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.
Since 1995 he has focused on psychotherapeutic work, specifically on the causes of psychosis, schizophrenia and other forms of severe mental illness. He has combined this with his interest in bonding and attachment theories and modern trauma work in order to understand the effect of traumatic events better, not just for those who suffer the event, but on whole bonding systems such as families.
He came into contact with the family constellations work of Bert Hellinger in Germany in the mid-'90s, and since then has utilised this methodology in order to work with clients and understand the subtle and hidden dynamics of trauma in systems.
He teaches trauma theory at the University of Applied Sciences, works with individuals and facilitates workshops in Germany and many other countries, including the UK. He also teaches the theory and the method at his own institute in Munich.