Professor Dr Franz Ruppert is Professor of Psychology at Munich University of Applied Sciences, a post he has held since 1992. He gained his PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Technical University of Munich in 1985.
In 1995 he decided to focus his attention on psychotherapeutic work, specifically on the causes of psychosis, schizophrenia and other forms of severe mental illness. He combined this with his interest in bonding and attachment theories, the work of John Bowlby, and modern trauma work in order to understand the impact of traumatic events on the lives of people.
Since that time he has developed a comprehensive body of theory on the reality of trauma and its impact on life at all levels... personal, relational, societal and global. Through a clear process of practical exploration and meticulous corroborative work he is now close to a culmination of an entirely new and groundbreaking body of theoretical work that explains and illuminates a topic that is of profound significance today. He calls this Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT).
IoPT incorporates an entirely logical theoretical proposal that defines trauma, specifically focusing on traumatic events that occur at the earliest point of life, even in the womb, and have a profound influence on each person's ability to be truly who they are. The deepest psychological and emotional issues are laid bare in his books, issues of whether a child is wanted, is loved, and is safe in the environment in which he or she arrives. IoPT also includes a method, The Intention Method, for understanding and resolving the entanglements of trauma, even very early traumas.
Professor Ruppert teaches his theory at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, and works practically at his own Seminar Practice, also in Munich. He travels widely to share his ideas and his practice in many countries, including Norway, Russia, the UK, USA, The Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, Spain etc.
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