A Brief Bio
Dr Joel Vos is a researcher, teacher and superviser in psychological counselling and psychotherapy. His research work focuses at developing the scientific foundations of existential and other humanistic therapies. He has coordinated research on existential therapies, on meaning-centred therapies, and with mental health services. During his career he has coordinated clinical trials for patients in palliative care, living with cancer, after a heart attack or stroke, and in chronic pain. Joel has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in handbooks, and a book on the psychological-existential impact of genetic counselling. In 2018, he published his book ‘Meaning in life: a guide for practitioners’ on the basis of his research line. He self-published an artistic public-friendly book on meaning-centered research: ‘Fifty pictures of living a meaningful life’. Joel chairs the IMEC International Meaning Conferences, and is involved in a number of networks centered around existential therapies.