ESSPD Board Members

Babette Renneberg


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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Ueli Kramer


Privat-Docent, psychotherapy researcher and clinical psychotherapist according to Federal Law, at the Department of Psychiatry (Institute of Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry Service), University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Stephan Doering


Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna

Währinger Gürtel 18-20,
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

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Andres Kaera

Board member and Secretary

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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Bo Bach

Bo Bach

Board member

Clinical psychologist and research associate, Centre for Personality Disorder Research (CPDR), Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, and Slagelse Psychiatric Hospital

Slagelse, Denmark

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Chiara de Panfilis

Board member

Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Parma

Parma, Italy

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Ester di Giacomo

Board Member and Young Researcher’s forum chair

Psychiatrist at the ASST Monza (Italy) and researcher in Neuroscience at the University of Milan Bicocca (Italy)

Milan, 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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Michaela Swales

Board member

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Reader in Clinical Psychology on the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme, Bangor University

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

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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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Advisory board

Thomas Rinne

Founding President

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

Postbus 13369,
3507 LJ Utrecht, Netherlands

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Anthony Bateman

President 2010-2014

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

St Ann’s Road, London N15 3TH, United Kingdom

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Martin Bohus

President 2014-2016

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

Square J 5, 68159 Mannheim, Germany

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Lars Mehlum

President 2016-2018

National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Institute of Clinical Medicine

N-0372 Oslo, Norway

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