Wolfgang Lutz

Ph.D., Full Professor

Head Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Director Outpatient Clinic and Postgraduate Clinical Training

Editor Psychotherapy Research

Adjunct Professor University of Western Australia

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and listed at their Faces and Minds website as a distinguished researcher and leader in the field of psychological science

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Tuesday, 14:00-15:30 (WIP 3.22)

Wednesday, 12:00-13:00 (D209, only scheduled) 

Friday 15:00-16:00 (WIP 3.22, for therapists) 


Vita and Publications

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Selected papers

Delgadillo, J. & Lutz, W. (2020). A development pathway towards precision mental healthcare. JAMA Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1048

Lutz, W., Schwartz, B., Penedo, J. M. G., Boyle, K., Deisenhofer, A.-K. (2020). Working towards the development and implementation of precision mental healthcare – An example. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-020-01053-y

Lutz, W., Prinz, J., Schwartz, B., Paulick, J., Schoenherr, D., Deisenhofer, A.-K., Terhürne, P., Boyle, K., Altmann, U., Strauß, B., Rafaeli, E., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Rubel, J. (2020, inpress) Patterns of early change in interpersonal problems and their relationship to nonverbal synchrony and multidimensional outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Lutz, W., Rubel, J., Schwartz, B., Schilling, V., & Deisenhofer, A. (2019). Towards integrating personalized feedback research into clinical practice: Development of the Trier Treatment Navigator (TTN). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103438. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2019.103438

Lutz, W., Schwartz, B., Hofmann, S. G., Fisher, A. J., Husen, K., & Rubel, J. A. (2018). Network analysis predicts treatment dropout in patients with mood and anxiety disorders. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25953-0

Lutz, W., Zimmermann, D., Müller, V., Deisenhofer, A.-K., & Rubel, J. (2017). Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of personalized prediction and adaptation tools on treatment outcome in outpatient psychotherapy: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry 17(1):306. DOI : 10.1186/s12888-017-1464-2.

Lutz, W., Schiefele, A.-K., Wucherpfenning, F., & Stulz, N. (2016). Clinical effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in routine care: A propensity score based comparison between randomized controlled trials and clinical practice. Journal of Affective Disorders, 189, 150–158. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2015.08.072.

Lutz, W., de Jong, K., & Rubel, J. (2015). Patient-focused and feedback research in psychotherapy: Where are we and where do we want to go? Psychotherapy Research, 25, 6, 625-632. DOI 10.1080/10503307.2015.1079661

Lutz, W., Hofmann, S., Rubel, J., Boswell, J., Shear, K., Gorman, J. M., Woods, S. W., & Barlow, D. H. (2014). Patterns of early change and their relationship to outcome and early treatment termination in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0035535

Lutz, W., Ehrlich, T., Rubel, J., Hallwachs, N., Röttger, M. A., Jorasz, C., Vocks, S., Schulte, D. & Tschitsaz-Stucki, A. (2013). The ups and downs of psychotherapy: Sudden gains and sudden losses identified with session reports. Psychotherapy Research, 23, 114-124.

Lutz,W., Böhnke, J. R., & Köck, K. (2011). Evaluation and feedback of recovery and non-response in psychotherapy. Community Mental Health, 47, 311-317.

Lutz, W., Stulz, N., Martinovich, Z., Leon, S., & Saunders, S. M. (2009). Methodological background of decision rules and feedback tools for outcomes management in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 502 - 510.  

Lutz, W., Stulz, N., & Köck, K. (2009). Patterns of early change and their relationship to outcome and follow-up among patients with major depressive disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 118, 60-68.

Lutz, W., Leon, S.C., Martinovich, Z., Lyons, J.S., & Stiles, W.B. (2007). Therapist effects in outpatient psychotherapy: A three-level growth curve approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 32-39.

Lutz, W., Saunders, S. M., Scott C. Leon, Martinovich, Z., Kosfelder, J., Schulte, D., Grawe, K., & Tholen, S. (2006). Empirical and clinical useful decision making in psychotherapy: Differential Predictions with Treatment Response Models. Psychological Assessment, 18, 133-144.

Lutz,W., Leach, C., Barkham, M., Lucock, M., Stiles, W.B., Evans, C., Noble, R. & Iveson, S. (2005). Predicting rate and shape of change for individual clients receiving psychological therapy: Using growth curve modeling and nearest neighbor technologies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 904-913.

Lutz, W. (2002). Patient-focused psychotherapy research and individual treatment progress as scientific groundwork for an empirical based clinical practice. Psychotherapy Research, 12, 251-272.

Lutz, W., Martinovich, Z., & Howard, K.I. (1999). Patient profiling: An application of random coefficient regression models to depicting the response of a patient to outpatient psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 571-577.


Selected chapters and books

Castonguay, L., Barkham, M., Lutz, W., & McAleavey, A. (2013). Practice–Oriented Research: Approaches and Applications. In M. J. Lambert (Ed.). Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, 6th edition (pp. 85-133). John Wiley & Sons.

Lutz, W. & Knox, S. (2014). Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Psychotherapy Research. Behavioural Science Monograph Series. Oxford: Taylor and Francis.