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samedi 7 novembre 2020

Imaginary exposure and imagery rescripting for PTSD – en anglais

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Atelier clinique – Adulte

Tine DAESELEIRE (Gand, Belgique)

Date et salle : samedi  7 novembre 2020, HUG, Belle-Idée, Les Champs, Genève

Horaire : 9h00 – 17h00

Prix :    membres ASPCo Frs 180.-

non membres Frs 280.- psychologues et psychiatres formés ou en formation

Délai d’inscription : 30 octobre  2020

Les inscriptions sur place restent possibles mais sont majorées de Frs 10.-

Modalité de paiement : en cas de désistement une semaine avant l’atelier ou si un(e) participant(e) inscrit(e) n’assiste pas à l’atelier, 20% de frais seront facturés.

Description de l’atelier

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) is well established (alongside EMDR) as a first-line treatment of PTSD. Prolonged exposure, a well-studied form and core component of TF-CBT, often leads to dramatic reductions in PTSD symptoms. A risk for successful dissemination and implementation however, is that exposure may be experienced as aversive (and thus as something to be avoided) by patients and – importantly and worryingly – therapists as well. In this workshop we will promote the dissemination of TF-CBT in general, to overcome own assumptions about imagery exposure as a treatment and to learn about imagery rescripting therapy as less aversive variant of conventional exposure in particular.  More specifically, the proposed workshop has the following aims and structure:

Morning: A general foundation in imaginal exposure is laid as a basis for the more specific technique in the afternoon. This includes intruction and practice on the basis of a case-example in providing psycho-education on PTSD, providing a treatment rationale for imaginal exposure in particular, setting the right expectations, and conducting actual imaginal exposure in role plays.

Afternoon: Imagery rescripting therapy is introduced as a psychological intervention which aims to ‘rescript’ a traumatic memory. It is usually incorporated into a CBT approach, either supporting other CBT interventions or as a stand alone treatment (Grunert, Weiss, Smucker, en Christianson (2008). It works by imaginally rescripting one or more traumatic memories in ways that better meet the needs of the patient, thereby reducing the distress associated with these memories

Why imaginal rescripting therapy (Arntz, 2012; Hackmann, 2011)?

  • To help people to process + master their traumatic memories
  • Care, nurturance and support is provided to the client in a way that was blocked as a child
  • To gain more self-confidence, develop more control in everyday life
  • Effective in treating intrusive images in PTSD

In this workshop we promise:

  • Theory and (much!) practice
  • A lot of examples and exercises 

Biographie express

Tine Daeseleire is aggregated in psychology. She has built up a lot of expertise in the prevention and treatment of stress, anxiety and trauma. She also teaches behavioral therapy at the universities in Belgium. She develops all kinds of psycho-educational programs about anxiety, stress, depression, single parents, newly formed families, refugees, shelter after shocking events, brooding, sleeping problems. She is the founder of the organization The Human Link, in which she develops all kinds of interventions to prevent psychological problems.



  • Arntz, (2012) Imagery Rescripting as a Therapeutic Technique: Review of Clinical Trials, Basic Studies, and Research Agenda. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. Volume 3 (2012), Issue 2, 189–208
  • Grunert, Weiss, Smucker, en Christianson (2008). Imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy after failed prolonged exposure for post-traumatic stress disorder following industrial injury.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 38 (4), 317-28
  • Foa, Hembree, Olaslov Rothbaum (2007) Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences.
  • Lotte Hendriks, Rianne A. de Kleine, Theo G. Broekman, Gert-Jan Hendriks & Agnes van Minnen (2018) Intensive prolonged exposure therapy for chronic PTSD patients following multiple trauma and multiple treatment attempts. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9:1
Imaginary exposure and imagery rescripting for PTSD – en anglais
samedi 7 novembre 2020
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Pour les ateliers cliniques et Modules cliniques TCC et enfant/adolescent les inscriptions sur place restent possibles mais sont majorées de CHF 10.–.


En cas de désistement une semaine avant l’atelier, 20% de frais seront facturés. Après ce délai, ou si un(e) participant(e) inscrit(e) n’assiste pas à l’atelier, aucun remboursement ne sera effectué.