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2021

2020

2019

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2021

Eising, C. M., Voelkle, M. C., Rohner, S. L., Maercker, A., & Thoma, M. V. (2021). Lifetime post-traumatic stress

disorder in older individuals with a history of institutional upbringing in childhood: The role of social acknowledgement and stressful life events. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), 1915578. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1915578

Killikelly, C., Ramp M, Maercker, A. (2021). Prolonged grief disorder in refugees from Syria: qualitative analysis of

culturally specific symptoms and implications for ICD-11, Mental Health Religion and Culture. 24(1), 62-79,  https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1825361

Thoma, M. V., Bernays, F., Eising, C. M., Maercker, A., & Rohner, S. L. (2021). Child maltreatment, lifetime trauma, and

mental health in Swiss older survivors of enforced child welfare practices: Investigating the mediating role of self-esteem and self-compassion. Child Abuse & Neglect, 113, 104925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104925

Thoma, M. V., Rohleder, N., & Rohner, S. L. (2021). Clinical ecopsychology: The mental health impacts and underlying

pathways of the climate and environmental crisis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12:675936. 

https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.675936

2020

Heim, E., Burchert, S., Shala, M., Kaufmann, M., Cerga Pashoja, A., Morina, N., Schaub, M. P., Knaevelsrud, C., &

Maercker, A. (2020). Effect of Cultural Adaptation of a Smartphone-Based Self-Help Programme on Its Acceptability and Efficacy: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.352

Killikelly, Zhou, Merzhvynska, Stelzer, Dotschung, Rohner, Sun, Maercker (2020). Development of the International

Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale for the ICD-11: measurement of core symptoms and culture items adapted for Chinese and German-speaking samples, Journal of Affective Disorders (accepted August 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.08.057

 

Kiselev, N., Morina, N., Schick, M., Watzke, B., Schnyder, U., & Pfaltz, M. (2020). Barriers to access to outpatient

mental health care for refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland: the therapist’s view. BMC Psychiatry, 20, 378. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888- 020-02783-x

 

Kiselev, N., Pfaltz, M., Haas, F., Schick, M., Kappen, M., Sijbrandij, M., De Graaff, A. M., Bird, M., Hansen, P.,

Ventevogel, P., Fuhr, D. C., Schnyder, U., & Morina, N. (2020). Structural and socio-cultural barriers to accesssing mental healthcare among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1717825. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1717825

 

Kiselev, N., Pfaltz, M., Schick, M., Bird, M., Hansen, P., Sijbrandt, M., De Graaff, A. M., Schnyder, U., & Morina, N.

(2020). Problems faced by Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland. Swiss Medical Weekly, 150, w20381. https://doi.org/10.4414/smw.2020.20381

Mc Gee, S. L., Maercker, A., Carr, A., & Thoma, M. V. (2020). “Some call it resilience”: A profile of dynamic resilience-

related factors in older adult survivors of childhood institutional adversity and maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 107, 104565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104565

Rechsteiner, K., Maercker, A., Heim, E., & Meili, I. (2020). Metaphors for trauma: A cross-cultural qualitative comparison

in Brazil, India, Poland, and Switzerland. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 33(5), 643- 653. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22533

Thoma, M. V., Bernays, F., Eising, C. M., Pfluger, V., & Rohner, S. L. (2020). Health, stress, and well-being in Swiss

adult survivors of child welfare practices and child labor: Investigating the mediating role of socio-economic factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 111, 104769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104769

Thoma, M. V., Höltge, J., Eising, C. M., Pfluger, V., & Rohner, S. L. (2020). Resilience and stress in later life: A network

analysis approach depicting complex interactions of resilience resources and stress-related risk factors in older adults. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14:580969. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2020.580969

2019

Höltge, J., Mc Gee, S. L., Maercker, A., & Thoma, M. V. (2019). Steeling in later life: Exploring age-specific effects of

varying levels of stress on psychological resilience. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091415019871202

Maercker, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Esparza, O. A. & Augsburger, M. (2019). Fatalism as a traditional cultural belief potentially

relevant to trauma sequelae: Measurement equivalence, extent and associations in six countries. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1). Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.165 7371

Rechsteiner, K., Tol, V., & Maercker, A. (2019). “ It should not have happened ”: metaphorical expressions, idioms, and

narrative descriptions related to trauma in an indigenous community in India narrative descriptions related to trauma in an indigenous community in India. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 14(1). Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2019.1 667134

Shala, M., Morina, N., Salis Gross, C., Maercker, A., & Heim, E. (2019). A Point in the Heart: Concepts of Emotional

Distress Among Albanian-Speaking Immigrants in Switzerland. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013- 019-09638-5

Thoma, M. V., Höltge, J., Mc Gee, S. L., Maercker, A., & Augsburger, M. (2019). Psychological characteristics and

stress differentiate between high from low health trajectories in later life: A machine learning analysis. Aging and Mental Health, 24(7), 1098-1107. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1584787

 

Thoma, M. V., & Mc Gee, S. L. (2019). Successful aging in individuals from less advantaged, marginalized and

stigmatized backgrounds. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1(3), e32578. https://doi.org/10.32872/cpe.v1i3.32578