Meet our permanent teaching staff

Prof. Dr. Alexander Sack

Prof. Dr. Alexander T. Sack

Professor of Functional Brain Stimulation Maastricht University

Dr. Teresa Schuhmann

Dr. Teresa Schuhmann

Maastricht University

Dr. Felix Duecker

Dr. Felix Duecker

Maastricht University

Dr. Tahnée Engelen

Dr. Tahnée Engelen

Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France

Dr. Tom de Graaf

Dr. Tom de Graaf

Maastricht University

Meet our regular guest speakers

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Downar

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Downar

Psychiatrist

Toronto Western Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Chris Baeken

Prof. Dr. Chris Baeken

Psychiatrist

Ghent and Brussels University

Dr. Martijn Arns

Dr. Martijn Arns

Biopsychologist

BrainClinics Nijmegen

Prof. Dr. Berthold Langguth

Prof. Dr. Berthold Langguth

Psychiatrist

Regensburg University

Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Oliveri

Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Oliveri

Neurologist

Palermo University

Dr. Philip van Eijndhoven

Dr. Philip van Eijndhoven

Psychiatrist

Radboud University Nijmegen

Prof. Dr. Rafael Euba

Prof. Dr. Rafael Euba

Psychiatrist

London Psychiatry Centre

About the The International Clinical TMS Certification Course

The International Clinical TMS Certification Course is a 3-day academic course taught by internationally renowned experts in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation from Maastricht University. Certified and accredited by the European Accreditation Council (EACCME®), it is also one of the few to provide CME credits. Suitable for medical specialists, psychologists, researchers, nurses, lab assistants and technicians, the International Clinical TMS Certification Course provides the latest overview of effective TMS protocols and the most recent developments for optimizing clinical efficacy.

The International Clinical TMS Certification Course is among the most established and best evaluated in the world. Participants will receive a balanced mix of academic lectures and intensive hands-on sessions. Each participant is trained on the entirety of TMS application procedures. Training is available on various TMS systems from different manufacturers. Interactive Q&A sessions, and the small group size during the intensive hands-on trainings enable each participant to offer TMS as a therapy to their patients. Instruction also includes extensive lessons and discussion on safety procedures and regulations.

The program concludes with the awarding of our International Clinical TMS Certification.

TMS is one of the most dynamically developing fields in clinical brain research. This course offers an incredible service of providing you with the latest overview of effective TMS protocols and also the most recent cutting edge developments for optimizing clinical efficacy and increasing cost effectiveness. Each International Clinical TMS Certification Course is updated and improved based on recent developments and we have many participants returning to our courses every other year to get the latest updates in the field and to re connect to the network of TMS practitioners. Read some testimonials of previous course participants here.

The International Clinical TMS Certification Course is offered in three attractive locations: London, Amsterdam, or Maastricht. You can now also follow the course online, with all the same relevant background material and supervised hands-on training. The online version offers exactly the same clinical certification and accreditation available in our on-site courses, without the need to travel to one of our course venues.

What is TMS and rTMS?

TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS hardware includes a generally non-portable stimulation device positioned on a table or trolley, with a port to which different TMS coils can be connected. The TMS coil is placed on the patient’s head and enables transcranial (through the intact skull) painless brain stimulation with few to no side effects.


Repetitive TMS, or rTMS, involves the rhythmic delivery of magnetic pulses, often at either 10 Hertz or 1 Hertz, to respectively enhance or suppress the activity of the targeted region with longer lasting effects. These rTMS-triggered neuroplastic changes have shown to translate into clinically beneficial treatment outcomes for patients in psychiatry, neurology, and neurorehabilitation. It has been suggested that rTMS protocols may achieve these clinical treatment effects by engaging specific synaptic plasticity mechanisms, such as long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), as well as modulations in functional brain network connectivity.


By now, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has proven to be clinically effective in treating various neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, OCD, and neuropathic pain. TMS treatments are FDA-approved, have received level-A recommendation (definitely effective) and are reimbursed by health insurances in a growing number of countries throughout the world.


We have seen patients with severe depression and a long journey of unsuccessful treatment trials reaching full remission after TMS treatment.


TMS has very few to no side effects. In fact, most of our patients don’t experience any side effects at all, while benefitting from sustained clinical improvements.


Importantly, using TMS in the most effective and responsible way requires appropriate training and qualification. This is exactly where our team of internationally renowned TMS experts comes in, offering this fully certified and accredited International Clinical TMS Certification Course.