Sibylle Rothkegel

Sibylle Rothkegel is a psychologist and psychotherapist.

She has worked as trainer and evaluator for different projects in the area of trauma and recovery (Services in Overseas, Caritas International, Christlicher Friedensdienst Bern/CH, IRCT, UNHCR) in Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Marocco, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Kosovo, Palestine, Russia and Sierra Leone. From 1994 to 2002, Sibylle Rothkegel was deputy director of the Treatment Center for Torture Victims in Berlin. For the next five years she led the psychological counseling service for victims of right winged, racist and antisemit violence.

In 2003, she co-founded OPSI and in 2005 she co-founded the institute ‘Justice would help’ in Berlin. Since 2008, Sibylle Rothkegel has been the leader of OPSI’s project for the scientific accompaniment of model projects dealing with Germany as an immigration country, connected to the German federal state program „VIELFALT TUT GUT. Jugend für Vielfalt, Toleranz und Demokratie“ (2008-2011). For the German Institute for Human Rights she regularly trains police and legal staff in dealing with traumatized persons and in intercultural communication.

Her main interests are human rights, gender issues, intercultural communication, trafficking, support of traumatised witnesses at the International Court, migration, forced displacement, vicarious traumatisation and burnout, crisis interventions.