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.
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.
I am the head of the outpatient clinic of the Christoph-Dornier-Stiftung,
Tübingen. My focus is on 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. Since 2001 I am giving lectures
and workshops on these topics.
a 3 year training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at the Tübinger Akademie
für Verhaltenstherapie I received my degree as a licensed Clinical
Psychologist in November 2004.