Prof. Dr. Julian Schmitz

Child and adolescent psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Room 152 (Staircase E)

Consultation hour during the wintersemester: Wednesday 5 -6 p.m. (please register in the secretariat first)

E-Mail: julian.schmitz(at)uni-leipzig.de

Curriculum Vitae

Functions and positions

Clinical training

Publications

External funding, projects and awards

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since summer semester 2016

Professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Department of Psychology | Leipzig University

2015 - 2016

Clinical Psychologist
Outpatient Clinic | Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | Urban Hospital Holweide, Cologne

2013 - 2014

Clinical Psychologist
Outpatient Clinic | Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | University Medical Center Freiburg

2012 - 2014

Post-Doc
Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy | Freiburg University

2012

Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology
Freiburg University
Supported through a Ph.D. grant by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)

2011

Research Fellow
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) | Freiburg University

2008 -2012

Research Fellow and Post-Graduate Research Assistant
Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy | Freiburg University

2002 - 2008

Diploma in Psychology
Marburg University || Freiburg University
Topic of Diploma thesis: Post-event Processing in Children with Social Phobia

Functions and positions

Head of the university outpatient clinic for children and adolescents

Vice Chairman of the University Ethics Advisory Board

Appellant

Board member and founding member of the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development (LFE)

Confidential Lecturer of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Clinical training


Training as child and adolescent psychotherapist in behavior therapy at the Freiburg training institute FAKIP and at AKIP in Cologne (2011 - 2017)

Training as a Triple P and Triple P Teen Group Trainer - Positive Education Program for Parents (2013)

Practical work as a psychologist in training at the University Hospital Freiburg - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - in the outpatient, acute care and day clinic areas (2012 - 2013)

Supervisor for the Nightline Freiburg - Student Counselling Telephone (2008 - 2014)

Training in client-centered consulting according to the guidelines of the German Association for Conversational Psychotherapy (GWG; 2006 - 2008)


Publications

Reviewer

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Biological Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, PLOS One, Pharmacopsychiatry, JMED Research, Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognition and Emotion, Development and Psychopathology, Psychiatry Research, Anxiety Stress and Coping, Frontiers in Psychology, Emotion

Submitted/in revision

Keil, V., Usberg, A., Blechert, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Schmitz, J. (submitted). Reappraising threatening faces in children: electrocortical effects are modulated by children's age and gender but not by clinical anxiety.

Runge, R., Nesterko, Y, Schmitz, J. & Glaesmer, H. (submitted). Explaining emotional and behavioural problems in immigrant children: the role of general risk factors and immigration-related characteristics.

Asbrand, J.*, Schmitz, J.*, Nitschke, K., Heinrichs, N. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (submitted). Post-event processing: New insights into daily course and CBT-treatment effects in children with social anxiety disorder.*shared first authorship

Keil, V., Hepach, R., Vierrath, S., Caffier, D., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Klein, C., & Schmitz, J. (in revision). Children with social anxiety disorder show blunted autonomic reactivity and altered eye contact processing in response to emotional faces: Insights from pupillometry and eye movements. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

2018

Huber, L., Plötner, M. & Schmitz, J. (in press). Social competence and early childhood psychopathology - a systematic review. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. IF: 3.2

Keil, V., Usberg, A., Blechert, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Schmitz, J. (in press). Facial gender but not emotion distinguishes neural responses of 10- to 13-year old children with social anxiety disorder from healthy and clinical controls. Biological Psychology. IF: 3.0

Knappe, S., Hermann, J., Schepper, F. & Schmitz, J. (in press). Psychische Störungen des Kindes- und Jugendalters. In: H.-U. Wittchen & J. Hoyer (Hrsg) Lehrbuch Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. 3. Auflage. Heidelberg: Springer.

Schmitz, J. & Hoyer, J. (in press). Soziale Angststörung. In: G. Sartory (Hrsg.). Handbuch Klinische Psychologie. Springer NachschlageWissen.

2017

Schweizer, T., Schmitz, J., Plempe, L., Sun, D., Becker-Asano, C., Leonhard, R. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (in press). The impact of pre-existing anxiety on affective and cognitive processing of a Virtual Reality analogue trauma . PLOS ONE, 12(12). IF: 3.5

Keil, V., Asbrand, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Schmitz, J. (2017). Children with social anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders show similar deficits in habitual emotion regulation: Evidence for a transdiagnostic phenomenon. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 26(7), 749 – 757. IF: 3.2

Tahmouresi, N., Schmitz, J., Bender, C. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2017). Impact of culture on parenting and psychopathology in children: A comparative study between Iran and Germany. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, 11(1). IF: 0.5

Esser, G., Hänsch-Oelgart, S. & Schmitz, J. (2017). Testrezension CBCL/6-18R, TRF/6-18R, YSR/11-18R. Psychologische Rundschau. IF: 1.1

Asbrand, J., Hudson, J., Schmitz, J. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2017). Maternal Parenting and Child Behaviour: An Observational Study of Childhood Social Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(4), 562 – 575. IF:2.3

Asbrand, J., Blechert, J., Nitschke, K., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Schmitz, J. (2017). Aroused at home: basic autonomic regulation during orthostatic and physical activation is altered in children with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(1), 143 -155. IF: 3.6

Breuninger, C., Slama, D., Krämer, M., Schmitz, J. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2017). Psychophysiological reactivity, interoception and emotion regulation in agoraphobic patients during virtual reality anxiety induction. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41(2), 193 - 205 IF:2.3

2014

Asbrand, J., Krämer, M., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Schmitz, J. (2014). Der Einfluss von situativer Angst auf die Soziale Performanz und Selbstbewertung von Kindern mit sozialen Ängsten. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 43(2), 83-91. IF: 0.3

Blechert, J., Naumann, E., Schmitz, J., Herbert, B. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2014). The hedonics of chocolate craving: eyeblink startle reveals appetitive and defensive response systems during selective chocolate deprivation. PLOS One, 9(1). IF: 3.5

Chen, F., Schmitz, J., Domes, G., Tuschen-Caffier, B. & Heinrichs, M. (2014). Effects of acute social stress on emotion processing in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40(1), 91-95. IF: 4.7

Tahmouresi, N., Bender, C., Schmitz, J., Baleshzar, A. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2014). Emotion regulation and psychopathology in school-children: similarities and differences in a cross-cultural study. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5(1), 52-60. IF: 2.0

Siess, J., Blechert, J. & Schmitz, J. (2014). Psychophysiological arousal and biased perception of bodily anxiety symptoms in socially anxious children and adolescents - a systematic review. Journal of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(3), 127-142. IF: 3.2

2013

Schmitz, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Wilhelm, F. H. & Blechert, J. (2013). Taking a closer look: Autonomic dysregulation in socially anxious children. Journal of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (10), 631-640. IF: 3.2

2012

Scheel, C., Kleim, B., Schmitz, J., Becker-Assano, C., Sun, D., Nebel, B. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2012). Psychophysiologische Belastungsreaktivität nach einem simulierten Brand in einer Parkgarage. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 41(3), 180-189. IF: 0.3

Schmitz, J., Scheel, C., Rigon, A., Gross, J. & Blechert, J. (2012). You don’t like me, do you? Enhanced ERP responses to averted eye-gaze in social anxiety. Biological Psychology, 91(2), 263-269. IF: 3.0

Schäfer, J., Schmitz, J. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2012). Hat das kognitive Modell von Clark und Wells zur sozialen Phobie Erklärungskraft für das Kindesalter? Ein Literaturüberblick. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 41(1), 9-18. IF: 0.3

Schmitz, J., Blechert, J., Krämer, M., Asbrand, J. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2012). Biased perception and interpretation of bodily anxiety symptoms in childhood social anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(1), 92-102. IF: 4.3

Krämer, M., Seefeld, W., Heinrichs, N., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Schmitz, J., Wolf, O., & Blechert, J. (2012). Subjective, autonomic, and endocrine reactivity during social stress in children with social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40(1), 95-104. IF: 3.6

2011

Schmitz, J., Krämer, M. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2011). Negative post-event processing and decreased self-appraisals of performance following social stress in childhood social anxiety: an experimental study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(11), 789-795. IF: 4.0

Krämer, M., Schmitz, J., Heinrichs, N. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2011). Self-evaluation, social and cognitive performance in children with social phobia. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(4), 586-600. IF: 1.4

Schmitz, J., Krämer, M., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Heinrichs, N. & Blechert, J. (2011). Restricted autonomic flexibility in children with social phobia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52(11), 1203-1211. IF: 6.2

2010

Schmitz, J., Krämer, M., Blechert, J. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2010). Post-event processing in children with social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38(7), 911-919. IF: 3.6

Schmitz, D., Schmitz, J., Guski, R. & Kalenka, A. (2010). Perimortale Spermien­­­entnahme bei komatösen Intensivpatienten. Medikolegale, psychologische und ethische Aspekte. Der Anaesthesist, 58(2), 144-148. IF:1.0

External funding, projects and awards


Recruitment centre within the BMBF project Children Of Mentally
Ill Parents at Risk Evaluation (COMPARE) together with Prof. Dr.
Cornelia Exner (2019 - 2022); 90.000€

DFG project "Social anxiety disorder in childhood and adolescence: Attentional, neurophysiological and cognitive correlates of emotional reactivity and emotional regulation. DFG SCHM 3056/2-2; together with Prof. Tuschen-Caffier University of Freiburg (2019-2022); 316.800€

DFG project "Emotional regulation and social phobia in childhood: The role of attention processes and cognitive-behavioral regulation. DFG SCHM 3056/2-1; Schmitz & Tuschen-Caffier (2014-2017); 178.697€

Awarded the Academics Prize "Young Scientist of the Year 2012" by Zeit Magazin and the German Association of Universities

Doctoral scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (2009-2012); 41,400€

Funding of an EEG pilot study deficits in the perception of physical anxiety symptoms in children with social anxiety disorder by the scientific society Freiburg (2011); 5.000€


last update: 04.02.2020 

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