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Dr. Regula Berger

Dr. Regula Berger

Dr. Regula Berger

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience


  • Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy, 6/2002 – 5/2004 – Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology, 6/1995 – 11/2001 (dissertation defense)/ 12/2003 (dissertation publication) – University of Freiburg, Switzerland
  • Master of Science (MS) in Children and Youth Psychology, 10/1986 – 3/1995 – University of Berne, Switzerland
  • State of Connecticut, Dept. of Public Health, Marital and Family Therapist Licensure #001161, Renewal date 7/31/2010, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • State of Massachusetts, Division of Professional Licensure, Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure #1315, Renewal date 12/31/2010, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Professional experience

  • Since 2010 Lecturer (80%) at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, School of Social Work, Muttenz, Switzerland
  • 2001-2010 Worked as a systemic couple and family therapist in various counseling centers for children, adolescents and their families in Massachussetts, Illinois and Connecticut, USA.
  • 1995-2001 Research assistant at the Chair of Clinical Psychology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; National foundation project "Familien der Zukunft" (Families of the future)
  • 1997-1998 Grant for young researchers at the University of Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA

Main focus


  • Communication, conversation, and counseling competences and techniques (BA111)
  • Methods in social work – Focus on social work with children, youth and families (BA254)
  • Inequality of children’s lives – Living context and ways of everyday coping (BA253)
  • Resistance in counseling – Working with mandated clients (BA254)
  • Systemic counseling of children, adolescents and their families (BA254)
  • Queer studies and social work (BA442)
  • Summer School 2019 “Social Work in the Digital Age” (BA402)

Continuing education and services

  • Courses on mobbing and cyberbullying for school social workers
  • Courses on child protection services and families in crisis
  • Courses on children affected by domestic violence
  • Courses on counseling of migrant families

Further information

Publications and projects