Dr. Kaline Mütze, M.Sc.


Ph.D. in Psychology (magna cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
Thesis: “On Behalf of Science and Practice  Using Psychotherapy Research to Address Clinical Practice Concerns”
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Witthöft, Prof. Dr. Stefanie M. Jungmann, 
Prof. Dr. Michèle Wessa
since 04/2019 Professional training in cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
01/2019 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz (Thesis: “Grünes Licht für Therapie? Über die Schwere der psychischen Belastung und ihre Aussagekraft für den Behandlungserfolg“)
06/2016 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Psychology, University of Mannheim


Academic and Clinical Positions

04/2019 - 10/2023 Doctoral candidate, Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy & experimental Psychopathology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
02/2019 - 03/2020 Psychological training, Inpatient Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Mainz
2016-2017 Student assistant, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
2015-2016 Student assistant, Department of Mental Health Services Research, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim


Scholarships and Awards

04/2019 - 09/2022 PhD scholarship from the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz; Supervisor: Dr. Anne-Kathrin Bräscher, Prof. Dr. Michael Witthöft



Germer, S., Weyrich, V., Bräscher, A.-K., Mütze, K., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Does practice really make perfect? A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between therapist experience and therapy outcome: A replication of Goldberg, Rousmaniere, et al. (2016). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 69(5), 745-754. DOI
Mütze, K., Witthöft, M., Lutz, W., & Bräscher, A.-K. (2022). Matching research and practice: Prediction of individual patient progress and dropout risk for basic routine outcome monitoring. Psychotherapy Research, 32(3), 358-371. DOI


Muetze, K., Witthoeft, M., & Braescher, A.-K. (2021). Die Prognose psychotherapeutischer Behandlungsergebnisse im naturalistischen Setting durch Belastungsindikatoren zu Behandlungsbeginn. VERHALTENSTHERAPIE, 31(3), 207-216. DOI

Presentations on Conferences

Mütze, K., Witthöft, M., & Bräscher, A.-K. (2021). Was kann ich wissen? Was darf ich hoffen? – Prognose psychotherapeutischer Behandlungsergebnisse im naturalistischen Setting durch Belastungsindikatoren zu Behandlungsbeginn. [Prediction of therapeutic outcome in a naturalistic setting using pretreatment psychological distress indicators]. 38. Symposium Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs. (Mannheim, digital, 12.05.-15.05.2021). [Poster]

Book Reviews

Mütze, K. (2020). Die Psychotherapie-Debatte: Was Psychotherapie wirksam macht. Verhaltenstherapie, 30(1), 83-84.

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic Outcomes
  • Psychotherapeutic Processes
  • Quality Management
  • Patient-focused Therapy