Short CV/Education and training

Education and training

  • 1989 – 1995
    Studied clinical psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 1997 – 1999
    Dissertation, Ph.D., University of Basel

  • 2000 – 2006
    Cumulative Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in clinical psychology, University of Basel; also awarded the venia docendi (authorisation to teach) in psychology, University of Basel

Qualifications and postgraduate continuing education in psychotherapy, psychotherapy practice

  • 1996 – 2000
    Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy with a focus on the cognitive-behavioural and on the interpersonal, University of Basel

  • 2002
    Authorisation to practice in the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

  • 2003
    Specialist title "Psychotherapist" (analogous to the German Approbation or physician's licence) awarded by the FSP (Federation of Swiss Psychologists)

  • 2006 – 2008
    Member of the Psychotherapy Commission of the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the Canton of Basel-Landschaft

  • since 2007
    Supervisory qualification, accredited by the FSP (Federation of Swiss Psychologists)

  • 2002 – 2009
    Member of the training team, individual and group supervision, teaching therapist for the subject eating disorders and obesity within the framework of the course of study toward the Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy with a focus on cognitive-behavioural therapy at the University of Basel

  • 2009 – 2012
    Head of the directorate for the postgraduate psychotherapy training programme in cognitive behavioural therapy at the University of Lausanne and at the University of Fribourg (Certificat méthodes d'intervention comportementale et cognitive)

  • 2010
    Authorisation to practice in the Canton of Vaud

  • 2011
    Authorisation to practice in the Canton of Fribourg

  • 2011
    Member of the scientific advisory committee to the Psychotherapy Centre in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zurich

  • 2011
    Head of the Centre for Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychology, Institute for Family Research and Counselling at the University of Fribourg

  • 2012 – 2009
    Member of the directorate / supervisor of the Academy of Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents (AVKJ), University of Fribourg and University of Zurich

  • 2012
    Member of the scientific advisory committee for the postgraduate continuing education programme in psychotherapy with a focus on cognitive-behavioural therapy and behavioural medicine at the University of Zurich (director: Prof. U. Ehlert)

Career

  • 1995 – 1996
    Assistant in psychodiagnostics and counselling at the Berufliche Abklärungsstelle BEFAS, Bürgerspital Basel, Switzerland

  • 1996
    Psychologist (postgraduate status), Child and Adolescent Psychology Services, Aargau, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 1998
    Psychotherapist, Sleep Medicine Clinic, Aargau

  • 1998 – 1999
    Principal Investigator, development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioural therapy programme for obesity, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital Basel

  • 1999 – 2009
    Senior assistant in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

  • 2002 – 2003
    Interim Chair in clinical psychology and psychotherapy for Prof. J. Margraf, University of Basel (in collaboration with PD Dr. T. Michael)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Interim Chair in clinical psychology and psychotherapy for Prof. J. Margraf, University of Basel

  • 2006
    Visiting researcher at the Clinical and Health Psychology Research Centre, London School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University (Prof. Dr. C. Vögele)

  • 2008 – 2012
    Member of the scientific advisory committee to the Meissenberg Psychiatric Clinic in Zug, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2011
    Full professor of clinical child and adolescent psychology in the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne

  • 2011
    Full professor of clinical psychology and psychotherapy in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • since 2012
    Member of the directorate and president of the council of the Institute for Family Research and Counselling, University of Fribourg

  • 2012 – 2013
    Ad hoc research councillor for Division I (Humanities and Social Sciences) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

  • since 2013
    Permanent member of the committee on SNF professorships, the evaluation committees for Ambizione and Mobility grants from Division I, and the Specialized Committee for Interdisciplinary Research (FA-ID) of the SNF

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • "Relationship of stress and physical activity with psychological and physiological health in young children" (Proposal submitted by PD Dr. J. Puder; head of the project "Relationship of stress and PA with psychological well-being in young children", CHF 450,000), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF); SNF-no.-CRSII3_147673/1, 2013 – 2016

  • "Psychological and physiological consequences of exposure to mass media in young women", funded by the SNF; lead agency project, lead. SNF-no. 1000014L_149416/1 (CHF 330,000)/ German Research Foundation (DFG), 2013 – 2016

  • "Psychological and physiological consequences of exposure to the thin ideal promoted by mass media in ED patients", funded by the Swiss Anorexia Nervosa Foundation, 2013 – 2014

  • Pilot study "Insomnia: Its prevalence in the general population of Switzerland, diagnostic identification and dissemination of evidence-based treatment", funded by the Faculty Research Funding Programme (FAF), March to August 2012

  • Pilot study "Psychological and physiological consequences of media exposure in young women", funded by the FAF, December 2011-June 2012

  • "CBT in leadership" in collaboration with Prof. John Antonakis (University of Lausanne) and Prof. Ulrike Ehlert (University of Zurich) with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF no.: 2001_10401), 2011 – 2014

  • "Binge Eating Disorder in Children" in collaboration with Prof. A. Hilbert (University of Fribourg) with funding from the SNF (SNF no.: 100014_132045), 2011 – 2014

  • "Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) for Substance Dependence" with funding from the Freie Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG; "Free Academic Association"), Basel, 2007

  • "Training for obese children and their parents (TAKE)" with funding from the SNF (SNF no.: 3251-067078), 2001 – 2003

  • "Training for obese children and their parents (TAKE)" with funding from the Freie Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), Basel, 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Member of the ethics committee of the Department of Psychology, since 2012

  • President of the council of the Institute for Family Research and Counselling, since 2012

  • Member of the faculty council of the Faculty of Arts, since 2011

  • Member of the council and the directorate for the Department of Psychology, since 2011

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • President of the ethics committee of the Institute of Psychology, 2011

  • Member of the self-evaluation committee of the Institute of Psychology, 2010

  • Member of the Faculty Assembly, 2010-2011

  • Member of the teaching committee of the Institute of Psychology

    University of Basel, 2009-2011

  • Member of the Faculty Assembly, 1999 – 2005

Editorial positions

  • Co-Editor of the Swiss Journal of Psychology (Editors: Fred Mast, Adrian Bangerter)

  • Advisory board for the journal Verhaltenstherapie

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