Netherlands, Utrecht

Depression Management and Suicide Prevention

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 885

The Faculty of Health at the University of Applied Science provides a two weeks summer school course: depression management and suicide prevention. You will have the privilege of working with students from 10 to 15 different countries at university schools of psychology, medicine, sociology, biology, political science, nursing and para-medic studies. The lectures and workshops will be provided by a complementary team of expert lecturers from: the Netherlands, Ireland, USA, Germany, UK, Greece, and Finland. All of them carry decades of clinical experience in working with depressed and suicidal people. Apart from that all lecturers have contributed in high level academic activities in this domain of expertise.


Our vision of sharing expertise in this area is strongly driven by using a variety of ways to integrate the following teaching parts: relevant scientific overviews by lectures, skill demonstrations, reflective exercises, working groups and student presentations. Therefore we demand your presence for at least 80% of all the teaching hours. At July 13, 2012 we will provide the certificate if the following criteria are met: evident active participation in reflective and skill exercises and an active and transparent contribution in the final sub group presentation about a specific subject you have been asked for by the course director. This specific final assignment will be agreed on at the first day of the course. This assignment will be either focussed on depression management and suicide prevention at a specific region in the world or a contribution of a specific discipline regarding the focus of this course. You will be provided with ICT facilities to get to this point and you can also rely on academic supervision during this process of working out your final working group presentation. In specific cases the presentations will be converted in draft articles to submit to an international peer reviewed journal.

If this active participation and academic presentation is not met at the end of the course you will have to deliver a written academic essay about depression management and suicide prevention (therefore you will not receive the certificate at in July 16, 2016 but after you have delivered the required essay.


Course leader

Marlou de Kuiper

Target group

Anyone with a background in Healthcare and an interest in depression management and suicide prevention

Course aim

Our aim is to provide you with the latest evidence informed knowledge and skills around the area of depression management and suicide prevention.

Fee info

EUR 885: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 535: Course + course materials

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