Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt

Leiterin der Abteilung Klinische Psychologie des Kindes- und Jugendalters

+41 31 684 82 63
Postal Address
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern

Lectures and (Pro)Seminars

Springsemester 2022 (FS22)

Lecture: Klinische Psychologie des Kindes- und Jugendalters

Proseminar: Prävention und Förderung der psychischen Gesundheit bei Kindern, Jugendlichen und Familien

A list of all publications can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae
Employment History
2021 – present Professor for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Divison of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
University of Bern, CH.
2018 – 2021 Assistant Professor with tenure track for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
University of Bern, CH.
2016 – 2018 Senior researcher, group leader of section for psychotherapy research, deputy-head (10/2017–07/2018) and interim vice-head (03/2016–09/2017) of the research department
University Hospital of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Bern, CH.
2016 – 2018 Visiting researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy  | Head: Prof. S. Ruhrmann
University of Cologne, Cologne, DE.
2016 International short visit at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health | Prof. B. Nelson
University of Melbourne, AUS
2013 – 2016 Postdoctoral researcher, University Hospital of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy | Prof. B.G. Schimmelmann
Bern, CH.
2011 – 2018 Clinical psychologist at the “Early Recognition and Intervention Center for mental crisis” (FETZ Bern)
Bern, CH
2010 – 2011 Clinical psychologist at the in- and outpatient wards for psychotic and affective disorders
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Bern, CH.
2010 Visiting researcher at the University of San Antonio, USA | Prof. D. Velligan |
University of San Diego, USA | Prof. E. Twamley |
University of Los Angeles, USA | Prof. M.F. Green & Prof. R. Kern |
University of San Francisco, USA | Prof. S. Vinogradov |
Yale University School of Medicine, USA | Prof. M. Bell
2009 – 2013 Research fellow, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bern, CH | Working group: Therapy Research, Prof. V. Roder.
06/2015 – 09/2018 Advanced postgraduate psychotherapy training for children/adolescents |
Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Fakip)
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg i.Br., DE.
06/2009 – 03/2013 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy | Faculty of Human Sciences | Title: Neurocognition, social cognition, and functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia. Evaluation of mediation models and integrated cognitive remediation therapy approaches
University of Bern, CH
09/2010 – 06/2014 Postgraduate training at the ‘Academy for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Methods’ (AIM)
Bern/Basel/Zurich, CH.
09/2003 – 04/2009 Diploma (equivalent to Master) in Psychology
Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, DE.
03/2006 – 09/2007 Studies of Psychiatry (Minor subject)
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, DE.
08/2005 – 02/2006 Studies of Clinical, Health, and Forensic Psychology (Erasmus)
University of Leeds, GB.

Membership in boards and scientific reviewing activities

Editorial board: Frontiers in Psychiatry (since 01/2019).

Scientific reviewer for research funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland); The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw, Netherlands).

Member of Regional Scientific Support Group, World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, June 2019, Berlin, DE.

Ad hoc reviewer for scientific journals: Archives of General Psychiatry/JAMA Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, European Psychiatry, Frontiers in Psychiatry/Psychology, International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Trauma and Treatment, Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychiatry Research, Psychology Research and Behavior Management, Psychological Medicine, Psychopathology, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, The Lancet Psychiatry, Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie.


Active memberships in scientific societies

  • Swiss Early Psychosis Project (SWEPP, board member)
  • Association of Behavioural Modification, Switzerland (AVM; board member)
  • European Association of European Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT, delegate for Clinical Psychology in Children and Adolescents)
  • Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP, delegate)
  • European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT, delegate)
  • International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA, member)
  • International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH, member)