Faculty of Psychology
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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D-44787 Bochum

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Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
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Curriculum Vitae

Current and Previous Academic Positions Zum Seitenanfang

Seit 08.2010 University Professorship for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Director of the Mental Health Research and Treatment Center (MHRTC), Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2014 - 2017 Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum
2013 - 2014 Vice Dean the Faculty of Psychology, 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
2001 - 2003 Personal support from the Swiss National Science Foundation within the framework of  the Marie-Heim-Vögtlin programme
1998 - 2001 Scholarship for habilitation thesis (“Habilitationsstipendium”) by the German Research Foundation
1993 - 1997 Initiation and direction of the Dresden Institute of the Christoph-Dornier-Foundation for Clinical Psychology (psychotherapy outpatient clinic)
Since 1989 Instructor/ supervisor for postgraduate clinical training for psychologists /physicians


Education and Psychotherapy Qualifications Zum Seitenanfang

2002 Habilitation, Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig (Germany)
1998 „Fachkundenachweis“, Certification for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents
1992 Doctor of Science, Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany), summa cum laude
1989 Certification „Psychologischer Psychotherapeut“
1987 Graduate Degree in Psychology (“Diplom”)


Positions in Professional Societies and Institutions

Since 2018 Spokeswoman for the Section of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
Since 2018 Member of the Scientific Board Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Since 2016 Member of the Scientific Board Leipzig Research Center of Early Child Development (LFE)
Since 2014 Member of the Research Council of the University Alliance Ruhr, UA Ruhr
Since 2013 Member of the Commission Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs)
2012 - 2018 President of the German Federal Association for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Therapy (BVKJ)
2001 - 2013 Member of the Management Team of Postgraduate Program of Psychotherapy (PSP), University of Basel
2009 - 2010 Vice-President of the Swiss Society for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
2008 - 2010 President of the Academy of Behavioral Therapy in Children, Adolescents and Families at the Universities of Basel, Fribourg and Zurich (AVKJ)


Honors and Awards

2015 - 2016 Visiting Professor at Anxiety and Depression Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2009 - 2010 Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
2003 - 2010 Honorary Pofessorship at the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies, University of Surrey Roehampton, U.K.
2003 - 2006 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)-Professorship for Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland
1998 - 2001 Habilitation grant from the German Research Foundation
1994 Prize from the Educational Foundation Cassianeum for the dissertation "Psychological Transmission of Panic Disorders
1994 Award for an outstanding dissertation at the Philipps-University, Marburg


Research Projects (last 5 years) Zum Seitenanfang

2019 Additional Funding: Differential Impact of Parental Participation on Intensified Exposure-Based Psychological Interventions in Anxiety Disorders in Children. Schneider, BMBF: 01EE1402C
2019 Preventing maltreatment and promoting mental health in children of mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), ProChild. Renneberg, Schneider, Heinrichts, Kumsta, Urban-Stahl

Subproject: Emotion regulation and mental health in infants and epigenetic mechanisms of the effects of parent training on socio-emotional functioning in young children of mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder. Schneider, Kumsta. BMBF: 01KR1805B
2019 Improving mental health in refugee families with young children, Improve-MH
Subproject: Improving mental health of refugee parents and their children – a primary care RCT. Research Network on the mental health of refugees. Schneider, BMBF: 01EF1801A
2017 Collaborative Research Center SFB 1280 "Extinction learning" (Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün, Biopsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Partprojekt A16 Early extinction and the developing brain: a neurodevelopmental approach, Schneider & Weigelt, SFB 1280.
2017 DFG-Graduiertenkolleg  Situated Cognition – New Concepts in Investigating Core Mental Phenoma, Newen, Stephan, Schlicht, Werning, Güntürkün, Schneider, Walter, Kompa, König, Müller, PhD-Project 9: Investigating social understanding in action contexts: Visual cliff experiments, Schneider, DFG GRK 2185/1 - 2017.
2016 Wait and See: Observational learning of emotion regulation strategies in toddlers, Schneider, DFG: 415/8-1.
2015 Extinction learning and exposition in anxiety disorders in childhood: Preparation of cooperation projects between UCLA and RUB. Schneider, DFG: SCHN 415/7-1
2015 Review of Triple P Online. Schneider, Foundation for Competent Parenthood and Mediation
2015 Defence response mobilization via interoceptive sensations in children with chronic pain . Hechler & Schneider, DFG: SCHN 415/5-1
2015 Providing Tools for Effective Care and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders : Outcomes, Mediators and Moderators of Enhanced Extinction Learning, Wittchen, Arolt,Schneider, Hamm, Kircher, Deckert, Ströhle, Hoyer, Subproject: Differential Impact of Parental Participation on Intensified Exposure - Based Psychological Interventions in Anxiety Disorders in Children. Schneider&Margraf, BMBF: 01EE1402C
2014 Psychological and Physiological Consequences of Exposure to Mass Media in Young Women. Schneider, DFG: SCHN 415/4-1.
2014 Exposure therapy outcome in specific phobia: the significance of extinction learning and stress system activity. Zlomuzica, Schneider, Margraf, DFG Research Unit 1581, P9







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