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Prof. Ingo Schäfer

Ingo Schäfer psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Talk Trauma and Addictions
Date Friday, April 26th, 2024
Time 10:00 - 10:45
Roundtable 2 Clinical aspects of trauma


Ingo Schäfer, MD, MPH, is a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research (ZIS), head of the trauma and stress research group at the University Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and director of the coordinating center for traumatised refugees (Centra) in Hamburg. In the last 20 years, he has conducted research on the consequences of psychological trauma in children, adults from the general population, refugee populations, and patients with addiction and other mental disorders. He has coordinated nationwide research networks funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) on trauma and addiction in the general population (CANSAS, 2012-2016) and in refugee populations (PREPARE, 2019-2024). Over the years, he has built up several clinical departments and structures for patients with posttraumatic disorders, including the outpatient department for posttraumatic disorders at the University of Hamburg, an integrated outpatient treatment program for patients with borderline personality disorder, a specialized inpatient unit for traumatized patients with substance use disorders and the coordinating center for traumatised refugees. He is Past President of the German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatolgy (DeGPT) and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). He coordinates the national German guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and the national guideline for opioid use disorders, is a member of the national council on childhood sexual abuse, an advisor of the psychotrauma center of the German armed forces, the EU centre of expertise for victims of terrorism, and various other organisations in the fields of addiction and psychotraumatology.