Professor dr. Ad de Jongh

Professor dr. Ad de Jongh is sinds 2017 honorary professor aan The Institute of Health and Society aan The University of Worcester en geeft op 28 maart een inaugurale rede (engels):

Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): More complicated than we think, but simpler than we imagine. (Wednesday 28 March, Worcester)

Professor Ad de Jongh is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Anxiety and Behaviour Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. He was recently appointed an Honorary Professor in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. In 2015 Professor de Jongh was involved in the establishment of the Psychotrauma Expertise Centre (PSYTREC), a mental health institution in Bilthoven, Netherlands, that uses a short, and highly intensive treatment program for Complex PTSD.

Professor De Jongh is an approved trainer for the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Europe association, and board member of both the Dutch EMDR Association (VEN) and the EMDR Europe Association. He is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and is involved in research on the efficacy of evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments for a wide variety of patient groups, including traumatized children, people with intellectual disabilities and other complex psychiatric conditions, including psychosis. Professor Ad de Jongh has written extensively on his areas of expertise, authoring and co-authoring more than 300 scientific articles and several books.

In his Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Ad de Jongh will address the questions underlying the worldwide debate about the treatment of individuals suffering from PTSD due to prolonged or repeated childhood abuse. He will explore pathways of potential solutions for difficulties that are associated with this target group, which may lead to the development of more effective, tailor-made guideline recommendations for individuals suffering from severe PTSD.

The lecture is Wednesday 28 March, 5.15 for 5.30pm, Yelland Lecture Theatre, St John’s Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ.

If you would like to attend, please reply to Becky Lowe at or by calling 01905 857515 by Friday 23 March.

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