Professor for Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, additionally, specialist for neurology, psychotherapy, particularly in trauma focused psychotherapy and in EMDR –therapy. She is chair of Research Unit on Intercultural Migration and Care Research, Social Psychiatry at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Prof. Schouler-Ocak received the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany 2014.
Prof. Schouler-Ocak is board member of European Psychiatric Association (EPA); chair of Committee on Ethical issues of the EPA; chair of Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA-TPS) and coopted board member of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP). She is also chair on Section of Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Migration of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) and President of the German-Turkish Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health (DTGPP).
Since 2020, she is also chair of the working group on “Providing mental health care for migrants and refugees” (WG for the Action Plan 2020—2023 of WPA).
Her research interests focus on intercultural psychiatry and psychotherapy, trauma and trauma-related disorders, mental health and healthcare of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities, suicidality and diversity.