Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Inga Schalinski

has been Professor of Clinical Psychology and Trauma Therapy at the Department of Human Sciences since October 2022.

After studying psychology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Inga Schalinski did her PhD at the University of Konstanz on psychophysiological reactions in trauma-related disorders. She then assisted at the Chair of Clinical Psychology at the University of Konstanz, at the Institute for Medical Psychology at Charité Berlin and most recently replaced the Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (focus on cognitive behavioral therapy) at the Psychologische Hochschule Berlin.

Prof. Schalinski focuses her work on violence, war, trauma and even parental violence or neglect- on the one hand as a human behavior and on the other hand their effects on psychological functioning, neurobiology and health. Furthermore, Inga Schalinski studies the reversibility of the effects of traumatic and stressful experiences using evidence-based psychotherapy (Narrative Exposure Therapy). She publishes the research findings in international journals while actively supporting the open access of research as well as the validated instruments.


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