drs. H.J.M. Steege - Emaus (Hester)


About Me

Since January 2017 I fulfill the role of internshipmentor at the Department of Psychology, Health & Technology, and I shall be used as a (guest) lecturer on my areas of expertise.

After working on the IJsselgroup as an educational adviser I became a GZ-psychologist in 2002. Since 1994 I worked as a schoolpsychologist and then worked as a GZ-psychologist in both diagnosis and treatment of pupils special needs (PO/VO), adults (reintegration into BBS Euregio) and elderly people (Nursing Homes).

My expertise is in the field of well-being and psychopathology of these target groups and psychotherapy in Germany. I also spent a lot of time coaching junior education advisers, junior psychologists, managers primary and secondary (special) schools and teachers in the early years of their careers and teams PO (SEO, adaptive education, language policy, etc.), also as a guest lecturer at the Saxion Deventer.

I also like to improve the wellbeing of people through democratic and / or appropriate education for the well-being of pupils.


The Department of Psychology, Health and Technology (PGT) is responsible for the master positive psychology and technology. In this master, students are trained in the positive clinical psychology with particular focus on innovative technological applications. The mentor guides, supports and evaluates the students of the Master PPT in organizations and advice on the Master's courses. The mentor is the contact for both the student and the host organization and other stakeholders. In addition, the mentor is used as a (guest) lecturer on her expertise at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Management System (BMS).


Other Contributions
Dysartrie (1990), Dyslexia (1991), Dyscalculia: Effect of Program Van Luit (1995)

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Lectures (2017):

  • Introductory lecture Clinical Internship and Reflection days with themes like ICD and Psychotherapy Germany/ BAPD/ Special Education youth/ Neuropsychology elderly people


I’d like to get involved in research projects dealing with positive psychology, wellbeing (by arranging appropriate education 10-16 years, effect plantbased diet on well-being in institutions), Mindfulness, relaxation, innovative technological applications, Virtual Reality and singtherapie etc.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41)
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands