Joël BILLIEUX [Short CV] Professor
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    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 is part of the Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE, University of Luxembourg). He is also co-director of the Laboratory for Experimental Psychopathology (Université catholique de Louvain) and the Internet and Gambling Disorders Clinic (Saint-Luc University Hospitals, Brussels). 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. He has published more than 100 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, and member of several other editorial advisory boards (e.g., Addictive Behavior Reports, Current Psychiatry Review).


At the Catholic University of Louvain

  • Psychological Assessment and Intervention in Individual Settings (LPSYS2730)
  • Psychopathology (LPSP1202)
  • Clinical Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (LPSYS2736)
  • Seminar on Psychological Testing (LPSYS2006)
  • Individual and Collective Psychosocial Risks (LGRBE2303)

Representative recent publications (years 2015 and 2016)

(see short CV or Google scholar citations report or Research Gate profile for comprehensive lists of publications)

Billieux, J., Thorens, G., Khazaal., Y., Zullino, D., Achab, S., & Van der Linden, M. (2015). Problematic involvement in online games: A cluster analytic approach. Computers in Human Behavior, 43, 242-250. [article]

Billieux, J., Maurage, P., Fernandez-Lopez, O., Kuss, D.J., & Griffiths, M.D. (2015). Can disordered mobile phone use be considered a behavioral addiction? An update on current evidence and a comprehensive model for future research. Current Addiction Reports, 2 , 156-162. [pdf]

Billieux, J., Philippot, P., Schmid., C., Maurage, P., de Mol, J., & Van der Linden, M. (2015). Is dysfunctional use of the mobile phone a behavioural addiction? Confronting symptom-based versus process-based approaches. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 460-468. [pdf]

Billieux, J., Schimmenti, A., Khazaal, Y., Maurage, P., & Heeren, A. (2015). Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4, 119-123. [article and comments]

Billieux, J., Achab, S., Savary, J.-F., Simon, O., Richter, F., Zullino, D., & Khazaal, Y. (2016). Gambling and problem gambling in Switzerland. Addiction, 111, 1677-1683. [pdf]

Wéry, A., & Billieux, J. (2016). Online sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 257-266. [pdf]

Current PhD students and Post-Docs

Scientific journals
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