Personen

Prof. (apl.) Dr. med. Christoph Nikendei, MME

Permanent deputy of the Medical Director (Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics)
Chief Senior Physician (Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics)
Head of Division (Section Psychotraumatology)
Head of the Institute (Heidelberg Institute for Psychotherapy (HIP))
Research Group Leader (Psychotherapy research)
Attending Physician (Outpatient Clinic for Refugees of the Center for Psychosocial Medicine in the Patrick-Henry-Village Heidelberg)
Deputy Attending Physician (Private Section Bergheim)
Member (Ethics Council of the Psychosocial Center)

Focus

Posttraumatic stress disorders, secondary traumatization, care for mentally burdened refugees and asylum seekers, autobiographical memory in psychosomatic disorders, medical didactics, communicative and procedural skills in medical students, psychotherapy research, competence-based training of psychotherapists in education, stress and burnout at work, acquisition of health competence.


+49 6221 56-5876

Medical/Professional background

19. July 2016

Appointment as associate professor at the University of Heidelberg, Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics

since 2016

Senior Consultant; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

since 2016

Head of Psychotraumatology Section; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2014 – 2016

Provisional Senior Physician; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2010 – 2014

Senior Physician; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2003 – 2010

Assistant physician; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2001 – 2002

Internship; Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

Medical studies in Tübingen

Scientific background

2013

Habilitation, Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

2009

Master of Medical Education Deutschland (MME-D)

2001

Dissertation at the Institute for Medical Psychology, University of Tübingen

Commendations

2016

Ars legendi award for excellent teaching in university medicine

2014

Senior-Fellowship of the Stifterverband für Deutsche Wissenschaft for innovations in university teaching

2011

RIME AWARD „Beginners and Students in Difficult Situations"

2011

RIME AWARD„Teaching and Assessment“

2010

Poster Award "Innovative Teaching Projects / Reform Approaches in Medical Education"

2008

Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award der Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

2007

Special prize within the scope of the Quality Promotion Prize Health Baden-Württemberg

2006

GMA Prize for Young Teachers of the Society for Medical Education

2004

Oskar Kuhn Prize of the Bleib Gesund Foundation

2003

Teaching Award of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg

SPECIALIST ACCREDITATIONS

Psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy

Internal Medicine

Additional title doctor for acupuncture

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

Baden-Wuerttemberg certificate for university didactics

Management Seminar for Senior Physicians and Senior Executives of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University

Continuing Education Psychosocial Oncology (WPO)

RESPONSIBILITIES

Head of Skills Lab Training at the Medical University Hospital

Head of the Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Skills Lab Curriculum of the Heidelberg Medical Faculty

PY Coordinator of the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

Head of the Psychotherapy Research Outpatient Clinic of the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg

Responsibility HeiTiMed (Heidelberg tutorials for international medical students)

Responsibility Stress Prevention Program for First Semester Medical Students (PräBooster)

LECTURING ACTIVITIES

Society for Medical Education (GMA)

Competence Center Examinations Baden-Württemberg (KomP)

MME-Germany Program of Studies (MME-D)

Educational and consulting center of the municipal hospital Karlsruhe

AG Teaching of the German College for Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM)

Institute for Didactics and Research in Medicine (idfm e.V.)

Qualification Program Clinical Research HD-MÜ HH TÜ

Competence Network Education Baden-Württemberg

Heidelberg Institute for Depth Psychology (HIT)

Heidelberg Institute for Psychotherapy (HIP)

FundED PROJECTS

since 2019

"APRIKO - Workplace-based and PRofessIon-spanning Communication Trainings"; funded by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

since 2018

"Design, implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal curriculum for the teaching and practical testing of psychodynamic intervention skills in the training of psychological psychotherapy"; funded by the Köhler Foundation

since 2018

"Investigating the interaction of emotional reactivity and neural reward processing in patients with complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"; funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2018 – 2020

"Longitudinal Skills-Lab-Curriculum"; special line teaching of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

2018 – 2020

"Heidelberg Standard Examination / Heidelberg Standard Procedures / Heidelberg Standard Procedures - Advanced"; Special Line Teaching of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

2018 – 2020

"HeiTiMed - Heidelberg Tutorial for International Medical Students"; special teaching line of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art

2018 – 2020

"Stress prevention seminars for medical students"; special line teaching of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

since March 2017

"Healthy ageing in the nursing profession - development and evaluation of an intervention module to promote successful ageing in the nursing profession"; funded by the BMBF

November 2016 – February 2019

"Psychotherapeutic Evening Clinic: New form of care for depressive patients (P-AK)"; sponsored by the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (GBA) for grants from the Innovation Fund

September 2016 – August 2019

"Development and implementation of care concepts for traumatized refugees and incriminated helpers"; funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

June 2016 – December 2017

"Attachment related autobiographical memory in depression and changes during course of psychotherapeutic treatment"; Small Grant of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR);

January 2016 – August 2018

"Changes in Disorder-related Autobiographical Memory during Weight Restoration in Anorexia Nervosa Patients"; funded by the Swiss Anorexia Foundation

January 2015 – December 2016

"Stress Prevention Program for Medical Students in the Practical Year - a Study in Control Group Design"; Senior Fellowship Support Program for Innovations in University Teaching of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, the Joachim Herz Foundation, the Donors' Association of German Science and the Caspar Ludwig Opländer Foundation

2013 – 2015

"Competence Center for the Prevention of Mental and Psychosomatic Disorders in the World of Work and Education (PPAA)" ; Subproject: "Predictors of Psychosocial Stress in Medical Students"; funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg