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    5037 AB Tilburg


1986 …2018
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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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Religion Arts & Humanities
Individualization Arts & Humanities
Mental Health Arts & Humanities
Religious Coping Arts & Humanities
Compilation Arts & Humanities
Heaven Arts & Humanities
Expressive Arts & Humanities
Individualism Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1986 2018

Praying as a form of religious coping in Dutch highly educated Muslim women of Moroccan descent

Pieper, J., van Uden, R. & Valk, L., 2018, In : Archive for the Psychology of Religion. 40, 2/3, p. 141-162

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Vertrouwen op Allah: Religieuze coping van hoogopgeleide Nederlandse moslima's van Marokkaanse afkomst

Valk, L., Pieper, J. & van Uden, R., 2018, In : Religie en Samenleving. 13, 1, p. 5-27 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Bidden als vorm van religieuze coping bij moslima's van Marokkaanse afkomst

Valk, L., Pieper, J. & van Uden, R., 2017, In : Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies. 33, p. 74-91

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Losing my Religion: Religious and Spiritual Coping in times of Individualisation

van Uden, R. & Zondag, H., 15 Sep 2017, Aachen - Germany: Shaker Verlag. 118 p. (International Series in Mental Health and Religion; vol. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific


Religion as an Existential Resource: On Meaning-Making, Religious Coping and Rituals

van Uden, R. & Zondag, H., 8 Apr 2016, In : European Journal of Mental Health. 11, 1-2, p. 3-17 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review