The CARe Network for Recovery and Inclusion is an International network which serves professionals, service users and organizations to promote the transition from institutional to community-based and recovery-based care. Speakers Bio for CARe Europe Conference 2012
Professor of Social Work
Was educated as Social Scientist and Psychologist. Professor of Social Work since 2002 at HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. In the past he worked for as a practitioner in long term psychiatry, as a researcher and consultant at the National
Hospital Institute of the Netherlands and as trainer, developer and director of Storm Rehabilitation ... Read more
Dirk den Hollander
Master in Pedagogical Studies
Dirk den Hollander was educated as a nurse a master in pedagogical studies. He worked as a care professional in several psychiatric hospitals, a general hospital and in several nursing homes, from 1972 till 1986. He has experience as a team coordinator and (interim) manager from 1981 till 1998.
Together with Jean Pierre Wilken, he developed the CARe Approach, initially in Holland but later on in several (mostly Eastern European) countries. His special interest lies in the care for the most vulnerable; it is Dirk’s life mission to develop methods for adequate support.
From 1997, Dirk was the Director of Education of Storm Rehabilitatie, since 2008, he is Senior Teacher (trainer and coach) and responsible for programs regarding the CARe approach and the Strengths Model at the Rino group in Utrecht (the Netherlands). He is also responsible for the training (programs) for trainers and coaches. Dirk has always been committed to the most vulnerable clients, and has been involved in making recovery-oriented (teaching) programs, for instance for clients with autism, borderline personality disorders, intellectual
disabilities and clients with brain traumas. Dirk is also very experienced in implementation programs.
PhD. expert of social policy
Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD. expert of social policy. I have spent more than 20 years with the development of community-based services in different countries and lately in Estonia I work on innovative solutions how to use modern technology, ICT tools and economic models to support vulnerable people in the community. I lead the Social Entrepreneurship MA program of Tallinn University following the project-based learning method.
Dr Jan Pfeiffer is a psychiatrist and a leading advocate of reform for mental health care as well of deinstitutionalization of the services for other disability group. Active in Czech Republic as well Europe-wide, he chairs European Expert Group on Transition of institutional to community-based care.
He is also a member of CPT committee as well as the Committee against torture and ill-treatment of the Council in Europe.
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Dr Robert van Voren
CARe teacher, CARe auditor and CARe coach
CARe coach, CARe auditor and Strengths trainer
As. prof. Vesna Švab
Psychiatrist, Medical faculty Ljubljana Slovenia
Suzana Oreški, Ph.D.
Counsellor Office Manager, NGO ALTRA
Eötvös Loránd Science University Budapest Faculty of Special Education
Agnes Sarolta Fazekas
Faculty of the Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd Science University
Armen Soghoyan, MD, PhD
Honorary Member of World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Psychiatrist
Legal Officer, Mental Disability Advocacy Center
Project Manager of MDAC's Detention Monitoring Project
Toon van Meel
Nurse and Manager, Emergis in the Netherlands