The Netherlands

Brief program description

In the Netherlands the Bascule has an agreement with Professor Sheila Eyberg that the Bascule is the Institute for dissemination of PCIT. The Bascule is a Mental Health Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Amsterdam and the Bascule has collaboration contracts with the two universities in Amsterdam for its academic function and (international) research.

 

Training

In the Netherlands more than 25 therapists have been trained to conduct PCIT. Currently 15 therapists at the Bascule are delivering PCIT. The “first generation” of 8 therapists was trained in Florida by Professor Sheila Eyberg and colleagues during a 5-day workshop, followed by 2-day training in Oklahoma by Professor Beverly Funderburk and colleagues.

The “second generation” of 10 therapists of the Bascule was trained in the Netherlands. Frederique Coelman of the Bascule and Ron Heinrich of PI Research (a daughter institute of the Bascule for training and consultancy) completed a week-long training in Oklahoma to become a trainer of PCIT and then offered a first training in the Netherlands. During this first training, Drs. Eyberg and Funderburk were present and gave feedback on how we were doing the training.

Subsequently a specialized training program was developed by the Bascule to disseminate PCIT to external organizations in the Netherlands. In 2010 and 2011 more than 10 therapists were trained by Frederique Coelman and Willemine Heiner to deliver PCIT in other areas in the Netherlands. Through the process of training professionals and disseminating PCIT across the Netherlands, important program components were identified that foster treatment fidelity. The program includes 7 days of training, group or individual consultation (via telephone conference) and proficiency assessments (through video-tape review and feedback). Subsequently a structure was developed that adds therapist certification based on the proficiency assessments.

 

Activities and events

In 2009, Annelies Niessen, Ron Heinrich and Mariëlle Abrahamse attended the 9th National PCIT conference in Michigan. They participated in a symposium discussing the Implementation of PCIT in the Netherlands.

In 2011, Annelies Niessen, Frederique Coelman, Willemine Heiner and Mariëlle Abrahamse attended the Biennial International PCIT Convention in Florida. They participated in a symposium about International PCIT Research and in the pre-convention workshop in advanced PCIT coaching.

 

From-left-to-right, Annelies Niessen, Mariëlle Abrahamse, Frederique Coelman,Tania Cargo (New Zealand), and Willemine Heiner at 2011 PCIT Convention in Gainesville, FL

 

Research

The Bascule is also conducting research on PCIT. We received a grant for a randomized control trial to compare PCIT with Creative Family Therapy. In 2009, Mariëlle Abrahamse started with the research activities. Supervisors are Dr. Ramón Lindauer (De Bascule / Academic Medical Center) and Prof. Dr. Marianne Junger (University of Twente). Results of the RCT are expected in 2013.

Beside the RCT, other projects focusing on the of the Dutch ECBI and DPICS are in progress.

 

Literature citations of PCIT publications from program.

Coelman, F.J.G. (2007). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: an evidence based intervention for young children with disruptive behavior problems (in Dutch). Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Kinder- en jeugdpsychotherapie, 34: 51-57.

Coelman, F.J.G. (2007). Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Paper published in book of Conference ‘Methodiekontwikkeling in de jeugdzorg, een uitdaging!

Coelman, F.J.G. (2007). The power of feedback: Parent Child Interaction Therapy. (in Dutch) Pedagogiek in praktijk Magazine, nr.39, oktober 2007

Niessen, A. (2009). Implementation of PCIT in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Conference, Traverse City, Michigan.

Abrahamse, M. E. (2009). A pilot study of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Conference, Traverse City, Michigan.

Abrahamse, M. E., Junger, M., Lindauer, R. J. L. (2011). Treating disruptive behavior in young children: Evidence based by scientific research (In Dutch). Kind en Adolescent Praktijk, 10 (2), 86-87.

Krijger, D. (2011). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Help for behavior problems (In Dutch). Balans Magazine, 24, 6, 20-21.

Abrahamse, M. E., Junger, M., Lindauer, R. J. L. (2011). PCIT’s implementation and research go hand in hand in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the Biennial PCIT International Convention, Gainesville, Florida.

Coelman, F.J.G. (2011). PCIT’s implementation and research go hand in hand in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the Biennial PCIT International Convention, Gainesville, Florida.

Papers presented at conferences in the Netherlands

Coelman (2006) Conference about attachment. Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Coelman (2007) Conference: “Methodiekontwikkeling in de jeugdzorg, een uitdaging!.”  Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Coelman (2007) Conference: “It takes two to tango”. Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Coelman (2007) Conference VGCT. Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Coelman (2008) Conference: “Family interventions”. Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Coelman (2008) Conference: “Attachment”. Paper presented about Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Abrahamse, M. E. (2009). The effects of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy at the Bascule. Poster presented at the conference ‘Zorg voor Jeugd’, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Abrahamse, M. E. (2009). The effects of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy at the Bascule. Poster presented at the projectmanagers meeting ‘Geestkracht’, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abrahamse, M. E., Junger, M., Lindauer, R. J. L. (2010). Treating Disruptive Behavior in Young Children: a Pilot Study to the effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Poster     presented at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

Contact information

Frederique Coelman

Director Division “Gezin en Gezag” (Family and Authority)

Clinical psychologist/ Psychotherapist

The Bascule

Meibergdreef 5

1105 AZ Amsterdam

E-mail: f.coelman@debascule.com

Telephone: 0031208901050

Cell phone: 0031652563857

 

Annelies Niessen

Program manager

The Bascule

IJsbaanpad 6

1076 CV Amsterdam

E-mail: a.niessen@debascule.com

Telephone: 0031208901700

Cell Phone: 003152563847

 

Marielle Abrahamse

Researcher / PhD student

The Bascule

Meibergdreef 5

1105 AZ Amsterdam

E-mail: m.abrahamse@debascule.com

Telephone: 0031208901050

 

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