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Dr. Maggie Schauer

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Maggie Schauer  PhD MA

 

 

Centre of Excellence for Psychotraumatology, University of Konstanz, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology

(located at the Centre for Psychiatry Reichenau, Feursteinstrasse 55, House 22 , 78479 Reichenau, Germany)

 

tel outpatient clinic: +49 7531 884623 or 883151;

tel mobile +49 1726357359;  fax: +49 7531 885702

email: maggie.schauer@uni-konstanz.de; skype: <maggieschauer>

 

 

 
Summary

 

Maggie Schauer is the head of the Centre of Excellence for Psychotraumatology, University Konstanz, located at the Centre for Psychiatry Reichenau, Germany (www.clinical-psychology.uni-konstanz.de). She is director of outpatient services and as a clinical psychologist specialised in the field of Psycho­trauma­tology. 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.

 

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 took the lead in developing Narrative Exposure Therapy, a treatment for survivors of multiple and developmental trauma. The manual for this intervention has appeared in a second edition in 2011.

 

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 patients with borderline personality disorder.

 

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 behavioural 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. Since 2009 she is a 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 organisation 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 treatment. 

 

As Medical Psychologist and Researcher, Schauer was on a team developing a brain-computer interface for quadriplegic ‘locked-in patients’ (ALS/ Lou Gering’s disease) at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany.

 

Furthermore, she has worked as a Research Associate at the Fear and Anxiety Clinic at the NIMH Center for the study of Emotion and Attention, University of Florida investigating PTSD.

 

Formerly freelance writing for a major German newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung, local newsroom), Schauer engages continuously in contributing to advocacy, public relations and awareness-raising for the importance and public perception of mental health and the complex and long-lasting consequences of traumatic stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present Position/Affiliations

(I) Director                  Center of Excellence for Psychotraumatology

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology

 

Overall coordination and management of the clinics ambulatory care, development of evidence-based treatment options for survivors of severe and complex trauma and ongoing training for pracitioners, clinical staff, students.

 

urls: <www.clinical-psychology.uni-konstanz.de>

<www.babyforum-landkreis-konstanz.de>

<www.zfp-reichenau.de>

 

(II) Founding & Board Member

Founding member, current board member and past-president of vivo international. Currently in the board of directors, responsible for coordination and planning of scientific as well as field-based project implementation in vivos countries of work. Overall responsibility: development of vivos program areas training, therapy and research, with a focus on bridging the knowledge gap between clinical/scientific research and practical implementation in the field during or after complex emergencies and in cases of organised violence against individuals and communities

 

vivo international e.V. is a multinational NGO that works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict.

 

url: <www.vivo.org>

 

 

 

 
PSYCHOTHERAPY, TRAININGS, SUPERVISION & Personal Education

 

 

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

 

Dr. Schauer developed Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) together with Professor Dr Frank Neuner and Professor Dr Thomas Elbert. She manualized the treatment approach; the book appeared in two editions in English (Hogrefe, 2005, 2011) as well as in Japanese, French and Dutch. Korean Edition is in press. Italian and Spanish are currently 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, Elbert, Neuner and team have meanwhile developed and scientifically evaluated two special additions to classic NET; firstly: KIDNET (Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children) and secondly: FORNET (Narrtive Exposure Therapy for Forensic Offenders).

 

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

 

 

 

Certificates in Psychotherapy & Medical Aid:

 

Client Centred Counseling (University Munic) Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Gesprächs-­Psycho­therapie (GwG), Köln, Germany

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) and

University Konstanz

Crisis Intervention, Group Therapy, Feedback and Supervision of Clinical Cases (LMU University Munich)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy PE (University of Gainesville; by Edna Foa)

Systemic Therapy/Family Therapy (University Graz, Austria)

Psychodynamic Grouptherapy (University Graz, Austria)

Cognitive Processing Therapy CPT (University of Zürich; by Pat Resick)

Imagery Rescripting (University of Hannover)

Focusing (Focusing Centre Munich)

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy BEPP (University of Zürich; by Berthold Gersons)

Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Groups (Munich School of Philosophy)

Groupdynamic and Intervention (Munich School of Philosophy)

Gestalttherapy (University Graz, Austria)

Training in Humanistic Psychotherapy Methods (LMU University Munich)

Behavioural Therapy (LMU University Munich)

Ethnopsychology, Ethnomedicine & Medical Anthropology and Cultural Psychology (LMU University Munich)

Psychiatric Psychopathology (University Clinic Munich)

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) at the Institute for Integrative Psychiatry, (Kiel Germany)

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Neurorehabilitation CIMT (University of Alabama; by Ed Taub)

Healthwork and Nursing, Certified Nurse's Assistant–Maternity (Malteser Hilfsdienst, Augs­burg, Germany).

Hospice care & counselling, caring for terminally ill and dying patients by offering medi­cal treatment and individual- as well as family counselling (Hospital Diakonissen­anstalt, Mu­nich, Germany)

 

 

 

 
Professional Experience

Employment and Research Work

 

Director

Centre of Excellence for Psychotraumatology/ Kompetenzzentrum Psychotraumatologie (located at the Centre for Psychiatry, Reichenau), University of Konstanz, Germany & vivo international. Overall coordination and management of the clinics ambulatory care, development of evidence-based treatment options for survivors of severe and complex trauma and ongoing training for pracitioners, clinical staff, students, 2003-cont.

 

Psychologist & Researcher

University of Konstanz, Germany at the Dept. of Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychotraumatology. Investigation and treatment of survivors of torture, manmade and natural disasters, organized violence and genocide at the University Konstanz (assessment, therapy and training of staff), 1999-cont.

 

Lecturer

University of Zürich, Switzerland. ‘Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotraumatology (MAS)’ and ‘Diploma of Advanced Studies’ (DAS) Programme and Kinderpsychotraumatologie (CAS), 2008-cont.

 

Research Associate

University of Gainesville, Florida, USA, Fear and Anxiety Clinic of the NIMH Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention. Investigation and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders, 2000-2002.

 

Board Member & Coordinator of the ScientificAdvisory Board

vivo international e.V. with special responsibility: development of vivos program areas training, therapy and research, with a focus on bridging the knowledge gap between clinical/scientific research and practical implementation in the field during or after complex emergencies and in cases of organised violence against individuals and communities, 2001-cont.

 

board member of the  babyforum e.V. for the prevention of adverse childhood conditions, neglect and abuse pre-, peri- and postnatal/zero-three yrs old, 2007-2015.

 

Postdoctoral Position as Medical Psychologist and Researcher

Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany. Investigation and training with ‘locked-in’ patients. Evaluation of the psychological status and psychological support for chronic invasively ventilated and tube nurtured persons with Lou Gering’s disease. Co-development and application of a brain computer interface to enable and improve patients’ communication. Assessment of brain plasticity and changes in verbal information processing and emotional alterations as a consequence of complete motor paralysis, 1997-1998.

 

 

 

 

 
Psychotraumatology, mental health and disaster relief work

 

Scientific Trauma Investigations, Treatment- and Evaluation Studies in various countries (Colombia, DR Congo, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Romania u.a.)

Assessment, investigation (clinical diagnostic and brain imaging), supervision of treatment and evaluation of projects, development of new treatment approaches for PTSD and Disorders of Extreme Stress), i.e. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and maltreatment, Torture victims, Survivors of crimes against humanity/genocide, Refugees, Forensic offenders, 1998-ongoing.

 

Investigations on trans-generational impact of severe and traumatic stress including pregnancy, early childhood and mother-child interaction

Research projects to understand transmission patterns, establishing evidence-based practice for the protection of infants and young children from developmental consequences of stress and trauma in field missions (orphaned children) and network implementation. Board membership in the NGO ‘Babyforum’ for the prevention of adverse childhood conditions, neglect and abuse pre-, peri- and postnatal/zero-three yrs old.  2007-2015.

 

Demobilisation and Reintegration Programs (DDRR) in DRC Congo, Somaliland, Columbia

Adviser for NGO’s, the UN, the World Bank, IOM and Governmental Organisations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Projects. Establishing psychosocial care and mental health services for child soldiers and ex-combatants in different contexts of war and crisis (Disarmament, Demobilisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration DDRR). 2002-ongoing.

 

Sudanese Refugee Psychotraumatology Project

Epidemiology, Assessment & Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Disorders of Extreme Stress in Ugandan Refugee Camps; Documentation of Genocide (Testimony/ Witnessing); Training of national staff. 1999-2001.

 

Medicins sans Frontières, (Doctors without Borders)

Mental Health Officer for MSF Holland during the Kosovar Crisis (Civil war in former Yugoslavia) in Macedonien Refugee camps (Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders; caring for all clinical mental health problems): Establishing mental health support services through national staff (psychiatrists, medical doctors, psychologists); establishing community services able to give psycho-education; establishing a referral system and follow up for mental support; provision of cross cultural sensitive training to national counseling staff on skills, psycho-social and mental health consequences of traumatic experiences and its treatment; training and networking with OPD staff, camp authorities, other NGOs; implementation of a monitoring system for counselors and community workers; developing a ‘helping the helper’ system, briefing and supervision of staff. 1999.

 

Emergency Aid Project of the German Government

Psychotherapy and relief work for Kosovar patients in the ‘Psychosocial Aid program or refugees from Kosovo’; assessment and treatment of disorders of extreme stress, following the atrocities and the genocide of the Balkan War. 1999-2000.

 

Psychological Research- and Outpatient Clinic for Refugees, University Konstanz

Service provision for torture survivors, asylum seekers, survivors of organised violence, childhood abuse and victims of crimes against humanity (political imprisonment, psychological and physical violence and abuse, rape victims. Clinical and brain imaging investigations, psychodiagnosis and treatment. 1998-ongoing.

 

Former political prisoners - Romania

Head of mission ‘Former political prisoners: long-term impact of psychotrauma’ in survivors of Nazi persecution and of the communist regime (Ceausescu Era). Documentation of human rights violations, assessment and treatment of clinical morbidity. 2000-2003.

 

Consultant and Supervisior for several Rehabiliation Centers for Torture Victims

Investigation advice (psychophysiological measures), psychodiagnostic support and treatment advice for Refugee and Migration Services in Germany. 1999 – ongoing.

 

 

 

Management, Organisation, Coordination

 

2001                                                   Conceptualised and managed a Pre-Convention Symposium entitled “Survivors of the Holocaust – Late Life Effects of Psychotrauma” for the Annual Conference of the German Society for Psychotraumatology, Konstanz, Germany

 

1996                                                   Chair of the Organising Committee of the 3rd European Congress of Psychophysiology, Konstanz, Germany.

 

 

1994                                                   Planned and organised a field-research-investigation at a tribal village in North-Thailand. Collected psychological data & provided medical treatment to the indigenous people (Akha).

 

1988‑1993                European Youth Parliament (EYP), Brussels, Belgium.

Semi-annually instructed and tutored groups of young people (aged 16-21) from all European and eastern European countries in effective team building using outdoor based team experiences, reviews and feedback techniques. Events took place in Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, U.K., and Italy.

 

1985-87                                             Süddeutsche Zeitung Free-lance author at a daily German newspaper (Interviews, Features, Reports, Creative Arts).

 

 

 

Awards, Affiliations, Memberships, Cooperation

 

-       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 of Babyforum. An alliance of professionals committed to the prevention and rehabilitation of consequences of abuse and neglect in infants (zero to three). 2009-2015.

-       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 traumatisation. 1999-ongoing

-       Collaboration with Amnesty International; Adviser on Mental Health and Trauma issues. 1998- ongoing

-       Ad Hoc Reviewer for scientific journals including: Journal of Traumatic Stress; Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy; Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie; BMC Psychiatry; Zeitschrift ‘Verhaltens­therapie’; Clinical Psychology Review. 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

 

Liste der Publikationen: 1     und      2

 

 

Books /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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Chapters in preparation

 

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

 

 

 

Journal Articles

 

submitted

 

Mueller-Bamouh, V.; Ruf-Leuschner, M.; Dohrmann, K.; Schauer, M.; Elbert, T. (2015) Are experiences of family and of organised violence predictors of aggression and violent behaviour? A study with unaccompanied refugee minors, 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.

Weinhold, S. L., Göder,, R., Pabst,, A., Scharff,, A.-L., Schauer,, M., Baier,, P.C., Aldenhoff, J., Elbert, T., Seeck-Hirschner, M. (2015) Sleep recordings in individuals with borderline personality disorder before and after trauma therapy. Journal of Neural Transmission, under review.

 

2015

 

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. (2015) Metabolite Profiling in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – an untargeted metabolomics approach, Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, in press.

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.