Malte Behrendt graduated with a degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015. During an internship with an NGO in Colombia, he was able to gather first work and research experiences with minors in situations of extreme violence and displacement. Following his graduation, Malte started working in an emergency shelter for unaccompanied refugee minors in Berlin as a psychologist and social worker. Shortly thereafter he started the training as a psychological psychotherapist at “Zentrum Überleben” – an NGO specialized in the treatment of victims of torture. Malte Behrendt is now working as a PhD student in the ERC-funded research project “ChildMove” at Ghent University.