Psychiatry and contact (English)

Maybe you support someone who is labelled with a psychiatric diagnose – like a borderline personality disorder or depression – or someone who suffers from mental problems. It could be very helpful to know more about mental problems and what this means for you as volunteer, in your contact with the person you support. How does it influence the way you deal with the other and how do you both find a way to a satisfying contact?

Objectives and content
You will learn how psychiatric knowledge could be helpful and above all, what kind of knowledge is important or maybe even necessary in supporting your client as a volunteer.

By dialogue and different kinds of practices you will investigate the meaning of a psychiatric diagnosis and the meaning of ‘good’ contact. Furthermore we will present you with a relational model of contact for a different kind of understanding of what happens between you and the (psychiatric diagnosed) other.

The trainers are Lidie Nonnekes and Herman Pasveer. Lidie is an experience expert and Herman is a trainer with experiences.

For whom?
All volunteers who successfully completed the basic training supportive volunteering and who are interested in the subject of psychiatry and contact.

Time investment
3 hours

Study material
Will be handed to you during the training

Number of participants
The training can accommodate up to 12 participants.

Certificate of attendance

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