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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Dr. Renata Wacker

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Name
Dr. Renata Wacker
Status
wiss. Mitarb.
E-Mail
renata.wacker (at) hu-berlin.de

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Funktion / Sachgebiet
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Sitz
Luisenstraße 56 (Haus 1) , Raum 419
Telefon
(030) 2093-89776

 

CV

since 10/2020
Postdoctoral Researcher, Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction Group, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
since 2019
Psychological Psychotherapist (in training), Institut für Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik Berlin
2019 – 2020
Visiting Researcher, Outpatient Clinic for Social Interaction, Outpatient Department of Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnosis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2018 – 2020
Researcher and Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, German Heart Center Berlin
2013 – 2018
Doctoral Candidate (PhD Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation), Social Cognition Group, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2016 – 2017
Lecturer in individual differences and personality psychology, Medical School Berlin
2012 – 2013
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
2012
Lecturer in Psychology, SRH University Berlin
2011
M.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 

Research interests

I am a clinical and social psychologist with a research focus on the abilities to understand as well as communicate mental states in relation to social functioning. I am interested in evidence-based psychodynamic perspectives on mental health, integrative psychotherapeutic strategies and transdiagnostic interventions for patients with social interaction difficulties. At the Outpatient Clinic for Social Interaction, I am currently developing and evaluating a new transdiagnostic group therapy approach that integrates transference processes with cognitive-behavioral strategies to target interpersonal difficulties in patients on the autistic spectrum, with social anxiety, or chronic depression.

 

References

  • Wacker R (2018). Minds meeting through mindreading and mindspeaking: The role of social-cognitive abilities in interpersonal functioning in typically developing adults and adults with pathological fear of social evaluation (Doctoral dissertation). Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Wacker, R., Bölte, S., & Dziobek, I. (2017). Women know better what other women think and feel: Gender effects on mindreading across the adult life span. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1324.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01324
  • Wacker, R., & Dziobek, I. (2016, December 15). Preventing Empathic Distress and Social Stressors at Work Through Nonviolent Communication Training: A Field Study With Health Professionals. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance online publication.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000058
  • Buhlmann, U., Wacker, R., Dziobek, I., (2015). Inferring other people's states of mind: Comparison across social anxiety, body dysmorphic, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 107-113.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.06.003