I received my Ph.D. in Psychology in 1998 from the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. I conducted my graduate research in the area of cognitive-behavioral treatments for Epilepsy (Seizure Disorder) under the mentorship of Dr. Niels Birbaumer.
I have done clinical work at the Epilepsy Center in Kork, Germany. From October 1998 to September 2000, I was holding the position of a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders at the University at Albany, New York. At that time my research was focusing on the assessment and treatment of chronic PTSD resulting from motor vehicle accidents. I was conducting this research in collaboration with Dr. Edward Blanchard.
From 2001-2007 I was the head of the outpatient clinic of the Christoph-Dornier-Stiftung, Tübingen. My focus was on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), Mood Disorders, and the Behavioral Treatment of Epileptic Seizures and Chronic Pain.
2001-2008 I was giving lectures and workshops on these topics.
After a 3 year training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Tübinger Akademie für Verhaltenstherapie I received my degree as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in October 2004.
Since 2007 I have my own Psychotherapeutic Practice in Tübingen.