Andreas Maercker

Andreas Maercker, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Full Professor and Head of Division

Phone: +41 (0) 44 635 73 10

Telfax: +41 (0) 44 635 73 10

Address: Binzmühlestrasse 14/17, 8050 Zürich

Room number: BIN 3.E.14

Licensure and certification

  • Licensed psychological psychotherapist (FSP)
  • Licensed psychiatrist & psychotherapist (Canton Zurich)
  • License Psychotherapeutic Medicine (Germany)
  • Psychosomatic und Psychosocial Medicine certificate (APPM, Switzerland)
  • Certificate Specialized Psychotraumatology (DeGPT)
  • Certified Supervisor

Research areas

  • Psychological trauma and PTSD
  • Complicated grief (maladaptive bereavement) and adjustment disorders
  • Clinical gerontopsychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Intervention research
  • Cultural Clinical Psychology


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. After academic positions in Dresden and Trier, he was appointed 2005 as chair and full professor of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich. He is co-director of the Institute’s outpatient clinic services. Professor Maercker is or has been principal and co-investigator in numerous national and international studies in traumatic stress research, clinical geropsychology, and internet-assisted mental health and has published more than 200 peer review articles. From 2011-2018 he chaired a work group at WHO for revising the International Classification of Diseases in the area of trauma- and stress-related disorders. He authored or edited 14 scientific or therapeutic books. Keywords characterizing the expertise: PTSD, stress-response syndromes, lifespan developmental psychopathology, treatment, e-mental health.

Curriculum Vitae

CV (PDF, 114 KB)

Selected recent publications

Maercker, A., Brewin, C. R., Bryant, R. A., Cloitre, M., van Ommeren, M., Jones, L., & Reed, G. M. (2013). Diagnosis and classification of disorders specifically associated with stress: Proposals for ICD-11. World Psychiatry, 12, 198-206. doi :10.1002/wps.20057

Keeley, J. W., Reed, G. M., Roberts, M. C., Evans, S. C., Robles, R., Matsumoto, C. & Maercker, A. (2016). Disorders specifically associated with stress: A case-controlled field study for ICD-11 mental and behavioural disorders. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology16, 109-127.

Maercker, A., Hilpert, P. & Burri, A. (2016). Childhood trauma and resilience in old age: Applying a context model of resilience to a sample of former indentured child laborers. Aging & Mental Health20(6), 616-626.

Maercker, A., & Horn, A. (2013). A socio-interpersonal perspective of PTSD: The case for environments and interpersonal processes. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1002/cpp.1805


Maercker, A., Zhang, X. C., Schneider, S., Margraf, J., Gao, Z., Yang, S., Kochetkov, Y., Lu, S. & Sang, Z. (2015). Personal value orientations as mediated predictors of mental health: A three-culture study of Chinese, Russian, and German university students. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology15(1), 8-17.


Handbooks (selected)

Maercker, A., Heim, E., & Kirmayer, L. (2018). Cultural clinical psychology and PTSD. Boston: Hogrefe. 

Maercker, A. (2017). Trauma und Traumafolgestörungen. München: C.H. Beck

Linden, M., & Maercker, A. (Eds.). (2011). Embitterment: Societal, psychological and clinical perspectives. Wien: Springer.

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