recent developments in the field of psychology and research.


Are you organising a symposium in the field of psychology and health? ARPH regularly aims to facilitate and contribute to these kinds of initiatives. Find out how to apply for funding.


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