Summary

Summary

The Association KSGV

The KSGV is an independent Dutch association which aims to explore the relationship between faith/religion/meaning and mental health. To this end, KSGV endeavours to inspire a scientific investigation of and reflection on current religious issues in mental healthcare and in society. It pursues a critical discernment regarding a mentally healthy approach of religion and (personal) meaningmaking.

KSGV issues publications in its ‘Second Series on Mental Health’ (since 1972). KSGV has also established, and is funding, five Extraordinary Chairs: one in ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular the Psychological Aspects’ (Clinical Psychology of Religion) at Tilburg University; the second one in ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular in the area of Pastoral Care’ at Groningen State University; the third one in ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular in the area of Psychiatry’ at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht; the fourth one in ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular the Societal Aspects’ also at Tilburg University, and the fifth one in ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular spirituality, mysticism and psychoanalysis’ at KU Leuven (Belgium).

In addition, KSGV organizes each year a well-attended and lively study conference.

KSGV has more than 1.200 members and benefactors (2014 statistics), from mental and physical health care, spiritual and pastoral care, the churches, social services, nursing and other caring professions and (social-cultural) education. This diversity of professional backgrounds adds to the attractiveness of the organization.

Members, i.e. those who pay the annual fee of at least € 45,00 receive the new publications, twice a year, free of charge. They can also attend the study conferences at a greatly reduced rate. Furthermore, members get attractive discounts on several of the other books, published by KSGV’s own publishing company.

Welcoming Gift

On becoming a member, one will receive three books from our list of publications, of one’s own choice, free of charge.

List of Most Recent Publications (all in Dutch, titles translated)

2-92 Ton Bersee: Spiritual care and working in ‘evidence based’ ways. (2018)
2-91 Herman Westerink & Arjan Braam (red.): Mentally healthy? Karl Jaspers – psyche and borderline experience. (2017)
2-90 Barbara Zwaan: A beautiful dance. A therapeutic tuning of distance and nearness in the work of Carl Rogers, Martin Buber and Henri Nouwen. (2017)
2-89 Hetty Zock, Jos Pieper & Walter Krikilion: Meaning invisible? Care for meaning seekers today. (2016)
2-88 Patrick Vandermeersch: Scepticism as a way of believing. Contemplations of a psychologist of religion. (2016)
2-87 Arjan Braam, Walter Krikilion a.o.: Pain, struggle and meaning. (2015)
2-86 Ruud Abma: Bend that which is inflexible. Buytendijk and the Catholic Central Association for Mental Health. (2015)
2-85 Gerrit Glas a.o.: Making Meaning Last a Long Way. Meaningmaking as Cost and as Profit in Healthcare. (2014)
2-84 Ruard Ganzevoort: Trauma, Violence and Religion. (2014)
2-83 Ruard Ganzevoort a.o.: Violated Trust. Sexual Abuse in a Religious Context. (2013)
2-82 Jan Bodisco Massink: Reading between the lines. Psychotherapeutic skills for ministry and pastoral care. (2013)
2-81 Rien van Uden & Jos Pieper (Eds.): Rituality between Salvation and Healing. (2012)
2-80 Hanneke Muthert: A Space for Loss. Spiritual Care in Psychiatry (2012)
2-79 Hetty Zock & Walter Krikilion (Eds.): Finitude in Mental Healthcare. (2011)
2-78 Frans Maas: The splendour of the ordinary. Spirituality and mental health. (2011)
2-77 Ruud Abma a.o.: Evidence and existence. Evidence-based treatment and beyond… (2010)
2-76 James W. Jones: Religion and the Relational Self. (2010)
2-75 Ad van Heeswijk: Breaking into a Void. Essays in the Clinical Psychology of Religion. (2009)
2-74 Erik Stoppelenburg a.o.: Mindfulness. Spiritual Tradition or Therapeutic Technique? (2009)
2-73 Leo Tijhuis a.o.: Individuation, Existence, Psychotherapy. The Individuation Process of a Psychotherapist with a Rare Carcinoma. (2008)
2-72 Rienk Janssens a.o.: Mental Disorder and Criminal Offence. The Ongoing Dilemma between Care and Punishment. (2008)
2-71 Jacques Janssen: Religion in The Netherlands: Can’t Have it Both Ways? (2007)
2-70 Lia Vergouwen a.o.: Sacred Faith, Sacred Duty: Orthodoxy and Mental Health. (2007)
2-69 Jan van der Lans: Experiencing Religion. Essays on the Psychology of Religion. (2006)
2-68 Ad van Heeswijk a.o.: Finding your Story. Religious Biography and Mental Health. (2006)
2-67 Arthur Hegger a.o.: On Guilt and Shame. (2005)
2-66 Guus van Loenen: Keeping the Spirit in mind. Meaningmaking as a Task of Mental Healthcare. (2005)
2-65 Jan Bodisco Massink: As a Sacred Text. Essays on Pastoral Care and Psychotherapy. (2004)
2-64 Giel Hutschemaekers a.o.: Asking for Meaning. Mental Healthcare Clients’ Perspectives. (2004)
2-63 Jozef Corveleyn: The Psychologist does not Look into the Soul. Themes from the Clinical Psychology of Religion. (2003)

Board of Executives

  • Prof dr Rien van Uden (Chair), Professor of Psychology of Religion and Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of Clinical Psychology of Religion, Department of Cultural Studies and Tilburg School of Theology, Tilburg University; Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist;
  • Prof dr Arjan Braam, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chief Tutor, Altrecht Mental Healthcare in Utrecht; Researcher with Altrecht Mental Healthcare, Utrecht and VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam; Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular in the area of Psychiatry’ at the University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht;
  • Drs Guus van Loenen, Head of Chaplaincy at the Mental Healthcare Organisation Noord-en Midden-Limburg;
  • Dr Lia Vergouwen, Psychologist of Religion and Culture, former co-ordinator of the Pastoral Psychology Courses at the Theological Faculty of Utrecht University and Staff member of the Carmelite Center of Spirituality in Haarlem;
  • Prof dr Hetty Zock, Theologian and Psychologist of Religion; Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular of Spiritual Care’ at the University of Groningen;
  • Dr Jessie Dezutter, Psychologist of Religion and Meaningmaking, Research Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium);
  • Prof dr Herman Westerink, Psychologist of Religion, Assistant Professor Philosophy of Religion, Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, and Director ‘Spirituality in Modern Society’, Titus Brandsma Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen and Extraordinary Visiting Professor at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular spirituality, mysticism and psychoanalysis’ at KU Leuven (Belgium);
  • Prof dr Jos Pieper, Psychologist of Culture and Religion; Assistant Professor Psychology of Religion Tilburg University, and Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular the Societal Aspects’, Tilburg School of catholic Theology, Tilburg University.

KSGV-network Flanders

  • Dr Walter Krikilion (coordinator), Theologian and Psychotherapist, Clinical Manager for the areas of ‘Meaningmaking and Worldview’, ‘Ethics’, and the ‘Knowledge Centre’, Psychiatric Centre, Geel (Belgium); also in private psychotherapeutic practice at the ‘Centre for Worldview and Meaningmaking’, Turnhout (Belgium);
  • Prof dr Jessie Dezutter, Psychologist of Religion and Meaningmaking, Research Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium);
  • Dr Dominiek Lootens, Educational Manager at DNGW, Caritas Antwerp (Belgium); Staff Member at CAIROS, Caritas Flanders; Guest Lecturer at PTH Vallendar; Vice President of SIPCC;
  • Koen De Fruyt MA, Head of Chaplaincy at the Psychiatric Centre ‘Sint-Amandus’, Beernem (Belgium) and Staff Member Pastoral Care for the Care Services of the Provincial Administration of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium;
  • Dr Siebrecht Vanhooren, Doctor of Psychology, Psychotherapist and Staff Member of the Existential Psychotherapy Training at FocusOnEmotion (FMS) Centre; also at the Postgraduate Client-Centred Psychotherapy Training, KU Leuven (Belgium);
  • Prof dr Herman Westerink, Psychologist of Religion, Assistant Professor Philosophy of Religion, Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, and Director ‘Spirituality in Modern Society’, Titus Brandsma Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen and starting September 2016 Extraordinary Visiting Professor at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular spirituality, mysticism and psychoanalysis’ at KU Leuven (Belgium).

Editorial Board

  • Prof dr Rien van Uden (Chair), Professor of Psychology of Religion and Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of Clinical Psychology of Religion, Department of Cultural Studies and Tilburg School of Theology, Tilburg University; Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist;
  • Drs Ad van Heeswijk, Psychologist, Honorary Clinical Psychologist, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport, Isle of Wight, Great Britain;
  • Prof dr Jos Pieper, Psychologist of Culture and Religion; Assistant Professor Psychology of Religion Tilburg University, and Professor Extraordinary at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular the Societal Aspects’, Tilburg School of Theology, Tilburg University;
  • Dr Lia Vergouwen, Psychologist of Religion and Culture, former co-ordinator of the Pastoral Psychology Courses at the Theological Faculty of Utrecht University and Staff member of the Carmelite Center of Spirituality in Haarlem;
  • Prof dr Herman Westerink, Psychologist of Religion, Assistant Professor Philosophy of Religion, Center for Contemporary European Philosophy, and Director ‘Spirituality in Modern Society’, Titus Brandsma Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen and Extraordinary Visiting Professor at the KSGV Chair of ‘Religion and Mental Health, in particular spirituality, mysticism and psychoanalysis’ at KU Leuven (Belgium);
  • Drs Geert Eijsbouts, Secretary-General of KSGV, Catholic Permanent Deacon.

Staff

Drs Geert Eijsbouts, Secretary-General of KSGV, Catholic Permanent Deacon.

Address

KSGV
Postbus 90153 D-138
NL-5000 LE TILBURG
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31.13.466 33 42

E-mail address: ksgv@ksgv.nl