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Dipl. Psych. André Kerber


Clinical Psychological Intervention

Research Associate (Externally Funded Project)

Schwendenerstr 27
Room 002
14195 Berlin
  • 2018License to practice Psychotherapy by the State Office for Health Berlin - Specialization CBT

  • 2013 – Diplom Psychologie, Universität Potsdam

      • Topic of diploma thesis: „Predictive Validity of Dimensional versus Prototypical Approaches to Personality Description - Application of Nonlinear and Probabilistic Clustering Algorithms in the German SOEP Sample“

  • 2009 – Bachelor of Science Cognitive Science, Universität Osnabrück

      • Topic of bachelor thesis: „Neural Correlates of Introjection - A fMRI Study on Self-Chosen vs Imposed Goals“


Academic Career

since January 2017: Research assistant, Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Freie Universität Berlin

Clinical Experience and Career

since 2019: Psychotherapy Training at the Berlin Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy - Specialization: Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy

since 2018: Psychotherapeutic Practice in 10115 Berlin, Linienstr. 130

2015 - 2018 Practice of long- and short-term Psychotherapy under Supervision

2015 - 2016 Clinical practice (trainee) in the psychiatric inpatient clinic Parkklinik Sophie Charlotte in Berlin

2013 - 2014 Clinical practice (trainee) in the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the DGVT (German Association for Behavioral Therapy) in Berlin

2013 - 2018 Psychotherapy training at the German Association for Behavioral Therapy (DGVT) in Berlin - Specialization Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Peer-reviewed articles


Burchert, S., Kerber, A., Zimmermann, J., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2021). Screening accuracy of a 14-day smartphone ambulatory assessment of depression symptoms and mood dynamics in a general population sample: Comparison with the PHQ-9 depression screening. PLOS ONE, 16(1), e0244955. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244955

Kerber, A., Roth, M., & Herzberg, P. Y. (2021). Personality types revisited – a literature-informed and data-driven approach to an integration of prototypical and dimensional constructs of personality description. PLOS ONE, 16(1), e0244849. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244849

Kerber, A., Schäuffele, C., Krieger, T., Urech, A., Riper, H., Berger, T., Boettcher, J., Knaevelsrud, C. (2021). Differential Effects of Psychological Interventions in Online and Face-to-Face Settings on DSM-5 and ICD-11 Maladaptive Trait Domains: An Exploratory Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.648367

Spitzer, C., Müller, S., Kerber, A., Hutsebaut, J., Brähler, E., Zimmermann, J. (in press). The German Version of the Level of Personality Functioning Scale-Brief Form 2.0 (LPFS-BF): Latent Structure, Convergent Validity and Norm
Values in the General Population. Psychother Psych Med. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1343-2396


Bach, B., Kerber, A., Aluja, A., Bastiaens, T., Keeley, J. W., Claes, L., Fossati, A., Gutierrez, F., Oliveira, S. E. S., Pires, R., Riegel, K. D., Rolland, J., Roskam, I., Sellbom, M., Somma, A., Spanenberg, L., Włodzimierz, S., Thimm, J., Wright, A. G. C., & Zimmermann, J. (2020). International Assessment of DSM-5 and ICD-11 Personality Disorder Traits: Toward a Common Nosology in DSM-5.1. Psychopathology, 53, 179-188. https://doi.org/10.1159/000507589

Kerber, A., Schultze, M., Müller, S., Rühling, R. M., Wright, A. G. C., Spitzer, C., Krueger, R. F., Knaevelsrud, C., & Zimmermann, J. (2020). Development of a Short and ICD-11 Compatible Measure for DSM-5 Maladaptive Personality Traits Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120971848


Zimmermann, J., Kerber, A., Rek, K., Hopwood C.J., & Krueger, R.F. (2019). A Brief but Comprehensive Review of Research on the Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21, 92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-019-1079-z


Conference presentations


Kerber, A., Volkert, J. (2021). Paradigmenwechsel im ICD-11: Praktische und theoretische Implikationen der dimensionalen Erfassung von Persönlichkeitspathologie. Symposium at the 38th Conference of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Psychological Society (DGPs).


Kerber, A., Knaevelsrud, C., Zimmermann, J., Krieger, T. (2019). New developments in ICD-11 and DSM-5: Personality Functioning and Maladaptive Traits as Transdiagnostic Moderators of Psychopathology and Targets for Clinical Intervention. Presentation at the 9th World Congress of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies in Berlin, Germany

Kerber, A., Zimmermann, J., Knaevelsrud, C. (2019). Neue dimensionale Modelle der Psychopathologie: Erfassung maladaptiver Persönlichkeitseigenschaften nach ICD-11 und DSM-5 mit ersten Befunden zur Veränderbarkeit.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) in Berlin, Germany.


Kerber, A. (2018). Proposal of a Treatment-Rationale-Independent Framework for Quality Assessment and Research Data Generation in Psychotherapy. Presentation at the 49th Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kerber, A., Zimmermann, J., Knaevelsrud, C. (2018). Sind maladaptive Persönlichkeitseigenschaften zentral in Genese und Remission depressiver Erkrankungen? Eine Untersuchung der prädiktiven Validität der dimensionalen Erfassung von Persönlichkeitspathologie nach DSM-5. Presentation at the annual meeting of the German Association of Psychiatry Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) in Berlin, Germany.