Developer of the Yucelmethod & author "Working on recovery"
Mehmet Yucel (1961) was born in Turkey and immigrated to the Netherlands in 1986. There, he married Saniye Yucel. They have three children. Mehmet studied Social Work at the Social Academy in the Netherlands. He later did VO, various courses in psychiatry. Eventually, he studied systemic therapy. He then worked as a therapist with various target groups: young people, families, Meantal Health, juvenile detainees and as counselor for youth
Mehmet developed the Yucelmethod in his work as a systemic therapist. He has extensive experience in working with the method. The Yucelmethod by Mehmet Yucel was further developed in collaboration with Jos Dröes and marketed in collaboration with the Foundation for Rehabilitation '92 in Utrecht.
Co-developer & consultation Yucelmethod
After training to become a psychiatrist in Leiden, Jos Dröes began his career in psychiatric hospital Endegeest te Oegstgeest in 1976. He then worked as a policiy psychiatrist in the former sector Sheltered Housing of the Bravo in Noorwijkerhout. In hindsight, this project was the predecessor of the Rahabilitation-movement. Around 1990 he moved to Rotterdam with the Bravo where he worked at the Rehabilitationcentre Zevenkamp until his retirement in 2011. In 1992 he was one of the founders of the Foundation of Rehabilitatiion '92.
In that capacity he introduced the Psychiatric Rehabilitation approach in the Netherlands. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation approach is designed by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and brought about in conversation modules. Jos Dröes translated this material and published a large number of articles on the application of it in the Netherlands. He also edited a number of books on rehabilitation. In 2003, Jos was involved in the creation of the HEEteam Wilma Boevink. HEE stands for recovery (herstel in Dutch), empowerment and expertise by experience. Ht is a team of experts focusing on the introduction of recovery as a guiding principle of mental health. When Jos came into contact with Mehmet Yucel and the block method, he was charmed by it instantly. He saw an innovative methodology of which the field is in need of, perfectly in line with a number of new developments. Jos and Mehmet wrote the book on the Yucelmethod together and developed an application of the Yucelmethod within 'IRB in beeld'. Jos Dröes will continue to be a consultant in the further development of the Yucelmethod.
Projectmanager & Trainer Yucelmethod
Saniye Yucel was born in Kayseri, Turkey. Saniye has acquired years of experience in Juvenile mental health, Women's health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
After her bachelor in social work, Saniye completed mental health trainig. After that she completed her studies in systemic therapy. Since spring 2013 she is a registered systemic therapist.
Saniye believes that the knowledge that she has gained has enriched her as a person, which she is happy to share in dialogue with others. Continuing to learn about life is life's vision. For that reason Saniye is involved in the Yucelmethod. Because she believes that people can do a lot more than they think.
Experiential expert & Trainer Yucelmethod (in trainig).
"During my recovery process the Yucelmethod played an important roll. The Yucelmethod gave me insight into my recovery, and in what I wanted in the future. That is partly why I am now working as an experiential expert."
"Anybody should be able to experience the positive effects that I have experienced while working with the Yucelmethod. That's why I want to devote myself to training social workers and other supporters in recovery processes within the Yucelmethod. This way, the Yucelmethod will be spread across the country, and more people will gain insight in their own lives and recovery, enabling them to take steps towards their goals."
Trainer Yucelmethode (in training).
Frank Wintraecken (43) is working as a community psychiatric nurse at SGL Foundation gehandicaptenzorg Limburg, and he works as a cognitive therapist for Hersenz. He treats clients with congenital brain defects, both in groups and individually.
Frank has beenworking in mental health care for 15 years. He is a practitioner in the Forensic care/addiction care, and has been case manager and member of several FACT teams. He also worked at RIBW sheltered housing for a longer period of time. In all those years he has come into contact with different target groups of clients. "When I first came in contact with the Yucelmethod and followed the training, a new world opened up to me. I was looking for a treatment method which I could apply NAH clients. It is clear that many NAH clients have problems with their short term memory. They often quickly forget what a practitioner discussed with them. By applying the Yucelmethod, it becomes much clearer for the NAH clients. Their lives are represented before them in blocks. This works much more efficiently and effectively than what I used to do, by just conversing with the client. I believe that the method is also very useful for other audiences. It just easier to talk when you are building and really puts the client in a position to take action. "
Trainer Yucelmethode (in training).
"My name is Marnix Wardenier. I'm 44 years old, married to the love of my life and father to a blended family.
I've been working with people who encounter different types of disabillities in their lives for thirty years. A learning disability, a physical disability, mental disability or an addiction. I always have been looking for what these people CAN do."
"Since January 2016, I've been working as a nurse practitioner for mental health care in a general practice in Zeist. Every week I work there using the Yucelmethod with people who have the feeling that they have gotten stuck in their lives. By building a representation they get a visual picture of their situation. By building a desired representation they often get ideas about what they could do differently or wish otherwise. Sometimes they take a block home for support."
"I'm very excited and inspired by the Yucelmethod. Non of the built representations are the same and the stories that people tell hare always surprising. Often, they first talk about what they have and while building the focus shifts to what they do. Want to do and can do."