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Procedure and waiting time

Introduction and intake

A free introduction will first take place (by telephone or via video calling). This non-binding introduction is intended to get a global idea of your complaints and to investigate whether we are a right match, or whether another psychologist better suits your needs. The introduction takes approximately 20 minutes. If you decide to start a treatment process, an intake interview will follow. In this conversation I will delve deeper into your complaints and background to get a clear picture of the problem and your request for help. A diagnosis is made. Together we make a treatment plan with concrete, achievable goals and I estimate the number of treatment sessions. After the intake, I complete the HoNOS+, which is a questionnaire with the aim of mapping the mental health status and social functioning and to determine the level of care.

When can I start?

Waiting time until introduction: 2 weeks

Waiting time until intake: 7 weeks

Waiting time until treatment: 1-2 weeks after the intake
Last updated: 24-05-2024

After the intake, the treatment starts. The duration of the treatment varies from five to twelve sessions. The intake takes approximately 90 minutes, follow-up sessions approximately 60 minutes. These sessions usually take place once every two weeks. EMDR sessions are often weekly and usually last between 75-90 minutes. The progress of the treatment is always evaluated, if necessary with short questionnaires. Sometimes it may be useful or necessary to contact the referrer, but this will only happen with your permission. In the final session we evaluate your goals and create a prevention plan so that you continue to do well after the treatment has ended.

When is treatment completed?
Within Practice O.C. In Rozendaal, I use outflow criteria, which are criteria that determine that a treatment process will be completed within a reasonable time. Within basic mental health care there are short-term (4-5 conversations), medium-term (7-8 conversations) and intensive (10-12 conversations) treatment programs. For chronic complaints, 12 consultations per year are possible. The aim is to create a good flow to provide clients with quality psychological care and at the same time shorten waiting lists.

Outflow criteria
Completion or discontinuation of treatment is determined by one or more of the following criteria:

  • Treatment goals have (largely) been achieved. Evaluation takes place in the meantime and at the end of the treatment using scale questions and possibly questionnaires.

  • Complaints are in remission: the symptoms remain gone or are significantly reduced.

  • Daily social and/or work functioning has improved significantly.

  • *12 consultations took place within a calendar year.

  • Another (follow-up) process is indicated:

    • Higher frequency sessions, a different type of treatment, more intensive and/or multidisciplinary treatment, part-time program or day treatment in the SGGZ.

    • Referral for a diagnostic process.

    • Refer back to the GP after an incomplete process: for example, only an intake has been conducted or the client can no longer be reached.

*In exceptional cases and in consultation with the client and referrer, a treatment program can be extended by a number of sessions depending on the current complaints and circumstances. In some cases, the client must request permission from the health insurer for additional reimbursed care.

What if I can't help you?
Sometimes it turns out during the introductory meeting that I do not have the right experience or expertise to properly guide you with your complaints, then we will look for a suitable solution together. In some cases I will refer back to the GP or POH-GGZ/practice assistant (the psychologist at the GP practice). In other cases, I can refer you to another psychologist, healthcare provider or healthcare institution, for example for diagnostics or a more intensive treatment program (SGGZ). We will then agree whether I will arrange the referral or whether you will register yourself. I have no influence on the registration process or the waiting times of other healthcare providers.

"Odyl is a pleasant practitioner, she understands you and creates a safe atmosphere, she gets to the heart of the matter. I look back on my journey with her very positively."
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