Tanja Hechler is full professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents at the Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Germany. Her research focusses on the co-occurrence of mental health problems and chronic pain. Research areas include: i) interoception and emotional processes, ii) chronic pain, fear and anxiety, iii) lay theories and pain concepts. She is the head of the outpatient psychotherapy clinic for children and adolescents, and the postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychotherapy.
She obtained her PhD in 2000 at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the University of Trier. In 2013, she accomplished her postdoctoral qualification at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, and became a licensed psychotherapist for children and adolescents.
She has a wide range of cooperation, e.g. Prof. Dr. André Schulz, l`Université de Luxembourg, Prof. Dr. Christiane Pané-Farré, Philipps-University Marburg, Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider, Ruhr-University Bochum, Prof. Dr. Melanie Noel, University of Calgary, Canada.