Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Dieter Schoepf works at Bonn University in leading position. He has been awarded continiously 2011 - 2018 as a top expert for affective disorders in German largest independent survey (i.e. Focus). His main research interest is dedicated to affective disorders and neural mechanisms of change during treatment as well as clinical epidemiology. He is a personal trainee of Prof. James P. McCullough and since 2007 the second US-certified CBASP-therapist and supervisor in Germany. He is also founder-member of CBASP-Network.org and its first vice president from 2008-2012. He established the CBASP Centre of Competence at Bonn University since 2006, where he is the principal site investigator of bi-centric and multicentre CBASP studies. In psychotherapy, his special subjects are classical, cognitive, and modern behavioral psychotherapies.