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Prof. Martin Bohus

Martin Bohus psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Talk Trauma from Dialectical Behavior Therapy perspective
Date Friday, April 26th, 2024
Time 18:00 - 18:45
Roundtable 3 Therapeutic interventions


Martin Bohus received his M.D. at Freiburg Medical School and did his residency in Psychiatry and Neurology at Freiburg Medical School. He made his specialty in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. From 2003 to 2021, he held the chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at Heidelberg University and was Medical Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim. He received several awards for psychotherapy research. He was a board member of the German Association of Psychiatry DGPPN, Past president of the European Society for the Studies of Personality Disorders (ESSPD), past vice-president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD), president of the German Association for DBT. He was president and initiator of the 1st International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder, Berlin 2010, and in 2012 he was the spokesperson of the Clinical Research Unit "Mechanisms of Disturbed Emotion Processing in BPD."

He is the current president of the European DBT Association (EDBTA).

He is currently working as a senior researcher at the University of Heidelberg and Bochum and as a visiting professor at Havard Medical School, Boston, USA.

He has currently published more than 410 articles and book chapters, mainly on mechanisms of psychotherapy, borderline personality disorders, and PTSD.