Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Psychologie

Klinische Kinder-
und Jugend Psychologie


Bochumer Fenster

Massenbergstraße 9 - 13

44787 Bochum



+49 234 32 23168



+49 234 32 14435



Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider



Britta Bredenbröcker



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Here you get an overview of the Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr University Bochum.

The international health community is concerned about the mental health status of our young... it is a time bomb that is ticking and, without the right action now, millions of our children growing up will feel the effects“

Dr. Hans Troedsson, 2005, former WHO Director for Child and Adolescent Health

Health is man’s most important good. In the modern world, health is increasingly threatened by mental illness and maladjustment. In industrialised nations, depression, anxiety and additive disorders are the leading causes of disability to and premature mortality. But not only adults are at risk. As many as 30-40 % of children and adolescents exhibit mental illnesses such as hyperactivity, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders or aggressive behavioral abnormalities in the course of their development. We also know that in childhood mental disorders are relative stable and significantly increase the risk of developing a mental disorder in adulthood. These results underlie the importance and need for research and action. It is the more astonishing, that the subject of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is so underrepresented in Germany – as well as internationally. This stands in clear contrast to the fact the main risk period for the development of mental disorders is childhood and adolescence. With the establishment of the Chair for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2010, Ruhr University Bochum has made an important contribution to underlining this highly relevant area of health policy.

Current book publications


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Silvia Schneider in an interview with

 New York Times

Prof.Dr.Silvia Schneider

The FBZ's expert knowledge is always in demand in an international context.



Announcement 2021

Psyche, Kunst und Gesundheit

Dear friends of art,
the application process for the 2021 art prize has started.

We look forward to new exciting applications and great works of art!




Dr. Mar Rus-Calafell
was appointed Professor of Clinical Psychology and Digital Psychotherapy.


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Research Projects 2019

„Improving Mental Health in Refugee Families with Young Children“

Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider



zu den Masterstudiengängen