1. The treatment is intensive;

2. The treatment is short;

3. The treatment is effective, even in the case of:

• psychoses;

• dissociation;

• other disorders;

• early-childhood trauma addiction problems.

4. Few clients drop out during treatment (3%);

5. Direct treatment of the disorder without stabilisation being needed;

6. Fast entry into the treatment;

7. Treatment centre in Perth.

To register you need to go through the following steps:

Step 1 – Referral letter
To be eligible for intake and treatment you need to be in possession of a referral letter from your general practitioner (GP) or psychiatrist. In addition, you need to complete the registration form on the website: An English version will be available end of 2018.

Step 2 – Telephone screening
After receipt of your registration and the referral letter you will soon be contacted for an initial telephone screening to see whether your request for help and the INTENSIVE8® treatment match up. If this is the case, you will receive an invitation for the first intake appointment.

Step 3 – First intake
The first intake interview will take place at one of our intake locations. We recommend that you bring your partner or another person close to you to the interview. The purpose of this interview is to map your symptoms and your requests for help. The CAPS (Clinical Interview for PTSD) is carried out to measure the severity of your trauma. In addition, we will use other Gold Standard screening tools and clinical interview to determine a definitive diagnosis of PTSD. If this is not the case, we will discuss with you what steps you can take to find other help. The person referring you will also be notified if you cannot be treated by PSYTREC. If the PTSD diagnosis is made, you will proceed to step 4: the second intake interview.

Step 4 – Second intake
A second intake interview based on the first intake interview will follow and will take place at the same intake location where you had your first interview. We recommend you bring your partner or another person close to you to this interview, too. At this intake we will ask you about your traumas, your triggers, the way in which and the degree to which you show avoidance behaviour or have developed other coping strategies. Based on the information obtained we will check whether the INTENSIVE8® treatment and your request for help match up. Should this not be the case, then we will inform you as well as the person who has referred you. However, if your request for help and the INTENSIVE8® treatment match up, a personal case-conceptualisation will be compiled. A lists of traumas in the order of severity will be the guidelines for your treatment and forms the objectives for your treatment programme. We also aim to inform you immediately of the date on which you can start your treatment.

Step 5 – Treatment programme
You start your PTSD-treatment programme. Together with you, we have chosen a suitable INTENSIVE8® treatment programme, depending on the number and severity of your traumas. You will undergo treatment at one of our treatment locations where you will also stay the night.

Step 6 – Return day
After your treatment, you and your loved ones will be invited by PSYTREC to a Return Day. During this day you and your loved ones will be informed about the possibilities of follow-up after treatment. Your treatment result will also be measured by means of the CAPS. The Return day is a compulsory part of the treatment programme.

Step 7 – Final session

Shortly after the Return Day you will be invited for a Final Session. This Final Session is the last step in your treatment with PSYTREC. This session is also a compulsory part of the treatment programme.

Step 8 – Three months and six months after the treatment

Three months after the treatment has ended, you will receive an email from us with the PTSD scale of symptoms and a request to complete and return it to us. Six months after the treatment has ended, we will invite you to take the CAPS. If necessary, this can be done by telephone. We will use these data to measure how the effects of the treatment have been consolidated; and for scientifi c research to further optimise our treatment.