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
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.