Meryam Schouler-Ocak

Prof. Dr. Meryam Schouler-Ocak


Medical School Hannover

Doctoral degree in medicine. Dissertation: “Exploring of Transport Function of Alveolary Macrophages Following Chronic TiO2-PVC Inhalation and Iron Particles in Animal Models” conducted at Institut of Experimental Pathology of Medical School and Frauenhofer Institute of Toxicology and Aerosol Research in Hannover.

1988 – 1993
Residency at department of neurology of Georg-August University in Göttingen (Prof.Dr.K.Felgenhauer), residency at department of neurology and neuropsychiatry of the Schildautal Clinic in Seesen, Academic Research Hospital of Georg-August University in Göttingen (Prof. Dr. E. Volles)

Since 1994
Resident and since 1999 senior physician at Niedersächisches Regional Hospital Hildesheim (NLKH) Academic Research Hospital of Georg-August University in Göttingen (Prof.Dr.G.Ritzel)

Since 1997
Specialist for psychiatry, specialist for neurology, additional notation psychotherapy

Since 2002
Trauma focused psychotherapy, EMDR – Therapy

Since 2009
Social medicine

Since 2004
Senior physician at Psychiatric University Clinic of Charitè in St. Hedwig Hospital (Prof. Dr. A. Heinz) Director of the out-patient clinic (PIA), director of the research group on migration and health service research

Award for “The most successful woman of the year” by Turkish Community of Berlin

Co- Chair of Section of Cultural Psychiatry of the EPA

Chair of Section of Cultural Psychiatry of the EPA
Chair of Section of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Migration of the DGPPN
President of the German-Turkish Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health
Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité
at St. Hedwig Hospital

Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification)

Federal Cross of Merit

Professor for Intercultural Psychiatry at Charité in Berlin

Memberships e.g.:

  • Association of Psychiatry and Mental Health Berlin
  • Berlin Society of Turkish Medical Professionals
  • European Psychiatrists Association
  • EMDRIA Germany
  • Ethno-Medical Center Hannover
  • German -Turkish Association for Psychiatric, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Care (DTGPP)
  • German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
  • German Society of Neurology
  • German Society of Bipolar Disorder
  • German- Turkish Medical Society
  • World Association of Cultural Psychiatry – Section of Transcultural Psychiatry

Areas of interest:

Migration and mental health, transcultural psychiatry and psychotherapy ,trauma, trauma-centered psychotherapy, suicidology, prevention