Course details / Primary care for refugees and newcomers

About this course

Click here to read more about the training and program of the workshop (in Dutch).

Due to war and conflict, the number of refugees has increased immensely in recent years, part of which is granted a (temporary) residence permit in the Netherlands.
The situation in the country of origin, flight and arrival in a new country can have a major impact on the psychological health of these people. A part of this group experiences posttraumatic complaints, it is important that symptoms are recognized and correctly interpreted in 1st-line care, whereby cultural factors and differences must be taken into account. Arq Academy, the training institute of the Arq Psychotrauma Expert group, and Health[e]Foundation joined forces and offer the training '1st-line psychological care (ex-)refugees'.

The training consists of four e-learning modules and a workshop to support 1st-line health care workers and provides them with background information and tools for recognizing and interpreting post-traumatic complaints among (ex-) refugees and other non-Western patients in primary care practice. The e-learning contains 4 modules: 'Provider-patient interaction', 'Mental health', 'Resilience and health of refugee children' and a module with case studies which take on average 1.5 hours of study time per module. The modules include the theoretical knowledge which you will use during the workshop. You will have a month to complete the e-learning modules prior to the workshop. The 'Post-traumatic complaints of refugees' workshop provides information, stimulates exchange and offers the opportunity to practice under the guidance of professionals. Topics such as PTSD, cultural formulation interview and interventions are discussed and there is time to practice the acquired skills.

Who is this course for?

General practitioners, POH-GGZ and other public health professionals in the Netherlands.

What you will learn

After the training:

  • participants can recognize and interpret symptoms of psychotrauma (including PTSD) among (ex-) refugees;
  • participants have knowledge about cultural factors on post-traumatic complaints;
  • the participants know referral possibilities and can apply 1st-line interventions.

What you get

Accreditation is requested at:

  • General practitioners (ABC1 / ABAN, 9 points)
  • POH-GGZ (LV POH-GGZ, 10 points)
  • Professionals working in international healthcare (NVTG, 9 points)

How it works

You can register until 27 September 2019 via the Arq Academy website. After registration, you will receive the invoice. When payment is received, you will receive the link to the e-learning on 1st October 2019 and the invitation to the workshop on 5 November 2019. The training will be organized when at least 10 participants registered. If the number of participants is not sufficient, you will receive your money back.
Click here to read more about the training and program of the workshop (in Dutch).

Your mentor

The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:

Annemijn Blok-Versteeg

Annemijn Blok-Versteeg
Project manager

Refugees primary health mental health

Pediatric HIV[e]Education Psychosocial Refugee Care[e]Education
Subject Psychological help for refugees
Target group General practitioners, POH-GGZ and other public health professionals in the Netherlands.
Commitment 9.0 hours
Number of modules 4
Languages Dutch
Price (in Euros) € 275,00 Check

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