The university psychologists aim to offer support to students who have study issues and psychological, social and/or emotional problems that are hindering their study progress. If the university psychologists are unable to offer students the support they need, they will refer them to other support agencies.
Scheduling an appointment
Open consultation hour. At the Open Consultation hour you can briefly discuss your symptoms to decide together with the psychologist whether it would be worthwhile to refer you to the university psychologists. A consult takes about ten minutes and takes place between 15.30 and 16.15 hrs. on Tuesdays and between 14.30 and 15.15 hrs. on Thursdays. You can schedule an appointment here.
General Intake. In a General intake your problems, symptoms, background and needs will be discussed to decide what further support is appropriate. This could be support from university psychologists involving participation in a group, or an individual process that is usually of short duration, or a referral for specialist or long-term treatment. You can schedule an appointment here.
Groups and workshops. You can also enroll in a workshop or group training. Enrolment in a workshop does not require an intake. For enrolment in a group, you schedule an appointment for an intake interview. In this interview your problems will be discussed in the context of the issues the group is dealing with (such as procrastination behaviour, test anxiety, fear of public speaking), and more information about the group will be provided. Together you will decide whether participation in such a group would be beneficial for you. More information on our groups and workshops.
For PhD's is our PhD psychologist available. You can schedule a PhD intake interview here.
If your symptoms are so serious that you need help urgently, we advise you to contact your own General Practitioner immediately. If you do not have a G.P. already, we strongly advise you to register with one. You need a G.P. for a referral to any medical or mental health treatment. In the Netherlands you are required by law to have a health insurance. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) often provides insufficient coverage to receive proper mental health care. Here you find more information on Health insurances.
Intake interviews sometimes involve longer waiting times. We will do our best to keep the waiting times as short as possible. Please be sure to cancel an appointment in time if you feel you no longer need it, as another student could be helped in that same time slot. If the waiting time is too long for you, we advise you to seek help elsewhere. In such cases, you should contact your own General Practitioner for instance.
The EUR university psychologists
Mr. S.R.A. (Sachlan) Apil MSc
Ms. L.C.M. (Lucienne) van Hooijdonk MSc
Ms. L.J. (Lucille) Mac Nack MSc
Ms. M.J. (Marit) van Spillenaar-Bilgen MSc
Ms. A.M. (Jeannette) Selle MSc
Ms. I. (Iris) Bergwerff - van der Giessen (only for PHD)