Josée Netten

policy advisor

Josée Netten is a psychologist and cultural anthropologist with cross-cultural experiences gained in Asia, Africa and Europe. She focused originally on cross-cultural mourning(behaviour). Through her work in Ethiopia for a NGO on mental health, and as a counsellor for traumatized refugees in the Netherlands (RIAGG) (psycho)trauma and mental health within a cultural context became prominent issues.

At Impact she works on projects and tasks which concern the wellbeing and support of people affected by disasters or terrorism. This work included culturally sensitive psychosocial aftercare. Because psychosocial care is inherently transcultural! She also, amongst others, developed a guidebook for setting up a support group after disasters, she worked on the guidebook ‘Commemorating’, on websites (eg. IRC Planecrash Tripoli; Planecrash MH17), on commemorative booklets (on the tsunami; Planecrash Tripoli), she is an advisor to the workinggroup of fellow sufferers of the Foundation Planecrash MH17 and she focuses on rituals, monuments and commemorating (eg. national firefighters memorial). She also takes part in two European networks regarding victims of terrorism: NAVT and RAN, erected the Panel of People Affected by Critical Incidents, she participates in research (eg. on aggression;  on suicide amongst the police). Lastly she also provides training (eg. for hospices; mayors) and coordinates the training Spiritual care and trauma.


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