PD Dr.phil. Bernhard Müller


Personal Information

  • Nationality      German
  • Date of birth   2.7.1961
  • Place of birth  Berlin, Germany


  • Diploma in Psychology
    1991: University Wuppertal, Germany
    Dissertation: Epidemiology of headache and depression in children and adolescents,
    Prof. Sartory, Wuppertal
  • Clinical Psychologist / Psychotherapist
    1996: University Bochum, Germany
    Prof. Schulte, Bochum, Germany
  • Dr. phil.
    1998: University Wuppertal, Germany
    Prof. G. Sartory, Wuppertal, Germany
  • Lecturer
    2005: Qualification as Lecturer in Psychology (Privatdozent)


  • 1983 - 1991: Psychology (Dipl. Psych.)
    University Wuppertal, Germany
    Curriculum in Psychology with emphasis in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • 1991 - 1996: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    University Bochum, Germany
    Postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy with emphasis in behavior therapy by Prof. D. Schulte (head of the programm) and Prof. G. Sartory (local supervisor).
  • 1998 Doctoral Dissertation
    Movement related and event related potentials in children with migraine. Neuropsychological
    assessment and a comparison of erp-data between children with migraine, healthy children and healthy adults.

Work experience

  • 1991 - 1995: University Wuppertal
    Wuppertal, Germany
    Research assistant and doctoral student
    Epidemiology of headache, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
    Questionnaire survey on headache, anxiety and depression in about 4800 children and
    adolescents in Wuppertal, Germany.
    Supported by the Ministry of Science and Education in Northrhein-Westphalia,
    Germany (Prof. G. Sartory and Dr. R. Pothmann)
    Evaluation of three treatments of migraine in children and adolescents. Validation of evoked
    potentials as an indicator of treatment outcome.
    Behavior therapy, neuropsychology, evoked potentials
    (Bereitschaftspotential, stimulus preceeding negativity, oddball paradigm).
    Supported by the Ministery of Research and Technology (Prof. G. Sartory and Dr. R. Pothmann).
  • 1995 - 1999:
    University Clinics Essen, Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
    Essen, Germany
    Research associate
    Neuropsychological and -physiological mechanisms of associative learning in schizophrenic patients and healthy controls.
    Conditioned blocking, neuropsychology, monoamine status.
    Funded by the German Research Council (DFG) to Prof. R.D. Oades, Prof. G. Sartory and
    Dr. S. Bender.
  • 1999 - 
    University Clinics Essen, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
    Essen, Germany
    Research associate, Clinical Neuropsychology
    Cortical activation to auditory novelty / Mismatch Negativity
    Intensity dependence of the auditory N1 potential in patients with major depression
    Cerebellar activation in a time estimation task.
    Auditory target processing
    EEG / fMRI coregistration


  • 1999-
    Lecture, University Wuppertal, Germany:
    Clinical Neuropsychology

Professional memberships

  • German Society of Behavior Therapy
    (Deutsche Gesellchaft für Verhaltenstherapie e.V., DGVT)
  • German Society of Psychophysiology
    (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung e.V., DGPA)