Michaela Huber was born in Munich on 19 June 1952, grew up first there and then in Düsseldorf and studied psychology at the universities of Düsseldorf and Münster. Clinical training at the University of Münster (behavioural therapy), the Milton-Erickson Society (hypnotherapy) and the German EMDR Institute of Arne Hofmann (EMDR).
She is a qualified psychologist, licensed psychological psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in trauma treatment.
From 1978 to 1983 she was an editor at the journal Psychologie heute.
She has been practising as a psychotherapist in Kassel since 1989.
In 1998, she co-founded the Centre for Psychotraumatology Kassel e.V., and in the following years she helped to establish several other psychotrauma centres (including the TraumaHilfeZentrum München). In the 1980s, she co-initiated the first women's shelters. For many years, she campaigned for the improvement of living conditions for women at national and international level.
From its foundation in 1995 until 2021, she was the first chairperson of the German section of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD e.V.), renamed the "German Society for Trauma and Dissociation" (DGTD) in 2011. She is now active as Past President in an advisory capacity for the DGTD.
Since 2020, she has been the 1st Chairperson of the Federal Working Group for Needs-Based Emergency Aid (BAGbN) i.G.
On 19 December 2008, Michaela Huber was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit. In 1997 she received the International Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) and the Pappenheim Prize in 2011.
Numerous technical papers and, among others, the following books:
1986: "Dein ist mein halbes Herz. Was Freundinnen einander bedeuten" (together with Inge Rehling), Frankfurt: Fischer Tb Verlag
1995: "Multiple Personalities. Survivors of extreme violence", Frankfurt: Fischer Tb Verlag
2003a: "Trauma and the Consequences". Part I of the two-volume textbook on complex trauma and dissociative disorders, Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag
2003b: "Wege der Traumabehandlung", Part II of the two-volume textbook on complex trauma and dissociative disorders, Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag.
2005: "The Inner Garden" book with exercise CD, Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag
2007: "Suffering depends on decision" (together with Pauline Frei), Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag
2009: "From Darkness to Light" (together with Pauline Frei), Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag
2010: "Multiple Personalities", slightly revised version of the 1995 book, Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag
2011: "Many Being. Ein Handbuch" (as author and editor), Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag
2012: "Transgenerational Traumatisation" Junfermann-Verlag
2013: "The Enemy Within" Junfermann-Verlag
2018: "The Inner Exit: Overcoming Transgenerational Violence".
2020: New edition "Trauma and the Consequences". Part I of the two-volume textbook on complex trauma and dissociative disorders, Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag
In 1997, Michaela Huber was awarded the International Distinguished Achievement Award of the International Trauma Society (ISSD) in Montreal for her training and publications in the field of trauma and dissociation.
On 19 December 2008, Michaela Huber was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her work with traumatised people, her networking among colleagues and for helping to establish psychotrauma centres.
2011 - Honoured by the award of the Bertha Pappenheim Prize
Past President of the German Section of the International Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ISSD), renamed the German Society for Trauma and Dissociation (DGTD) in 2011.
German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT)German Society for Trauma and Dissociation, DGTD e.V. Past President (www.dgtd.de)
International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD)
Society for Psychotraumatology, Trauma Therapy and Violence Research (GPTG)
1st Chairperson of the Federal Working Group for Needs-Based Emergency Aid (BAGbN)