Dieter Schoepf

University of BonnGermany

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.

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Affective disorders are a subject of interest to clinicians for more than a century. The awareness of an urgent need for an evidence-based “personalized” approach of treatment is growing in the field of psychiatry. This book brings together leading experts to create a volume of equal interest and usefulness to students, clinicians and researchers alike, which should serve as common knowledge. Specific themes of major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder are critically reviewed, addressing topics such as neurobiological mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis, treatment resistant depression, translational research and challenging stigma of serious mental illness. Particular emphasis is put on novel developments in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and on attention to causal mechanisms of behaviour change in the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy.

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