Frank Neuner is head of Clinical Psychology at Bielefeld University including the University outpatient clinic. He has gained international reputation for the development of Narrative Exposure Therapy, a short-term mental health intervention for traumatic stress. He has published the first randomized treatment trial for posttraumatic stress disorder with refugees living in a war region that has been followed by more than ten more highly published RCTs of his working group. His expertise is epidemiology, etiology and treatment of severe trauma-associated psychological disorders following repeated intense adversities like war and child abuse. Currently he is funded from for studies on the consequences of child maltreatment as well as relationship between trauma resulting from war and family violence from a developmental perspective.