SPV-er BIG and Cognitief Gedragstherapeutisch Werker in Nijmegen

Hans Jacobs


(024) 750 35 07

Bijleveldsingel 34, 6524 AD Nijmegen

Hans has been working as a Sociaal Psychiatrisch Verpleegkundige (SPV) in various positions within acute psychiatry since the early 1980s. He worked in a psychiatric hospital for 12 years: a treasured, dynamic and intensive period.

In the late 1990s, he switched to the more treatment-related side of the work. At the Academic Anxiety Center Maastricht he follows a course in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This makes him enthusiastic about this treatment method.

Hans works at Kliniek Overwaal in Nijmegen: the cradle of behavioral therapy in the Netherlands. This is now called “Overwaal, Expertise Center for Anxiety, Compulsion and PTSD”, part of Propersona Nijmegen.

In the 23 years that he has worked there as a practitioner, he has gained a lot of experience. Hans is mainly skilled in translating anxiety problems into (intensive) exposure in vivo (practical exercises to break through avoidance behavior). Cognitive therapy, imaginary exposure, response prevention and self-control techniques are also among his options.

At the end of 1999, Hans took the initiative to establish a quality register for cognitive behavioral therapeutic workers (CGW-vgct). He holds various positions within the Association for Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy (VGCt). He is currently a board member of the Anxiety Disorders section. For these tasks he has been distinguished by the VGCt as “member of merit”.

Hans is of course also a registered CGW-vgct.

He hears about rTMS through a colleague. Her stories make him enthusiastic. The rTMS offers him the opportunity to discover new avenues in treatment. He would like to commit himself to this. So when the opportunity arose to work at Neurocare Nijmegen, he did not have to think long.

Now he combines working at Neurocare with working in Overwaal. “The best of both worlds”.

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