I am pleased that you have found the way to my website.
On the following page you can get a short overview about me, my areas of work and current events. I'd be delighted to meet you on one of these occasions.

With best regards,
Maximilian von Heyden



Too much openness and you accept every notion, idea, and hypothesis which is tantamount to knowing nothing. Too much skepticism – especially rejection of new ideas before they are adequately tested – and you‘re not only unpleasently grumpy, but also closed to the advance of science. A judicious mix is what we need. - Carl Sagan

  • Projects


    July 2017 - ongoing

    "don't offend" (Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

    January 2017 - December 2018

    "UPC Adapt: Implementing a prevention training curriculum in Europe: Adaptation and Piloting" (FINDER Institute for Prevention Research)

    April 2016 - March 2017

    "Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse by Juveniles" (Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

    July 2013 - February 2015

    "European Drug Prevention Quality Standards" (Associate Partner, Institute of Medical Psychology at the Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg)

    June 2011 - December 2014

    "REBOUND" (Institute of Medical Psychology at the Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg)

  • Publications


    » researchgate.net
  • Associations

Educationist, Trainer, Counselor

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
- Herbert Spencer

Prevention and experiential learning.

As a practice-oriented scientist, I contribute to the professionalization of prevention in social organizations, schools and associations through counseling, education and training.

As a social worker, however, I also work with young people and families, supporting the development of social and self-competencies by creating spaces for learning and growth in which essential skills and self-determined, healthy and responsible behavior can be developed and practiced.

Latest (FINDER Akademie)

Social Entrepreneur.

Transparency. Self-determination. Co-creation. Social welfare. Diversity.

As one of the founding and board members of the non-profit organization FINDER, I have committed myself to the responsible development of socially relevant topics, based on these values.

FINDER Academy

The FINDER Academy for Prevention and experiential learning offers evidence-based continuing education and counselling with a focus on prevention for organisations and therapeutic, pedagogical professions. The services are based on the results of the FINDER Institute for Prevention Research, which conducts research projects in collaboration with universities and non-academic research institutions.

FINDER Institute

The FINDER Institute for Prevention Research is an independent non-profit research organization. We contribute to improving the scientific basis of prevention, therapy and policy, especially in the field of psychoactive substances. The results have a practical impact on the programmes, training and further education offered by the FINDER Academy for Prevention and Experiential Learning.