The IVP (Institute for Psychotrauma, The Netherlands) is an independent organization that is specialized in consultancy, research, training, teaching, psychosocial care, psychotherapy, with regard to the consequences of traumatic events, crisis and acute stress situations at work. The Institute was founded in 1985.
IVP has four departments: Consultancy, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Training, and Research. Faculty and staff consist of approximately 20 people (psychologists). More than 70 professionals participate in the psychotherapy and counseling network.
The IVP is part of Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group. IVP and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group founded the special Chairs of Psychotraumatology at Utrecht University (prof. dr. Rolf Kleber) and Psychological impact of disasters and calamities and the use of Mental Health Services at Tilburg University (prof. dr. Peter van der Velden)
The IVP has been active in international settings. Next to the psychosocial care following international disasters (Haiti, Afghanistan & the Asian Tsunami), IVP provided psychosocial support and crisis management for several organisations e.g. SOS-international and Eurocross. IVP is currently participating in international (EU-funded) projects.
Furthermore, in collaboration with (governmental) organisations IVP traines staff to be prepared for psychosocial responses to traumatic incidents. The trainers/psychologist have experience working in foreign and cross-cultural settings.