Lucia De Haene

Professor at Education, Culture, and Society research group, KU Leuven
& Co-director CCVS



Lucia De Haene is Assistant Professor at the research group 'Education, Culture, and Society', Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In 2009, she obtained her PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) with a dissertation on attachment security in refugee families, including an analysis of the role and meaning of a narrative methodology in research with traumatized populations in vulnerable situations.

Lucia’s current research focuses on the psychosocial impact of organized violence, forced migration, and exile on refugee and migrant family relationships, the role of disclosure and narration in individual and collective processes of reconstruction in the aftermath of traumatization, and process analyses of family therapeutic and community-based interventions in host societies and post-conflict settings. Closely connected to her academic work, she is engaged in family therapeutic work with refugee and asylum-seeking families in her Faculty’s clinical setting. Lucia is licensed as family therapist after completing her postgraduate degree in Family Therapy Studies at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and involved in training family therapy students in transcultural posttrauma care to refugees.

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