Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Montag (Charité) & Prof. Dr. phil. Karin Dannecker

Prod. Dr. med. Christiane Montag ist Head senior physician of the Psychiatric University Clinic at St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus, Head of research division Psychotic disorders, Head of research group Empathy and interpersonal processes at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. he conducts research on the clinical effectiveness and potential mechanisms of action of art therapy, an established and widely practiced treatment modality for sixty years, yet still lacking sufficient evidence-based support.

Prof. Dr. Karin Dannecker studied Art Therapy at New York University, USA. In 1992 she received her PhD, in 2005 her Habilitation. She taught art therapy at Cologne University and at the University of the Arts in Berlin; in 2005 she became the founder and director of the first Master-Program in Art Therapy in Germany at the weissensee school of art.  Her research focusses on the efficacy of art therapy based on interdisciplinary approaches. She is a registered child- and adolescent psychotherapist and works continuously with psychiatric and psychosomatic patients. She published numerous articles and two monographies: Kunst, Symbol und Seele (2014, 4. Ed.), and Psyche und Ästhetik. Die Transformationen der Kunsttherapie (2021, 4. Edition) and is the editor of four books.