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Dr Sabine Bährer-Kohler

Mental Health

International University of Catalonia



Dr Sabine Bährer-Kohler is currently Invited Professor for Mental Health at the International University of Catalonia, Spain. She has her own company in Basel, Switzerland, for counseling clients with burnout symptoms and provides training and coaching for companies and organizations in this context and in mental health.

Prior to this she has been active in several international functions, serving as a Director of the International Psychogeriatric Association from 2009 to 2016. She is currently the International Federation of Social Workers' Representative at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and since 2009 has been contributing to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) revision process on the way to ICD-11.

Her current research interests include identifying and analyzing mental health with a focus on lifespan aspects and the promotion of health/mental health, including health policy aspects, national governance for global health/mental health and health promotion, and global health/mental health governance.

Sabine has accumulated 12 years' cumulative experience lecturing students worldwide on health and mental health promotion, factors influencing health, and prevention, with a focus on neuroscience and including global and international perspectives. She also lectures on sustainability and the challenges of international social sciences and social work. She also serves as President of the Swiss Associaton for Mental Health-Global Mental Health.

She is a reviewer for eight international journals and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Community & Family Medicine. She has currently around 100 publications to her credit, including six scientific books. Sabine has given more than 70 major congress presentations and contributions in Switzerland and abroad.