Deutsch Intern
    Department of Psychology I - Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology
    and Psychotherapy

    Pittig Andre, Prof. Dr.

    Prof. Dr. Andre Pittig

    E-Mail andre.pittig@fau.de
    Office hours according to agreement
    Website Junior Research Group "Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Health"

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    Curriculum Vitae

    since 2021 Head of Translationale Psychotherapie an der
    since 2018 Head of Early Career Research Group "Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Health", Department of Psychology I, University of Würzburg, Germany
    2015 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherpy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Coordinator of the BMBF-funded research consortium "Providing Tools for Effective Care and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders" (PROTECT-AD; PI: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen)
    2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chair of Clinical and Biological Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mannheim, Germany
    2009 - 2013 PhD student and dissertation (Dr./ PhD in Psychology), Chair of Clinical and Biological Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mannheim, Germany (Prof. Dr. Georg W. Alpers)
    2009 - 2011 Research Associate, Anxiety Disorders and Depression Research Center (Prof. Dr. Michelle G. Craske), University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    2008 Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.; Master equivalent), Graduation with Honors, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany

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    Clinical-Psychological Experience and License for Psychotherapy

    2016 - 2018 Coordinator of the specialized unit for anxiety disorders of the outpatient and day clinic for psychotherapy at the Technical University of Dresden (IAP-TUD)
    2017 Licensed psychological psychotherapist [Approbation] (behavioral therapies; Postgraduate training at the Center for Psychological Psychotherapy Mannheim/ Heidelberg, IAP-TUD Dresden; Germany)
    2012 - 2013 Internship as psychological psychotherapist at the psychiatric day-clinic of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    2011 - 2012 Internship as psychological psychotherapist at the psychological outpatient clinic of the Otto-Selz-Institute, Mannheim, Germany
    2007 - 2008 Internship at the Christoph-Dornier-Foundation for Clinical Psychology, Bielefeld, Germany

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    Awards, Prizes, Scholarships

    2016 Associate Editorial Board Membership Award, awarded to outstanding early career researchers of the international journal Behavior Research and Therapy
    2014 Advancement Award for Outstanding Young Researchers awarded by the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Section of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
    2010 - 2012 Scholarship for PhD students sponsored by the German National Academic Foundation [Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes]
    2009 - 2010 Scholarship for PhD students for research stay at the University of California, Los Angeles (USA) sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD [Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst]

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    Research Foci

    • Mechanisms, psychopathology, and modification of approach-avoidance decision conflicts
    • Acquisition and extinction of fear and avoidance in fear, anxiety, and related disorders
    • Experimental psychopathology and psychotherapy and translation into psychotherapeutic interventions
    • Optimizing and dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapy
    • Major methods in laboratory and naturalistic/ambulatory settings:
      - Behavioral measures, e.g., experimental decision-making and reaction time tasks, behavioral
      - Psychphysiological measures, e.g., skin conductance, electrocardiogram, electromyogram (eye
        blink startle, musculus corrugator and zygomaticus), eye tracking
      - Subjective-verbal measures, e.g., questionaire development, ecological momentary
      - Varius laboratory paradigms, e.g., approach-avoidance tasks, decision-making tasks, human
        fear condictioning, gambling tasks, attentional bias tasks, in-vivo stress challenge tasks, etc.
      - Randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) and dissemination studies