Hanneke Schaap-Jonker

is endowed professor in clinical psychology of religion at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and rector of the Centre for Research and Innovation of Christian Mental Health Care in the Netherlands. As psychologist and theologian, her research interests include God representations and mental health, religion and suicidality, and the interactions between religious factors and psychotherapy. She conducted two empirical studies on autism and God representations. Her current research focuses on self-compassion, religion and mental health. Her 2019 inaugural address outlined the contours of a contemporary clinical psychology of religion with a focus on recovery, hope and compassion.