Dr. Tobias Kockler

  • Engler-Bunte-Ring 15
    76131 Karlsruhe

Consultation hours

by appointment


Research Areas

I´m working at the mental mhealth Lab at KIT.

  • Ambulatory Assessment
  • Affective dynamics
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Digital phenotyping
  • Contribution and support to our ERA-NET NEURON-funded project „DynAMoND“ and our EU-funded project „Psych-STRATA“




  • Staying relaxed in the examination phase: overcoming test anxiety
  • Emotion regulation in examination situations and in the examination phase for students with test anxiety

  • Research methods II

  • Scientific work



Since 2021
Postdoctoral researcher at the Mental mHealth Lab (Prof. Dr. Ebner-Priemer), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2017 2022
Research assistant and clinical psychologist at the MEDIAN Clinic for Psychosomatics Bad Dürkheim: Implementation and evaluation of an app-based aftercare program for patients with affective disorders (DE RENA)
2015 2021
Ph.D. at the Institute of Sports and Sports Science; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Doctoral thesis: Using Ambulatory Assessment to Unravel Specific Patterns of Emotion Dysregulation and Instability in the Daily Life of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
2014 2017
Clinical psychologist at the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
2013 2017
Postgraduate psychotherapy training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
2007 – 2013
Studies of Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of Turku (Finland); degree: diploma


Scientific Associations

  • Member of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA)
  • Member of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)


Scientific Reviewer

  • Cognitive Therapy and Research, Psychiatry Research, Depression and Anxiety, Psychopathology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • International Journal of Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Biological Psychology, Psychological Medicine