Rolf Merten, born 1952, trained as a wholesale and export merchant, an economist and a psychologist. He took advanced training with the Bavarian Rural Medical Chamber in psychotherapy and pyschoanalysis, Gestalt therapy training in Berlin and at the Fritz Perls Institute in Düsseldorf, where he now teaches.

Rolf has been the manager of the ‘Inselhaus Children and Youth Help Organisation’ in Wolfratshausen for the last 28 years. He also runs a psychotherapy practice in Eurasburg (Obb.). He is also the chair of the Oberland Regional Association and co-founder of the Association for Regional Currencies “Der REGIO”, which operates in several regions, mostly in southern Germany: