Christoph Flückiger, Prof. Dr.

Leiter der Fachrichtung; Leiter der Spezialpraxis für generalisierte Angststörungen

Tel.: +41 44 635 74 39

Anschrift: Binzmühlestr. 14, Box 4, 8050 Zürich





1998 - 2003

Psychologie Studium (lic. phil.)

Universität Bern

2003 - 2006

Doktorat (Dr. phil.)

Universität Bern

2004 - 2009

Psychotherapie-Weiterbildung (MAS)

Universität Bern

2006 - 2012


Universität Bern


Zertifikat in Hochschuldidaktik

FH Bern

2009 - 2011

SNF-Post-doc für fortgeschrittene Forscher

University of Wisconsin, USA

2009 - 2018

APA-Taskforce Alliance

Simon Fraser University, Canada

2011 - 2015


Universität Zürich


Supervision-Weiterbildung (DAS)

Universität Zürich

2015 - 2016


Universität Bern

Seit 2006

Ausbilder in Psychotherapie-Weiterbildungen Schweiz, Deutschland, USA

Seit 2015

Associate Editor (peer reviewed Zeitschriften) Psychotherapy Research, APA Psychotherapy Integration

Seit 2016

SNF-Professorship Universität Zürich

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Wampold, B. E., Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Yulish ,N. E., Frost, N. D., et al., (2017). In Pursuit of Truth:
 A Critical Examination of Meta-Analyses of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Psychotherapy Research. 27, 14-32. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2016.1249433

Flückiger, C., Forrer, L., Schnider, B., Bättig, I., Bodenmann, G. & Zinbarg R. E. (2016). A single-blinded, randomized clinical trial of how to implement an evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for generalised anxiety disorder [IMPLEMENT] – Effects of three different strategies of implementation. EBioMedicine, 3, 163-171. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.11.049

Schöttke, H., Flückiger, C., Goldberg, S., Eversmann, J. & Lange, J. (2016). Predicting psychotherapy outcome based on therapist skill: A five-year longitudinal study of a therapist group assessment. Psychotherapy Research doi: 10.1080/10503307.2015.1125546

Visla, A., Flückiger, C., Grosse Holtforth, M. & David, D. (2015). Irrational beliefs and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. doi: 10.1159/000441231

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., & Wampold, B. E. (2015). The sleeper effect: Artifact or phenomenon – A brief comment on are the parts as good as the whole? A meta-analysis of component treatment studies (Bell, Marcus & Goodlad, 2013). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 83, 438-442. doi: 10.1037/a0037220

Kivlighan, D. M., Goldberg, S. B., Abbas, M., Pace, B. T., Yulish, N. E., Thomas, J. G. Cullen, M. M., Flückiger, C., & Wampold, B. E. (2015). The enduring effects of psychodynamic treatments vis-à-vis alternative treatments: A multilevel longitudinal meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 40, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2015.05.003

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Munder, T., Heer, S. & Wampold, B. E. (2014). Enduring effects of evidence-based psychotherapies in acute depression and anxiety versus treatment as usual at follow-up – A longitudinal meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 367-375. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.05.001

Flückiger, C., Zinbarg, R. E., Znoj, H.J. & Ackert, M. (2014). Resource activation in generalized anxiety disorder: An observer-based microprocess analysis of in-session outcomes. Psychotherapy, 51, 535-545. doi: 0.1037/a0034119

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Horvath, A. O., Symonds, D., Ackert, M. & Wampold, B. E. (2013). Substance use disorders and racial/ethnic minorities matter: A meta-analytic examination of the relation between alliance and outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 610-616. doi: 10.1037/a0033161

Flückiger, C., Grosse Holtforth, M., Znoj, H. J., Caspar, F. & Wampold, B. E. (2013). Is the relation between early post-session reports and treatment outcome an epiphenomenon of intake distress and early response? A multi-predictor analysis in outpatient psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research. 23, 1-13, doi:10.1080/10503307.2012.693773

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E., Symonds, D. & Horvath, A. O. (2012). How central is the alliance in psychotherapy? - A multilevel longitudinal meta-analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 59(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1037/a0025749

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E., Znoj, H.-J., Caspar, F. & Jörg, U. (2012). Valuing clients’ perspective and the effects on the therapeutic alliance – A randomized controlled adjunctive instruction. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 59(1), 18-26. doi: 10.1037/a0023648

Del Re, A.C., Flückiger, C., Horvath, A. O., Symonds, D. & Wampold, B. E. (2012). Therapist effects in the therapeutic alliance-outcome relationship: A restricted-maximum likelihood meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 32, 642–649, doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2012.07.002

Munder, T., Flückiger, C., Gerger, H., Wampold, B. E., & Barth, J. (2012). Is the allegiance effect an epiphenomenon of true efficacy differences between treatments? A meta-analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 631-637. doi: 10.1037/a0029571

Wampold, B. E., Budge, S., Laska, K., Del Re, A.C., Baardseth, T.P., Flückiger, C. et al. (2011). Evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety versus treatment-as-usual: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1304-1312. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.07.012

Flückiger, C., Caspar, F., Grosse Holtforth, M. & Willutzki, U. (2009). Working with the patient’s strengths - A microprocess approach. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 213 – 223.

Flückiger, C. & Grosse Holtforth, M. (2008a). Focusing the therapist's attention on the patient's strengths - A preliminary study to foster a mechanism of change in outpatient psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 64, 876-890.

Flückiger, C., Regli, D., Grawe, K. & Lutz, W. (2007). Differencies and similarities between pre-post and retrospective measurings of outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 359-364. doi: 10.1080/10503300600830728