De Keijser, Prof. Jos
Jos de Keijser is a professor by special appointment at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS). In addition, he is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in complex grief. He combines his practical work with his UG research on the treatment of complex grief and suicide prevention.
De Keijser studied psychology at Utrecht University, where he gained his PhD in 1997 for his thesis on guidance and treatment relating to grief. He has written a number of books, in which he explores the psychological symptoms that surviving relatives may experience during a traumatic experience of grief, in particular after a murder or suicide.
De Keijser has frequently appeared in the news in his role as project leader of a scientific study into the grief experienced by the bereaved after the MH17 flight disaster. According to his research, the right of the bereaved to be heard in court positively affected the psychological symptoms experienced by many of them during the grieving process. ‘They received acknowledgement for the anguish that they had been through. The fact that they could still do something for their departed relatives also provided a sense of justice’, says De Keijser.
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