Svenja Taubner


University of Heidelberg


Svenja Taubner is professor for psychosocial prevention at the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She is the director of the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention at the University-Clinic Heidelberg.

She has received the Hamburger fellowship for Research on Personality Disorders twice, was Fellow of the Hanse Institute of Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany as well as visiting scientist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families London. She is long-term member of the Society of Psychotherapy Research and the German Psychoanalytic Society.

Her research addresses mentalization, juvenile offending and competence development in mental health professionals. 

She is trained in MBT for adolescents (MBT-A) and also supervisor and trainer in this method. She currently develops an adaption of MBT-A for the treatment of conduct disorder. 

She is editor of the Psychotherapeut, Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie as well as Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health & Prevention. She has published four books und over 70 articles.


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