Prof. Dr. Charlotte Wittekind

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
2017 - present Senior researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2015 - 2017 Postdoc position, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, LMU Munich, Germany
2013 - 2015 Research psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2010 - 2015 Postgraduate professional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Hamburg, Germany
2010 - 2014 Ph.D. dissertation on information processing of trauma-related stimuli in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in refugees and their offspring, University of Hamburg, Germany
2007 - 2008 Clinical internship, Anxiety and Related Disorders Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2003 - 2009 M.Sc. in psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany
2003 Research internship, Lab of Motivational Psychology,
New York University, United States

Research interests

  • cognitive interventions
  • cognitive biases
  • information processing in psychopathology
  • imagery resripting

Selected independent research funding

Curriculum Vitae
2010 - 2012 Ph.D. scholarship from the University of Hamburg, Germany

Selected Publications

Wittekind, C. E., Jelinek, L., Kleim, B., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S. & Berna, F. (2017). Age effect on autobiographical memory specificity: A study on autobiographical memory specificity in elderly survivors of childhood trauma. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 247-253.

Wittekind, C. E., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S. & Jelinek, L. (in press). Investigation of implicit avoidance of displacement-related stimuli in offspring of trauma exposed, forcibly-displaced individuals. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 47, 21-28.

Wittekind, C. E., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S. & Jelinek, L. (2017). Performance in a blocked versus randomized emotional Stroop task in an aged, early traumatized group with and without posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 35-43.

Wittekind, C. E., Jelinek, L., Moritz, S., Muhtz, C. & Berna, F. (2016). Autobiographical memory in adult offspring of traumatized parents with and without posttraumatic stress symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 242, 311-314.

Wittekind, C. E., Behmer, F., Muhtz, C., Fritzsche, A., Moritz, S. & Jelinek, L. (2015). Investigation of automatic avoidance in displaced individuals with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychiatry Research, 228, 887-893.

Wittekind, C. E., Feist, A., Schneider, B. C., Moritz, S. & Fritzsche, A. (2015). The Approach-Avoidance Task as a self-help intervention in cigarette smoking: A pilot study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 115-120.

Wittekind, C. E., Muhtz, C., Jelinek, L. & Moritz, S. (2015). Depression, not PTSD, is associated with attentional biases for emotional visual cues in early traumatized individuals with PTSD. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1474.

Wittekind, C. E., Terfehr, K., Otte, C., Jelinek, L., Hinkelmann, K., & Moritz, S. (2014). Mood-congruent memory in depression—The influence of personal relevance and emotional context. Psychiatry Research, 215, 606–613.

Wittekind, C. E., Jelinek, L., Kellner, M., Moritz, S., & Muhtz, C. (2010). Intergenerational transmission of biased information processing in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following displacement after World War II. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 953–957.