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Dipl. Psych. André Kerber

André Kerber

Clinical Psychological Intervention

Research Associate (Externally Funded Project)

Schwendenerstr 27
Room 002
14195 Berlin
  • Since 2018 licensed Psychotherapist, medical register of Berlin, Germany

  • 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 B.Sc. Cognitive Science (Universität Osnabrück) - Topic of bachelor thesis: „Neural Correlates of Introjection - A fMRI Study on Self-Chosen vs Imposed Goals“



  • since January 2017 research assistant, Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013/14 Parkklinik Sophie Charlotte Berlin - Specialist clinic for Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
  • since 2013 psychotherapeutic ambulance, DGVT Berlin


Peer-reviewed articles


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. doi: 10.1159/000507589


Kerber, A., Schultze, M., Müller, S., Wright, A. G. C., Spitzer, C., Krueger, R. F., Knaevelsrud, C., Zimmermann, J. (2019). Development of a Short and Reliable Measure for DSM-5 and ICD-11 Maladaptive Personality Traits Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms. Preprint. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/rsw54

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-019-1079-z

Conference Presentations


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.