Arts & Mental Health Festival


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12 Nov 2020


20:00 - 21:00


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Leading researcher Professor Harold Koenig  will be providing a lecture on the role of spirituality in well-being. This will be a half an hour talk which will be followed by a Q&A session. Professor Hanneke Schaap will be the moderator during this lecture.



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  • Professor Hanneke Schaap (moderator)
    Professor Hanneke Schaap (moderator)
    Professor in clinical psychology

    Hanneke Schaap-Jonker, psychologist and theologian, is endowed professor in clinical psychology of religion at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and works as rector of the Centre for Research and Innovation of Christian Mental Health Care in the Netherlands. Her research interests include God representations and mental health, religion and suicidality, and the interactions between religious factors and psychotherapy. Her current research focuses on self-compassion, religion and mental health. In 2018 she published her second dissertation on God representations and mental health. Her inaugural address in 2019 outlined the contours of a contemporary clinical psychology of religion with a focus on recovery, hope and compassion.

  • Professor Harold Koenig
    Professor Harold Koenig
    Professor of psychiatry and behavioral science

    Harold Koenig is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, an associate professor of medicine and a senior fellow in the center for the study of ageing and human development at Duke’s university. His primary research is focused on studying the effects of religion and spirituality on health. He is a founding Co-Director of Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 12 Nov 2020
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00