Prof. Martin Bohus, MD, received his MD at Freiburg Medical School and did his residency in Psychiatry and Neurology at Freiburg Medical School. He made his specialty in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and in Psychosomatic Medicine. Since 2003 he holds the chair of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University and is Medical Director at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim. He received several awards for psychotherapy research. He is board member of the German Association of Psychiatry DGPPN, President of the European Society for the Studies of Personality Disorders (ESSPD), president of the German Association for DBT and Chair of the International Strategic Planning Meeting for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (SPM). He was president and Initiator: 1st International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder, Berlin 2010 and since 2012 he is spokesperson of the Clinical Research Unit “Mechanisms of Disturbed Emotion Processing in BPD”. He has currently published 220 articles and book chapters, mainly on mechanisms of psychotherapy, borderline personality disorders and PTSD.