Short CV/Education and training

  • 2014-2016 Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    2013-2014 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    Since 2011 Director of the Mental Health Research and Treatment Center (MHRZC)

    Since 2010 Full Professorship for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (W3), Ruhr-Universität Bochum / Head of the Mental Health and Research Center at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    2007-2010 Dean of Studies, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

    2006-2010 Full Professorship (Ordinariat) for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Basel

    2004-2006 Assistant Professorship for Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland

    Habilitation at Technischen Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig

    2001-2003 Personal funding support from the Swiss National Fund within the framework of the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin Programme

    State approbation as Psychological Psychotherapist in Germany

    Certification for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents

    1993-1997 Organisation and management of the Dresden Institute of the Christoph-Dornier-Foundation for Clinical Psychology

    Doctor of Science, Philipps-Universität, Marburg (“Psychological Transmission of Panic Disorder”, summa cum laude)

    Since 1989 Instructor and supervisor in behavioral therapy for postgraduate training for psychologists and physicians

    1988-1993 Scientific staff member at the Faculty of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg and Freie Universität Berlin

    Graduate Degree in Psychology (Diplom), Philipps-Universität Marburg

    1985-1990 Behavior therapy training at the Institute for Applied Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Psychologie und Verhaltensmedizin, APV), Münster

    1981-1988 Psychology study in Mannheim and Marburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • (1) Margraf, J., Schneider, S. (2016). From neuroleptics to neuroscience and from Pavlov to psychotherapy: more than just the "emperor's new treatments" for mental illnesses? EMBO Molecular Medicine. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201606650.

    (2) Seehagen S., Schneider S., Rudolph J., Ernst S., Zmyj N. (2015). Stress impairs cognitive flexibility in infants. PNAS, 112, 12882-6

    (3) Seehagen, S., Konrad, C., Herbert, J., Schneider, S. (2015). Timely sleep facilitates declarative memory consolidation in infants. PNAS, 112,1625-9.

    (4) Mosig, C., Merz, C., Mohr, C., Adolph, D., Wolf, O., Schneider, S., Margraf, J., Zlomuzica, A. (2014). Enhanced discriminative fear learning of phobia–irrelevant stimuli in spider-fearful individuals. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8:328

    (5) Schneider, S., In-Albon, T., Nuendel, B. &Margraf, J. (2013). Parental Panic Treatment Reduces Children’s Long-Term Psychopathology: A Prospective Longitudinal Study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 82, 346-348.

    (6) Kossowsky, J., Pfaltz, M., Schneider, S., Taeymans, J., Locher, C., Gaab, J. (2013). The separation anxiety hypothesis of panic disorder revisited: a meta-analysis. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 27, 627-34.

    (7) Schneider, S., Blatter-Meunier, J., Herren, C., In-Albon, T., Adornetto C., Meyer, A. & Lavallee, K. (2013). The efficacy of a family-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder in children aged 8-13: A randomized comparison with a general anxiety program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 81, 932-940.

    (8) Bruchmüller, K., Margraf, J. & Schneider, S. (2012). Is ADHD diagnosed in accord with diagnostic criteria? Overdiagnosis and influence of client gender on diagnosis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 1, 128-138.

    (9) Kossowsky, J., Wilhelm, F., Roth, W., Schneider S. (2012). Separation anxiety disorder in children: disorder-specific responses to experimental separation from the mother. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53(2), 178-187.

    (10) Schneider, S., Unnewehr, S., Florin, I. & Margraf, J. (2002). Priming panic interpretations in children of patients with panic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 16, 605-624.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • PhD-Project 9: Investigating social understanding in action contexts: Visual cliff experiments, DFG, 2017

  • Graduiertenschule Situated Cognition – New Concepts in Investigating Core Mental Phenoma, 2017

  • Geduldig warten: Beobachtungslernen von Emotionsregulationsstrategien im frühen Kindesalter, DFG, 2016

  • Extinktionslernen und Exposition bei Angststörungen im Kindesalter: Vorbereitung von Kooperationsprojekten zwischen UCLA und RUB, DFG, 2015

  • Überprüfung von Triple P Online, Schneider, Stiftung für kompetente Elternschaft und Mediation, 2015

  • Aktivierung des Defensivsystems durch interozeptive Empfindungen bei Kindern mit chronischen Schmerzen, DFG, 2015

  • Providing Tools for Effective Care and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Outcomes, Mediators and Moderators of Enhanced Extinction Learning. Subproject: Differential Impact of Parental Participation on Intensified Exposure-Based Psychological Interventions in Anxiety Disorders in Children, BMBF, 2015

  • Psychologische und physiologische Auswirkungen von Exposition mit Massenmedien bei jungen Frauen – die Rolle moderierender Faktoren, DFG, 2014

  • Exposure therapy outcome in specific phobia: the significance of extinktion learning and stress system activity, DFG, 2014

  • Baby Triple P, Machbarkeit und Effektivität eines Programms zur Frühförderung psychischer Gesundheit, RUB, 2012

  • Clinical implications of extinction learning and renewal in specific phobia, DFG, 2012

  • Der Einfluss von Schlaf auf das deklarative Gedächtnis im ersten Lebensjahr, DFG, 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Research Council of the University Alliance Ruhr, UA Ruhr (2014-)

    Member of the Commission Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs, 2013-)

    President of the German Federal Association for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Therapy (BVKJ) (2012-)

    Member of the Management Team of Postgraduate Program of Psychotherapy (PSP), University of Basel (2002-2013)

    Vice-President of the Swiss Society for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2009-2010)

    President of the Academy of Behavioral Therapy in Children, Adolescents and Families at the Universities of Basel, Fribourg and Zurich (AVKJ, 2008-2010)

Additional qualifications

  • Recognition as psychotherapist by the Health Department of Basel, Switzerland, 2000

  • State approbation as psychotherapist in Germany, 1999

  • Recognition as psychotherapist by the German Union of Psychotherapists (Deutscher Psychotherapeutenverband, DPTV), 1996

  • Recognition as clinical psychologist and as supervisor by the German Professional Association for Psychology (Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologen, BDP), 1995

  • Recognition as supervisor for behaviour therapy by the German Physicians Association (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, KBV), 1994

  • Recognition as behaviour therapist by the German Physicians Association (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, KBV), 1992


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