y teaching philosophy aims to provide practice relevant research and research led practice in order to optimally prepare students for both the scientific and clinical field of psychology.
- Delivery: Delivery encompasses best-practice examples (e.g. working with case studies from my own practical experience) alongside up-to-date and relevant research, using media supported resources.
- Research skills: My students learn the essential skills required for clinical practice and research, from learning how to formulate research questions within seminars to conducting field research with participants. Throughout the research process students learn the importance of empirical work.
- Supervision of dissertations: I have extensive experience of research placements and research colloquiums. I supervised more than 100 theses. In addition, I regularly supervise students using e-mail and groupware, thus enabling close supervision and rapid responses for a comparatively large number of students. I always support further scientific and research output opportunities for students who obtain high quality theses.
- E-teaching and learning: I believe there are many advantages to concepts such as blended learning (campus based learning supported by online learning) and I aim to incorporate such models within my teaching. In particular I aim to promote online knowledge acquisition and the use of virtual forums, where group-based online learning opportunities can help to foster successful social collaboration and cooperation skills.
Main teaching focus
linical Psychology and Psychotherapy (foundations and principles of aetiology, pathogenesis, classification and symptomatology of psychological disorders; treatment modalities that accompany the various aetiological models,
as well as methodological strategies for researching psychological disorders ranging from experimental psychology research methods for behaviourist approaches to individual case studies for psychodynamic research); delivery of the complete
intervention spectrum within clinical psychology with consideration of the various principles (neurobiology, theories of development etc.); the approaches and methods of psychotherapy.