Author Bio

Dr. Anna Babl holds a 2-year postdoctoral mobility scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to work on the project “understanding and training the therapeutic alliance via rupture and repair processes” at the Adelphi University in New York. She has extensively investigated the interpersonal aspects of psychotherapy and published 20 articles in high-impact peer reviewed international journals. Her most recent publication as a first author was recognized with the most valuable publication in Psychotherapy by the American Psychological Association. Throughout the last 5 years, she was awarded the European- and International Student Award by the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Collaborative Small Research Grant and the Emerging Scholar Award three consecutive years. Dr. Babl has been a therapist for integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 2016, with additional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Alliance-Focused Training. This drives her curiosity and interest in the therapeutic alliance and therapist training, both theoretically and practically.