Pre-conference on October 17    

Pre-conference on October 17

Time/Location Program Content
5.00 - 5.45 pm    Registration with Coffee/Tea
5.45 - 6.15 pm Introduction: Zero strategies in mental health: delusion or reality?
Steve Miccio - Chief Executive Officer for PEOPLe Inc (USA)
6.15 - 7.15 pm Buffet
7.15 - 7.35 pm Presentation: Zero Coercion: fairy taill or truth?
Yolande Voskes, Phd - Assistant professor at VU University medical centre and senior researcher at mental health institute GGZ Breburg, The Netherlands
7.40 - 8.00 pm Presentation: The suicide prevention action networks: optimizing support and care so that no one in our communities dies by suicide
Dr. Gerdien Franx - Program manager National Agenda Suicide prevention, 113 Suicide Prevention, Supranet, The Netherlands
8.05 - 8.25 pm Presentation: Zero beds in Utopia
Marijke van Putten, MD - Psychiatrist and CEO of Mental Health Institute (MHI) Noord Holland Noord (NHN), The Netherlands
8.30 - 9.00 pm Discussion  
9.00 - 9.15 pm Closing Pre-conference
Prof. Niels Mulder, MD, PhD - President of the EAOF, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


International Conference on Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry (CCITP)

October 18 and 19 / 2018

Pre-conference on October 17 / 2018

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Theme of the conference: 'Zero-Strategies: From Dream to Reality'

(in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association)

* language of conference is English
* number of parallel sessions in Dutch

Persons with mental problems may experience crisis, and are at higher risk for committing suicide and experiencing coercive measures. Since the rates of suicides as well as coercive measures seem to be on the rise in many countries, effective preventive interventions are urgently needed. The theme of the conference is 'Zero Strategies: From Dream to Reality'. Aiming at the use of zero coercive measures and zero suicides stimulates the development and implementation of best practices. Every nation has a set of guidelines how to deal with crisis, suicide, and coercion, but there is large variation in clinical practices between countries. Some of the preventive and intervention models have been well described and researched, while others may be promising but not yet studied. In addition, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) urges us to develop new strategies to reduce coercive measures. Therefore, the International Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry (CCITP) Foundation has started an initiative to organize this first CCITP Conference.

Aims of the CCITP Conference
In 2018 the first international conference will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, during which the latest knowledge concerning crisis, coercion and intensive treatment in psychiatry will be shared and discussed. The aim of the CCITP Conference is to bring together clients, caregivers, professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and others), managers, policy makers and researchers to exchange knowledge and experiences about CCITP-related topics, and thereby to contribute to prevention of crisis, suicide, and coercion. We hope to welcome people from many different disciplines and countries in order to create an inspiring environment for learning from each other.


Open Program          


Themes Congress    

Specific themes for this congress

Emergency psychiatry
Prevention of crisis
Suicide prevention
Coercive measures (state of the art, prevention and responsible application)
Home based crisis intervention
Intensive treatment in clinical settings
Expertise by experience
Technological innovations
Family involvement
Cultural aspects
Emergency psychiatry in youth
Organization of crisis services
Biological aspects of crisis intervention
Prevention of coercive measures
Outpatient commitment
Seclusion and restraint
Involuntary treatment
Emergency psychiatry in the elderly
Decision making capacity
Mental health law
Forensic psychiatry


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