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Prof. Dr.
Carl Eduard Scheidt

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Phone: 0049-761-270-68815


  • 1973-1981 Medical studies and MA in philosophy, Freiburg and Göttingen
  • 1983-1984 Research stay Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital. London
  • 1999 PhD Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Freiburg
  • Since 2009 Full Professor (W3) of înpatient and day patient psychotherapy, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  • 2011-2012 Internal Senior Fellow, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies

Focus of research

  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Attachment theory
  • Clinical narratology

Selected publications

  • Reuter L, Munder T, Altmann U, Hartmann A, Strauss B, Scheidt CE. Pretreatment and process predictors of nonresponse at different stages of inpatient psychotherapy. Psychother Res. 2016; 26(4):410-24.
  • Scheidt CE. Some Reflections on Non-Substance Bound Healing Effects and the Concept of Narrative Medicine. In: F. Goli (Editor) Biosemiotic Medicine. Healing in the world of meaning. 2016; Springer Verlag, pp 85-94.
  • Waller E, Scheidt CE, Endorf K, Hartmann A, Zimmermann P. Unresolved trauma in fibromyalgia: A cross-sectional study. J Health Psychol. 2015; pii: 1359105315580460. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Scheidt CE, Waller E, Endorf K, Schmidt S, König R, Zeeck A, Joos A, Lacour M. Is brief psychodynamic psychotherapy in primary fibromyalgia syndrome with concurrent depression an effective treatment ? A randomized controlled trial. General Hospital psychiatry. 2013; 35: 160-167.
  • Scheidt CE, Hasenburg A, Kunze M, Waller E, Pfeifer R, Zimmermann P, Hartmann A, Waller N: Are individual differences of attachment predicting bereavement outcome after perinatal loss? A prospective cohort study J Psychosom Res, 2012; 73: 375-382.