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

Raumbezeichnung: BIN 5.E.18 (5.Stock, BIN rechter Lift)





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

2009 - 2011

SNF-Post-doc für fortgeschrittene Forscher

University of Wisconsin, USA

2009 - 2020

Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy


2011 - 2015


Universität Zürich

2014 - 2015

Supervision-Weiterbildung (DAS)

Universität Zürich

2015 - 2016

Dozentur für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie

Universität Bern

Seit 2006

Ausbilder in Weiterbildungen (Psychotherapie / Sportpsychologie / Positive Psychologie) Schweiz, Deutschland

2019 - 2024

Editor-In-Chief (peer reviewed Wissenschaftszeitschrift) Psychotherapy Research

Seit 2016


Universität Zürich

Seit 2017

Fachgruppe Psychotherapie

(Berufspolitisches Mandat)

Föderation Schweizer PsychologInnen (FSP)

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Vollständige Publikationsliste Januar 2020 (DOC, 176 KB)

Rubel, J., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., Held, J. Vîslă, A. & Flückiger, C. (2019). The working alliance in manualized CBT for generalized anxiety disorder: Does it lead to change and does the effect vary depending on manual implementation flexibility. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1037/ccp0000433

Free Access: Probst, G. H., Berger, T. & Flückiger, C. (2019). Alliance predicts outcome in internet-based therapy – A correlational meta-analysis (English and German versions). Verhaltenstherapie. 29, 182-195, doi: 10.1159/000501565 and

Podina, I. R., Visla, A. Fodor, L. A., & Flückiger, C. (2019). Is there a sleeper effect of exposure-based vs. cognitive-only intervention for anxiety disorder? A longitudinal multilevel meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. doi: 10.1037/j.cpr.2019.101774

Flückiger, C., Hilpert, P., Goldberg, S., Caspar, F., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Visla, A., (2019). Investigating the impact of aggregated early alliance on predicting distress versus subjective change at post treatment. Journal of Counseling Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cou0000336

Free Access: Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E. & Horvath, A. O. (2018). The Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis [APA Task force]. Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1037/pst0000172

Free Access: Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Barth, J., Hoyt, W., Levitt, H., … ,  Wampold. B. E. (2018). How to conduct meta analyses in psychological interventions (MAP-24). Psychotherapy Research. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2018.1430390

Open Access: Flückiger, C., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Allemand, M., Rubel, J., Hilpert, P., Zinbarg, R. E., & Visla, A. (2018). How to customize a bona fide psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder?  A two-arms, patient blinded, ABAB crossed-therapist randomized clinical implementation trial design  [IMPLEMENT 2.0]. BMC-Psychiatry. 10.1186/s12888-018-1666-2

Schöttke, H., Flückiger, C., Goldberg, S., Eversmann, J. & Lange, J. (2017). 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

Free Access: 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

Open Access: 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

Visla, A., Flückiger, C., Grosse Holtforth, M. & David, D. (2016). 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

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

Flückiger, C. & Grosse Holtforth, M. (2008). 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.