ESSPD Board Members

Ueli Kramer


Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Michaela Swales


Professor of Clinical Psychology, North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme, Bangor University

Bangor, UK

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Babette Renneberg

Past President

Director of the Outpatient Psychotherapy Treatment Centre at Freie Universität Berlin and director of a training program in child and adolescent cognitive-behaviour therapy (ZGFU).

Berlin, Germany

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Andres Kaera

Consultant to the Board

Kanta-Häme Central Hospital

Hämeenlinna, Finland

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Joost Hutsebaut

Board Member and Treasurer

Clinical psychologist, working as a therapist and researcher at De Viersprong National Institute of Personality Disorders

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Svenja Taubner

Board Member and Newsletter Coordinator

Director of the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention
University-Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

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Chiara de Panfilis

Board member

Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Parma

Parma, Italy

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Christian Schmahl

Christian Schmahl

Board member

Medical Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany

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Katja Bertsch

Board member

Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Munich, Germany

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Advisory board

Thomas Rinne

Founding President

Director of the Department of Science and Education of the Netherlands Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology

Utrecht, Netherlands

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Anthony Bateman

President 2010-2014

Director of Psychotherapy Services, Halliwick Psychotherapy Unit, St Ann’s Hospital

London, United Kingdom

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Martin Bohus

President 2014-2016

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health

Mannheim, Germany

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Lars Mehlum

President 2016-2018

National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Institute of Clinical Medicine

Oslo, Norway

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Stephan Doering

President 2018 – 2020

Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna

Vienna, Austria

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