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Xudong ZHAO Xudong Zhao PhD. is a professor at Tongji University; Mentor for PhD candidates, director of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tongji University affiliated Eastern Hospital. He is also an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, visiting professor at Beijing University Mental Health Research Centre, a standing committee member of the Psychiatric Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, and Director of the Chinese Mental Health Association’s board of Psychological Treatment and Counselling. Dr. Zhao received his B.S. from Kunming Medical College in 1983, his M.S. from China Western Medical University in 1988 and his PhD in 1993 from Heidelberg University. In 2003 he received a diploma in Hospital Management from the China-Europe International School of Business. Starting in August 1983 he worked in the neurology department and later became a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. His main areas of interest are in psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, cross cultural psychiatry, hospital management research and he also is quite experienced in family therapy. In 1994 in Kunming, China he established the country’s first psychotherapy treatment system and represented the China side in the joint “Sino-German Professional Psychotherapy Training Project” (Also known as the ‘Sino-German Unit’), training the first cohort of psychotherapists in China that met international standards for psychotherapy. Dr. Zhao has also finished a number of projects including one with the National Natural Sciences Foundation. He has published monographs in German, edited monographs in Chinese and also participated in the editing of 20 monographs. Dr. Zhao has made great contributions towards the development of psychotherapy, psychotherapy training, and disaster and emergency management in China; organizing many high level meetings and receiving numerous awards. He has received the ‘National May 1st Labour Award’ the Ministry of Health’s ‘Early Lifetime Achievement Award’ and also the ‘2008 International Sigmund Freud Award for Psychotherapy’, along with many others.