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About Patrick Pössel

Patrick received his doctoral degree with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen (Germany) in 1999 and is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Germany and Kentucky. He received his Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to a master’s degree in the US) from the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. After receiving his Diploma, he worked as a clinical psychologist in a private practice while he completed his doctoral studies. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Louisville, Patrick worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Tübingen and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Currently, he pursues three interconnected lines of research with three research teams. First, Patrick studies in prevention of depression in adolescents. Second, he is interested in the relationship between cognitive risk factors of depression, depressive symptoms, and physical health. Third, he studies the mechanisms underlying the association between prayers and mental and physical health.

Positions

August 2015 Present Professor, University of Louisville Department of Counseling and Human Development
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August 2010July 2015 Associate Professor, University of Louisville Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology
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June 2007July 2010 Assistant Professor, University of Louisville Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology
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April 2005May 2007 Visiting Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University ‐ Department of Psychology and Human Development
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October 2001September 2007 Assistant Professor, University of Tubingen ‐ Department of Clinical and Developmental Psychology
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January 2000September 2001 Post-Doctoral Position, University of Tubingen
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October 1998February 2000 Associate Lecturer, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences ‐ Department of Social Pedagogy
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Outstanding Mentor Award (received) - 2013
  • Faculty Favorite, nominated by students for outstanding teaching. University of Louisville 2010-2011
  • Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Outstanding Mentor Award (nominated) - 2009
  • Faculty Favorite, nominated by students for outstanding teaching. University of Louisville - 2009
  • University of Louisville Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity within the Category of Social Science (nominated) - 2015
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft –DFG: personal salary for 2 years & material) for the project “Development of a universal prevention program of adolescent depression” - 2005
  • World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Travel Award, Kobe, Japan from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft –DFG) - 2004

Courses

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Clinical Psychology I
  • Depression in Children and Adolescents
  • Developmental Disorders and Challenges
  • Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology
  • Advanced Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Practicum in Counseling Psychology
  • Practicum in Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Stress-Management
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Practicum in Psychological Assessment
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Psychological Assessment I
  • Experimental Practicum
  • Meta-analysis
  • Practical Application of Psychophysiological Methods
  • Psychophysiological Laboratory
  • Social Psychology

Education

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2004 PD, University of Tubingen ‐ Psychology
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1999 Dr. rer. soc., University of Tubingen ‐ Psychology
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1995 Dipl.-Psych., University of Giessen ‐ Psychology
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Contact Information

Department of Counseling & Human Development    
College of Education & Human Development      
University of Louisville  
2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292
Office: 502-852-0623
FAX: 502-852-0629

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Journal Articles (peer reviewed) (64)