Professor Dr. med. Wulf Rössler is a world-renowned practitioner of psychiatry and psychology who is responsible for overseeing each client’s treatment at The Kusnacht Practice. He graduated the University of Heidelberg with degrees in both medicine (MD) and psychology (MSc) but he also specializes in Social Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Epidemiology. He considers that the Biochemical Restoration techniques applied at The Kusnacht Practice are fundamental to ensuring a client’s long-term recovery.
His extensive clinical experience prior to joining The Kusnacht Practice includes having been Director of the State Model Program in Psychiatry (Baden-Württemberg), Deputy Head of the Psychiatric Department and Head of the Mental Health Services Research Unit at the Central Institute of Mental Health (Mannheim), Director of the Zurich Program for Sustainable Development of Psychiatric Services, President of the Cantonal Drug Commission and Medical Director of the Cantonal Drug Addiction Hospital (Sonnenbühl). He is also an advisor on mental health programs to national governments and was instrumental in developing the National Mental Health Plan in Luxemburg. He has acted as President and Vice-President of various professional organisations and is currently a member of the Board of the European Psychiatric Association.
His unparalleled expertise has also led to considerable academic achievements as Professor of Clinical and Social Psychiatry , Head of the General and Social Psychiatry Department and long-standing Chairman of the Board of Medical Directors at the Psychiatric University Hospital Burghölzli, Senior Professor and Head of the Competence Centre for Health at the University of Lüneburg, Professor of Post-Graduation at the Medical Faculty of Sao Paulo University and a Fellow of the Collegium Helveticum, a joint research institute between the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
In his academic role he is a regular key-note speaker at scientific symposiums and has led a number of large-scale research programs. He has also published widely on a wide range of mental health issues, including 550 articles, 350 entries in PubMed and several textbooks covering topics from Emergency Psychiatry, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Art Therapy, Social Psychiatry and the prevention of mental disorders. He is currently a member of the editorial board of a number of scientific journals and is the Chief Editor of Frontiers in Public Mental Health.