Joel Vos

MA, MSc, PhD, CPsychol

NSPC Roles
Acting Deputy Course Leader,
Research Supervisor



Dr Joel Vos does research, teaches and supervises on research in psychological counselling and psychotherapy. His research work focuses at developing the scientific foundations of existential and other humanistic therapies.


In the past, he has coordinated research on existential therapies, and on meaning-centred therapies more in particular, in close collaboration with mental health services. Together with his doctorate students, he has coordinated clinical trials for patients in palliative care, living with cancer, after a heart attack or stroke, and in chronic pain. Dr Vos 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