EAPM Fellows 2022

Dr. Anne – Françoise Allaz

University Hospital Geneva Switzerland





Prof. Charlotte U. Rask

Aarhus University Hospital Denmark

Charlotte Ulrikka Rask is consultant and clinical professor in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2016 at Department of child and adolescent psychiatry, Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research is centered around functional disorders and health anxiety in children and adolescents in two areas: epidemiology/basic research and clinical projects, mainly on new treatment- both early intervention and more specialised psychological treatment programs targeting negative illness perceptions and maladaptive illness behaviours to improve the young person’s daily functioning and overall quality of life.

Prof. Albert Leentjens

Maastricht University Netherlands

Albert Leentjens is professor of neuropsychiatry at Maastricht University Medical Center. His main clinical and research interest is the psychopathology of movement disorders. In addition he leads the psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS) programme in Maastricht.


PD Dr. Frank Vitinius

University Hospital Cologne Germany

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Frank Vitinius, MD was assistant professor in the Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy in the University Hospital of Cologne. Since January 2023 he is the head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of Robert-Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart (Germany).

His main research fields are communication trainings, coaching of patients and psychosocial aspects of transplantation medicine.


Prof. Christoph Pieh

Donau-University Krems Austria

Prof. Christoph Pieh, MD is Head of Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Continuous Education Krems, Austria. His main research field are epidemiology of mental health, the interaction of sleep and pain, and evidence based psychotherapy research.



EAPM Fellows 2021

Dr. Antonella Ciaramella

Antonella Ciaramella MD, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, master in phytotherapy, director of the psychosomatic center, GIFT Institute of Integrative Medicine in Pisa that hosts more than twenty psychologist/psychotherapist university trainees per year. She worked for 20 years at the Pain Clinic of the University Hospital in Pisa and taught psychosomatic medicine in the degree course in Psychology in the University of Pisa. Research area: pain and hypnosis.

Prof. Mladenka Tkalčić

Mladenka Tkalčić, professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,Department of Psychology. Her research interest is in the field of the psychosomatic medicine and health psychology with a particular emphasis on the cognitive and affective aspects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In 2019 she has started collaboration with colleagues from the Nagoya University in Japan through joint scientific project financed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Prof. Meike Shedden Mora

Meike Shedden Mora is Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Medical School Hamburg and senior researcher at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Her research focusses on the management of persistent somatic symptoms and somatic symptom disorders, as well as on interventions employing placebo mechanisms to improve medical treatments.

Dr. Dirk von Boetticher

Leading senior physician at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. He is Medical Specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and General Medicine. His special research interests are clinical concepts, psychodynamic psychotherapy, emerging adulthood, and the relation between the humanities and medicine.