Andreas Maercker, PhD MD, completed his medical and psychological education in Halle/Saale and Berlin/East Germany. He received his MD at Humboldt University and his PhD at Free University Berlin/Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. After academic positions in Dresden and Trier, he was appointed 2005 as chair and full professor of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich.
He is co-director of the Department’s outpatient clinic services. Professor Maercker is or has been principal and co-investigator in numerous national and international studies in traumatic stress research (e.g. on former political prisoners from East-Germany, former Swiss child contract laborers), clinical geropsychology, and internet-assisted mental health and has published more than 200 peer review articles. From 2011-2018 he chaired a work group at WHO for revising the International Classification of Diseases in the area of trauma- and stress-related disorders.
He authored or edited 14 scientific or therapeutic books. Keywords characterizing the expertise: PTSD, stress-response syndromes, lifespan developmental psychopathology, treatment, e-mental health, and cultural clinical psychology. Since 2017, Andreas Maercker chairs at the German Association of Psychology the Historical commission on “Instrumentalizing Psychology in the former German Democratic Republic”. Since 2017 he is co-founder and member of the executive board of the European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT).