Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2010

Jürgen Margraf

Jürgen Margraf is considered to be a leading expert in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy with a particular focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders.

  • Nominating University: Bochum University, RUB


Jürgen Margraf advocates short forms of treatment, already evaluated for their efficacy, a position he championed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Psychotherapy advising the Federal government. His most recent work concentrates on identifying conditions for good mental health in order to prevent disease. At Bochum University Margraf is expected to drive forward the research focus area of clinical psychology, which has been developed over the last few years, and head the projected new Mental Health Research and Treatment Centre.

Brief bio

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf, born in Germany in 1956. Habilitation at Marburg University. In California both academic and clinical activity. 1990 acting professorship at Münster, 1992 professor at Berlin’s Free University, 1993 professorship at Dresden University of Technology, TU Dresden. Since 1999, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and head of the Department of Psychology at Basle University; concurrently head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Basle University Psychiatric Hospital. Member of numerous academic bodies.
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