Country: Switzerland and Germany
Current position and affiliation:
- Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of the University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Bern, Switzerland
- Head of the research section on „Translational Psychobiology“, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Involvement with youth mental health and research interests and activities:
Prof. Kaess is an expert in the field of risk-taking and self-harm behavior among adolescents as well as the development of borderline personality disorder. Additional areas of interest are affective disorders, psychosis, and Internet addiction. Prof. Kaess has a strong focus on early detection and intervention (including prevention) during adolescence, and is an expert on dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A). In his research, he aims to combine this expertise in neurobiological (i.e. neurobiology of emotion regulation and stress response) and intervention (randomized controlled trials; psychotherapy process research; prediction of treatment outcome) research to gain translational knowledge on mental disorders among youth.
Professional website: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Michael-Kaess.114962.0.html
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org