Johannes Kopf-Beck is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at LMU Munich. After studying psychology at the University of Bamberg and Trinity College Dublin, he completed his doctorate on group-based emotions at the University of Konstanz and as an affiliated graduate student at Columbia University New York. In addition to his clinical work as a psychotherapist, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry on questions of personalised therapy for affective disorders.

Project at CAS

Johannes Kopf-Beck's research deals with the identification of predictors of psychotherapeutic treatment success. The focus is on the question of how therapeutic interventions can be adapted to individual patient profiles before and during treatment. In addition to fundamental considerations on the relevance of transdiagnostic, e.g. behavioural or cognitive, factors, the question of the most relevant modelling, for example in the form of hierarchical taxonomies vs. network models, plays an important role here. This last aspect is the focus of the CAS project.