Rolf Kleber

Prof. em. Rolf J. Kleber PhD

Rolf Kleber, professor of Psychotraumatology at Utrecht University, is the moving force of Arq Research and supervisor of most PhD graduates.
His research and teaching fields are: conceptual issues concerning traumatic stress, general processes of coping with traumatic experiences, work related trauma and brief interventions, (late) sequelae of war and disasters, and cross-cultural aspects of health, trauma and illness.

Rolf Kleber teaches courses on clinical psychology, traumatic stress, as well as culture and health. He is a consultant and advisor in the field of trauma care and mental health after serious life events, such as large scale calamities and disasters for rescue workers and other victims etc. He has developed various intervention programs for trauma-affected populations in The Netherlands and abroad. He was a trainer and consultant in 'Mental Health Programs' (e.g. on behalf on Médecins sans Frontiéres and HealthNet International) in war- and disaster-stricken areas abroad (e.g. Bosnia-Herzegovina).

Prof. Kleber has conducted and supervised various research projects on psychotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder, work related trauma and intervention programs, late sequelae of war stress, psychosocial consequences of disasters, health issues of refugees, and cross-cultural aspects of mental health.