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Professional Networks

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  • Member of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP).
  • Trainer and supervisor of the Dutch Association of Relationship and Family Therapy (NVRG).
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Member of the National Association of Psychologists and Psychotherapists (LVVP).
  • Member of the French Association for Family Therapy (SFTF).
  • Member of the foundation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Psycho diagnostics

  • On behalf of individuals as well as on request of the Court, Birgitte Beelen performs psycho diagnostic analyses / expert reporting for civil procedures.
  • Having lived in the French city of Saint Germain-en-Laye, she has been sworn in as court expert at the Court of Versailles, is engaged at the Paris and Versailles Courts and is listed in the French expert register.
  • She has been enrolled by the international expert register of the International Criminal Court of The Hague (ICC/CPI).


  • Member of the Mediators federation Netherlands (MfN).
  • Member of the mediation section of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP).
  • Member of the French Association on Familiy Mediation (APMF).
  • Member of the Dutch pilot group ‘Cross Border Mediators’, specialized in Mediation in cases of cross-border child abduction (IKO).
  • Member of the German organization on cross-border child abduction, MiKK, Mediation in internationalen Kindschaftkonflikten.
  • Member of the European Cross Border Mediator network (EU-NIM).
  • Collaboration with the Dutch Association of Family Law Advocates (vFAS).
  • SYNTAGMA is the founder of the International Family Mediation Institute (IFMI).