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Abteilung  für

Prof. Dr. Frank Neuner

Frank Neuner

Professor für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie,
Psychol. Psychotherapeut

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,
Lic. Psychotherapist

Raum: T3-274

Mailing address:
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Phone: +49 (0)521-106-6871
Fax: +49 (0)521-106-89012

Email: frank.neuner(at)

In der Vorlesungszeit findet die Sprechstunde Dienstag um 14.00 Uhr statt.

Eine Anmeldung per Email (spätestens am Vortag) mit einer kurzen Darstellung des Anliegens ist erforderlich.

In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit Sprechstunde nur nach Vereinbarung.



  • Psychological consequences and causes of violence

  • Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorders in risk populations

  • Mental health, human rights and psychotherapy in crises areas

  • Neurobiology of stress reactions

  • Role of child maltreatment and social rejection in the etiology of social anxiety and other mental health disorders

  • For more information about trauma research and mental-health interventions in countries affected by war and conflicts, please visit the website of vivo foundation.


Current Lectures

Link eKVV


Recent Publications

A complete version of the publication list can be downloaded  here
(latest version: January 2014)


Selection of peer-reviewed journal articles

Neuner, F. , Pfeiffer, A., Schauer, E., Odenwald, M., Elbert, T., & Ertl, V. (2012) Haunted by ghosts: prevalence, predictors and outcomes of spirit-possession experiences among former child soldiers and war-affected civilians in Northern Uganda. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 548-554.

Ertl, V., Pfeiffer, A., Schauer, E., Elbert, T., & Neuner, F. (2011) A randomized controlled trial of community-implemented trauma therapy for former child soldiers. JAMA, 206(5), 503-512

Adenauer, H., Pinösch, S., Catani, C., P., Aichinger, H., Keil, J., Kissler, J., Neuner, F. (2010). Early processing of threat cues in posttraumatic stress disorder – evidence for a neuronal vigilance-avoidance reaction, Biological Psychiatry, 68, 451-458

Catani, C., Gewirtz, A., Wieling, L., Schauer, E., Elbert, T., & Neuner, F. (2010) Tsunami, war, and cumulative risk in the life of Sri Lankan school children, Child Development, 81 (4), 1176-1191.

Neuner, F., Onyut, P., Ertl. V., Schauer, E., Odenwald, M. & Elbert, T. (2008) Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder by trained lay counsellors in an African refugee settlement - a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 686-694.

Neuner, F., Schauer, E., Catani, C., Ruf, M., & Elbert, T. (2006) Post-Tsunami stress – posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 339-349