Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Psychotherapy

Dr. Anna Ball

Deputy director of the psychotherapy outpatient clinic for children and adolescents
Email: aball[at]
Tel.: +49 (0)202-439 5511
Room: RG3.02.010

Academic Positions

since 12/2022 Dept. Director Psychology Outpatient Clinic for Children and Adolescents, University of Wuppertal, Germany
since 08/2022 Supervisor for Child- and Adolescent Psychotherapy at DGVT (German Association for CBT) in Münster, Germany
since 05/2021 Head of Advanced Training Course for Child- and Adolescent Psychotherapy at DGVT (German Association for CBT) in Münster, Dortmund and Cologne, Germany
04/2017 – 06/2022 Professor Social Psychology and Dean Degree Program Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Psychology Hochschule Döpfer, University of applied sciences Cologne, Germany
10/2012-04/2014 Post-doc Research Department at LWL-Clinic for Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychomatic Medicine in Hamm, Germany


08/2018 License for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (CBT), APV (Society for applied psychotherapy and behavioral medicine) and DGVT (German Association for CBT in Münster, Germany
07/2013 License for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy DGVT (German Association for CBT), District Council North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
07/2012 Ph.D. Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
03/2009 – 07/2013 Master of Advanced Studies Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy University of Bern, Switzerland
05/2008 – 03/2009 Master of Science Psychology (focus on cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology) Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
08/2007 – 05/2008 Semester abroad and research training at the department of psychology/ infant lab, Uppsala University, Sweden
10/2004– 08/2007 Bachelor of Science Psychology Ruhr-University, Bochum

Selected journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Legenbauer, T., Hübner, J., Pinnow, M., Ball, A., Pniewski, B., Holtmann, M. (2018). Proper Emotion Recognition, Dysfunctional Emotion Regulation. Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 46, 7-16.

Ball, A. & Ocklenburg, S., Genc, E., Wolf, C.C., Güntürkün, O. (2015). Functional cerebral lateralization and interhemispheric interaction in patients with callosal agenesis. Neuropsychology, 29, 806-15

Ball, A., Wolf, C.C., Ocklenburg, S., Herrmann, B.L., Pinnow, M., Brüne, M., Wolf, O.T., Güntürkün, O. (2013). Variability in ratings of trustworthiness across the menstrual cycle. Biological Psychology, 93, 52-57


  • PTK NRW (Psychotherapists Association North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • DGVT (German Association for CBT)
  • Germany’s Psychologists Professional Association
  • DGKJP (German Association for Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy)

Last modified: 08.12.2023

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