Curriculum Vitae


Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Christiane Eichenberg

Academic Experience



Gra­duate degree in Psy­cho­logy (Diplom), Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne, Ger­many

09/2001 – 08/2005

Fre­e­lance mem­ber of staff at the Insti­tute for Cli­ni­cal Psy­cho­logy and Psy­cho­the­rapy, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne

07/2002 – 10/2005

Doc­to­ral Scho­lar­ship from the Ger­man Stu­dent Foun­da­tion

09/2005 – 10/2012

Mem­ber of rese­arch staff at the Insti­tute for Cli­ni­cal Psy­cho­logy and Psy­cho­the­rapy, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne


Gra­dua­tion to Dr. phil. at the Depart­ment of Phi­lo­so­phy, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne

03/2007 – 04/2010

Mem­ber of rese­arch staff at the Depart­ment for Medi­cal Psy­cho­logy, Cli­nic and Poly­cli­nic for Psy­cho­so­ma­tics and Psy­cho­the­rapy, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne


Habi­li­ta­tion (post-doctoral qua­li­fi­ca­tion) in Psy­cho­logy, Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Ilmenau, Ger­many

10/2012 – 01/2013

Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Sig­mund Freud Pri­vate Uni­ver­sity, Vienna, Aus­tria

02/2013 – 11/2016 

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor for Cli­ni­cal Psy­cho­logy, Psy­cho­the­rapy and Media at the Sig­mund Freud Pri­vate Uni­ver­sity, Vienna, Aus­tria

12/2016 – cur­rent 

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor and Lea­der of the Insti­tute for Psy­cho­so­ma­tics, Medi­cal Faculty, Sig­mund Freud Pri­vate Uni­ver­sity, Vienna, Aus­tria

Scholarships and Prizes


2002 – 2005

Doc­to­ral Scho­lar­ship from the Ger­man Stu­dent Foun­da­tion


Marianne-Ringler Prize for psy­cho­the­ra­peutic rese­arch


Rese­arch Deve­lop­ment Prize from the City of Vienna

Academic and Professional Development



Semi­nar for exter­nal fun­ding and fun­ding admi­nis­tra­tion, Ger­man Asso­cia­tion of Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sors and Lec­tu­rers


Mid-level faculty repre­sen­ta­tive for the doc­to­ral board, Faculty of Human Sci­en­ces, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne


Mid-level faculty repre­sen­ta­tive for the appoint­ment com­mis­sion, Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne

Honorary Positions


Mem­ber of the selec­tion board for the Ger­man Stu­dent Scho­lar­ship Foun­da­tion

Men­tor at the Uni­ver­sity of Lüne­burg for the Sci­en­ti­fic Qua­li­fi­ca­tion Pathways Pro­gram


Consultancy and Expert Services


For Insti­tu­ti­ons

Mem­ber of the advi­sory board for Online Coun­sel­ling, pro fami­lia

Eva­lua­tion of various pro­jects for the preven­tion and tre­at­ment of (sexual) vio­lence for the UBS Opti­mus Foun­da­tion Zurich, inclu­ding: Child Vic­tim Advo­cate for the Nobody’s Foun­da­tion, War­saw; Child Assault Preven­tion for the Mon­treal Assault Preven­tion Centre, Canada; Safe Hori­zon Child Advo­cacy Centre, New York

Mem­ber of the advi­sory and com­plaints board, The Ger­man Asso­cia­tion for Vol­un­tary Self-Regulation of Digi­tal Media ser­vice pro­vi­ders (FSM e. V.)

Eva­lua­tion of rese­arch pro­po­sals, e.g. for Tech­no­logy Foun­da­tion STW, Nether­lands; Swiss Natio­nal Sci­ence Foun­da­tion (SNF); Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­tion and Rese­arch, Minis­try of Sci­ence, Rese­arch and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

For aca­de­mic jour­nals and Con­fe­ren­ces

Edi­to­rial Board Mem­ber of Jour­nal of Medi­cal Inter­net Rese­arch

Edi­to­rial Board Mem­ber of Advan­ces in Pre­ci­sion Medi­cine

Edi­to­rial Board Mem­ber of Jour­nal of Auto­no­mous Intel­li­gence

Edi­to­rial Board Mem­ber of EC Psy­cho­logy and Psych­ia­try

Edi­to­rial Board Mem­ber of psy­cho­the­ra­pie forum

Review Edi­tor for Fron­tiers in Digi­tal Health and Fron­tiers in Psych­ia­try

Mit­glied des wiss. Bei­rats der Online-Zeitschrift e-beratungsjournal

Mit­glied des wiss. Bei­rats der Zeit­schrift Psy­cho­lo­gie in Öster­reich

Mem­ber of the Inter­na­tio­nal Board of Review­ers for GOR 2010, GOR 2011, GOR 2012, GOR 2013, GOR 2014

Ad hoc consultancy/review ser­vices inclu­ding: Jour­nal of Computer-Mediated Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Jour­nal of Media Psy­cho­logy, Inter­na­tio­nal Psy­cho­ger­iatrics, GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine, Death Stu­dies, Jour­nal of Foren­sic and Legal Medi­cine, Tele­me­di­cine & E-Health; Inter­net Inter­ven­ti­ons, JAMA Psych­ia­try, Com­pu­ters in Human Beha­vior, Games for Health Jour­nal, Advan­ces in Neu­ro­de­ve­lop­men­tal Dis­or­ders, Digi­tal Psy­cho­logy, Zeit­schrift für Gesund­heits­psy­cho­lo­gie, Zeit­schrift für Kli­ni­sche Psy­cho­lo­gie, as well as inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces (e.g. Inter­na­tio­nal and Euro­pean Society for Trau­ma­tic Stress Stu­dies)


Editorial Experience


1996 – cur­rent

Fre­e­lance Aut­hor for various publi­ca­ti­ons (inclu­ding Deut­sches Ärz­te­blatt)

2001 – 2003

Edi­to­rial Assis­tant for the Online-Journal of Psy­cho­t­rau­ma­to­logy, Thieme

2002 – cur­rent

Edi­tor for “Psych­Lin­ker”, cata­lo­gue of anno­ta­ted links for rele­vant psy­cho­logy infor­ma­tion on the Inter­net, Centre for Psy­cho­logy Infor­ma­tion and Docu­men­ta­tion (ZPID)

2003 – 2013

Edi­tor for the Jour­nal of Psy­cho­t­rau­ma­to­logy, Psy­cho­the­ra­peutic Sci­en­ces and Psy­cho­lo­gi­cal Medi­cine (ZPPM), Asan­ger Publi­ca­ti­ons


Psychotherapy Qualification and Experience


2003 – 2011

Online Coun­sel­lor: for trauma, anxiety and obses­sive com­pul­sive dis­or­ders

06/2006 – 03/2007

Employee at the IPFMW trai­ning cli­nic and coun­sel­ling ser­vices for vic­tims of vio­lence and acci­dents, Ger­man Insti­tute for Psy­cho­t­rau­ma­to­logy

09/2007 – 06/2009

Employee at the Ale­xia­ner Hos­pi­tal Centre for Psy­cho­t­rau­ma­to­logy, Kre­feld


Licence to prac­tice as a cer­ti­fied Psy­cho­lo­gi­cal Psy­cho­the­ra­pist (spe­cia­lism: psy­cho­dy­na­mic)


Spe­cia­list Psy­cho­the­ra­pist for psy­cho­dy­na­mic trauma the­rapy (Ger­man Insti­tute for Psy­cho­t­rau­ma­to­logy, Colo­gne)


Lec­tu­rer for Psy­cho­the­rapy, Trauma and Resi­li­ence, ARGE Bil­dungs­ma­nage­ment, Vienna, Aus­tria


Spe­cia­list Psy­cho­the­ra­pist for psy­cho­ana­ly­sis