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Wechsler, Theresa

Universität Regensburg
Fakultät für Psychologie,
Pädagogik und Sportwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie
und Psychotherapie
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg
Office address

University of Regensburg
PT-Building - 2.0.23
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

Phone + 49 (0)941/943-6043
E-Mail theresa.wechsler@psychologie.uni-regensburg.de
Office hours Appointments on request


2005 University-Entrance Diploma (Abitur)

2005 - 2011

Studies of Psychology, Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg

with emphasis in: Behaviour Modification

2008 - 2009 Elective Studies: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen

Graduation in Psychology (Diploma, equivalent to M.Sc.) Diploma Thesis "Focus in Effective Factors in Coaching Tools: Development and Application of a Rating System"

2012 Nomination of the German Coaching Award 2012, Category "Science"
2011 - 2016 Psychotherapy Training, Center of Integrative Psychotherapy (CIP), Munich
Since 2014

Additional Qualification Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Additional Qualification Group Psychotherapy

Since 2014 PhD Thesis "Characterisation of Personality Traits in Patients with a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Conceptualisation and Evaluation of a Psychoeducation Program for Patients with Accentuated Personality Traits and Personality Disorders"

Workshops Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)

2015 Workshops Schema Therapy
2015 Mifek-Kirschner-Award (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry) for "A resource oriented-behavioral group therapy for patients with personality disorders and accentuations of personality traits"
2016 Workshop Narrative Exposure Therapy
2016 Licensure as Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Professional Experience

2008 - 2010

Department of Developmental Psychology, Prof. Weinert, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Student research assistant
2009 - 2010 Department of Personality Psychology, Diagnostics and Intervention Prof. Laux, Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg, Student research assistant
2008 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice, Dr. Albert, Erlangen, Internship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Erlangen, Research Group Neurophysiology Internship

2010 Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Internship
2012 - 2016

Center of Integrative Psychotherapy (CIP), Munich, Psychotherapist in Training for Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy

2013 - 2016 Archiepiscopal Youth Welfare Office Munich-Freising, Project KISKO, Freelance work
2013-2016 Competence Centre for Applied Personel Psychology (KAP), Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Freelance work
Since 2014


Medical and Health Care Education, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Department of Clinical Psychology, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg

Medical Academy IB Medau

2011 - 2017

Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich                    Closed Acute Ward & Outpatient Clinic for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Research Group Molecular Psychotraumatology

Research Assistant and Clinical Psychologist

Since 2017 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Prof. Dr. Mühlberger, University of Regensburg, Research Assistant

Research Interestes

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Accentuations of Personality Traits and Personality Disorders
  • Psychoendocrinology
  • Psychophysiology
  • Clinical Developmental Psychology
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Research


Levine, S. M., Alahäivälä, A. L., Wechsler, T. F., Wackerle, A., Rupprecht, R., & Schwarzbach, J. V. (2020). Linking Personality Traits to Individual Differences in Affective Spaces. Frontiers in Psychology11, 448. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00448

Wechsler, T.F., Kümpers, F., & Mühlberger, A. (2019). Inferiority or Even Superiority of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy in Phobias?—A Systematic Review and Quantitative Meta-Analysis on Randomized Controlled Trials Specifically Comparing the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Exposure to Gold Standard in vivo Exposure in Agoraphobia, Specific Phobia, and Social Phobia. Front. Psychol., 10:1758. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01758

  1. Fakultät für Psychologie, Pädagogik und Sportwissenschaft
  2. Institut für Psychologie