Judith Held

Judith Held, M.Sc.

Doctoral researcher

Phone: +41 44 635 74 46

Address: Binzmühlestr. 14, Box 4, 8050 Zürich


Curriculum Vitae

When? Where? What?
2010 - 2013 Bachelor of Science, Psychology

University of Groningen,


2011 - 2012

Student mentor of the seminar

"Nature, conduct and presentation"

University of Groningen,


2013 - 2016 Master of Science, Psychology University of Bern
2013 - 2014

Teacher of the seminar "Introduction

to Psychology"

University of Bern
April to Juli 2016 Internship

University hospital of Bern (Inselspital), Department

of Diabetology, Endocrinology,

Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Bern

2016 - 2019 Doctoral Researcher University of Zurich
since 2018 Postgradual Psychotherapy Training University of Bern



Research Profile



In preparation:

Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., Flückiger, C. (in preparation). Heart Rate Variablility and Transdiagnostic Worry: How does Heart Rate Variability change over the course of a Working Memory Assessment in Anxiety Patients and Healthy Controls?


Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., Flückiger, C. (in preparation). Extending the Investigation of the Relation of Working Memory and Transdiagnostic Worry: Results from an in-patient population.


Held, J., Wolfer, C., Vîslă, A., Flückiger, C. (in preparation). The German Version of the Why-Worry II - a Validation.


Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., Flückiger, C. (in preparation). Heart Rate Variability during in-session relaxation techniques in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Patients: An Exploratory Investiagtion. 


Submitted/under review:

Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., Zinbarg, R.E., & Flückiger, C. (2019). Worrying as a Transdiagnostic Concept? Investigating the Relation between Worry and Repeated Working Memory Performance. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Rubel, A. J., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Vîslă, A., & Flückiger, C. (2018). The working alliance in manualized CBT for generalized anxiety disorder: Does it lead to change and does its effects vary depending on the flexibility with which the manual is implemented? Manuscript under review.

Vîslă, A., Stadelmann, C., Held, J., Rhyner, L., Wolfer, C., & Flückiger, C. (2019). Worry as a transdiagnostic process: A meta-analytical investigation of the relation between worry and psychological health. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wolfer, C., Held, J., Vîslă, A., Hilpert, P. & Flückiger, C. (2019). Understanding therapist skills – Cross-Validation, implementation and implications of two therapist assessments. Manuscript submitted for publication.


In press/accepted

Flückiger, C., Hilpert, P., Goldberg, S., Caspar, F., Wolfer, C., Held, J., & Vîslă, A. (2019). Investigating the impact of early alliance on predicting subjective change at posttreatment – An evidence-based souvenir of overlooked clinical perspectives. Journal of Counseling Psychology. doi:10.1037/cou0000336

Flückiger, C., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Hilpert, P., Rubel, J., Allemand, M., Zinbarg, R. E., & Vîslă, A. (2018). How to customize a bona fide psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder?  A two-arms, patient blinded, ABAB crossed-therapist randomized clinical implementation trial design [IMPLEMENT 2.0]. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 86. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1666-2


Held, J. & Vîslă, A. (2018).“Ecological Momentary Assessment“ - Chancen und Risiken für Diagnostik und Therapie [“Ecological Momentary Assessment” – Chances and Risks for Therapy]. In C. Flückiger & S. Wiegand-Grefe. E-Mental-Health. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 19(4), 56-60. doi:10.1055/a-0592-0483


Held, J. (2018). Die Diversität des "Bösen" [The diversity of evil]. Das Böse. Psychotherapie im Dialogue, 19(02):107-110. doi: 10.1055/a-0556-1341


Held, J. (2018). Emotionen - die Eckpfeiler unserer Gesundheit [Emotions - the cornerstones of our health]. Emotionen. Psychotherapie im Dialogue, 19(01):121-123. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-123308

Flückiger, C., Held, J., Wolfer, C., Allemand, M., Vîslă, A. (2017). Ressourcenorientierung als Interventionsleitbild [Resource orientation as interventional guideline]. Psychotherapeut, 62, 136-141. doi:10.1007/s00278-017-0168-x