How to set up your own (C)PTSD treatment and how to enhance the treatment?
Treating patients with (C)PTSD symptoms is quite difficult sometimes. Often there are so many traumatic events that one does not know where to start. Or every week something else seems to draw attention. Also, for many patients the road seems long, when only one session per week can be offered. Not only patients, but also therapists seek ways to intensify their treatment. Scientific research indicates it results in less drop-out from therapy and faster alleviation from symptoms.
It is important to set up a good treatment plan and to be able to address and discuss how to deal with dissociation, avoidance, self-harming behavior and suicidality for example. Also, it is important to have an understanding of what you are treating exactly. A clear goal, using the right diagnostic instruments, intensifying treatment and a well-defined plan in which there is a clear case-conceptualization will help to start and monitor treatment and stay on track.
The training consists of several components (total duration 20 hours):
Participants will obtain:
Suzy Matthijssen Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist-psychotherapist, senior researcher, cognitive behavioral therapist, psychotraumatherapist NtVP, NRGD registered pro justice reporter, EFT therapist and EMDR supervisor and is a lecturer at university and post-doctorate psychology specialization programs. She is also in the board of the Dutch EMDR association and in the scientific committee of EMDR Europe and the Dutch EMDR association. The focus of the research she conducts is on the optimization of trauma treatments. Suzy is part of the Council of Scholars and is the chair of the research working group. She works at the Altrecht Academic Anxiety Centre where she is head of an intensive trauma treatment program, head of research on anxiety, OCD and trauma and she is expert leader on PTSD. She is connected to Utrecht University.
Live practicum dates
Group B: Feb 8 ; Feb 15 ; Mar 8 ; Mar 15 2021
Group C: May 11 ; May 25 ; Jun 22 ; Jun 29 2021
07.30 PM CET / 01.30 PM EST / 05.30 AM (next day) AEDT
Online lectures on Video on Demand - 12hrs in total
Live practicums - 2hrs per session
Accreditation will only be provided for the following: