basic mental health care is help as with mild to mild complaints

Basic mental healthcare (general mental healthcare)

Castle Craig also offers basic mental health care. That is addiction treatment for example if you do have problems with drugs or alcohol, but the addiction does not yet control your life. Think, for example, of quarrels about your use or the use of a loved one. You will not be recorded and you will come to a location for appointments (video calling is also possible). You can also contact us for other problems. Basic mental health care is also called primary care.

What is basic mental health care?

The intention is that people with mental health problems receive appropriate mental health care (mental health care). Depending on the nature and severity of your complaints, you will be referred to basic mental healthcare or specialist mental healthcare. You qualify for mild to moderate complaints related to addiction problems, from yourself or a loved one.

In this case, you will benefit most from short-term help. A treatment within basic mental health care consists of 5 to 12 individual sessions of 45 minutes. During the first conversation we conduct diagnostic research together, we map out the problems and draw up a treatment plan. We will get to work with this treatment plan and the goals it contains. Further treatment can include:

  • Conversations with a practitioner
  • Participation in a treatment group
  • Following an e-health treatment modules (at home via the computer)
  • Or a combination of the above methods

Is basic mental healthcare reimbursed by my insurer?

Your treatment falls under the basic insurance. This means that the treatment will be reimbursed by your health insurer if you have a referral from your doctor. You do pay a deductible.

With contracted insurers, the treatment is generally fully reimbursed, with non-contracted insurers in some cases an appointment must be made about this. View here whether we have a contract with your insurer.

What does the treatment look like?

Based on an intake, we determine together what the duration and nature of the treatment will be. In basic GGZ you can come to us for a maximum of 10 sessions. If more sessions are needed, we will evaluate the options together. Your coordinating practitioner is always a GZ psychologist, your treatment will be carried out by a GZ psychologist or a psychologist.

Within basic mental health care we treat various types of patient complaints and problems based on the KOP model. KOP is an abbreviation and stands for Complaints = Circumstances x Personal Style. The KOP model is a working model that provides you with a structured insight into the cause of the complaints. The model not only clarifies the problem, it also helps to formulate concrete goals and interventions. The goals and interventions can focus on complaints (K), circumstances (O) and personal style (P). In daily practice, the KOP model consists of five steps, namely:

  1. Creating an overview with the KOP scheme
  2. Discussing coherence: descriptive diagnosis (K= O + P)
  3. Formulating goals and approach
  4. Implementing the action plan
  5. Relapse Prevention

Our treatment is based on cognitive behavioral therapy† If necessary, this is supplemented with EMDR and mindfulness.

Can I involve my loved ones in the treatment?

As a result of the problems identified with you and the treatment thereof, it may be useful to you loved ones involved in the treatment. You can discuss this with your practitioner. We then invite you and your loved one (s) for a joint conversation. The people who are close to you can often offer additional insights into your problems. They also often play an important role in your recovery.

What if I still need more care?

In some cases it appears that further treatment is desirable. That is why, in addition to generalist mental healthcare, we also offer specialist mental healthcare. Would you like to know more about appropriate mental health care? On this page of the national government you can read more general information about the different types of mental health care.