Imagery Rescripting for PTSD

This two-day workshop introduces participants to the techniques and practises for using imagery rescripting for treating PTSD and how to adjust the treatment approach to meet the needs of people with chronic PTSD. The treatment approach has been honed from treating refugees and the IREM trial which treated adults with PTSD from childhood events.

In this workshop you will

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of imagery
  • Learn about the effectiveness of imagery rescripting for different disorders
  • Practice using the different imagery rescripting protocols
  • Explore practical considerations
  • Troubleshoot common treatment issues and ways to overcome them

Numbers strictly limited to 20 participants.


Workshop Fee: Early bird $550 including GST if you book up to 3 weeks before workshop date. Thereafter fee $595 including GST.

Perth March 24-25 2022
Ambrose Estate
200 The Boulevard, Wembley

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About the presenter

Katrina Boterhoven de Haan

Katrina Boterhoven de Haan is a Clinical Psychologist who completed her undergraduate and Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) degrees through Murdoch University. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree through the University of Western Australia. Katrina has published several articles on the treatment of PTSD and recently a book chapter focusing on treating more complex trauma presentations. Her research on treating PTSD from childhood has led her to present her work at several international conferences. Her research work has involved national and international projects. She was a lead investigator in the IREM project an international multi-centre RCT that investigated the use of Imagery Rescripting and EMDR on the treatment of chronic PTSD.

Katrina has worked across both government and not-for-profit sectors, including community mental health, child protection and specialised services, including the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC). She has extensive experience in the treatment of mental health disorders, in particular complex trauma presentations and enjoys working with children, young people, and adults.

Publications and Presentations

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Lee, C. W., Correia, H., Menninga, S., Fassbinder, E., Köehne, S., & Arntz, A. (2021). Patient and Therapist Perspectives on Treatment for Adults with PTSD from Childhood Trauma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(5). doi:10.3390/jcm10050954

Lee, C. W., & Boterhoven de Haan, K. L. (2020). Working with Trauma Memories and Complex PTSD In G. Heath & H. Startup (Eds.), Creative Methods in Schema Therapy: Advances and Innovation in Clinical Practice (1st ed.). London, UK: Routledge.

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Lee, C. W., Fassbinder, E., Rijkeboer, M., Van Es, S. M., Menninga, S., . . . Arntz, A. (2020). Imagery Rescripting and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing as treatment for Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from Childhood Trauma: A Randomised Clinical Trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 217(5), 609-615. Doi:10.1192/bjp.2020.158

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L. (2019, July). Treating adults with childhood trauma: Patients talk about their treatment experience when receiving trauma focused therapy without stabilisation Paper presented at the 9th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Berlin, Germany.

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Fassbinder, E., Hayes, C., & Lee, C. W. (2019). A schema therapy approach to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 29(1), 54-64. doi:10.1037/int0000120

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L. (2018, 5-8 September). What therapists and adult patients tell us about treating their PTSD from childhood trauma. . Paper presented at the 49th European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies., Sofia, Bulgaria.

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Lee, C. W., Fassbinder, E., Voncken, M. J., Meewisse, M., Van Es, S. M., . . . Arntz, A. (2017). Imagery rescripting and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing for treatment of adults with childhood trauma-related post-traumatic stress disorder: IREM study design. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), 165. doi:10.1186/s12888-017-1330-2

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Hafekost, J., Lawrence, D., Sawyer, M. G., & Zubrick, S. R. (2015). Reliability and validity of a short version of the general functioning subscale of the McMaster Family Assessment Device. Family Process, 54(1), 116-123. doi:10.1111/famp.12113

Hafekost, J., Lawrence, D., Boterhoven de Haan, K., Johnson, S. E., Saw, S., Buckingham, W. J., . . . Zubrick, S. R. (2015). Methodology of Young Minds Matter: The second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. doi:10.1177/0004867415622270

Rikkers, W., Boterhoven de Haan, K., Lawrence, D., McKenzie, A., Hancock, K., Haines, H., . . . Zubrick, S. R. (2015). Two Methods for Engaging with the Community in Setting Priorities for Child Health Research: Who Engages? PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0125969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125969

Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., & Lee, C. W. (2014). Therapists’ thoughts on therapy: Clinicians’ perceptions of the therapy processes that distinguish schema, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Psychotherapy Research, 24(5), 538-549. doi:10.1080/10503307.2013.861092

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