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 social psychiatric nurse (SPV) in various positions within acute psychiatry since the early 1980s. He worked in the recording department for 12 years: a precious, dynamic and intensive period.

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

Hans worked 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. He worked there for 23 years as a therapist.

Hans is especially skilled in translating anxiety problems into (intensive) exposure in vivo (practical exercises to break through avoidance behaviour). Cognitive therapy, imaginary exposure, response prevention and self-monitoring techniques are also among his options.

At the end of 1999, Hans took the initiative to set up a quality register for cognitive behavioral therapists (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, Compulsion & PTSD section. For these tasks he has been distinguished by the VGCt as a ‘member of merit’.

Of course Hans himself is also registered CGW-vgct.

He came into contact with rTMS through a colleague. Her stories excite him. 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 come and work at neuroCare Nijmegen, he didn’t have to think twice.

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