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Dr. Jessica Fritz

Raum: 75/165
Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie des Erwachsenenalters

49076 Osnabrück



After I finished my PhD (2016-2020) and my first postdoc (2020-2021) at the University of Cambridge, I moved to Germany, to combine my scientific research with the clinical practice. To this end, I work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (“habilitation trajectory”) at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy for Adults and as a psychotherapist trainee at the outpatient clinic of the University of Osnabrück.

My research focus:

By bringing together theoretical, psychometric, and clinically-focused research, I currently aim to examine a) which components – in addition to psycho(patho)logical symptoms – are particularly relevant for a meaningful "mental health" assessment, b) how these components can be captured with monitoring and outcome tools, and c) how we can best add personalized components to monitoring and outcome tools, to enable the most comprehensive and personally-relevant assessment possible.



Deisenhofer, A.-K., Barkham, M., Beierl, E. T., Schwartz, B., Aafjes-van Doorn, K., Beevers, C. D., … Fritz, J., … Cohen, Z. D. (2023). Implementing precision methods in personalizing psychological therapies: Barriers and possible ways forward. Behaviour Research and Therapy. link.

Schäfer, S. K., Fritz, J., Sopp, R., Kunzler, A. M., von Boros, L., Tüscher, O., Göritz, A. S., Lieb, K., & Michael T. (2023). Interrelations of resilience factors and their incremental impact for mental health: Insights from network modeling using a prospective study across seven timepoints. Translational Psychiatry. link

Jefferies, P., Fritz, J., Deighton, J. & Ungar, M. (2023). Analysis of Protective Factors in Schoolchildren in England Using the Dual-factor Model of Mental Health. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. link 


Wiedemann, A., Stochl, J., Neufeld, S.A.S, Fritz, J., Bhatti, J., Hook, R., NSPN Consortium, Goodyer, I.M., Dolan, R., Bullmore, E.T., Chamberlain, S.R., Fonagy, R., Perez, J., & Jones, P.B. (2022). The impact of the initial COVID-19 outbreak on young adults’ mental health: a longitudinal study of risk and resilience factors. Scientific Reports. link 

Pollmann, A., Fritz, J., Barker, T., & Fuhrmann. D. (2022). A Topology of Adversities in Adolescence: Networks of Adversity in Childhood and Adolescence and their Relationship to Adult Mental Health. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. link & R code


Jefferies, P., Höltge, J., Fritz, J., & Ungar, M. (2021). A cross-country network analysis of resilience systems in young adults. Emerging Adulthood. link & R code

Schlechter, P.,* Fritz, J.,* Cassels, M.,* Neufeld, S. A. S., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2021). Youth and Childhood Adversity Scale: A Step towards Developing a New Measure of Adversity and its Severity. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. link & R code & data

Schueler, K., Fritz, J., Dorfschmidt, L., van Harmelen, A.-L., Strömer, E., & Wessa, M. (2021). Psychological Network Analysis of General Self-Efficacy in High vs Low Resilient Functioning Healthy Adults. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Public Mental Health. link & code

Stochl, J., Soneson, S., Stuart, F., Fritz, J., Walsh, A. E. L., Croudace, T., … Perez, J. (2021). Determinants of Patient-Reported Outcome Trajectories and Symptomatic Recovery in Improving Access to Psychological Treatment (IAPT) Services. Psychological Medicine. link & R code & synthetic data

Fritz, J., Stochl, J., Kievit, R. A., van Harmelen, A.-L., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2021). Tracking Stress, Mental Health and Resilience Factors in Medical Students, Before, During and After a Stress-Inducing Exam Period: Protocol and Proof of Principle Analyses for the RESIST Cohort-Study. JMIR Formative Research. link & R code & data


Fritz, J. (2020). Shedding Light on the Complex Picture of Psychosocial Factors that Promote Mental Health in Young People (Doctoral thesis). link

Stochl, J., Fried, E., Fritz, J., Croudace, T., Knight, C., Jones, P., Perez, J. (2020). On Dimensionality, Measurement Invariance and Suitability of Sum Scores for the PHQ-9 and the GAD-7. Assessmentlink & R code & synthetic data

Fritz, J., Stochl, J., Goodyer, I. M., van Harmelen, A.-L., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2020). Embracing the Positive: An Examination of How Well Resilience Factors at Age 14 Can Predict Distress at Age 17. Translational Psychiatry. link & R code & data


Fritz, J., Stochl, J., Fried, E. I., Goodyer, I. M., van Borkulo, C. D., Wilkinson, P. O., & van Harmelen, A.-L. (2019). Unravelling the Complex Nature of Resilience Factors and their Changes between Early and Later Adolescence. BMC Medicine. link & R code & data

Kalisch, R., Cramer, A. O. J. Binder, H., Fritz, J., Leertouwer, I., Lunansky, G., … & van Harmelen, A.-L. (2019). Deconstructing and Reconstructing Resilience: A Dynamic Network Approach. Perspectives on Psychological Sciences. link

Fritz, J., Stretton, J., Askelund, A. D., Schweitzer, S., Walsh, N., Elzinga, B. E., … van Harmelen, A.-L. (2019). Mood and Neural Responses to Social Rejection Do Not Seem to Be Altered in Resilient Adolescents with a History of Adversity. Development and Psychopathology. link


Fritz, J., Fried, E. I., Goodyer, I. M., Wilkinson, P. O., van Harmelen, A.-L. (2018). A Network Model of Resilience Factors for Adolescents with and without Exposure to Childhood Adversity. Scientific Reports. link & R code & data

Fritz, J., de Graaff, A. M., Caisley, H., van Harmelen, A.-L., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2018). A Systematic Review of Amenable Resilience Factors that Moderate and/ or Mediate the Relationship between Childhood Adversity and Mental Health in Young People. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Special Issue: Resilience, Life Events, Trajectories and The Brain. link