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Jöran and Matilde outline the underground market which is making it difficult for psychotherapists to treat patients under public health insurance. But, there’s a work-around to getting psychotherapy covered! Find out what this magic word is on this episode, and read all about it in the current cover story for ExBerliner Magazine.    Want to share your story? Write to us here at or leave a voice message here. Terminology: Bedarfsplanung: formal coverage plan made to ensure sufficient health service coverage across Germany, according to the need in each region. Gesetzliche Krankenkassen: Statutory health insurance funds, Germany’s publicly-mandated privately-run insurers, covering around 90% of residents. They fund some mental healthcare costs for members. Kassensitze: An insurance-funded therapy license for therapists. Kostenerstattungsverfahren: cost reimbursement procedure. Sprechstunden: Trial sessions. Types of Therapy: Psychoanalysis: The original Freudian analysis. Tiefenpsychologische fundierte Psychotherapie: Classic talk therapy, finding out where patterns and issues come from. Verhaltenstherapie: Cognitive behavioural therapy, working on changing your behaviour. Systemische Therapie: A combination of talk therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. EMDR: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, especially for PTSD. Show Notes: Jöran tried Berlin Institute for Psychotherapie and Psychoanalyse (BIPP): Others went straight to a Hausarzt (a general doctor). But you can get an initial assessment appointment by calling: 116 117. Credits: Get Help Berlin is created, written, and presented by Matilde Keizer and Jöran Mandik. Production, writing and editing by Anne-Marie Harrison. Voiceovers by Dan Stern. Music is by Ducks! and Tom Evans. Artwork is by Molly Rose Dyson. This is a production of Radio Spaetkauf, Berlin’s news podcast. Please support us with a one-off or monthly donation! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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