About me

Dr. Rini Kerver (1955) is BIG registered psychotherapist and from 1996- 2014 Candidate psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Society. From 2009 - 2011 he was a board member of the Psychoanalytic Society. 


He studied philosophy and clinical psychology (cum laude) in Utrecht and graduated in 1991 with a multicenter study on risk factors in the development of Depression. Since 1987 he has been a regular expert for justice, from 1992 - 1996 teacher and supervisor Interpersonal Psychotherapy at the training of psychiatrists and teacher Psychopathology and psychodynamic diagnostics at the training for clinical psychologists.

Since 1992 he has been associated with various outpatient clinics and he was founder of the Veldwijk Research Institute. From that time on he also works in his own practice.

He is co-author of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Handbook and author of several scientific articles on the influence of early traumatization on psycho-biological development. Until 1 May 2011, in addition to his private practice, he was part-time as a psychotherapist at Scelta The Hague, an expertise center for the treatment of personality disorders. From 2016 he is part-time affiliated with GGZ-Reflection in The Hague, a specialist center for traumatized refugees, where he is also a P-trainer.

He is married and the father of 2 daughters (23 and 31 years).