Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. It’s main objectives are the clinical care, research and teaching. Charité extends over four campuses, and has close to 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different Charité Centers. Having marked its 300-year anniversary in 2010, Charite employs 13,100 staff (or 16,800 including its subsidiaries), and is whoIly-owned by the Federal State of Berlin. Ist main revenue is from hospital services, patient fees, the Federal State of Berlin as weIl as external funding (German, European and International). The Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, at CCM and Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité at St. Hedwig Hospital, delivers psychiatric care for the catchment area of the Berlin inner-city district Mitte (approx. 300,000 inhabitants).
The department has long-standing expertise in mental health care provision for a culturally diverse community. The Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy has expertise in migration research in relation to health and in the area of transcultural psychiatry. The research unit ‘Cross-cultural Research on Migration and Mental Health Care, Social Psychiatry’ focuses on research on national, international, cross-cultural, social and political dimensions of psychiatric disorders and mental health care. The department is also a founding member of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), a joint collaboration of the scientific disciplines of ethnology, sociology, education, sport sciences, psychology and medicine at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Chair of the Presidential Task Force of the World Psychiatry Association (WPA) on Migration / Asylum Seekers / Refugee mental health
Resident Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Campus Mitte Charité