Andreas Maercker, PhD, MD, completed his medical and psychological education in Halle/Saale and Berlin. He received his MD at Humboldt University and his PhD at Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. In 1999, he became Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Technology in Dresden, where he directed the Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research and treatment center. In 2005 he was appointed as chair and full professor of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich. He is co-director of the Institute’s outpatient clinical services.
He has received several awards for his scientific and clinical work (e.g., the Humboldt Award of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and the Dr. Margrit Égner-Award in Zurich, Switzerland). Professor Maercker has served as President of the Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft fur Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT), and served for six years as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). In 2011 Andreas Maercker was appointed as chair to the working group for stress- and trauma-related disorders of the ICD-11 revision by WHO (Geneva), Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, for two years.
Professor Maercker is or has been principal and co-investigator in numerous national and international studies in traumatic stress research, clinical gerontopsychology, and internet-assisted mental health. He has published more than 220 peer review articles and has authored or co-authored 14 books and diagnostic instruments.