Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs


Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie, Universität Bielefeld

Dr. Nina Heinrichs received her Diploma in Psychology from Marburg University in 1998 and her Ph.D. from Braunschweig University in 2001. Since finishing her studies at Marburg University, Dr. Heinrichs has worked as a researcher and practitioner in a variety of clinical settings in Germany and abroad, among them the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

She has published in the area of anxiety disorders in children and adults, and prevention and early intervention with children and other family-related issues. Moreover, Dr. Heinrichs was awarded the German Association of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Early Career Award for her research and clinical innovation in the field of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Heinrichs is a fellow in the German Association of Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She directs the University of Bielefeld child and family outpatient clinic specializing in family-related interventions for childhood disorders.

Selected Publications

Heinrichs, N. & Jensen-Doss, A. (2010). The Effects of Incentives on Families’ Long-Term Outcome in a Parenting Program. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 705-710.

Heinrichs, N., Enns, A., & Wenglorz, M. (2010). Folgen einer Kindesmisshandlung. Eine Kasuistik. Verhaltenstherapie, 20, 45-52.

Heinrichs, N., Cronrath, A.-L., Degen, M. & Snyder, D. K. (2011). The recursive influences of child psychopathology and couple relationship functioning. Family Science, 1, 152 -172.

Heinrichs, N., Zimmermann, T., Huber, B., Herschbach, P., Russel, D.W., & Baucom, D. H. (in press). Cancer Distress Reduction with a Couple-Based Skills Training: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine