Johannes Vetter

Johannes Vetter, PhD

Eidg. Anerkannter Psychotherapeut

Curriculum vitae

Johannes Vetter is a psychologist and doctoral student working at the Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich. He is a psychotherapist for psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Freud Institute Zurich; Swiss Society for Psychoanalysis). His research interests focus on Affective disorders, psychotherapy research, OPD-2 (Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis) and self-referential processing.

Selected publications

Vetter, J. S., Spiller, T. R. Cathomas, F., Robinaugh, D., Brühl, A., Boeker, H. Seifritz, E., Kleim, B. (2021). Sex Differences in Depressive Symptoms and Their Networks in a Treatment-Seeking Population – a Cross Sectional Study, Journal of Affective Disorders.

Hoff, P., Maatz, A. & Vetter, J. (2020). Diagnosis as dialogue: historical and current perspective. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2020;22(1). https://doi:10.31887/DCNS.2020.22.1/phoff

Vetter, J. & Hoff, P. (2021). Diagnostik und Klassifikation psychischer Störungen. In M. Claussen E. Seifritz: Sportpsychiatrie - über Psychische Störungen im (Hoch-) Leistungssport.

Vetter, J., Bohleber, L. & Böker, H. (2014). Psycho- und soziotherapeutische Interventionen bei bipolaren affektiven Störungen: Review. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie Psychologie und Psychotherapie 62(4):265-272.

Surbeck, W., Killeen, T., Vetter, J. & Hillebrandt, G. (2018). Sigmund Freud—early network theories of the brain. Acta Neurochirurgica.

Wade-Bohleber, L.M., Boeker, H., Ernst, J., Grimm, S., Brügger, N., Berwian, I.M., Vetter, J., Preller, K.H.,  Himmighoffen, H., Kleim, B. Seifritz, E. & Richter, A. (2019). Thinking about the past to shape the present: neural activation during the recall of relationship episodes. Behavioural Brain Research, 359, 783-791.

Vetter, J., Himmighoffen, H. & Böker, H. (2014). Mechanisms of defense and compensation in depression: The loss of the self and the psychosomatic approach in depression – A link to autistic states. Conference Paper. The 7th International Conference on the Work of Frances Tustin-Spilling, Falling, Dissolving: Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self, 2014, Boston, USA.

Northoff, G., Vetter, J. & Böker, H. (2016). Das Selbst und das Gehirn. Book chapter in H. Böker et al. (Hrsg.): Neuropsychodynamische Psychiatrie, pp.129-145.

Böker, H., Richter, A. Himmighoffen, H. Ernst, J., Bohleber, L., Hofmann, E.,  Vetter, J. & Northoff, G. (2013). Essentials of psychoanalytic process and change: how can we investigate the neural effects of psychodynamic psychotherapy in individualized neuro-imaging? Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:355.