Jetske van Heemstra

Jetske van Heemstra

Jetske van Heemstra is a psychologist and sociologist. Her doctoral research into restorative support care started on 1 August 2016. Restorative supportive care focuses on the well-being of patients, whereby besides clinical recovery, explicit attention is also given to social and personal recovery. The guiding principle here is finding new goals and meaning in life, so someone can lead a hopeful and meaningful life, despite the limitations that psychological complaints entail (Anthony, 1993).

The research focuses on the 1) applicability and 2) effectiveness of personalized recovery support care in complex and chronic PTSD. The basic principles are systematizing custom work and working as much as possible in a force-oriented manner.

This study will be conducted with different target groups within ARQ (refugees, veterans, otherwise complex traumatized). Her PhD track is supervised by Prof. dr. Dr Claudi Bockting (ARQ and Utrecht University) as supervisor and psychiatrist Dr Pim Scholte as co-supervisor.