Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Thomas Fuchs
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Thomas Fuchs

Head of Division (Section Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy)
Attending Physician (Day Clinic Blankenburg)


Medical/Professional background

Karl Jaspers Professor of Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

since 1997

Head of the section "Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy":

  • Coordinator of the Marsilius project "Embodyasment as a Paradigm of Evolutionary Cultural Anthropology"
  •     Head of research centre of the Karl Jaspers complete edition of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  •     Chairman of the German Society for Phenomenological Anthropology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGAP)
since 2008

Fellow at the Marsilius-Kolleg (Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies) University of Heidelberg

since 2004

Head of the "Philosophical Foundations" Unit of the German Society for Psychiatry (DGPPN)

since 1997

Senior Physician at the Psychiatric University Hospital Heidelberg,                     
Head of the section "Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy"

1995

Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

1989 – 1996

Psychiatric training at the Technical University of Munich

Scientific background

2010

Habilitation in Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg:

Karl Jaspers Professor of Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg

since 2005

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg

1999

Habilitation in Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg

1990

Doctorate in medical history:

"The mechanization of the heart. Harvey and Descartes"

1999

Doctorate in Philosophy:

"Body, space, person. Design of a phenomenological anthropology"

1981 – 1988

Studies of Medicine, Philosophy and History of Science

Commendations

2014

Annual Award of the University of Heidelberg for Research, Teaching and Promotion of Young Talent

2013

Academy Award of the Evangelical Academy Bad Herrenalb

2012

Egnér Prize of the Dr. Margrit von Egnér Foundation

Grants

1995 – 1997

DFG Habilitation Scholarship

Professional memberships

Chairman of the Board of the German Society for Phenomenological Anthropology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGAP)

German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN)

Board of Directors of the Karl Jaspers Society (Basel)

German Society for Phenomenological Research (DGPF)

Society for New Phenomenology (GNP)

Psychopathology Section of the European Psychiatric Association (AEP)

Psychopathology Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

International Network of Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP)

Offices and posts held

Member of the Editorial Board of International Scientific Journals:

Scientific work priorities

Phänomenologische Psychologie, Psychopathologie und Anthropologie

Phenomenology and Cognitive Neurosciences

Theory and Ethics of Psychiatry and Medicine

Publications