Think Tank Meetings and other Activities

We are interested in supporting think tank meetings and other events, such as the Symposium in Berlin in July 2019, which correspond to the Foundation’s objectives in terms of content. Please contact us first with a summary of your idea and your preliminary concept. We will then decide whether we are interested in a further discussion of your proposed activity and invite you to meet with us.

Pre-Conference Symposium: Prevention of couple distress and divorce: International status of online programs

At the 9th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies WCBCT from July 17-20, 2019 in Berlin, organized by the Klaus Grawe Foundation together with the Scientific Advisory Council for Family Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs (BMFSFJ) and the German Youth Institute… Read more

Think Tank Meetings


Klaus Grawe-Think-Tank Meeting 2015, Current and Future Directions in Narcolepsy Research

Monastery of Bigorio, Ticino, Switzerland

Co-hosted by

  • Prof. Claudio Bassetti, Chairman of the Department of Neurology, at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland and Past-President of the European Sleep Research Society and one of the most prominent researchers in sleeping disorders and the ASSS (Alpine Sleep Summer School)
  • Dr. Mariann Grawe-Gerber, Klaus Grawe Institut für Psychologische Therapie, Zürich, Switzerland

20 international experts in narcolepsy research, genetics, immunology, the physiopathology of sleep, mental health, neurology, sleep science, metabolism and cell biology, molecular neuroscience and molecular biology were invited.



Klaus Grawe-Think-Tank Meeting 2012, Children as victims: Psychosocial and psychobiological sequelae of early life violence exposure, state of the art, future research recommendations and goals for translation to prevention and intervention programs

Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Engadin and Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland

Co-hosted by

  • Prof. Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D. Knut Schmidt Nielsen Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, USA and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
  • Prof. Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D. Edward M. Arnett Professor, Department of Psychology  and Neuroscience, Duke University, USA and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
  • Dr. Mariann Grawe-Gerber, Klaus Grawe Institut für Psychologische Therapie, Zurich, Switzerland

Twelve international experts in developmental psychology, neurosciences, molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, clinical psychology, child psychiatry, and social policies were invited to this meeting.

Participants & Papers

Homepage Moffitt & Caspi

Think-Tank-Meeting 2012, Follow-Up: Vorträge an der Universität Zürich (ZIHP)

Together with Prof. Dr Max Gassmann  and the Zurich Center of Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP), the Klaus Grawe Foundation organized a public event with the title „The Child is Father of the Man – The enduring effects of childhood experiences and psychological well-being on adult health“:

„Adverse childhood experiences and risk of age-related disease“ by Dr Andrea Danese, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK

„Children’s self-control and their nation’s health and wealth“ by Prof. Avshalom Caspi  and Prof. Terrie E. Moffitt


Article in the ZIHP News


from left to right: Prof. Dr Max Gassmann, Prof. Dr Andrea Danese, Prof. Dr Terrie Moffitt, Prof. Dr Avshalom Caspi, Dr Mariann Grawe-Gerber

Artikel von Prof. Dr Terrie Moffitt: Childhood exposure to violence and lifelong health: Clinical Intervention science and stress-biology research join forces (PDF) 


Klaus Grawe-Think-Tank Meeting 2010, Families in Trouble: Bridging the gap between child and adult psychopathology

Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Engadin, Switzerland

Co-hosted byKGTM2010


Invited Participants


Klaus Grawe-Think-Tank Meeting 2007,  Couples in despair: Evidence-based interventions for treatment and prevention

Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Engadin, Switzerland

Organized and Chaired by

  • Prof. Don Baucom, PhD, Psychology Dept., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Dr. Mariann Grawe-Gerber, Klaus Grawe Institut für Psychologische Therapie, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof, Dr. Kurt Hahlweg, TU Braunschweig, Institut für Psychologie, Abteilung für Klinische Psychologie, Psychotherapie und Diagnostik, Braunschweig, Germany

Other Activities

Prevention Conference 2009 at the Technical University of Braunschweig



Prof. Dr. Kurt Hahlweg, moderator Maybrit Illner, Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider, Dr. phil. lic. iur. Mariann Grawe-Gerber

On October 6, a symposium on “Growing up mentally healthy” was held at the TU Braunschweig. It was organized by Prof. Dr Kurt Hahlweg (Institute of Psychology at the TU) and Prof. Dr Silvia Schneider (University of Basel) on behalf of the Klaus Grawe Foundation together with the Universities of Braunschweig and Basel and the Psychotherapeutic Chamber of Lower Saxony (PKN), the Medical Chamber of Lower Saxony (ÄKN), the Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA) and the German Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (DGKJP).


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