Christina Breitenstein

Christina Breitenstein, Dr. phil.

Post-Doc

Phone: +41 44 635 75 49

Room number: BIN 5.D.13

c.breitenstein@psychologie.uzh.ch

Academic Work

since 2015Post-Doc at the Department of Clinical Psychology for Children/Adolescents and Couples/Families, University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. G. Bodenmann), Switzerland.
2010 - 2014Ph.D. Student at the Department of Clinical Psychology for Children/Adolescents and Couples/Families, University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. G. Bodenmann), Switzerland.
2010Research internship at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zurich (supervised by Dr. phil. R. Drechsler), Switzerland.
2009 - 2010Research assistant for Dr. phil. B. Ditzen, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
2005 - 2010Board member and President of the Student Association of the Department of Psychology (FAPS), University of Zurich, Switzerland.
2004 - 2010Master Degree in Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. U. Ehlert), Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence and Criminology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Theses

PhD thesis 2015"Dyadic Coping in Late Adolescent Couples" (cumulative thesis; Doctoral Commitee: Prof. Dr. G. Bodenmann (main advisor) and Prof. Dr. S. Walitza).
Master thesis 2010"A systemic behavior observation of couples' dyadic coping after an experimental psychosocial stress induction" (supervised by Prof. Dr. G. Bodenmann and Dr. N. Meuwly).

Research focus

Couples, relationships, dyadic coping, romantic relationships in adolescence.

Current research projects

Project management of the SNF project: "Dyadic coping in adolescent couples: How do young couples cope together and how is their dyadic coping influenced by their parents' models?" (Submitters: Prof. G. Bodenmann, Dr. F. Nussbeck & Prof. T. Bradbury).

Teaching

Spring term 15Lecturer "Behavioural therapy techniques to treat disorders in childhood and adolescence" (M.Sc. UZH)
Spring term 13Lecturer "Practical skills for conducting a study in the field of psychology" (B.Sc. UZH)
Spring term 12Lecturer "Familial risk factors for psychological disorders in childhood and adolescence " (B.Sc. UZH)
Spring term 11Lecturer "Familial risk factors for psychological disorders in childhood and adolescence " (B.Sc. UZH)
Fall term 09Lecturer "Practice-oriented basis competencies " (B.Sc., UZH)

Clinical Work

since 2014Couple therapist and counselor at the Departement of Clinical Psychology for Children/Adolescents and Couples/Families, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
since 2011CCET-Coach (Couples Coping Enhancement Training-Program).
2008Full-time clinical internship at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Charité, Berlin (supervised by Dr. K. Hoffmann), Germany.
2002-2010Caregiver (freelance) in several school daycare centers in the cities of Zurich and Uster.

Publications