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Dear Colleagues

Please find below details of the preliminary programme for the 2009 EFTC conference in The Hague, Netherlands.  It is not too late to book a place at the conference which is shaping up to be a really interesting event.  For further details see the conference website at:

http://www.eftc2009.eu/

Preliminary Program
EFTC 2009, The Hague the Netherlands

MONDAY JUNI 1ST

Welcome reception By the City of The Hague
At the Municipal Museum (18.00 – 20.00)



TUESDAY JUNE 2ND

Overview of the different themes:


 A. Effectiveness: evidence based practice  and practice based evidence
 B. Organisation and innovation
 C. Judiciary Addiction Care
 D. Special Populations and New Challenges in Treatment and Prevention
 E. Spirituality


 9.00 – 10.30  Opening Ceremony     Plenary

Moderator: Martinus Stollenga

Anthony Slater, President EFTC Minister of Health (Invited),
Frits Verschoor Chairman Parnassia Bavo Groep, Brijder Addiction Care
Rob Jaspers Chairman VNN,
David Turner, CEIS Rome, Italy
Representatives international organizations

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break


11.00 – 12.30 Evidence Based Research and TCs      Plenary

 Moderator: Martien Kooyman

 George De Leon      USA
 Gerard Schippers                               NL

12.30 – 14.00  Lunch Break

13.15 – 13.45 Workshop  Introduction of Evidence Based Treatment Approach
through an Action Research,  Muhammad Tahir Khalily ,  Ireland

13.15 – 14.00 Movie:

 Pioneers , WFTC, Rod Mullen  USA


14.00 – 15.00 Spirituality and philosophy plenary     Plenary


 Moderator: Martien Kooyman

 Eric Broekaert     B
 Alberto Sabates                                           SP



15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break


15.30 – 17.00     Workshops

1. Panel discussion: Theme A : Evidence based  practice or practice based
evidence   Plenary

     Moderator: Peter Geerlings

     George De Leon, Eric Broekaert, Edle Ravndal , Vera Segraeus,
     Gerard  Schippers



 2. Theme B: Encounter groups

 Rudy Bracke - B
 Practice of encounter groups


 3.Theme B: Running therapy

 Albert Hazenberg and Joost Kerkhof   NL
 Running therapy in a therapeutic community setting


 4. Theme D :Treatment of parents with children

 Nuria del Castillo  - SP
 A Programme For Addicted To Drugs Women With Children In Their Charge

Lies Wenselaar -  NL
 Addicted children from 12 to 18 years:how can we help them in a non-residential
setting

 Ellen van Ekeren  -  NL
 Project 4, a unique possibility for addicted parents and their children

 5. Theme D: Use of methamphetamine, amphetamine and substitute drugs
(methadone) and TCs

 Martin Sefranek  - Czech Republic
 Methamphetamine Users as a Specific Group of Therapeutic Community Clients –
 Investigation and Practice in the Czech Republic

 Lynne Magor-Blatch - Australia
 Treatment of amphetamine-type stimulants (co morbiditiy)

Garth Popple  - Australia
The Integration of risk and harm reduction strategies into
abstinence-based Therapeutic Communities: A Case Study of We Help
Ourselves TCs


6. Theme D
 Programs developed and run by recovered persons

Remko Jorritsma  -   NL
The role of spirituality in the treatment in a residential centre

Jos Oude Bos   -   NL
Recovery oriented service and TCs

Rowdy Yates - Scotland
Changing landscapes, changing communities and changing opportunities for TCs


7. Theme D
Spirituality and philosophy

Michel Odufrι and Mark de Haan  -   NL
The first Minnesota Treatment in the Netherlands, MIRAGE
Findings of the Minnesota Mulit-Model and implementation in TCs

Jacques Abas    -  NL
Treatment cultures of Arta

Christien Muuse  -   NL
Focus on Self-help: how to improve the relation between informal and professional
care?
17.00  - 18.00 movie

Bonding Psychotherapy,  Martien Kooyman – NL



WEDNESDAY JUNE 3RD


 Excursions:

1. Groningen  (Hoog Hullen, Breegweestee, De Lage Kamp)  ,
2. The Hague (TC Emiliehoeve, Tripl-Ex, Mirage, P4,Mistral and low threshold
programs e.g Heroine Project)
3. TC in Gent (De Kiem and De Sleutel)


THURSDAY JUNE 4TH


9.00 – 10.30 Theme C:  TCs and the Justice System    Plenary

 Moderator: Martinus Stollenga -  NL

 Minister of Justice (Invited)
 Harry Wexler    -  USA
 Barbara Rawlings  -    UK


10.30 – 11.00  Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Theme C plenary session:  TCs and the Justice System
(continued)

Moderator: Martinus Stollenga  - NL

Charampoulos Poulopoulos   -   GR
Chris van der Meer  -  NL


12.00 – 12.45  Plenary panel discussion: Treatment and the justice system:

Moderator: Martinus Stollenga

De Leon, Wexler, Mullen, Poulopoulos, Rawlings, van der Meer and
Representative of the Dutch prison system
12.45 – 14.00  Lunch Break


 Workshops

14.00 – 15.30 1. Theme A: Cost / benefits of  TCs   (in the plenary hall)


 Gerasimos  Papanastasastos - GR
 Economic Evaluation of Substance Abuse Treatment: aspects, implications and
challenges

 James Pitts -  Australia
 The Cost / Benefits of Therapeutic Community Programming

 A Coffijberg - NL
Cost / benefits of treatments


2. Theme B: Aftercare and Family involvemen

Oriol Esculies Plou  -  SP
Empowerment of families and staff in adolescents TC

Helen Struik  - NL
Aftercare and rehabilitation in the northern dutch therapeutic communities

Elen van Ekeren -NL
P4, Program for Addicted parents with children


 3. Theme E: Mindfulness and TCs

 Wilma Bakker -  NL
 Mindfulness and substance abuse

 Rod Mullen -   USA
 Increasing Engagement: Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based
 Practices in the Therapeutic Community


 4. Theme B: Movement therapy

Ramon Vega -  Argentina
Movement therapy Experiential session: The denial of the body and emotional
expression
5. Theme B: Learning from  the past: How TCs started in Europe

Ian Christie and David Warren-Holland - UK
Alpha House 1970

Martien Kooyman -   NL
Emiliehoeve 1972

Jolanta  Koczurowska – PL
Monar 1979



6. Theme C: Justice and treatment

 Martinus Stollenga - NL
 Criminals and non criminals

 Brigitte Jansen - NL
 A bridge between justice system and society

 Paraskevi Stagaki - GR
 Drug Treatment in a Correctional Facility for young Offenders

 7. Theme D: TC for parents and children

 Lammy Lamberts -  NL
 A Therapeutic community for  addicted parents with children

 Tiny Onrust  -  NL
 The role of the sociotherpist in a therapeutic community for addicted
 parents with children

 Martha Kesthely Sweden
 Conditions for family-work with  youth in residential care


15.45 – 17.15 Workshops

1. Theme A: Research in TCs

 Vera Segraeus -  Sweden
 Bridge between practice and research

 Sotoris Bountis -   GR.
 Clients participation in evaluation policy and good practice in TC program


2. Theme B: Bonding psychotherapy groups in TCs

 Herry Vos -  NL
 Early unsafe attachment and addiction

 Bogdan Polajner - Slovenia
 Bonding psychotherapy and TC

 Patrick Vanassche -  B
 Working with bonding psychotherapy groups in the TC De Sleutel Gent


  3. Theme B: Programs for adolescents

Jolanta Koczurowska -  Pl
Therapeutic Communities for Adolescents, MONAR Experience

 Anna van Weerdenburg - NL
 A therapeutic community for young adolescents


 Oriol Esculies Plou  -  SP
 Empowerment of families and staff in an TC for adolescents


 4. Theme C: TC in Prisons

 Stijn Vandevelde -   Belgium
 Two traditions of prison-based therapeutic communities: a historical review

 Julio Nuρo -   SP
 Proyecto Hombre Alternatives for treatment in penitentiary centres

 Christos Vettas  GR
 Counseling unit for drug addicts in prisons


 5. Theme D: Special Problems in TCs: ADHD, and eating disorders and gender
groups

 Jeroen Tenback - NL
 ADHD in the TC Breegweestee

Anja Schillebeeks  - NL
Eating disorders in the standard therapeutic community:  a plea for an integrated
approach

Robert Coopman and Jeroen Tenback - NL
Male groups in TC

Gerda Ardesch and Janny Maat - NL
A joint female group in a TC

6. Theme D: Innovations in the TC program

Bousia Kalliopi, and Mihaleli Evaggelia   Fin
Community: Consultation and occupational orientation programs, where therapy and
educational learning meet

Fιlix Rueda Lopez – SP
New answers for new profiles and needs creation  and evaluation of a mixed model
of TC, residential and non-residential in the same space and time and with the same
treatment.


7.Theme E: Spirituality
 Gigetto De Bortoli -  IT
 The role of Spirituality in the TC

 John Gale -  UK
 The interface between psychotherapy and spirituality in
 the context of the therapeutic community

 Gert Westrik -  NL
 Spiritual themes and addiction from the perspective of the healthcare professional


17.15 -18.00  movies:         TC in Prison, Rod Mullen -  USA




Thursday Evening
 Gala Dinner, at the smallest city of the World, Madurodam.
At  20.00 hrs



FRIDAY JUNE 5TH

Themes D: TCs for special populations, dual diagnosis  and  organisation and
innovation          Plenary


9.00 – 10.30  Moderator: Marieke Broekman

 An Slofs -  Belgium
 The dangers of an effective yet misunderstood treatment model

 Geert Dom -   Belgium
 Dual Diagnosis and treatment

 Tomeu Catala -   SP
 Medication for dual diagnosis residents in TC’s


10.30 – 11.00  Coffee Break


11.00- 12.30: Themes D: organization and innovation       Plenary


Moderator: Dirk Vandevelde

Gerasimos Papanastsastsatos - GR
Developing evaluation systems to improve services in the TCs

 Anthony Slater -   NO
Shorter time TC’s and social integration

 Georges Van der Straten -  B
Teaching through traveling


12.30 – 13.30  Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00 Plenary session

Reinout Wiers NL


14.00 – 15.30  Workshops

 1.Theme A : Research in TC  (plenary hall)

 Cecile Denis - FR
 A 2 year follow-up study to assess experimental TCs in France.
 An ongoing study

 Brigitte Jansen - NL
 Research in a TC for ex-prisoners, Triple - Ex

 Rod Mullen - USA
 20 years retrospective assessment of prison TCs


 2.Theme B: Alternative treatments

 Hellen Huizing  -  NL
 Weekend Amphibic Expedition in a therapeutic community

 Jussi Nikander -  Fin
 Fishing and wilderness therapy with substance abusers

 Martin Eissens - NL
 Leisure activities in a therapeutic community


 3.Theme B:Staff training

 Mahmood Tavackoli -Iran
 Staff training

 Carsten Hald  - NO
 Organizational development consistent supervision training

 Anna Tsiboukli  GR
 Educating drug treatment professionals


4.Theme D: Children of addicted parents

 Cindy Doorenbos - NL
 Nursery for children of addicted parents in TC

 Berber Damstra -  NL
 addictions and developments of children

 Olga van Manson - NL
 addiction art therapy for children
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14.00 – 15.30  Workshops

 1.Theme A : Research in TC  (plenary hall)

 Cecile Denis - FR
 A 2 year follow-up study to assess experimental TCs in France.
 An ongoing study

 Brigitte Jansen - NL
 Research in a TC for ex-prisoners, Triple - Ex

 Rod Mullen - USA
 20 years retrospective assessment of prison TCs


 2.Theme B: Alternative treatments

 Hellen Huizing  -  NL
 Weekend Amphibic Expedition in a therapeutic community

 Jussi Nikander -  Fin
 Fishing and wilderness therapy with substance abusers

 Martin Eissens - NL
 Leisure activities in a therapeutic community


 3.Theme B:Staff training

 Mahmood Tavackoli -Iran
 Staff training

 Carsten Hald  - NO
 Organizational development consistent supervision training

 Anna Tsiboukli  GR
 Educating drug treatment professionals


4.Theme D: Children of addicted parents

 Cindy Doorenbos - NL
 Nursery for children of addicted parents in TC

 Berber Damstra -  NL
 addictions and developments of children

 Olga van Manson - NL
 addiction art therapy for children
5.Theme D: Dual diagnoses in TC

 Catherine Holmes - Australia
 Trauma and self-medication in shelterless Aboriginals Australia

 Michael Young -  Canada
 Advancing the Therapeutic Community: The Fourth Moment in the Evolution
 of Therapeutic Communities

  Petr Nevsimal - Chech Republic
 Clients with dual dignosis in the TC



 6. Theme B: Getting them in and keeping them from leaving

 Nancy Merete Myrvang - NO
 Use of motivation methods before treatment at Phoenix House Haga

 Hatta Smit and Frank Brook - NL
 Going away as part of the treatment - NL

Anagnostou Eleni  - GR
Retention in TC in the first 30 days: a qualitative approach


 7. Theme B: Schema therapy in TC s

 Marcel Langedijk - NL
 Schema Focus Therapy in a clinical addiction centre

 Susanne Wegen   - NL
 The implementation of Schema therapy in a TC


15.30 – 16.30  Closing plenary

 Anne Goossensen: Review of the conference
 Announcement EWODOR   conference
 Announcement WFTC Institute Genoa
 Announcement 13th EFTC conference Oxford
 Announcement Conference ATCA Australia
 Closing remarks: Martinus Stollenga
 Closing of the conference: Anthony Slater


Overview of the different themes:


 A. Effectiveness: evidence based practice  and practice based evidence
 B. Organisation and innovation
 C. Judiciary Addiction Care
 D. Special Populations and New Challenges in Treatment and Prevention
 E. Spirituality






Rowdy Yates
Senior Research Fellow
Scottish Addiction Studies
Dept. of Applied Social Science
University of Stirling
Scotland

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