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Portrait of Prof. Dr. med. Sabine C. Herpertz

Prof. Dr. med. Sabine C. Herpertz

Medical Director (Department of General Psychiatry)
Attending Physician (Privatambulanz Allgemeine Psychiatrie)
Research Group Leader (Working Group Personality Disorders)
Center spokesperson (Center for Psychosocial Medicine)


Medical/Professional background

since October 2018

Dean of Studies of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg

since September 2009

Director of the Department of General Psychiatry at Heidelberg University

February 2003 – August 2009

Director of the Inpatient and Outpatient Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Rostock

January 2001 – February 2003

Deputy Director at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the RWTH Aachen

April 1993 – December 2000

Senior physician at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the RWTH Aachen

July 1989 – March 1993

Assistant doctor at the Psychiatric Department of the RWTH Aachen

October 1987 – June 1989

Assistant physician at the Neurological Department of the Bergmannsheil Hospital of the University Hospital Bochum

October 1985 – September 1987

Assistant doctor at the neurological rehabilitation center "Godeshöhe" in Bonn

Scientific background

October 2008

Appointment to W3 Professorship for General Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg

September 2002

Appointment to C4 professorship for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Rostock

September 2001

Appointment to the C3 Professorship for Experimental Psychopathology at University Hospital Aachen

July 2001

Appointment to C3-Professorship for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the University of Erlangen connected with the clinic management

May 1997

Venia legendi for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the RWTH Aachen

1986

Doctorate at the Medical Faculty of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.

1985

Approbation as medical doctor

1978 – 1985

Study of human medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn

professional qualifications

1989

EEG certificate of the German EEG Society for Neurophysiology

1990

Specialist in Neurology

1992

Specialist in Psychiatry

1996

Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

1998

Specialist in Psychotherapeutic Medicine

Awards and Honours

2015 – 2017

President, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD)

2015 – 2018

President, German Society for Biological Psychiatry (DGBP)

2008 - 2020: Boardmember, German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN)

2014 – 2018

Speaker "Ständige Konferenz Ärztlicher Psychotherapeutischer Verbände"

Scientific research priorities

Emotion research:

  •     Neurobiological foundations of emotions
  •     Interaction of emotion and cognition
  •     Emotion and social cognition
  •     Emotion and aggression

Personality disorders and their precursors:

  •     Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorder

Methodological focus:

  •     Experimental Psychopathology
  •     Psychotherapy Research
  •     Functional neuro imaging
  •     Psychoendocrinology, Neuropeptides

Scientific advisory board of professional journals

Psychopathology (Editor) -in - Chief

Personality Disorder: Theory, Research, and Treatment

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation

Nervenarzt

Behavior Therapy

Textbooks

Herpertz SC, Caspar F, Lieb K (Hrsg.) Psychotherapie - Ein funktions- und störungsorientiertes Vorgehen. Elsevier, München, 2017

Fiedler P, Herpertz SC. (2016) Persönlichkeitsstörungen. 7. Auflage, Beltz-Verlag

Lehmkuhl, Herpertz, Resch (Hrsg.) Psychotherapie des jungen Erwachsenenalters. Kohlhammer Verlag, 2015

Herpertz SH, Schnell K, Falkai P (Hrsg.). Psychotherapie in der Psychiatrie. 2012, Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart

Dulz B, Herpertz SH, Kernberg OF, Sachsse U, Thomashoff HO. Handbuch der Borderline-Störungen. Schattauer-Verlag. 2. Aufl. 2011

Publications