Board of the ESTSS

Board of Directors
Ex-officio Members
Executive Staff

Board of Directors 2016-2017

Ingo Schäfer (President 2016-2017)

German speaking countries: Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT)

Prof. Dr. Schäfer is head ingoof the trauma service at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg, Germany. He is also head of the clinical section for addictive disorders and managing director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, University of Hamburg. In the last 20 years, he has been involved in research on the consequences of psychological trauma in a variety of populations including children, adults from the general population, and psychiatric patients. He is past president of the Germanspeaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT; 2014-2016) and coordinator of the national German guideline for the treatment of PTSD.

E-mail: i.schaefer@uke.de

Mariel Meewisse (Treasurer)

Netherlands & Belgium: NtVP, the Dutch speaking traumatic stress society

Mariel Meewisse

Dr. Meewisse is leading the Department for Psychological Trauma at the institute for mental health GGZ Noord-Holland Noord. Her work as a clinical psychologist with patients with childhood and workrelated psychopathology is characterized by her specialization in a diversity of evidence-based traumafocused therapies. Since 2005 dr. Meewisse trains and supervises clinicians in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder nationally and internationally. She is member of a committee advising the National Police on work-related PTSD, and the president of the Dutch Society of Psychotrauma (NtVP) since 2014.

E-mail: m.l.meewisse@quicknet.nl

Dr. Jana Javakhashvili (Secretary of the board)

Georgia: GSP, the Georgian Traumatic Stress Society

Jana-Javakhishvili

I am one of the initiators and facilitators (lecturing professor) of a Mental Health/Psychotraumatology Masters’ Program at Ilia State University (the largest university in Georgia), which is functional since October 2012. Becoming a board member of ESTSS will help me to keep our masters’ program curricula corresponding to the European standards and newest evidence and to bridge Ilia State University with the relevant European institutions and academic events (like ECOTS).

E-mail: janajavakhishvili@yahoo.com
Curriculum Vitae: Jana Javakhishvili

Dragan Małgorzata:

PTBST, the Polish Traumatic Stress Society

E-mail: malgorzata.dragan@psych.uw.edu.pl

Dr. Cherie Armour

United Kingdom: UKPTS,  the UK Psychological Trauma Society

E-mail: armour.cherie@gmail.com

Ansgar Rougemont

Switzerland: La Société Suisse de Psychotraumatologie, The Swiss Society of PsychoTraumatology (SSPT)

University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland

E-mail: ansgar.rougemont-buecking@chuv.ch

Evaldas Kazlauskas, PhD

Lithuania: Lithuanian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (LSTSS)

Evaldas
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Vilnius University
E-mail: evaldas.kazlauskas@fsf.vu.lt

Vittoria Ardino

Italy: The Italian Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress (SISST)

E-mail: 

ardvittoria@gmail.com

Margarida Figueiredo-Braga

Portugal: Centro de Trauma – Portugal
E-mail: mmfb@med.up.pt

Dean Ajduković

Croatia: Croatian Society for Traumatic Stress

E-mail: dean.ajdukovic@ffzg.hr

Natalia Nalyvaiko

Ukraine: USOCTE, Ukrainian Society of Overcoming the Consequences of Traumatic Events

E-mail: natalia.nalyvaiko@googlemail.com

Filip Amberg

Sweden: SPTF, Swedish Society for Psychotrauma (Svenska PsykoTraumaFöreningen)

E-mail: filip.arnberg@neuro.uu.se

Naomi Vandamme

Belgium: BIP, Belgian Institute for Psychotraumatology
E-mail: naomi.vandamme@gmail.com

Wissam El-Hage

Representative of individual members

E-mail: wissam.elhage@univ-tours.fr

Ex-officio Members

Prof. Dr. Vedat Sar (Immediate Past President)

Prof.Dr.Vedat Sar

Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul University
E-mail: vsar@istanbul.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff

Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff is leading the Center for Psychological Trauma at the department of Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. Chair: ‘Neurobiological mechanisms of prevention and treatment in trauma and PTSD’. She is Director of Research & Strategy at the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group (Arq), the national psychotrauma center in the Netherlands. She is the past president of both the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). She has recently been trained in Corporate Governance. Miranda Olff is Editor-in-Chief of ESTSS’s Open Access journal: the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT), impact factor 3.3. Her research focuses on the psychological and biological responses to traumatic stress and the effects of (early) interventions (e.g. oxytocin or e-Health) after mass trauma or individual events.

LinkedIn: Miranda Olff, Twitter: Molff
                                         E-mail: m.olff@amc.uva.nl

Dr. Tommaso Farma

Co-Chair of ESTSS certification committee

Dr. Tommaso Farma was Head Psychiatrist in Inpatient Day Hospital Psychiatric Department and Outpatient Psychiatric Department at General Hospital Vimercate (Milano)  Italy. Year 1986 onwards, he has served as a family doctor, family systemic therapist, MD psychiatrist and acupuncture practice, psychoterapist, psychoanalist OPIFER. He holds a certificate on Adult Attachment Interview from University of California. He was vice president at EMDR Italy and SISST board member.   Currently he is ESTSS board member (ex officio), Co-chair of ESTSS Certification Committee and Co-chair of Treatment task force, Lecturer in Masters of psycho-traumatology  ARP Milano and Lecturer in School of Psychotherapy Panta Rei - Milano, Lecturer in Psychiatry at LUdeS - Lugano (CH). Private practice as psychotherapist, psycho-traumatologist and psychiatrist in Milano Italy.
E-mail: tfarma.tf@gmail.com

Trudy Mooren, PhD

Co-Chair of ESTSS certification committee
E-mail: t.mooren@centrum45.nl

Gavin Rees M.A.

Executive directorJournalist and Coordinator Dart Centre Europe
E-mail:
gavin.rees@dartcentre.org

Prof. Dr. Barbara Juen


TENTS-TP Liaising Person, Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck and Head of Psychosocial Support, Austrian Red Cross

E-mail: Barbara.Juen@uibk.ac.at

Executive staff

Zoran Sukovic

Executive Secretary
E-mail: secretariat@estss.org