iMindU Academy

Living Lab

At iMindU we try to stay on top of care innovations and results from newest research which we continuously try to incorporate into our care for you. Therefore we participate in scientific research, teaching, consultation, professional development, public engagement and policy making.

Talent4Research Fund

In order to raise money for a to be founded scientific Talent4Research Fund, the AMOR & PSYCHE project will initiate music, dance, art, film and creativity events you can participate in or donate to. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact us! See also under News for the fundraise page at the Bontius Foundation (Leiden Academic Medical Centre; LUMC).

This week the musical letter for those dealing with violence at home ‘Never Alone’ written by Iris Hond will be presented during the ‘Week tegen Kindermishandeling’/Week against Child Abuse.

Scientific Research

As a practice we participate in the Re-PAIR study conducted by prof. dr. Bernet Elzinga from Leiden University. If your child is between 11-17 years old and has a depression you may be asked to participate if meeting inclusion criteria. It is your free choice whether or not to participate and it does not influence your regular treatment at iMindU.

M.J. van Hoof participates as a researcher in the European CONNECT study that investigates mental health adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic together with colleagues from the NtVP.

M.J. van Hoof and C.I. Gelderblom participated in the EPISCA study, which results have been published, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marie_Jose_Van_Hoof/research. You can download articles there. The PhD defence took place on November 21, 2019.

We may ask you to participate in new research studies in the future.

Teaching professionals

Teammembers participate in teaching workshops, webinars and at conferences. In 2020 we conducted a three-day online course on Intergenerational Trauma and Violence for RINO postmaster students ‘orthopedagoog-generalist’ BIG-registration.

Consultation

GPs, (mental) health professionals, youth professionals, international schools, (international) businesses and organizations, embassies, universities for their (international) students, courts and lawyers may seek advice for their patients or clients. You can reach us when needed and we will try to answer or advice at that moment or a.s.a.p. at a suitable time.

For international schools: we support the Safe Passage program, initiated by Doug Ota, see https://www.dougota.nl/the-book and Safe Passage Across Networks https://www.facebook.com/SafePassageAcrossNetworks/

Also, we offer a Global Transitions Portfolio so that international moves and school changes are well informed by reliable, systematic and continuous diagnostics and schoolresults and face-to-face or online treatment if necessary. That way, your child’s medical record file and integrated schoolresults are available throughout his or her development, wherever you go.

Participation in policymaking

Team members participate in policymaking at professional societies, e.g. M.J. van Hoof in the Dutch Association for Psychiatry (NVvP), the Dutch Association for Psychotrauma (NtVP), the Dutch Knowledge Centre (Kenniscentrum Kinder- en Jeugdpsychiatrie) and the national program to combat child abuse and neglect Geweld Hoort Nergens Thuis (GHNT) from the Ministery of Health.