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Dr. Maggie Schauer

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Curriculum Vitae

Shortbio Summary
 

Maggie Schauer directs the Center of Excellence for Psychotraumatology (www.clinical-psychology.uni-konstanz.de). She has worked both, in research and clinical settings (university & rehabilitation) and in field missions in disaster and (post-) conflict areas. The latter includes acute trauma intervention and scientific studies in countries of crisis and disaster as well as applied treatment studies with former political prisoners and torture survivors, war victims, survivors of gender-based violence (Balkan, Iran/Irak, Turkey, Romania, in several African and Asian countries), ex-combatants and forensic offenders in Somalia, DRCon­go and Colombia among other. She has carried out extensive field research in refugee camps in Ugan­da and in indigenous settlements in Northern Thailand. Schauer has also started to investigate treatment approaches (including the development of diagnostic instruments) for women suffering from severe and complex PTSD. Her aim is to establish evidence-based ambulatory short-treatment options for severely traumatized individuals with personality disorder.
 
Within the framework of Schauer’s work as a clinician and researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany, she cooperates and leads projects investigating possible treatments for survivors of extreme and/or prolonged stress (e.g. after torture, genocide, childhood sexual abuse). Together with Thomas Elbert and Frank Neuner, she developed Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), an effective, short-term, disseminable, low-treshold treatment for survivors of multiple and developmental trauma. The manual for this intervention has appeared in a second revised edition in 2011.
 
As Medical Psychologist and Researcher, Schauer was on Lou Gering’s disease at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany.  Furthermore she has worked as a Research Associate at University of Florida investigating PTSD and anxiety disorders.
Formerly freelance writing for a major Germanadvocacy, public relations and awareness-raising for the importance and public perception of mental health and the complex and long-lasting consequences of traumatic stress.

More recently, Dr. Schauer’s clinical and research focus has widened to include the trans-generational impact of life stress, prenatal assessment of psychosocial risk factors for development, as well as early childhood abuse and neglect. Along with understanding behavioral and epigenetic transmission patterns, she aims towards establishing evidence-based practice for the protection of infants and young children from adverse consequences of stress and trauma. This practice includes the formation and research on the effectiveness of inter-collaborative networks of pediatricians, family nurses, midwives, gynecologists, social welfare in early outreach and preventative treatments for pregnant women, at-risk mums and their babies. From 2009-2014 she was a board member and now since 2015 is an advisory board member of the NGO ‘Babyforum’ for the prevention of adverse childhood conditions, neglect and abuse pre- and postnatal (zero- three).

Maggie Schauer is a founding and current board member of the NGO ‘vivo international’ (www.vivo.org). From 2004-2008 she was vice-president of vivo e.V. Germany and later chaired the board of this international organization for psycho­traumatology. She is especially involved in the implementation of vivo’s projects as it relates to implementation research, training of local and expert staff as well as carrying out trauma treatments.

Achievements in ‘Psychotherapy’: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

Maggie Schauer developed Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) together with Frank Neuner and Thomas Elbert. She manualized the treatment approach; the book appeared in two editions in English (Hogrefe, 2005, 2011) as well as in Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Slovakian. Arab, Farsi, German and Spanish translations are currently in press or in preparation.

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a short-term treatment for adult and child survivors of multiple and complex trauma following experiences of severe forms of violence and disaster, as well as developmental trauma including childhood sexual abuse and maltreatment. In NET, the patient, with the assistance of the therapist, constructs a chronological narrative of her/his life story with an exposure focus on the traumatic events, modifying the emotional networks, regaining of the survivor’s dignity and allowing for corrective relationship experiences when reprocessing the entire life. Fragmented reports are integrated meaningfully and transformed into a coherent biographical narrative, complemented by a testimony. Narrative Exposure Therapy, a well-tolerated and straight­forward yet robust approach that is easy to teach to non-expert practitio­ners, has proven efficacy not only in low-income, resource poor contexts of continuous traumatic stress, but also in western in- and outpatient clinical settings for trauma spectrum and border­line personality disorder. Schauer and team have meanwhile developed and scientifically evaluated two special additions to classic NET; firstly: KIDNET (Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children) and secondly: FORNET (Narrative Exposure Therapy for Forensic Offenders).

Maggie Schauer provides trainings, lectures and supervision on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for Psychiatrist and Psycho­thera­pists, for students and faculty and on scientific conferences in different continents since 2000- continued.


Awards, Affiliations, Memberships, Cooperation

-       Awardee of the August Forel Prize 2015 - Forel Center of Excellence, Ellikon an der Thur, Switzerland
-       Awardee of the ‘Jaap Chrisstoffels visiting professorship 2015’ at the university of Amsterdam
-       Deputy for the Scientific Programm of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies ISTSS 30th  and 31st Annual Meeting
-       Awardee, Scholarship of the State of Baden-Württemberg (Landes­graduierten­förderung - LGFG), Germany. 1993-1996.
-       Member of the Board of Directors of vivo international for the rehabilitation of survivors of traumatic stress. 2004-2008 and 2012- ongoing.
-       Member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the NGO Babyforum. An alliance of professionals committed to the prevention and rehabilitation of consequences of abuse         and neglect in infants (zero to three). 2009-2014.
-       Member of the International Network for Interdisciplinary Research on the Impact of Traumatic Experience on the Life of Individuals and Society (International Research Net),             Hamburg, Germany. 2002-ongoing.
-       Expert Witness for German Courts. 1999-ongoing.
-       Collaboration with Human Rights Watch on eyewitness testifying/ interviewing survivors of mass human rights violations and secondary traumatization. 1999-ongoing
-       Collaboration with Amnesty International; Adviser on Mental Health and Trauma issues. 1998- ongoing
-       Ad Hoc Reviewer for scientific journals, ongoing.
-       Member of ISTSS – International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
-       Member of ISPCAN – International Society for the prevention of child abuse and neglect
-       Member of APS – Assiociation of Psychological Science

Publikationen

Publications

 

Publications Maggie Schauer online:

-Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID):

https://www.zpid.de/psychauthors/index.php?wahl=forschung&uwahl=psychauthors&uuwahl=p00275MS_pub

 

-Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=110k9iIAAAAJ&hl=de

 

 

Books by M. Schauer and Book-Chapters

Schauer, M., Neuner, F., & Elbert, T. (2005). Narrative exposure therapy: A short-term intervention for traumatic stress disorders after war, terror, or torture. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

ISBN: 088937290X      

 

Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Elbert, T. (2011, 2nd Edition) Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). A Short-Term Intervention for Traumatic Stress Disorders. Cambridge/ Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

ISBN: 978-0-88937-388-4

 

Japanese Edition

ナラティブ表出療法(NET)訓練マニュアル児童・青年のPTSDの介入 第2版 Schauer, Maggie / Neuner, Frank / Elbert, Thomas; Narrative Exposure Therapy: A Short-Term Intervention for Traumatic Stress Disorders. Translated by Mori,S., Akashi,K., Makita,K., & Mori,T., Tokyo: Kongōsyuppan. Publisher, 2010

 

French Edition

Zech, E., & Vandenbussche, F. (Eds.). (2011). La thérapie par exposition à la narration de Schauer, Neuner et Elbert: manuel de traitement de l'état de stress post-traumatique après la guerre, la torture et la terreur. Presses univ. de Louvain.

 

Dutch Edition

Levensverhalen en psychotrauma: Narratieve exposure therapie in theorie en praktijk by Ruud Jongerdijk, Uitgeverij Boom, 2014. ISBN 9789461056375

 

Italian Edition

Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Elbert, T. (2014)

Terapia dell'esposizione narrativa: Un trattamento a breve termine per i disturbi da stress traumatico. Traduzione di Elisa Danese, Giovanni Fioriti (Editore): Roma/Italy.

 

Korean Edition

Narrative Exposure Therapy: A Short-Term Intervention for Traumatic Stress Disorders (PAP),2nd Edition Schauer, Maggie / Neuner, Frank / Elbert, Thomas 2014; Sigma Press: Seoul/Korea.

 

 

Slovak Edition

Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Elbert, T. (2014). Naratívna expozičná terapia. Bratislava, Martinus.sk

 

 

 

Book Chapters

Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Elbert, T. (2016). Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children and Adolescents (KIDNET). In: M. Landolt, M. Cloitre, U. Schnyder: Evidence-based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Springer Publishers

Elbert, T., Moran, J., Schauer, M (2016) In: B.J. Bushman (Ed.) Aggression and Violence, Frontiers of Social Psychology Series, in press

Schauer, M. (2015) Narrative Exposure Therapy. In: J. Wright, International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, 198–203.

Elbert, T., Schauer, M., Neuner, F. (2015). Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – reorganizing memories of traumatic stress, fear and violence.  In: Schnyder U, Cloitre M (eds.) Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokio: Springer.

Schauer, M., Jongedijk, R., Kaiser, E. (2014). Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children and Families - Integrating Memories of Trauma, War and Violence. (Narratieve Exposure Therapie voor kinderen en families). In: Esther Captain and Trudy Mooren (eds), Family, Generations and War. Historical, psychological and artistic views. Conference Proceedings. Amsterdam: National Committee for 4 and 5 May, 2014, pp 81-96.

Schauer, M. & Ruf-Leuschner, M. (2014). Die Lifeline in der Narrativen Expositionstherapie (NET), Psychotherapeut, 59, 226–238. DOI 10.1007/s00278-014-1041-9

Schauer, M., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Landolt, M. (2014) Dem Leben Gestalt geben: Die Lifeline in der Traumatherapie von Kindern und Jugendlichen. In: K. Priebe, A. Dyer (Hrsg.), Metaphern, Geschichten und Symbole in der Traumatherapie, Hogrefe, pp 177-186.

Elbert T, Schauer M (2014). Epigenetic, neural and cognitive memories of traumatic stress and violence. In: Cooper S., Ratele K. (eds) Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Volume 2: Western Psychology. East Sussex, New York: Psychology Press, pp. 215-227.

Elbert T, Schauer M (2014). Wenn Gegenwart zur Illusion wird. Spuren belastender Lebenserfahrungen in Genom, Gehirn und Geist. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 120, Nr. 405, 3–19.

Jongedijk R.A., Schauer M, Elbert T (2014). Dissociatie en NET. In R.A. Jongedijk, Levensverhalen en psychotrauma. Narratieve Exposure Therapie in theorie en praktijk. (Life Stories and Psychotrauma. Narrative Exposure Therapy in Theory and Practice). Uitgeverij Boom (Boom Publishers), Amsterdam, 2014, pp 265 – 277.

Weierstall, R., Schauer, M., Elbert, T. (2013). Der Krieger in uns: Kriegsveteranen über die Lust am Töten. In: C. Gelitz (Ed.). (2013). Profiler & Co: Kriminalpsychologen auf den Spuren des Verbrechens. Schattauer Verlag.

Elbert T, Schauer M, Hinkel H, Riedke H, Maedl M, Winkler N, Hermenau K, Lancaster P, Hecker T (2013). Sexual and gender-based violence in the Kivu provinces of the DRC. Washington DC: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. www.logica-wb.net

Elbert, T., Hermenau, K., Hecker, T., Weierstall, R., Schauer, M. (2012). FORNET: Behandlung von traumatisierten und nicht-traumatisierten Gewalttätern mittels Narrativer Expositionstherapie. In: J. Endrass, A. Rossegger, F. Urbaniok, B. Borchard (Hrsg.) Interventionen bei Gewalt- und Sexualstraftätern: Risk-Management, Methoden und Konzepte der forensischen Therapie.  Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 255-276.

Ruf, M. & Schauer, M. (2012). Facing childhood trauma: Narrative Exposure Therapy within a Cascade Model of Care. In: Jennifer Murray (Ed.) Exposure Therapy: New Developments. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 229-261.

Neuner F, Schauer M, Elbert T (2009/2013). Narrative Exposition. In A. Maercker (Ed.), Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen. Heidelberg: Springer, pp 301-350/ 327-347.

Ruf M., Schauer M., Elbert T. (2010). UPID - UCLA PTSD Index for DSM IV. In C. Barkmann, M. Schulte-Markwort, E. Brähler (Hrsg.), Fragebögen zur Diagnostik psychischer Störungen des Kindes- und Jugendalters, Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Schauer M, Schauer E (2010) Trauma-Focused Public Mental-Health Interventions: A Paradigm Shift in Humanitarian Assistance and Aid Work. In E. Martz (ed): Trauma Rehabilitation After War and Conflict, Springer: New York, pp. 361-430.

Ruf M., Schauer M., Elbert T. (2009). Raum für den Dritten - Sprachmittler in der Therapie von Flüchtlingen. In: Psychotherapie zu Dritt, Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingspolitik 4, Sonderheft 125, 10-14.

Schauer M, Elbert T, Neuner F (2007) Interaktion von Neurowissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und Psychotherapeutischen Einsichten am Beispiel von Angst und traumatischem Stress. In: R. Becker, H.-P. Wunderlich (Hrsg.). Wie wirkt Psychotherapie: Forschungsgrundlagen für die Praxis. Stuttgart/New York: Thieme-Verlag; 87-108.

Ruf, M., Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Schauer, E., Catani, C., & Elbert, T. (2007/2012), KIDNET - Narrative Expositionstherapie für Kinder. In: M. Landolt, T. Hensel (Hrsg.) Traumatherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Göttingen: Hogrefe, pp 120-149.

Elbert, T., Rockstroh, B., Kolassa, I.-T., Schauer, M., & Neuner, F. (2006). The Influence of Organized Violence and Terror on Brain and Mind – a Co-Constructive Perspective. In: Lifespan Development and the Brain: The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism, Eds: P. Baltes, P. Reuter-Lorenz & F. Rösler. Cambridge University Press: New York. pp. 326-349; http://www.eabct.com/pdf/common_language.pdf

Neuner F, Schauer M, Elbert T (2005). Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). In I. Marks (Ed.), Entry in: Common Language of Psychotherapy Procedures; www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org

 

 

 

 

Journal Articles

submitted

Schauer, M. & Ruf-Leuschner M. KINDEX: Pränatale Erfassung psychosozialer Risiken für eine gesunde Entwicklung – Der Konstanzer INDEX; (KINDEX: Prenatal assessment of psychosocial risk factors for development – the Konstanz INDEX), submitted.

Ruf-Leuschner, M. & Schauer, M. Externale und Prospektive Validität des KINDEX – ein Instrument zur pränatalen Erfassung psychosozialer Risiken für eine gesunde Entwicklung (External and prospective validity of the KINDEX – Prenatal assessment of psychosocial risk factors for development) submitted.

 

2016

Stegmüller, V., Regler, J., Schauer, M. & Meisenzahl, E. (2016). Symptome Posttraum­atischer Belastungsstörung bei Münchhausen-Syndrom: Kasuisik einer Artifiziellen Störung. Nervenarzt, in press.

Elbert, T., Schauer, M., (2016). Der Mensch ein geborener Jäger: Appetitive Aggression als Schutzmechanismus in einer von Gewalt geprägten Umwelt. Psychoscope 3, 14-16.

Elbert T, Moran, J, Schauer M (2016). Appetitive Aggression. In: Bushman BJ (ed.) Aggression and Violence.  New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge

Koenig, A., Schury, K., Reister, F., Köhler-Dauner, F., Schauer, M., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Ziegenhain, U., Fegert, J., Kolassa, I.T. (2016) Psychosocial Risk Factors for Child Welfare among Postpartum Mothers with a History of Childhood Maltreatment and Neglect – Psychosoziale Risiken für das Kindeswohl bei werdenden Müttern mit Missbrauchs- und Vernachlässigungserfahrungen in der eigenen Kindheit. Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 76(03), 261-267 

Schauer, M. (2016) The Mass Refugee Movement – Better Reframed as Mental Health Crisis? Global Perspectives of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies ISTSS StressPoints, a quarterly eNewsletter, March 2016: http://sherwood-istss.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=48039&brandid=4463&uid=1019025605&mi=5471628&mfqid=26491997&ptid=0&ps=48039;DOI 10.13140/RG.2.1.4113.1926

Weinhold, S. L., Göder, R., Pabst, A., Scharff, A. L., Schauer, M., Baier, P. C., ... & Seeck-Hirschner, M. (2016). Sleep recordings in individuals with borderline personality disorder before and after trauma therapy. Journal of Neural Transmission, 1-9.

Müller-Bamouh, V., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Dohrmann, K., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2016). Are experiences of family and of organized violence predictors of aggression and violent behavior? A study with unaccompanied refugee minors. European Journal Of Psychotraumatology, 7. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v7.27856

Spyridou, A., Schauer, M., & Ruf-Leuschner, M. (2016). Prenatal screening for psychosocial risks in a high risk-population in Peru using the KINDEX interview. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), 1.

 

2015

Elbert, T., Schauer, M., Neuner, F. (2015) Narrative Exposure Therapy. In Schnyder, U., Ehlers, A., Elbert, T., Foa, E. B., Gersons, B. P., Resick, P. A., Shapiro, F., Cloitre, M. (2015). Psychotherapies for PTSD: what do they have in common?. European journal of psychotraumatology6.

Elbert, T., Schauer, M. & Moran, J. (2015). Die Lust an Terror und Menschenjagd - Sieben unangenehme Einsichten über den Menschen. Psychologie in Österreich35(5), 355-361.

Stotz, S., Elbert, T., Müller, V., & Schauer, M. (2015). The relationship between trauma, shame, and guilt: findings from a community-based study of refugee minors in Germany. European Journal Of Psychotraumatology, 6.

Schalinski, I., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2015). The Shutdown Dissociation Scale (Shut-D). European journal of psychotraumatology, 6.

Karabatsiakis, A., Hamuni, G., Wilker, S., Kolassa, S., Renu, D., Kadereit, S., Schauer, M., Hennessy, T. & Kolassa, I. T. (2015). Metabolite profiling in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of molecular psychiatry, 3(1), 1.

Radtke, K. M., Schauer, M., Gunter, H. M., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Sill, J., Meyer, A., & Elbert, T. (2015). Epigenetic modifications of the glucocorticoid receptor gene are associated with the vulnerability to psychopathology in childhood maltreatment. Translational Psychiatry, 5(5), e571.

Spyridou, A., Schauer, M., & Ruf-Leuschner, M. (2015). Obstetric care providers are able to assess psychosocial risks, identify and refer high-risk pregnant women: validation of a short assessment tool–the KINDEX Greek version. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(1), 41.

 

2014

Spyridou, A., Schauer, M., Ruf-Leuschner, M. (2015) Obstetric care providers assessing psychosocial risk factors during pregnancy: Validation of a short screening tool - the KINDEX Spanish Version, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.2014, 8:30, DOI: 10.1186/s13034-014-0030-7

Schalinski, I., Moran, J., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2014). Rapid emotional processing in relation to trauma-related symptoms as revealed by magnetic source imaging. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1), 193.

Morath, J., Moreno-Villanueva, M., Hamuni, G., Kolassa, S., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Schauer, M., Bürkle, A., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I. T. (2014). Effects of psychotherapy on DNA strand break accumulation originating from traumatic stress. Psychother Psychosom, 83(5), 289-297.

 

Promotionspreis, Deutsches Kollegium für Psychosomatische Medizin, 2014

Morath J, Gola H, Sommershof A, Hamuni G, Kolassa S, Catani C, Adenauer H, Ruf-Leuschner M, Schauer M, Elbert T, Groettrup M, Kolassa IT (2014). The effect of trauma-focused therapy on the altered T cell distribution in individuals with PTSD. Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research (54) 1-10.

Ruf-Leuschner, M., Roth, M. & Schauer, M. (2014). Traumatisierte Mütter - traumatisierte Kinder? Eine Untersuchung des transgenerationalen Zusammenhangs von Gewalterfahrungen und Traumafolgestörungen in Flüchtlingsfamilien, Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 43 (1), 1 – 16.

Isele, D., Teicher, M.H., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Schury, K. & Schauer, M. (2014). KERF (Belastende Kindheits­erfah­rungen) – ein Instrument zur umfassenden Ermittlung belastender Kindheitserfahrungen Erstellung und psychometrische Beurteilung der deutschsprachigen MACE (Maltreatment and Abuse Chronology of Exposure) Scale, Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 43(2), 121-130.

Neuner F, Schauer M, Elbert T (2014). On the efficacy of Narrative Exposure Therapy: a reply. Invited commentary. Intervention, 12(2) 267-278.

Neuner F, Schauer M, Elbert T (2014). A beneficiary's voice: a concluding commentary on NET by Ismael O.  Intervention, 12(2) 296-297.

Pabst A, Schauer M, Bernhardt K, Ruf M, Goder R, Elbert T, Rosentraeger R, Robjant K, Aldenhoff J, Seeck-Hirschner M (2014). Evaluation of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for Borderline Personality Disorder with comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 11 (4), 108-117.

 

2013

Weierstall, R., Schauer, M., Elbert, T. (2013). Der Krieger in uns: Kriegsveteranen über die Lust am Töten. In: C. Gelitz (Ed.). (2013). Profiler & Co: Kriminalpsychologen auf den Spuren des Verbrechens. Schattauer Verlag. Reprinted from Gehirn und Geist, 11_2012, 28-33.

Elbert T., Hinkel H., Maedl A.,, Hermenau K, Hecker T, Schauer, M., Riedke, H., Winkler, N., Lancaster, P. (2013). Sexual and gender-based violence in the Kivu provinces of the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo): Insights from Former Combatants Washington DC: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The World Bank. www.logica-wb.net

Schalinski, I., Elbert, T. R., & Schauer, M. (2013). Cardiac defense in response to imminent threat in women with multiple trauma and severe PTSD. Psychophysiology, 50, 691-700. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12051

Weierstall, R., Schauer, M., Elbert, T. (2013).  An Appetite for Aggression. Scientific American Mind 24 (2), 46-49.

Hecker, T., Hermenau, K., Maedl, A., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2013). Aggression inoculates against PTSD symptom severity - insights from armed groups in the eastern DR Congo. European Journal Of Psychotraumatology, 4. doi:10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.20070

Hermenau, K., Hecker, T., Mädl, A., Schauer, M., Elbert, T. (2013). Growing up in armed groups: trauma and aggression among child soldiers in DR Congo European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4: 21408. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.21408

Hecker T., Hermenau, K., Maedl, A., Hinkel, H., Schauer, M., & Elbert,T., (2013) Does Perpetrating Violence Damage Mental Health? Differences between forcibly recruited and voluntary combatants in DR Congo, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 1–7

Giebel, G., Weierstall, R., Schauer, M, Elbert, T. (2013) Female attraction to appetitive-aggressive men is modulated by women’s menstrual cycle and men’s vulnerability to traumatic stress. Evolutionary Psychology 11(1): 248-262.

Baumann M,. Zwissler B., Schalinski I., Ruf-Leuschner M., Schauer M. and Kissler J. (2013) Directed forgetting in post-traumatic-stress-disorder: a study of refugee immigrants in Germany. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 7:94. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00094

 

2012

Elbert, T., Hermenau, K., Hecker, T., Weierstall, R., Schauer, M. (2012). FORNET: Behandlung von traumatisierten und nicht-traumatisierten Gewalttätern mittels Narrativer Expositionstherapie. In: J. Endrass, A. Rossegger, F. Urbaniok, B. Borchard (Hrsg.) Interventionen bei Gewalt- und Sexualstraftätern: Risk-Management, Methoden und Konzepte der forensischen Therapie.  Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 255-276.

Ruf, M. & Schauer, M. (2012). Facing childhood trauma: Narrative Exposure Therapy within a Cascade Model of Care. In: Jennifer Murray (Ed.) Exposure Therapy: New Developments. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 229-261.

Gola, H., Engler, H., Schauer, M., Adenauer, H., Riether, C., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T. & Kolassa, I. T. (2012). Victims of rape show increased cortisol responses to trauma reminders: a study in individuals with war-and torture-related PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(2), 213-220.

Hecker, T., Hermenau, K., Maedl, A., Elbert, T., & Schauer, M. (2012). Appetitive aggression in former combatants—Derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo. International journal of law and psychiatry, 35(3), 244-249.

Pabst, A., Aldenhoff, J., Schauer, M., Ruf, M., Elbert, T. & Seeck-Hirschner, M.(2012). Borderline-Störungen mit komorbider posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung. Anwendung der narrativen Expositionstherapie (NET). Nervenheilkunde; 31: 645–652

 

2011

Hermenau K, Hecker T, Ruf M, Schauer E, Elbert T, Schauer M (2011). Childhood adversity, mental ill-health and aggressive behavior in an African orphanage. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 5:29

Adenauer, H., Catani, C., Gola, H., Keil, J., Ruf, M., Schauer, M.,  Neuner, F. (2011). Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD increases top-down processing of aversive stimuli – evidence from a randomized controlled treatment trial, BMC Neurosci 12(1):127

Elbert, T., Schauer, M., Ruf, M., Weierstall, R., Neuner, F., Rockstroh, B., Junghöfer, M. (2011). The Tortured Brain: Imaging Neural Representations of Traumatic Stress Experiences Using RSVP With Affective Pictorial Stimuli. Journal of Psychology, 219 (3), 167-174.

Radtke, K.M., Ruf, M., Gunter, H.M., Dohrmann, K., Schauer, M., A Meyer , Elbert, T. (2011). Transgenerational impact of intimate partner violence on methylation in the promoter of the glucocorticoid receptor. Transl Psychiatry, Vol 1

Schalinski, I., Elbert, T., Schauer, M (2011) Female Dissociative Responding to Extreme Sexual Violence in a Chronic Crisis Setting: The Case of Eastern Congo, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 24 (2), pp. 235–238

Hensel-Dittmann D, Schauer M, Ruf M, Catani C, Odenwald M, Elbert T, Neuner F (2011): The treatment of traumatized victims of war and torture: a randomized controlled comparison of Narrative Exposure Therapy and Stress Inoculation Training. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 80:345-352 (DOI: 10.1159/000327253).

Neuner, F., Schauer, M., Elbert, T. (2011) Psychotherapy in War and Crisis Regions: Narrative Exposure Therapy and Beyond, ISTSS Traumatic stress points, Vol 25 (1), ISTSS Stresspoints, p 8-9

Schauer, M., Schalinski, I., Elbert, T. (2011). Shutdown Dissociation Scale (Shut-D). University of Konstanz.

Pabst, A., Schauer, M., Bernhardt, K., Ruf, M., Goder, R., Rosentraeger, R., ... & Seeck-Hirschner, M. (2011). Treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder using narrative exposure therapy: a feasibility study. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 81(1), 61-63.

 

 

2010

Schauer M, Elbert T (2010). Dissociation following traumatic stress: etiology and treatment. Journal of Psychology. Vol. 218(2):109–127.

Ruf M, Schauer M, Elbert T (2010) Prävalenz von traumatischen Stresserfahrungen und seelischen Erkrankungen bei in Deutschland lebenden Kindern von Asylbewerbern. Z. Klin. Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 39, 151-160.

Ruf M, Schauer M, Neuner F, Catani C, Schauer E, Elbert T (2010). Narrative Exposure Therapy for 7 to 16-year-olds - a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children.  J. Traumatic Stress, Vol 23 (4), 437–445.

Elbert T, Weierstall R, Schauer M (2010). Fascination Violence – on mind and brain of man hunters. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Vol 260 (2), 100-105.

Schauer M, Schauer E (2010) Trauma-Focused Public Mental-Health Interventions: A Paradigm Shift in Humanitarian Assistance and Aid Work. In E. Martz (ed): Trauma Rehabilitation After War and Conflict, Springer: New York, pp. 361-430.

Ruf M, Schauer M, Elbert T (2010). UPID - UCLA PTSD Index for DSM IV. In C. Barkmann, M. Schulte-Markwort, E. Brähler (Hrsg.), Fragebögen zur Diagnostik psychischer Störungen des Kindes- und Jugendalters, Göttingen: Hogrefe.

 

2009

Elbert T, Schauer M, Schauer E, Huschka B, Hirth M, Neuner F (2009). Trauma-related impairment in children – an epidemiological survey in Sri Lankan provinces affected by two decades of civil war and unrest. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33, 238-246.

Neuner F, Schauer M, Elbert T (2009/2013). Narrative Exposition. In A. Maercker (Ed.), Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen. Heidelberg: Springer, pp 301-350/ 327-347.

Odenwald M, Hinkel H, Schauer E, Schauer M, Elbert T, Neuner F, Rockstroh B (2009). Use of khat and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for psychotic symptoms: A study of Somali combatants. Soc Sci Med 8.

Neuner F, Kurreck S, Ruf M, Odenwald M, Elbert T, Schauer M (2009). Can asylum seekers with posttraumatic stress disorder be successfully treated? A randomized controlled pilot study, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39, 81-91.

Ruf M, Schauer M, Elbert T (2009). Raum für den Dritten - Sprachmittler in der Therapie von Flüchtlingen. In: Psychotherapie zu Dritt, Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingspolitik 4, Sonderheft 125, 10-14.

 

2008

Neuner, F., Catani, D., Ruf, M. Schauer, E., Schauer ,M., Elbert, T. (2008) Narrative Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents (KidNET): From Neurocognitive Theory to Field Intervention. Child Adolesc Psychiatric Clin N Am, 17, pp 641–664.

 

2007

Science and Society Award, 2007

Bichescu, D., Neuner, F., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2007). Narrative exposure therapy for political imprisonment-related chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Behaviour research and therapy, 45(9), 2212-2220.

Odenwald M, Lingenfelder B, Schauer M, Neuner F, Rockstroh B, Hinkel H, Elbert T (2007). Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Somali ex-combatants: A validation study. Conflict and Health, 1:10

Kolassa, I.T., Wienbruch, C., Neuner, F., Schauer, M., Ruf, M., Odenwald, M., Elbert,