Nieuws over BEPP

New Article about BEPP and the Police

Predictors of Outcome and Residual Symptoms Following
Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy in Police Officers With
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Journal of Traumatic Stress Volume31, Issue5

October 2018

Pages 764-774

Police officers exposed to potentially traumatic events (PTE) are at a heightened risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about trauma-focused psychotherapy outcomes in the police. In this naturalistic study, we evaluated whether PTE exposure and baseline clinical characteristics predicted PTSD symptom reduction during treatment and residual PTSD symptoms posttreatment.
In consecutive referrals to a specialized mental health service for police officers (N = 665), PTSD was measured pre- and posttreatment using structured clinical interviews. Treatment consisted of brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD. We grouped PTE as follows: injury/maltreatment, loss (colleague or private), other job-related, other private traumatic events. Data were analyzed multi variably using structural equation modeling and logistic regression. Treatment effect size was large, d=3.6, 95% CI [3.4, 3.8]. The police officer who reported
more injury/maltreatment or private traumatic had more baseline PTSD symptoms as well as larger symptom reduction during treatment; police officers who reported more losses of loved ones showed smaller PTSD symptom reduction. Concentration problems persisted in 17.7% of police officers posttreatment, and these were predicted by baseline PTSD symptoms and loss of loved ones. Proportions of variance explained by the multivariable models ranged from 0.08 to 0.14. Our findings increase insight into the type of PTE and clinical
characteristics of police officers with PTSD who benefit most from trauma-focused treatment. Because the loss of loved ones can be presumed to have a profound impact on social and interpersonal functioning, a more specific treatment focus on grief processes may further enhance
efficacy.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jts.22328

15 mei 2019

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) is an evidence based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

What distinguishes BEPP from other trauma-focused treatments is that it focuses on the acknowledgment of the array of intense emotions that the person experiences in relation to the trauma, and that its aim is to learn from the trauma in terms of life-changing lessons. The five essential elements of BEPP are psychoeducation, imaginal exposure, writing letters and bringing memorabilia, making meaning of what has happened, and a farewell ritual. BEPP is called eclectic because it combines insights and interventions from cognitive behavioral, grief and psychodynamic approaches. BEPP is a 16-session, manualized treatment.

When first developed in the 1980s and 1990s, BEPP was used and evaluated for treating police officers with PTSD in the Netherlands (Gersons et al., 2000). When it proved to be effective in this population, the application of the treatment gradually broadened to other patients with PTSD and to other countries with translations of the protocol in several languages . Further studies have demonstrated the treatment to be efficacious in patients with PTSD resulting from various trauma backgrounds (Lindauer et al., 2005, Schnyder et al., 2011,) and have shown that the treatment is as effective as other trauma treatments (Nijdam et al., 2012).

target group of participants

The BEPP training has been developed for psychotherapists who are working with clients who have experienced traumatic events (psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals).

objectives and program

  • to understand the framework of this effective treatment for PTSD;
  • to understand and become familiarized with the different modules of this treatment-protocol;
  • to be able to start practicing BEPP with supervision.

methods used in the training workshop

During the training the participants will get acquainted with all five elements of the BEPP protocol: psychoeducation, imaginal exposure to the traumatic event, writing assignments, the domain of meaning and integration, and the farewell ritual.
Theoretical introductions will be alternated with practical case demonstrations on DVD, roleplaying and personal exercises. This will help to understand and fine-tune the treatment when applying the protocol. There will also be space for discussion and for sharing experiences with own clients and ideas.
The 70 page BEPP protocol is available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Georgian and Lithuanian.
For further information see www.traumatreatment.eu.

Registration through English form

If you wish to register for this course in English, please use the English registration form
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trainers

Prof. dr. Berthold Gersons is a professor of psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam and a senior scientific consultant at the Psychotrauma Expert Group at the Arq Foundation.

DRs. Pepita David is a health care psychologist and psychotherapist. She is a trainer and supervisor in Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD.

https://www.rino.nl/cursus/brief-eclectic-psychotherapy-ptsd-bepp

 

 

15 mei 2019

Tijdens deze post-BIG cursus leer je werken met Co-BEPP, een cultuurspecifieke variant van de Beknopte Eclectische Psychotherapie voor PTSS (BEPP). Deze aangetoond effectieve behandeling sluit aan bij het natuurlijke emotionele verwerkingsproces van traumatische gebeurtenissen. Co-BEPP houdt rekening met de specifieke aspecten van de eigen cultuur van de cliënt en is daarom zeer geschikt voor de behandeling van cliënten met een niet-westerse achtergrond. Docent is Aram Hasan van CoTeam. https://www.rinogroep.nl/opleiding/5488/cultuur-georienteerde-beknopte-eclectische-psychotherapie-ptss-co-bepp.html

https://www.rinogroep.nl/opleiding/5495/beknopte-eclectische-psychotherapie-voor-ptss-bepp.html

 

 

15 mei 2019

De Beknopte Eclectische Psychotherapie voor PTSS (BEPP) is een aangetoond effectieve behandeling voor PTSS, die aansluit bij het natuurlijke emotionele verwerkingsproces van ingrijpende gebeurtenissen. BEPP helpt pijnlijke gevoelens en gedachten toe te laten, te verwerken en weer grip te krijgen op het leven. Tijdens deze 4-daagse post-BIG cursus leer je meer over PTSS en trauma, en leer je om met BEPP te werken. 

https://www.rinogroep.nl/opleiding/5495/beknopte-eclectische-psychotherapie-voor-ptss-bepp.html

 

 

15 mei 2019

Police officers exposed to potentially traumatic events (PTE) are at a heightened risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about trauma-focused psychotherapy outcomes in the police. In this naturalistic study, we evaluated whether PTE exposure and baseline clinical characteristics predicted PTSD symptom reduction during treatment and residual PTSD symptoms posttreatment.
In consecutive referrals to a specialized mental health service for police officers (N = 665), PTSD was measured pre- and posttreatment using structured clinical interviews. Treatment consisted of brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD. We grouped PTE as follows: injury/maltreatment, loss (colleague or private), other job-related, other private traumatic events. Data were analyzed multivariable using structural equation modeling and logistic regression. Treatment effect size was large, d=3.6, 95% CI [3.4, 3.8]. Police officers who reported
more injury/maltreatment or private traumatic had more baseline PTSD symptoms as well as larger symptom reduction during treatment; police officers who reported more losses of loved ones showed smaller PTSD symptom reduction. Concentration problems persisted in 17.7% of police officers posttreatment, and these were predicted by baseline PTSD symptoms and loss of loved ones. Proportions of variance explained by the multivariable models ranged from 0.08 to 0.14. Our findings increase insight into the type of PTE and clinical
characteristics of police officers with PTSD who benefit most from trauma-focused treatment. Because the loss of loved ones can be presumed to have a profound impact on social and interpersonal functioning, a more specific treatment focus on grief processes may further enhance efficacy.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jts.22328

15 mei 2019

- 6, 7, 8 februari en 11 september 2019
- 24, 25, 26 juni 2019 en 11 december 2019
- 2, 3, 4 oktober 2019 en 9 april 2020

 

In deze 4 daagse BEPP zijn de werkzame elementen uit verschillende therapierichtingen op een logische manier samengebracht, zoals psycho-educatie, imaginaire exposure, gebruikmaking van brieven schrijven en memorabilia, psychodynamische inzichten in de betekenisfase en een afscheidsritueel. Deze cursus omvat daarom meer dan traumagerichte cognitieve gedragstherapie.

4 november 2018

“I enjoyed the training, it was a high-quality experience. I favour the BEPP protocol because it is existential and eclectic as well as evidence-based; it will sit well alongside my equine-facilitated psychotraumatology approach too.”

Sarah Paton Briggs, The Grove Practice, Ashlar Evolution, The IFEEL Centre, UK

'Thank you so much Berthold for a great couple of days training; informative, comprehensive and insightful. I think the BEPP protocol is my number one tool now as the mix of cognitive elements of exposure, the psychodynamic elements of making meaning and the healing element of emotions makes it a very powerful authentic tool’.  

Sun Founder of CEO IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Pyscho-Traumatology

1 augustus 2018

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) is an evidence based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). 

1 april 2018

In deze 4 daagse BEPP zijn de werkzame elementen uit verschillende therapierichtingen op een logische manier samengebracht, zoals psycho-educatie, imaginaire exposure, gebruikmaking van brieven schrijven en memorabilia, psychodynamische inzichten in de betekenisfase en een afscheidsritueel. Deze cursus omvat daarom meer dan traumagerichte cognitieve gedragstherapie.

1 april 2018

In deze 4 daagse BEPP zijn de werkzame elementen uit verschillende therapierichtingen op een logische manier samengebracht, zoals psycho-educatie, imaginaire exposure, gebruikmaking van brieven schrijven en memorabilia, psychodynamische inzichten in de betekenisfase en een afscheidsritueel. Deze cursus omvat daarom meer dan traumagerichte cognitieve gedragstherapie.

30 november 2017

Door Mariel Meewisse, klinisch psycholoog en voorzitter NtVP, is een korte video gemaakt over PTSS.

29 november 2017

In deze 4 daagse BEPP zijn de werkzame elementen uit verschillende therapierichtingen op een logische manier samengebracht, zoals psycho-educatie, imaginaire exposure, gebruikmaking van brieven schrijven en memorabilia, psychodynamische inzichten in de betekenisfase en een afscheidsritueel. Deze cursus omvat daarom meer dan traumagerichte cognitieve gedragstherapie.

17 October 2017

BEP-TG is een individuele behandeling die gericht is op verwerking van het traumatische verlies van een dierbare, d.w.z. verlies van een dierbare onder gewelddadige omstandigheden. Wij spreken van traumatische rouw indien nabestaanden na traumatisch verlies van een dierbare langdurige klachten ontwikkelen van rouw, posttraumatische stress en/of depressie.

15 augustus 2017

http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/index.aspx.

Following its detailed review and independent analysis of the findings of the systematic review, the APA Guideline Development Panel (GDP) strongly recommends the use of the following psychotherapies/interventions (all interventions that follow listed in alphabetical order) for adult patients with PTSD: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)2, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), cognitive therapy (CT), and prolonged exposure therapy (PE). The panel suggests the use of brief eclectic psychotherapy (BEP), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and narrative exposure therapy (NET). There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against offering Seeking Safety (SS) or relaxation (RLX). For medications, the panel suggests offering the following (in alphabetical order): fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, and venlafaxine. There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against offering risperidone and topiramate,

http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/index.aspx

29 mei 2017

Voor de BEPP bestaan er twee websites onder de namen www.traumabehandeling.net en www.traumatreatment.net. Per 1 juni zijn deze overgebracht van Apollomedia naar het Arqweb van Arq.

16 mei 2017

New Horizons on BEPP symposium at 15th ESTSS Conference in Odense, Denmark