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Actual position
  Chief psychologist at the Swiss Army, Department of Human Resources and senior lecturer for clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basle
Major area of research
 
  • Family Psychology (developmental, clinical and cross-cultural aspects)
  • Health Psychology (epidemiology, empirically-based interventions and quality management)
  • Psychotherapy (systemic treatment planning and evaluation)
  • Supervision and Human Resource Development
  • Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
Mailing address
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P.O. Box 7127
CH-8023 Zurich
Switzerland

E-mail: tmgehring@bluewin.ch
Biography
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1953 Born in Berne, Switzerland
1974 Diploma for primary school instruction (Kantonsschule Aarau)
1974-78 Working as a teacher; parallel studies in psychology, psychopathology, sociology and Education at the University of Zurich
1978 Master’s of social psychology from the University of Zurich
1982 Ph.D. from the University of Zurich (Dissertation: "Family therapy - contributions from the field of social psychology and developmental psychology")
1982-83 Lecturer for educational psychology at the Teachers College Basle
1982-85 Clinical psychologist at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zurich
1985-88 Postdoctorate fellowship at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California
1988-95 Clinical researcher and family therapist at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zurich
1992 Licence for practicing psychotherapy by the Swiss Psychological Association and the Department of Public Health of the Canton of Zurich
1994-96 Lecturer for social psychology at the University for Applied Psychology Zurich
1996-2003 Head of the Section of Methodology and Evaluation, Division of Health and Intervention Research, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich
1998 Higher doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Basle (Habilitation: "Systematic planning and evaluation of family interventions in clinical practice and research")
Since 1998 Senior lecturer for clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Basle
1999-2001 Psychological supervisor at the Department of Intensive Medicine and Neonatology, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Since 2001

Private practice for individual, couple and family therapy in Zurich
(in German)

Since 2002 Psychological consultant and supervisor at the Superior Court of the Canton of Zurich
Since 2003 Chief psychologist at the Swiss Army, Department of Human Resources
Memberships
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  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGP)
  • Föderation der Schweizer Psychologen (FSP)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gesundheitspsychologie (SGGP)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Psychologie und ihre Anwendungen (SGP)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie (SKJP)
  • Schweizerischer Verein für Mediation (SVM)
  • Società Italiana di Terapia Familiare (SITF)
  • The New York Academy of Science
Editorial activities
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