Dr. G.T. Maurits Kwee, Ph.D. (Emeritus Hon. Prof.), Clinical Psychologist, is a Faculty Member of the Taos Institute (USA) – Tilburg University (Netherlands) Ph.D.-Program and Founder of the...
Dr. G.T. Maurits Kwee, Ph.D. (Emeritus Hon. Prof.), Clinical Psychologist, is a Faculty Member of the Taos Institute (USA) – Tilburg University (Netherlands) Ph.D.-Program and Founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism & Karma Transformation, Bentveld, Netherlands. A Chan Buddhist and mindfulness adept as from his early teens, Professor Kwee earned his doctorate in Medical Science at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at Waseda University, Tokyo, and Honorary Professor at the University of Flores, Buenos Aires.
Formerly a clinical practitioner, researcher and supervisor, he was also (co?)organizer of a dozen international conventions and has guest?lectured all over the world as the Past President of the Transcultural Society for Clinical Meditation (Japan) and a Board Member of the Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences (USA). Dr. Kwee promulgates a cutting?edge secular Psychology in Buddhism which moves beyond the traditional Buddhist denominations. His latest proficiency is the Pursuit of Happiness Amid Adversity as in Kwee, G.T.M. (2013). Relational Buddhism: An integrative psychology of happiness amidst existential suffering (In The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, pp.357-370; Oxford University Press).
Presently, after retirement, he is dedicated to disseminate and revamp psychology which inheres in Buddhism and the wisdom traditions as a groundbreaking method for mental hygiene and stress-inoculation. Professor Kwee empowers and transforms audiences through procedures which promote sanity with business and other organization leaders, and change advocates – coaches, teachers, clinicians, trainers, managers – as well as with clients, students, employees and the public at large. His latest edited book (2010) is New Horizons in Buddhist Psychology: Relational Buddhism for Collaborative Practitioners (Taos Institute Publications, USA) and his latest monograph (2013) is Psychotherapy by Karma Transformation: Relational Buddhism and Rational Practice. Languages in order of fluency: Nederlands, English, Deutsch (active), Français, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien (passive).