Detailed Curriculum Vitae

Medical/Professional background

since January 2016

W3 Professorship for Psychosocial Prevention and Director of the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention at the University of Heidelberg

September 2013 – December 2015

University Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

September 2012 – August 2013

Parental leave

April 2012 – August 2012

Substitute professor for clinical psychology at the University of Kassel, Institute of Psychology (substitute for Prof. Benecke)

October 2010 – July 2013

Junior Professor for Developmental Psychopathology at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

August 2008 – August 2013

Research associate at the University of Kassel, Institute of Psychology, Prof. Heidi Möller

January 2007 – July 2008

Research associate at the University of Ulm, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Prof. Horst Kächele

February 2006 – April 2009

Self-employed as psychoanalytic psychotherapist in training

August 2002 – January 2006

Research associate at the University of Bremen, Bremen Institute for Theoretical and Applied Psychoanalysis, Prof. Ellen Reinke

February 1998 – April 2004

Mediator at Täter-Opfer-Ausgleich Bremen e. V., Head of the East Section

Work and research focus


Conduct disorders

Personality Disorders

Competence development of health care professionals


Psychological psychotherapist for adults, adolescents and children with the specializations analytical psychotherapy and depth psychologically based psychotherapy (German Psychoanalytic Society)

Supervisor and trainer for Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents (MBT-A) (Anna Freud Centre London)

Trainer for the Reflective Functioning Scale

Reliable for the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System