EVA ZIMMERMANN

Psychologist specialized in psychotherapy FSP, for teenagers and adults.

Psychotherapy recognized on a federal level


 

EXPERIENCE

  • Since 2012 : foundation of Renz&Zimmermann, associated office with my colleagueThomas Renz specialized in psychotherapy and psychotraumatology
  • Since 2009 : training of EMDR in Switzerland and abroad (France, Haïti, Algeria, Hungary, Turkey, Nepal)
  • Since 2009 : Co-director of the Swiss French Institute of Psychotraumatology in Lausanne and Fribourg, Switzerland
  • From 2005 to 2013 : lecturer at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland on the topic of violence and therapy of the victim and the agressor
  • Since 2001 : Trainings in psychotraumatology and emergency psychology in various training structures, emergency intervention groups and counrty and cantonal authorities
  • Since 1997 : Trainer of adults, coach, activities in group animation, group management, conflict management, training in communication, violence management, etc. for numerous businesses as well as for cantonal and federal authorities, for schools, hospitals, etc. in all Switzerland. Mandators : SECO, Swisscom, FDFA (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) and DDC (Direction of Development and Cooperation), Swiss Post.
  • 1996-2013 : certified psychologist at the clinic for gynecology and obstetrics of the Cantonal Hospital of Fribourg, Switzerland. Clientele of appr. 50% women, mothers, children and couples
  • Since 1990 : office of psychotherapy in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1991-1997 : teaching of psychology at the Ecole normale (High School) ofFribourg, Switzerland
  • 1989-1991 : Research assistant in a project of the Swiss National Research Fund on the topic of « Better training with more music ».Psychopedagogical project analysing the influence of music on the intellectual, psychological and social development of the child.
 

FURTHER QUALIFICATION

  • 2010 :Trainer at EMDR Europe and EMDR Institute USA
  • 2008 :EMDR Supervisor and facilitator
  • 2004 - 2016 : Specific trainings for the management of persons with complex traumas and dissociative disorders
  • 2004 :Complementary qualification in FSP emergency psychology / FSP and Coordinated Health Service certified supervisor
  • 2001 :Complementary qualification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), therapy for victims of trauma
  • 1999 :Complementary qualification in FSP aid for victims / FSP supervisor
 

TRAINING

  • 1999 : Certificate in the person-centered psychotherapy approach (Rogers)
  • 1989 : Licence in psychology
 

FONCTIONS AND MANDATES

  • 2015-2016 : President of ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation)
  • Since 2011: mandate of Swiss Red Cross and Médecins sans Frontières for training and counseling of members
  • Since 2012 :psychologist of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs of the SwissConfederation : diplomatic and consular competition
  • Since 2011 : member of the FSP conciliation committee
  • Since 2008 : EMDR-Europe responsible for EMDR implantation in Africa
  • Since 2003 : Training, crisis management, research and evaluation missions innumerous African countries (Burundi, RDC, Rwanda, Angola), Haïti and others, onbehalf of the DDC (Direction of Development and Cooperation), Médecins du MondeFrance, Channel Research Belgium and of HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program)France and Belgium
  • 2002-2007 : Members of the commission charged with the security of Statepersonnel and congressmen
  • Since2001 : Member of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit with emergency intervention missions after the earthquake inAlgeria in 2003, after the Tsumani in South-East Asia in 2004 (Phuket andBangkok / Thailand and Banda Aceh / Indonesia, Haïti 2010) on behalf of the Swissgovernment (Federal Departement of Foreign Affairs FDFA) and the DDC (Directionof Development and Cooperation)
  • 2000-2013 : Co-director of the psychological reception cell of the Fribourg CatastropheOrganisation (ORCAF)
  • 2000-2012 : Member of the Health Council (DSAS) of the State of Fribourg(President 2004-2012)
  • 1997-2007 : FSP President of the Training Commission for aid to victims
 

AFFILIATIONS

 

Personally...

  • ... I am the mother of an adult son : Leonard
  • I have a dog, Pilou and 4 cats, Mischa, Neko,Sirius and Fidis. By consequence, loving animals too much and feeling profoundly pacifist and non-violent, I am vegan
  • Born in Murten on 23 April and loving the region of the lake, I live in the countryside in a house with a splendid view on the lake of Murten. Enjoying the sunset, walking in the nearby forests and my garden are part of my daily recreational activities
  • I love classical and folk music, the Stones and the Beatles and enjoy life
  • After having been a fan of all dancing styles, I have discovered my passion for tango. A course in Buenos Aires made me comprehend that tango is much more than just a simple hobby, but a life's teaching and interpersonal and non-verbal communication. Moreover it is just magnificent to move with music
  • I love to travel, and even if I have discovered lots of countries with wonderful people a bit everywhere in the world, my favourite continent today is Africa with all its colors and incredibly friendly people
 
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Renz & Zimmermann
Route-Neuve 7A
CH-1700 Fribourg
Thomas Renz
tr@renz-zimmermann.ch
+41 26 341 70 80
(11:00 - 11:45)
Eva Zimmermann
ez@renz-zimmermann.ch
+41 26 323 13 38

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