Dr. Christian Schulz-Quach is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Educator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a staff psychiatrist at the University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Department of Supportive Care, Division of Psychosocial Oncology. He obtained his medical training from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany with electives at King’s College London, UK and Harvard Medical School, US. He completed his Medical Doctorate in Neuroscience at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. Dr Schulz-Quach holds a Master of Science in Palliative Care at King’s College London and a Master of Arts in Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, UK. He is currently completing his Professional Doctorate in Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy with a particular focus on death awareness and mortality salience in health care professionals. Dr Schulz-Quach is board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Medical Psychotherapy and Palliative Medicine in Germany, a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK and a fully accredited psychodynamic, as well as existential-phenomenological psychotherapist.
Dr Schulz-Quach has a clinical focus on trauma-related psychiatry and specific psychotherapies in advanced stage cancer care. His scholarship in educational research has been centred on curriculum development for palliative care education and development of innovative teaching methodology for sensitive topics like death anxiety and emotional processing in end-of-life care. He has led national discourse projects on meaning-making and mortality in Germany and is co-founder of the ‘30thoughts’ discourse project series. He has received numerous teaching awards, he has several visiting lectureship position internationally and he has published more than 20 books in Germany.