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Get to know the basics of the dignity model, practice questioning techniques and take the essence of short therapy with you into your professional everyday life: The next Dignity Therapy course is expected to be held in summer 2022. There are still places available for those interested in medicine, nursing or pastoral care. The course is also suitable as further training for psychologists, therapists and other specialists who support people in old age or with a serious illness such as cancer or dementia.

Date: March 24 & 25, 2023 (2 days)
Course times: 9.30 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.
Location: Zurich area, Switzerland
Trainer: Peter Muijres, M.A., M.Sc., PhD cand.
Number of participants: 6 - 12 persons
Cost: CHF 580.- per person
Contact and registration: Peter Muijres,


Programme and contents
After an introduction to dignity-related processes, participants learn how to conduct Dignity Therapy and apply dignity-preserving actions through exercises, role-plays, and case studies. Applied interviewing and editing skills complete the comprehensive preparation. After the course, you will be able to use Dignity Therapy independently to help patients retrieve their sense of dignity and belonging. 


  • Developing a deeper understanding of your patients and the personality of each individual

  • Learning how to support patients in coming to terms with themselves, life and its vulnerabity

  • Being able to respond to patient wishes, needs and interests and promoting patients' self-care

  • Helping patients increase their sense of purpose, orientation, and alleviate anxiety and depressive feelings.


Drs. Peter Muijres, MA., MSc., PhD. cand.

Psychologist and medical anthropologist

+41 (0) 79 955 90 90

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