Teaching

Currently, I am teaching courses in the Bachelor & Master program of the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, in English and Dutch. I have also developed a post-academic educational program for non-religious celebrancy on ritual studies and practices. I also supervise Master theses and internships with focus on existential care in different social and care institutions and enjoy giving guest lectures at various other institutes (see also lectures).

My teaching focuses on linking theory and practice. In the past, I have also given lectures on methods of research, death studies, and contemporary spirituality/religiosity and multicultural developments.

Courses at the University of Humanistic Studies:

2017-present:

Celebrantenopleiding: Rituele studies en praktijken, “Fundamenten voor de celebrant”  (guest lectures by prof. Laurens ten Kate, Ida van der Lee), Praktijkcentrum Zingeving en Professie, Universiteit voor Humanisitiek, Utrecht

2013-present:

Psychology“; (Bachelor course, taught in English, guest lectures by prof Arjan Braam)

Ritual care in death, dying and bereavement” (Master course on ritual in spiritual counseling, diverse guest lectures, such as Drs. Erwin Kamp, Dr. Ton Vink, prof. Carlo Leget)

2012-2013

“Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Counseling” (Master course with Jan Hein Mooren & Dr. Wike Seekles)

“Psychology” (Master course with Dr. Wike Seekles)

Guest-lectures:

2012-2013

“Spiritual Counseling 2” (Master course by prof. Christa Anbeek at University of Humanistic Studies)

2011-2014

“Sociology of Health” (Bachelor course by Dr. Joost Jongerden at Wageningen University)

2007-2011

“Contemporary spiritual practices”, “Traditions and transformations”, “Methods of research” (diverse Bachelor and Master courses at Radboud University Nijmegen)