CURRICULUM VITAE JOS WEERTS

Consultancies counseling and field missions:

1998 - present:Associate Antares Foundation, Amsterdam

  • development guidelines for managing stress in humanitarian workers
  • individual training and counseling on stress management, posttraumatic mental health and and critical incident stress management for Cordaid, War Child and the Netherlands Red Cross
  • Various field missions on staff care, stress management, posttraumatic counseling and resilience, a.o. in Nigeria, DR Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Haïti.

2013 – present: Member KonTerra Group,
Washington, D.C.:

  • various field missions on staff care, stress management and resilience, a.o. in Turkye, Greece, the Philippines, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mali.
  • pre- and post-deployment counseling for various organizations, a.o. for staff in Ebola-programs in West-Africa.

2011: Workshop Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan, developing a blueprint for a Trauma Training and Counselling Centre (in co-operation with the University of Maastricht, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands)

2010 – 2012: Annual Training/workshop on human rights in the army and on the rights of veterans in Russia, Moscow (Matra program, program for societal transition in the former Eastern European countries, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

2010: Training and counseling in staff care and resilience for Oxfam, Haïti, following the earthquake in January 2010 (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2009: Training and posttraumatic counseling for War Child in South Kivu, DR Congo (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2006 -2010: Annual workshops on capacity building, conflict transformation and civil society development in (South) Serbia, in collaboration with the Centre for Trauma in Novi Sad, Serbia (Matra program, program for societal transition in the former Eastern European countries, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

2006: Stress management training and counseling, two times one week. Care Haïti (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2004: Evaluation Mental Health Program of the project Vive Zene in Tuzla, a shelter program with psychosocial and mental health support for traumatized women in Bosnia Herzegvina. This project was sponsored by the European Union (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2004: Stress management training and individual counseling for Oxfam and Care, Jerusalem and West Bank (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2004: Stress management training and individual counseling, responding to the outbreak of the civil war in Darfur. Care Sudan, Khartoum and Nyala, Darfur, Sudan (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

2003: Stress management training and posttraumatic counseling, as a follow up to several violent attacks on the organisation and its staff. Unicef, Nigeria (in co-operation with the Antares Foundation, Amsterdam)

1999 – 2001: Annual Training/workshop on war related stress and trauma among military veterans, in Moscow, and in Perm, Russian Federation (Matra program, program for societal transition in the former Eastern European countries, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

1997 – 2003: Trainer for the Dutch Marine Corps on trauma and stress

1997: one week training/workshop in Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, for volunteer organisations of veterans and the Committee of Soldiers Mothers (Consultant for Tacis, a European Union Program to promote transition to market economy and reinforce democracy and the rule of law in the partner states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia)

1992 - present Lecturing on psychotrauma and on veterans-related subjects in various countries, a.o. Criminal Police, Homicide Section Berlin, Swedish Royal Defence Academy, Belgian Royal Defence Academy, Zentrum für innere Führung of the German Bundeswehr in Koblenz, Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health in Melbourne, St. Louis University Hospital and School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, various Veterans Centres and Veterans Administration Hospitals in the USA, National Centre for PTSD in White River Junction, USA, University of Perm, Russian Federation.

1987 – 1989: several lectures and workshops on citizens’ movements and civil rights in the former German Democratic Republic, DDR