Datum: 17.08.2022

Prof. Dr. habil. Brigitte Ramsauer

Professor for Clinical Psychology

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After studying psychology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Vienna, Brigitte Ramsauer received her doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. As a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), she earned her doctorate in the context of the emotional attitude (Expressed Emotion) at the Heidelberg Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as part of the Research Training Group Clinical Emotion Research of the University of Heidelberg and Saarland University, Saarbrücken. a relative of schizophrenic ill adolescents. She received the »Young Scientist Award for Early Prevention Research in Schizophrenia« under the VI. International Symposium on Schizophrenia in Bern (2000). This was followed by a one-year clinical activity at the Center for Social Psychiatry Bergstraße in Heppenheim. Subsequently, Brigitte Ramsauer worked as a research associate at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. There she conducted research projects on the communication behavior of adolescents with psychosis as well as on bonding, development and mother-child treatment in the case of a parent's mental illness as a third-party funded project and prepared her cumulative habilitation. In 2016 she was awarded the teaching license (Venia legendi) for the subject of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and she was appointed private teacher by the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg. Afterwards Brigitte Ramsauer continued her scientific, clinical and teaching activities at the University Hospital Münster and in the local clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics. In 2018 she worked as a substitute professor of psychology with a focus on neurocognitive development and behavioral regulation at the University of Wuppertal. Since the winter semester of 2019/20 she has held the professorship for clinical psychology and since 2020/21 winter semester Ms. Ramsauer has been appointed professor for medical psychology in human medicine degree program of the Faculty of Human Medicine at the Medical School Hamburg.

Teaching Activities

Prof. Dr. habil. Brigitte Ramsauer has taught at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf since 2002 and at the University Hospital Münster from 2015 to 2019 the departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology for Bachelor and Master Students as well as PhD Students in Psychology and doctors in specialist training. This includes the supervision of scientific qualification work. As a juror, she was involved in selection interviews for the selection of applicants for studies (Hamburg: HAM-Int; Münster: Münster University Study Ability Test) and in the organization and further development of the IMED Integrated Medical Model Study Program at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. As a substitute professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wuppertal, she taught neurocognitive development and behavioral regulation. Brigitte Ramsauer teaches Medical Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the Medical School Hamburg.

Research Interests

  • Clinical diagnostics in toddler and preschool age
  • Emotion regulation in childhood and adolescence and its predictive valence for mental disorders in childhood and adulthood
  • Psychoses with onset in adolescence and postpartum psychoses
  • Validation of parent-child interaction (dyadic, triadic) in the context of parent-child treatment and parent psychopathology
  • Clinical attachment and psychotherapy research in childhood and adulthood
  • The evaluation of the Circle of Security ™ intervention for parents