I am a first year PhD student examining depressive symptom trajectories from young childhood into emerging adulthood. I am particularly interested in statistical methods that allow conclusive longitudinal analyses in the context of informed developmental theories. Before starting my PhD studies, I have obtained an MPhil in Medical Science (Psychiatry) at the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Münster, Germany. In my graduate studies at Cambridge, I have studied the assessment of childhood adversity and the interplay of resilience enhancing factors. My graduate studies at Münster had a focus on Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology. Also in Münster, I was awarded a small grant that enabled me to investigate mental health in refugee populations.
Schlechter, P., Hellmann, J. H., Wingbermühle, P., & Morina, N. (2020). Which psychological characteristics influence therapists’ readiness to work with refugees? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2508
Schlechter, P., Kamp, S., Wanninger, K., Knausenberger, J., Wagner, U., Wilkinson, P., Nohr, L., Hellmann, J. H. (2020). Help-seeking attitudes and distress disclosure among Syrian refugees in Germany and German residents. The Counseling Psychologist.
Schlechter, P., Wilkinson, P. O., Knausenberger, J., Wanninger, K., Kamp, S., Morina, N., & Hellmann, J. H. (2020). Depressive and anxiety symptoms in refugees: Insights from classical test theory, item response theory, and network analysis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2499