Experience

OVERVIEW


BORN10.11.1975
INBad Hersfeld, Germany
NATIONALITYGerman
JOB TITLEClinical Psychologist
Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Consultant
Henrike Zellmann, psychologist and project coordinator of the psychosocial care project in Schweinfurt Leiterin der “Ambulanz für seelische Gesundheit St. Josef“ Schweinfurt

SKILLS & ABILITIES


CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTExtensive professional background in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child&Adolescent Psychology, Behaviour Therapy, Counseling, Training and Supervision
MHPSS EXPERTExtensive field experience in MHPSS Humanitarian Emergency Response, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Programming, Assessments and Evaluations
STAFF CARE EXPERTExtensive professional experience in the delivery of Psychological Staff Care and Stress Management Skills for Humanitarian Aid Workers, Psychological First Aid and Trauma Counseling
ANALYTICAL SKILLSExperienced researcher, skilled in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, experienced in programme design and conceptualization
COMMUNICATIVE AND INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE, STRESS TOLERANCEHigh ability to reflect and adapt own behaviours, able to analyze and work with interpersonal dynamics, highly motivated and able to work in teams, able to work under stressful and extraordinary conditions

KEY ACTIVITIES


MHPSS CONSULTANCIES+ MHPSS Programme Conceptualization, Needs Assessments, Trainings, Monitoring&Evaluation, Supervision
+ Focus Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Gender, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Children&Adolescents, Refugees&Migrants
+ Training of Psychosocial Lay Counselors/Peer Counselors
STAFF SUPPORT+ Self Care and Stress Management for Humanitarian Aid Workers
+ Staff Care, Team Supervision & Coaching
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY+ Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents
+ Lecturer and Supervisor for Psychotherapy

EXPERIENCE


MHPSS TRAINING CONSULTANCYGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Trainer/Facilitator of the training course ‘Working with refugees and people affected by violence – Introduction Course Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)’
• Gaziantep/Bursa/Ankara, Turkey
• Rabat, Marocco
• Frankfurt/Mannheim/Bonn, Germany
• Arua, Uganda
• Sanaa, Yemen (Online Format)
• Banjul, Gambia
Participants: Turkish teachers and school principals, actors of Civil Society and Members of the Moroccan Ministry for Asylum and Migration, employees of GIZ Migrants Reception Centres worldwide, employees of Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. worldwide, GIZ ‚RISE‘ project staff (‚Response to Increased Demand on Government Service and Creation of Economic Opportunities‘ Uganda), Career Guidance Counselors
• Online and Live Course Formats
June 2018- ongoing
MHPSS TRAINING SAVE THE CHILDREN GERMANY
Between Flight and Arrival – Training in Psychosocial Support for Helpers of Refugee Children and Families
April 2023 – Dec 2023
MHPSS CONSULTANCYCARITAS INTERNATIONAL ETHIOPIA
Saving Lives and Restoring Dignity of War Affected Households in Abergele District – Tigray Region
March 2022
MHPSS ONLINE TRAINING CONSULTANCYGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Trainer/Facilitator of the training course ‘Working with refugees and people affected by violence – Introductory online-course on Mental Health and Psychoso-cial Support (MHPSS) for staff working in the context of forced migration and/or (post) conflict settings
Participants: GIZ national staff Yemen
Sept-Oct 2021
MHPSS CONSULTANCYCARITAS INTERNATIONAL JORDAN
In-depth analysis and further development of the Monitoring and Evaluation System of the MHPSS Programme Component
Jan 2021 – June 2021
MHPSS CONSULTANCYGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Western Balkans – (PaCT) Project
Assessment, Capacity Building and Development of Context Specific Toolbox for Monitoring and Evaluation of Project Success and Psychosocial Wellbeing
Nov 2020 – May 2021
MHPSS ONLINE TRAININGMAX PLANCK FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND THE RULE OF LAW
Online Security Training for Project Managers facilitated by PLAN4RISK
Training Modules ‚Stress Basics‘ and ‚Dealing with Stress after Critical Incidents‘
Sept 2020
TECHNICAL BACKSTOPPINGCARITAS INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA
Psychosocial Support and Strengthening Resilience for Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency in Borno State, Nigeria
Sept 2020 – Oct 2022
MHPSS TRAININGTERRE DES FEMMES
Project ‚Men Standing Up for Gender Equality’/Dpt. Female Genital Mutilation
Training ‚Trauma, Healing & Self-Care‘
Sept 2020
MHPSS CONSULTANCYCARITAS INTERNATIONAL JORDAN
Development of the Monitoring and Evaluation System for the MHPSS Programme Component
July 2020
MHPSS TRAININGANDREAS HERMES AKADEMIE
‚Stressmanagement and Safe Behaviour in Critical Situations on Mission‘
Webinar for Project Coordinators
June 2020
SUPERVISION & COACHINGHELLO BETTER
Supervision and Coaching for Hotline Staff (Hotline for Psychologically Affected Individuals by the Corona-Crisis)
April-June 2020
WEBINAR SERIESCHAMBER OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS RHINELAND-PALATINATE
Webinar-Series ‚The Corona-Crisis – How to Deal with those Affected and the Own Burdens‘
April-June 2020
MHPSS CONSULTANCYHEBREW SHELTERING & IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY (HIAS)
Conceptualization of a Community Based Approach to Psychosocial Support (CB-PSS)
Site visit and needs assessment in Panama City & Gualaca/Panama
Dec 2019-June 2020
MHPSS FIELD RESEARCHGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Online Research Project ‚Measuring the effectiveness of MHPSS projects – measuring Psychosocial Wellbeing in Beneficiaries‘ (comparison of GIZ MHPSS programmes in Rwanda, Gaza, Yemen, El Salvador & Sri Lanka)
Dec 2019/Jan 2020
PSS PROJECT EVALUATION AND CONSULTANCYTEARFUND UK
Project Evaluation ‚Psychosocial Support for Refugees, IDP`s and Local Population of Kirku, Dohuk & Ninewa District, Northern Iraq
Review and Revision of PSS Curricula
June/July 2019
PSS CONSULTANCYGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Design of PSS Project Component and Elaboration of Orientation Note for Psychosocial Support for Returnees, IDPs and the Local Population of Kismayo, Somalia
May/June 2019
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANCYUNICEF
Practical Guide for Minimum Standards for the Protection of Refugees and Migrants in Refugee Accomodation Centres (Standard #4: Prevention of and dealing with situations of violence and suspected violence/risk)
Oct-Dec 2018
MHPSS APPRAISAL MISSION CONSULTANCYGERMAN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GIZ)
Appraisal Mission ‘Promoting Employment in the Health Sector and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Syria’
July 2018
MHPSS TRAINING CONSULTANCYST. JOSEF KRANKENHAUS SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY
Trainer/Facilitator of the inauguration training of psychosocial lay counselors for the Doctors Without Borders Germany Model Project ‘Low-threshold psychosocial care for refugees in Germany’ in Schweinfurt, Germany
Sept 2018- Oct 2021
REFUGEE MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON OFFICERMÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Mental Health Care Assessment in Germany; Project Coordination, technical Supervision and Evaluation of MSF Germany Model Project for Mental Health Care for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Schweinfurt; Public Relations and Advocacy
Feb 2016-Jun 2018
MENTAL HEALTH OFFICER & ADVISORMÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Domeez&Gawilan Refugee Camps, Northern Iraq; Supervision and Training of Lay Counselors; Mental Health Assessment and Mental Health Project Coordination in Domeez and Gawilan Refugee Camp, Northern Iraq
Sept-Nov 2013
MENTAL HEALTH OFFICERMÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Quetta/Kuchlak/Chaman, Pakistan; Supervision and Training of Lay Counselors and Health Educators; Mental Health Assessment and Mental Health Project Coordination in Kuchlak and Chaman (Refugee Settings) in Baluchistan/Pakistani-Afghan Border Region
Jul 2010-Mar 2011
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTCHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF WUERZBURG, GERMANY
Psychological Counseling & Behavior Therapy with Children, Adolescents and their Parents; Lecturer for Medical Students & Students of Psychology; Scientific Collaboration
2003-2010
MENTAL HEALTH OFFICER & STAFF CARE CONSULTANCYMÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Eboal Treatment Centre in Foya, Liberia; Supervision and Training of Lay Counselors in a Medical Emergency Setting (Ebola), Mental Health Project Coordination; Psychological Staff Care of Expat and National Staff
Sept-Oct 2014
PROJECT EVALUATIONMEDICA MONDIALE COLOGNE
Women`s Treatment Centre in Gjakova, Kosovo; Evaluation of the Psychosocial Treatment Component with Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Feb/Mar 2003
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTPRIVATE PRACTICE OEHLER, KLEIN & KREIENKAMP IN WUERZBURG, GERMANY
Psychological Counseling & Behavior Therapy with Children, Adolescents and their Parents
2011-2016
CLINICAL RESEARCHERMEDICAL STUDY CENTRE WUERZBURG, GERMANY
Scientific Expert Advice and Research Fellowship
2011- 2016 (part time)
CLINICAL RESEARCHER MEDICAL STUDY CENTRE WUERZBURG, GERMANY
Scientific Expert Advice and Research Fellowship
2011-2016, part-time

EDUCATION


LICENCE SUPERVISOR Institut für Gesundheitsförderung (IFT) Munich, Germany
2022
LICENCE TO PRACTICE PSYCHOTRAUMATHERAPYInstitut fuer Traumabewaeltigung (ITB) Marburg, Germany
2017
MEDICAL SCHOOLJustus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany (2 semesters)
Courses in Anatomy, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Terminology
2011
Ph.D. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYPsychologische Fakultaet Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany
The Course of Obesessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
2009
MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGYPsychologische Fakultaet Julius-Maximilians University Wuerzburg, Germany
2002
LICENCE TO PRACTICE PSYCHOTHERAPYInstitut fuer Verhaltensmedizin und Verhaltenstherapie (IVV) Philipps University Marburg, Germany (focus Children&Adolescents)
2009
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCEInstitute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Master of International Humanitarian Assistance of the European Union in the Network of Humanitarian Assistance NOHA
Courses in project management, anthropology, tropical medicine, international humanitarian law, geopolitics
2003

LECTURING & SUPERVISION


Ruhr University Bochum Mentor in ‚Movement‘ – Mentoring for Students and Young Scientists
Federal Chamber of Behaviour Psychotherapists & German Professional Association for Nursing ProfessionsLive Talk ‚On the psychological strain on medical staff in the Corona Crisis‘
May 2020
Link
Justus-Liebig University GießenWebinar ‚Low-threshold psychosocial support for refugees and migrants & Trauma Basics‘
for participants of the training for behaviour therapists and child and adolescents behaviour therapists
May 2020
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)Lecturer at the IFHV of the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Masterprogramme Network of Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) of the European Union
Module Mental Health & Staff Care
2014-ongoing
International Social Work for Migrants and RefugeesLecturer in the Master Programme International Social Work for Migrants and Refugees of the University of Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany
Module Mental Health & Psychotraumatology
2016-ongoing
Tropical Medical Institute WuerzburgLecturer in the Ebola Preparation Course for Relief Units,
Mental Health & Health Education Module
2014-ongoing
German Red CrossLecturer in the Ebola Preparation Course for Relief Units,
Mental Health & Health Education Module
2014-ongoing
Supervisor and Lecturer of Psychotherapy
1.) Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Verhaltensmodifikation (AVM) Wuerzburg, Bamberg, Regensburg, Muenchen, Germany
2.) Institute Verhaltenstherapie, Verhaltensmedizin und Sexuologie (IVS) Nuernberg, Germany
3.) Akademie fuer Psychotherapie (AfP) Erfurt, Germany
4.) Jugendhilfe Creglingen, Wuerzburg, Germany
5.) Trauma Working Group Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Kempten, Germany
6.) Pilot Project Low-Threshold Psychosocial Care for Refugees in Germany, Hospital St. Josef, Reception Centre Schweinfurt, Germany
7.) German Professional Association of Behaviour Therapy (DGVT)

PUBLICATIONS


Guerrero, V. & Zellmann, H. (2019)Mindeststandards zum Schutz von geflüchteten Menschen in Flüchtlingsunterkünften. Praxisleitfaden. Mindeststandard 4: Prävention und Umgang mit Gewalt- und Gefährdungssituationen/Risikomanagement. UNICEF, Genf, Oktober 2019, published online.
Link
Zellmann, H. (2017)Zellmann, H. (2017). Easy Access Psychosocial Care for Refugees – A Project Manual. Médecins Sans Frontières, published online.
Link
Bajbouj et al., (2017)
Bajbouj, M., Alabdullah, J., Ahmad, S., Schidem, S., Zellmann, H., Schneider, F., & Heuser, I. (2017). Psychosoziale Versorgung von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland. Erkenntnisse aus der Not- und Entwicklungshilfe. Der Nervenarzt, erschienen online.
Link
Walitza et al. (2011)
Walitza, S., Melfsen, S., Jans, T., Zellmann, H., Wewetzer, C., Warnke, A. (2011). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Deutsches Aerzteblatt international. 108 (11), 173-179.
Link
Zellmann et al. (2009)
Zellmann, H., Jans. T., Irblich, B., Hemminger, U., Reinecker, H., Sauer, C., Lange, K., Tucha, O., Wewetzer, C., Warnke, A., Walitza. S. (2009). Kinder und Jugendliche mit Zwangsstörungen. Eine prospektive Verlaufsstudie. Zeitschrift fuer Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie. 37, 173-182.
Link

SELECTED TRAININGS & COURSES, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS (DPTV)Member since 2020
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF)Methods for Evaluation and Assessments in Medical Humanitarian Programmes
Vienna, Austria, 2014
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF)Mental Health Training Course
Bakkum, Holland, 2010
GERMAN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DGVT)Member since 2005
GERMAN RED CROSS (DRK)First Aid, Security, Safety and Survival in the Field Training Course
Bochum, Germany, 2003
GERMAN FEDERAL ASSOCIATION FOR CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (SBE)Psychological First Aid & Critical Incident Stress Management Training
Bochum, Germany, 2003

LANGUAGES


GERMANmother tongue
ENGLISHfluent (C1)
FRENCHadvanced (B1)
SPANISHadvanced (B1)

REFERENCES


CHRISTIAN KATZERHead of Operational Unit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Berlin, Germany
Christian.Katzer@berlin.msf.org
DOMINIQUE SCHMITTHead of Psychological Department Private Practice Oehler, Klein & Kreienkamp Wuerzburg, Germany
D. Schmitt@klein-kreienkamp-oehler.de
CATERINA MONTIPublic Health Advisor Humanitarian Capacity (HUMCAP), Freelance Public Health Consultant, Castiglioncello, Italy
catermon@gmail.com
dr. henrike zellmann, würzburg, 07/2023
+49 (0) 170 2801342
mail@henrikezellmann.com
skype-id: henrike.zellmann2012