Associate Professor at University of Leuven, Belgium
- Vanhooren, S., Leijssen, M., & Dezutter, J. (2016). Profiles of meaning and search for meaning among prisoners. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2015.1137625
- Vanhooren, S., Leijssen, M. & Dezutter, J. (2015). Posttraumatic growth during incarceration: A case study from an experiential-existential perspective. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022167815621647
- Vanhooren, S., Leijssen, M., & Dezutter, J. (2015). Posttraumatic growth in sex offenders: A pilot study with a mixed-method design. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0306624X15590834
He teaches Person-centered/Experiential/Existential Psychotherapy at master and postgraduate level. He is especially interested in existential themes, posttraumatic growth, and meaning in life. Although he has been practicing for a number of years with offenders, he has worked with a whole range of people in his private practice. His own life course made him aware of the importance of existential depth and the Un-Known. Being part of a multi-religious and international family made him also more attentive for the importance of cultural backgrounds and open-eyed for diversity in general.