Dutch National Center of Expertise on Dual Disorders

Dutch National Center of Expertise on Dual Disorders

The combination of addiction and a psychiatric disorder, better known as dual diagnosis or dual disorder, requires a specific, integrated treatment approach; this treatment approach is preferably conducted by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. The Dutch National Center of Expertise on Dual Disorders was established to help institutions with this process through sharing knowledge and developing methodologies, as well as by offering practical support and guidance.

The Center is a collaboration of the Trimbos Institute and five mental health institutions: Mentrum (part of Arkin), GGzE,  the Kempen, Palier (Parnassia Bavo Group), and Delta Psychiatric Centre. The Dutch National Center of Expertise on Dual Disorders provides expertise in the form of training, education, coaching, and advice.

Please contact Anneke van Wamel or Sonja van Rooijen for more information.

Selected Publications

Michon H, Van Busschbach JT, Stant AD, van Vugt MD, Van Weeghel J, Kroon H (2014). Effectiveness of Individual Placement and Support for People with Severe Mental Illness in the Netherlands: a 30 months Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 37(2): 129-36.

Vugt M van, Kroon H, Delespaul PA, Mulder CL (2014). Assertive Community Treatment and association with substance abuse problems. Community Mental Health Journal 50(4):460-5.

van Vugt MD, Kroon H, Delespaul PA, Dreef FG, Nugter A, Roosenschoon BJ, van Weeghel J, Zoeteman JB, Mulder CL (2011). Assertive Community Treatment in the Netherlands: outcome and model fidelity. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 56: 154-160.

van der Ham AJ, van Erp N, Broerse JE. Monitoring and evaluation of patient involvement in clinical practice guideline development: lessons from the Multidisciplinary Guideline for Employment and Severe Mental Illness, the Netherlands. Health Expect. 2016; 19(2):471-82.

van Hoof F, Knispel A, Aagaard J, Schneider J, Beeley C, Keet R, van Putten M. The role of national policies and mental health care systems in the development of community care and community support: an international analysis. J Ment Health. 2015; 24(4):202-7.