Research projects

Aspects of psychodiagnostics and treatment of traumatised refugees

Traumatized refugees are studied with regard to various aspects and on the basis of newly developed or translated instruments.

Breaking the cycle. The impact of intergenerational transmission of war trauma on the development of the young child

This ZonMw funded dissertation study concerns the impact of being traumatized by war and subsequent migration on the development of the young child by assessing the well being of mother, father and child, as well as the interaction and attachment between the parent and the child.

Deconstructing Delayed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Is it possible that people develop posttraumatic disturbances only later in life? Is it possible that people seemingly function adequately only to develop mental health problems after months, years or even decades after the traumatic experiences have ended?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) versus Stabilisation in the Treatment of Traumatised Asylum Seekers and Refugees: a Randomised Controlled Trial

EMDR is internationally considered a 'treatment of choice' for type-I trauma. It is unclear whether EMDR is equally effective in the treatment of traumatised asylum seekers and refugees, who often suffer from more complex forms of trauma.

LIN-study: optimalization of diagnostic and evaluative instruments regarding long staying refugees in the Netherlands

Research into the development of diagnostic and evaluative instruments

Providing and enhancing rehabilitation services for second generation victims of torture and war

This international study is conducted in four countries and is funded by the European Community. It is an international research project among second generation of victims of torture and political persecution.