Dr. Vanessa Scholz


- On leave until 05/2020 -


Curriculum Vitae | Scholarships | Research Interests | Teaching | Methods


Curriculum Vitae

01/2018- 05/2018 Guest researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (PI: Hanneke den Ouden)
06/2018-05/2020 Postdoctoral research fellow funded by the German Research Foundation at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (PI: Hanneke den Ouden)
0/2017 Licensed as a psychotherapist for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in Germany
01/2017 Ph.D. in cognitive and clinical neuroscience, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; Thesis: Incentive-based learning and decision-.making in bipolar-I disorder– Structural and functional underpinnings“
Since 10/2016 Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (Prof. Dr. Michèle Wessa), University of Mainz
Since 06/2015 Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (developed by Marsha Linehan)
02/2014 - 07/2017 Postgradual education as licensed cognitive behavioral therapist at the University of Mainz
10/2013 - 12/2013 Research stay at Neurospin, Intense Field Neuroimaging-Centre (CEA), Saclay, France
10/2013 - 09/2016 Ph.D student at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (Prof. Dr. Michèle Wessa), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
10/2012 - 09/2013 Phd Student at the Section of Psychopathology and Neuroimaging (Prof. Michèle Wessa), Centre for General Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg
10/2012 - 01/2014 Postgradual education as licensed cognitive behavioural therapist at the Centre of Psychological Psychotherapy (ZPP), University of Heidelberg
09/ 2011 - 07/2012 Master Thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
Research group: Czisch, Neuroimaging
Topic: “Functional connectivity during rapid eye movement sleep
–A combined EEG-fMRI study”
(Supervisors: Viktor Spoormaker, PhD (MPI) & Prof. Martin Peper (Marburg))

 


Scholarships

01/2015 - 01/2016 Mentee in the Mentoring Program “Women in Science” at the University of Mainz: Mentor: Prof. Marianne Müller (Translational Psychiatry, University Hospital, Mainz)
01/2007 - 07/2012 Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation

 


Research Interests

  • Impulsivity and learning based on punishment and reward in patients with bipolar-I disorder
  • Functional and structural neuroimaging
  • Neuronal and behavioral correlates of perceived control, immunization, learned helplessness and self efficacy expectancy
  • Decision-making and learning from reward and punishment in bipolar-disorder patients and high risk groups

 


Teaching

WS 16/17 Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes (MA)
SS16 Mechanisms of mental disorders (MA)
WS 15/16 Clinical models and psychotherapy research (MA)
SS14; WS14/15; WS 15/16 Clinical Psychology II (Eating Disorders; PTSD) (BA)

 


Methods

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRT)
  • Diffusions-Tensor-Imaging (DTI)
  • Neuropsychological Tests