About the Author
Dr Iris Calliess started her training in psychiatry in Switzerland and continued at the Freud-Institute in Frankfurt, Germany and in Berlin. Since 2001 she has been affiliated with the Medical School of Hannover, Germany, where her training in psychiatry was completed, accompanied by an academic specialization in the field of transcultural psychiatry and psychotherapy. She was Founding Member and Chair of the Young Psychiatrists Committees in the German Psychiatric Association (2003-2009) and within the European Psychiatric Association (2005-2011). She is currently head of the research group for transcultural psychiatry and psychotherapy and of a specialized outpatient consultation service for migrants with mental disorders at Hannover Medical School. In addition she is affiliated as a researcher with the Institute for Standardized and Applied Hospital Management at Hannover Medical School.
Professor Henning Sass is currently Medical director and chairman of the Board of the University Hospital of the University of Technology, RWTH Aachen, Germany. He trained at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg. He then held the Chair of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Munich and of General Psychiatry at the University of Technology in Aachen. As a professor of psychiatry he was head of the German Society for Psychiatry (DGPPN) in 1999/2000 and of the "European Association of Psychiatrists" (EPA) in 2005/2006. He is editor or co-editor of various scientific journals, e. g. "Der Nervenarzt", "J Behav. Sciences and the Law" and "ZPPK". He serves on the Board of the "Association of Medical faculties in Germany" (MFT) and is also Consultant of the German Ministry for Science, Education and Technology in Berlin (Gesundheitsforschungsrat des BMBF). His research includes psychopathology, personality disorders and forensic psychiatry.