Who we treat
Foundation Centrum ’45 treats people suffering from complex psychotrauma complaints. These comprise a combination of several disorders, brought about by repeated and/or longer-term traumatization. The complaints include: posttraumatic stress complaints, (other) anxiety disorders, depression, somatoform disorders or disturbances in personality development. Often, there are also problems in the workplace, in the family and/or the social environment. The complaints are in all likelihood connected with the shocking experiences undergone during persecution, and during a war or acts of violence. Those experiences may be the clients’ own experiences or those of a parent, a partner or another family member.
The living conditions of the client need to be such that they will enable an effective treatment of the consequences of the traumatization.
It is important when receiving outpatient treatment that the client has a home environment or is part of a social network that can lend support. When receiving treatment in the clinic or day clinic it is important that the client is prepared and willing to share his experiences with fellow sufferers and is able to function within a group.
We apply the following contraindications for treatment:
· Serious behavioural disorders;
· Impossibility to make arrangements with respect to alcoholism or drug dependence and suicidality;
· Organic cerebral disorders;
· Psychotic disorders or risk of severe psychotic decompensation during psychotherapy;
· Serious eating disorders.