Prof. Dr. Julian Schmitz

Prof. Dr. Julian Schmitz

Professor

Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie
Städt. Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9, Room Z 018
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35951

Abstract

Julian Schmitz is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist (behavioral therapy), holds a PhD in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and has held the professorship for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology since the summer semester of 2016. In addition, he heads the Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic for Children and Adolescents, which is associated with the Institute. 


At Leipzig University, he also holds the position of vice-chairman of the university ethics advisory board and is an appeals officer. 


In addition, he is a board member and founding member of the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development (LFE) and a trusted lecturer of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. 





Professional career

  • since 04/2016
    Professor (W2) | Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology |Department of Psychology | Leipzig University
  • 04/2015 - 01/2016
    Clinical Psychologist | Outpatient Clinic | Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | Urban Hospital Holweide, Cologne
  • 01/2013 - 12/2014
    Clinical Psychologist | Outpatient Clinic | Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | University Medical Center Freiburg
  • 05/2012 - 10/2014
    Post-Doc | Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy | Freiburg University
  • 11/2008 - 05/2012
    Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology | Freiburg University | Supported through a Ph.D. grant by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)
  • 04/2012 - 10/2013
    Practical work as a psychologist in training | University Hospital Freiburg | Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | outpatient, acute care and day clinic areas
  • 01/2011 - 12/2011
    Research Fellow | Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) | Freiburg University
  • 10/2008 - 05/2012
    Research Fellow and Post-Graduate Research Assistant | Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy | Freiburg University
  • 01/2008 - 12/2016
    Supervisor | Nightline Freiburg - Student Counselling Telephone

Education

  • 01/2013 - 12/2013
    Training as a Triple P and Triple P Teen Group Trainer | Positive Parenting Program
  • 10/2011 - 10/2017
    Training as child and adolescent psychotherapist in behavior therapy | Freiburg training institute FAKIP || AKIP Cologne
  • 01/2006 - 12/2008
    Training in client-centered consulting according to the guidelines of the German Association for Conversational Psychotherapy (GWG)
  • 10/2002 - 09/2008
    Diploma in Psychology |Marburg University || Freiburg University | Topic of Diploma thesis: "Post-event Processing in Children with Social Phobia"

One of Julian Schmitz's main research interests is the topic "Social Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents". In his studies he uses modern research methods (e.g. eye tracking and EEG).


He is a reviewer for various journals (Frontiers in Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Biological Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, PLOS One, Pharmacopsychiatry, JMED Research, Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognition and Emotion, Development and Psychopathology, Psychiatry Research, Anxiety Stress and Coping, Frontiers in Psychology, Emotion, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)).



  • Social anxiety disorder in childhood and adolescence: Attentional, neurophysiological and cognitive correlates of emotional reactivity and emotional regulation
    Schmitz, Julian
    Duration: 10/2020 - 09/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie
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  • Emotion regulation in social phobia during childhood: The influence of attentional processing and cognitive-behavioral regulation
    Tuschen-Caffier, Brunna
    Duration: 01/2014 - 12/2018
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie
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more projects

  • Knappe, S.; Herrmann, J.; Schmitz, J.; Schepper, F.
    Psychische Störungen des Kindes- und Jugendalters
    In: Hoyer, J.; Knappe, S. (Eds.)
    Hogrefe: Springer. 2021.
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  • Schmitz, J.; Keil, V.; Tuschen-Caffier, B.
    Efects of Cognitive Reappraisal on Subjective and Neural Reactivity to Angry Faces in Children with Social Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Controls with Mixed Anxiety Disorders and Healthy Children
    Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2021.
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  • In-Albon, T.; Shafiei, M.; Christiansen, H.; Könen, T.; Gutzweiler, R.; Schmitz, J.
    Development and Psychometric Properties of a Computer‑Based Standardized Emotional Competence Inventory (MeKKi) for Preschoolers and School‑Aged Children
    Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2021.
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  • Lidle, L. R.; Schmitz, J.
    Rumination in Children with Social Anxiety Disorder: Effects of Cognitive Distraction and Relation to Social Stress Processing
    Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology . 2021.
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  • Fink-Lamotte, J. E.; Svensson, F.; Schmitz, J.; Exner, C.
    Are you looking or looking away? Visual exploration and avoidance of disgust- and fear-stimuli: An eye-tracking study.
    Emotion. 2021.
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more publications

  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Auszeichnung im Rahmen des Academics-Preises "Nachwuchswissenschaftler des Jahres"
    Schmitz, Julian (Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie)
    awarded in 2012 by ZEIT Magazin und Deutscher Hochschulverband .
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  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Förderung der EEG Pilotstudie "Defizite in der Wahrnehmung körperlicher Angstsymptome bei Kindern mit Sozialer Angststörung"
    Schmitz, Julian (Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie)
    awarded in 2011 by Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg .
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  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Promotionsstipendium
    Schmitz, Julian (Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie)
    awarded in 2009 by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung .
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