Rien Uden, van

Rien van Uden


  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 216

    5037 AB Tilburg


1986 …2020

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Prof.dr. Marinus H.F. van Uden (1952) studied clinical psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He received his PhD in psychology (1985) on a study on the role of religion in grief. He was also trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (psychoanalysis and cognitive behaviour therapy) and maintains a psychotherapy practice in Heerlen, the Netherlands. He worked (until 2010) as an associate professor in psychology of religion at the Department of Cultural and Personality Psychology and at the Faculties of Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 1994 he was also appointed as professor at the special chair in clinical psychology of religion at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. In 2009 this position was combined with a full professorship in psychology of religion at the Humanities Faculty of Tilburg University. Dr. Van Uden has a long standing interest in research on religion, pilgrimage, individual rituals and mental health.

Research interests

There is increasing evidence in health care of the need for efficient and measurably effective assistance. Within the framework of this research a pilot project has been set up which tries to chart the effects of what we have come to call short-term directive religious counseling. In this we hope to contribute to effective soul care, and to the conceptualisation of the notion of `religious coping'.


  • Rituals
  • Pilgrimage
  • Psychology Of Religion
  • Psychotrauma
  • Rituals And Religion
  • Religious Coping
  • Mental Health Care
  • Religion And Mental Health
  • Psychology Of Religion And Pastoral Psychology


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