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Depression Management and Suicide Prevention

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Healthcare
Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 575.00
Advanced Bachelor

Our aim is to provide you with the latest evidence informed knowledge and skills around the area of depression management and suicide prevention. Both issues are worldwide highly prevalent but can also be prevented and treated as long as a multidisciplinary approach is fostered. In this summer school course we will address holistic and evidence based modalities to prevent adverse incidents, foster harm reduction and increase the quality of life of patients and family having problems with mood disorders and /or self-destructive behaviour.

You will have the privilege of working with students from many different countries and disciplines  The lectures and workshops will be provided by a complementary team of expert lecturers. They carry decades of clinical experience in working with depressed and suicidal people. The combined knowledge and experience of lecturers and students makes up for a wonderful and inspiring two weeks.

Content: relevant scientific overviews by lectures, skill demonstrations, reflective exercises, mindfulness and creativity exercise, working groups and student presentations. We demand your presence for at least 80% of all the teaching hours. Your certificate depends on: evident active participation in reflective and skill exercises and an active and transparent contribution in the presentation about a specific subject worked on. 

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Course director

Marlou de Kuiper


dr. Roland van de Sande
Marlou de Kuiper
Roderick van Hilten
dr. Jeroen Terpstra
Ferdy Pluck

Target audience

All those interested in improving the quality of support to people with depression and/or suicidal thoughts/attempts.

Course aim

You will gain knowledge and insight through: relevant scientific overviews by lectures, skill demonstrations and practices, reflective exercises, working groups and student presentations.

Study load

A total of 80 hours of which 20 taught hours and 20 self-study hours (40) each week.


Course + course materials € 575.00
Housing € 350.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

discounts are available for Utrecht University of Applies Science Utrecht, for asylum seakers in Holland

Required documents

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

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Application deadline: 01 June 2018