Karen van der Merwe

Dr
Karen
van der Merwe
Senior Lecturer
Mahikeng Campus
Dr Karen van der Merwe

I have an interest in the role and function of religion in psychological well-being. This area of interest includes the exploration of culturally informed philosophies of life and their influence on religious and spiritual expression; the role of religion and spirituality in coping and meaning making as well as mindfulness as spiritual practice and psychotherapeutic intervention. I enjoy qualitative research because I am interested in people’s stories and how these express their ways of understanding their lives and how they give meaning to their experiences. 

Physical Address

Room 123, Building 7, Vanderbijlpark Campus

Telephone Number
+27(0)16 910 3417
E-mail
karen.vandermerwe@nwu.ac.za