Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Psychological Psychotherapist (CBT)

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Professor (W3)

Grazer Str. 6, room 3351
28359 Bremen
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+49 421 - 218 68540
Consultation hour: by appointment

Scopus Author ID: 6602744374
ORCID-iD: 0.000002-8301-5798

since January 2019Professorship for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Bremen
2012-2018 University professor (W3) for clinical psychology and psychotherapy at the TU Braunschweig
As well as head of the university outpatient clinic for adults, adolescents, children and their families and the postgraduate studies in psychological psychotherapy (WSPP) and child and adolescent psychotherapy (WSKJP) at the TU Braunschweig
2007-2012 University professor (W3) for clinical child and adolescent psychology and psychotherapy at the University of Bielefeld as well as foundation and management of the university outpatient clinic for children and adolescents (HaKiJu) at the University of Bielefeld
2003-2007 Junior Professorship in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Diagnostics at the TU Braunschweig
December 2001Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)
Dissertation topic: Information Processing in Social Anxiety and Social Phobia
1998-2000 Research Associate, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Boston University, MA, USA (Head: Prof. David H. Barlow)
1992-1998 Studied psychology at the Philipps University in Marburg
  • Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT;
    since 2005 Association for the Advancement of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, ABCT )
  • German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
  • Chamber of Psychotherapists Lower Saxony
  • Psychotherapist Chamber Bremen
  • German Society for Behavioral Medicine and behavior modification (DGVM)
  • German University Association
  • Association for advice to families, parents and young people e.V. (BEJ) Braunschweig
  • European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT)
  • Freiburg stress prevention training for couples (FSPT; now PaarLife), Prof. Dr. Guy Bodenmann
  • A partnership-based learning program - trainer (EPL, Prof. Dr. Kurt Hahlweg)
Children and Family  
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) basic course (children and adults; second course focusing on refugees)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - Triple P
2013 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry)
2010 Time for teaching - price for an innovative seminar idea as part of the BSc. Degree course in psychology at Bielefeld University (together with Prof. Dr. Arnold Lohaus)
2007 First Poster price at the workshop congress for clinical psychology and psychotherapy in Tübingen: Enno Maass, Kurt Hahlweg, Nina Heinrichs et al .: Media consumption in primary school age: consequences for (emotional) development
2006 Helmut Wölte Prize for Psycho-Oncology (awarded by the German Working Group Psychosocial Oncology, dapo e.v.)
2005 First Poster price at the workshop congress for clinical psychology and psychotherapy in Dresden Anja Grocholewski, Nina Heinrichs, Angelika Lingnau: appearance counts! Selective attention to imagined ugliness in the facial area
2002 Award for the best young German scientist in clinical psychology (awarded by the clinical psychology section of the German Psychological Society)

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Behavioral therapy with children and adolescents
  • Appointed Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Editor / Editorial Board member


  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry: A journal of experimental psychopathology
  • Editorial Board Member für die Zeitschrift Verhaltenstherapie
  • Editorial Board Member für Psychometrikon (Open Access; siehe;)