Klaus-Grawe-Think-Tank Meetings

The goals of the Klaus-Grawe-Think-Tank-Meetings (KGTM) are to encourage cutting-edge, creative, daring ideas and research related to the prevention and treatment of psychological problems and disorders and to disseminate empirically supported programs to the public through a variety of delivery systems to individuals, couples, families, businesses, and institutions. Each year a specific, socially relevant topic will be decided on. The internationally best known experts within the chosen topic area will be invited together with a junior of their choice to discuss the latest findings in prevention of a psychological disorder and of the empirically based intervention procedures in order to bring them to the public and to develop an agenda for future research and dissemination into practice and into public awareness in general. The participants of the KGTMs will hopefully form an international network inspired by Klaus Grawe’s research and his innovative, interdisciplinary way of thinking. Most important, these people will contribute to the dissemination of research results and their consequences for training and practice. The results of the KGTMS will be published not only in a Series but also in the Media.


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 the area of narcolepsy research, genetics, immunology, physiopathology of sleep, mental health, neurology, sleep science, metabolism and cell biology, molecular neuroscience and molacular 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 und 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 und Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
  • Dr. Mariann Grawe-Gerber, Klaus-Grawe-Institut für Psychologische Therapie, Zurich, Switzerland

Twelve international experts in the areas of 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

Flyer der Veranstaltung

Bericht in den 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 by



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, Ph.D., 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