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 TCs 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 TCs 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 10 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 T: +44 (0) 1786-467737 F: +44 (0) 1786-466299 W: http://www.dass.stir.ac.uk/sections/showsection.php?id=4 (home) W: http://www.drugslibrary.stir.ac.uk/ (online library) -- Academic Excellence at the Heart of Scotland. The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159.