Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD

Training course for international mental health professionals who want to know more about brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) as a psychological treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

BEPP distinguishes itself from other trauma-focused treatments in its focus on intense emotions related to trauma and in its meaning making of the associated terrifying experiences. BEPP has been included in several international guidelines as an effective treatment for PTSD and is recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

In BEPP, active elements from different psychotherapy disciplines have been brought together: (cognitive) behavioral therapy, grief therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. That's why the name eclectic psychotherapy has been chosen. 

During the training participants will become familiar with all five elements of the BEPP protocol:

  • psychoeducation
  • imaginal exposure to the traumatic event
  • writing assignments
  • the domain of meaning and integration
  • the farewell ritual

The course gives you a solid introduction to this specific treatment for PTSD. Theoretical introductions will be alternated with practical case demonstrations (videos), roleplaying and personal exercises. This will help to understand and fine-tune the treatment when applying the protocol. There will also be space for discussion and for sharing experiences with own clients and ideas.

Objectives of the course

  • understand the framework of the BEPP
  • understand and become familiarized with the different modules of the treatment-protocol

BEPP protocol

The BEPP protocol is available in Dutch, German, English, Italian, Georgian, Polish and Lithuanian.


The BEPP training course has been developed for international mental health professionals working with clients who have experienced traumatic events and who want to know more about the nature of this treatment.

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