Susanne Harder

Susanne Harder

Professor with special responsibilities



26-02-53 (Silkeborg, Denmark)



  • Certified Supervisor in psychotherapy (Danish Psychological Association, 2004)
  • Certified Supervisor in psychotherapy (Danish Psychiatric Organization, 2001)
  • Ph.D. (UCPH, 2000)
  • Certified Specialist in psychotherapy (Danish Psychological Association, 2000)
  • Qualified psychotherapist of psychosis from SEPREP (Centre for psychotherapy and psychosocial rehabilitation of Psychosis, Oslo Norway, 2000)
  • Certified psychotherapist (Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, 1994)
  • M.A. in Psychology (University of Copenhagen (UCPH), 1981)


Current position:


Deputy Head of Department, Dept. of Psychology, UCPH


Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, UCPH



Previous positions:

2002 – 2005

Assistant Professor, the University clinic, Department of Psychology, UCPH

2001 – 2002

Clinical and research psychologist at "Research and knowledge Centre for Integrated Psychodynamic Treatment of First-episode Psychosis", Psychiatric Hospital in Hilleroed

1995 – 1999

Part-time Ph.D.-student at Department of Psychology, UCPH

1991 – 2001

Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Hospital in Hilleroed

1984 – 1991

Working as a musician

1983 – 1984

Maternal leave

1981 – 1983

Clinical Psychologist, Rigshospitalet, Psychiatric Department


Administration and evaluation experience

Deputy Head of Department, Dept. of Psychology, UCPH (2015-)

Principal Investor of  the WARM study. ( Wellbeing And Resilience: Mechanisms of transmission of health and risk in parents with complex mental health problems and their offspring) (2013-).

Member of the Research board for the Psychiatric Research Unit,  Sealand County (2010-2012)

Member of Editorial Board of  the Journal “Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative approaches (2010-)

Member of the recruitment panel at  Department of Psychology (2008-)

Member of the steering group for Copenhagen University Babylab (2007-).

Member of the studyboard at Department of Psychology (2006-2013)

Co-editor of Matrix, Nordic Journal for Psychotherapy (2003-2006).

Member of the steering group for The Danish National Schizophrenia Project. A national multicenter intervention study (1996-2009).


Ad hoc reviewer for Child Development, British Journal of Psychiatry, BMC Pregnancy and Birth,. BMC Psychiatry, Psychosis, Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice, Journal of  Nervous and Mental Disease, Neurotherapeutics, Psychiatry Research.

Supervision of 8 PhD students.  Assessment of 8 PhD thesis and > 60 Master thesis, 


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