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Simone Munsch

Job: Professor
Office: RM C-2.117
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg
Phone: +41 26 300 7657
Fax: +41 26 300 9712
eMail: simone.munsch@unifr.ch
Unit: Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie  
Personal page: http://www.unifr.ch/psycho/de/research/klipsy/teaching/postgraduate



  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy research
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychophysiology

Research fields

I am interested in psychological processes associated with eat and weight regulation problems. In this regard my research focuses on general or specific psychophysiological processes contributing to the maintenance of disordered eating behavior in children and adults. Additionally, I am deeply interested in transferring research findings into psychotherapeutic practice. Finally, my group seeks at implementing the use of recent technology in order to increase ecological validity in experimental psychophathology and psychotherapy research.


  • Supervision of Seminararbeiten, Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Habilitation theses
  • Introduction in Clinical Psychology  I and II (Bachelor)
  • Introduction in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology I and II (Bachelor and Master)
  • Master’s colloquium (Master)


Selected Publications

  • Fischer, S., Meyer, A.H., Dremmel, D., Schlup, B. & Munsch, S. (2014). Short-Term Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder: Long-term Efficacy and Predictors of Long-Term Treatment Success. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 58, 36-42 (doi10.1016/j.brat.2014.04.007).
  • Munsch, S. (2014). Study protocol: psychological and physiological consequences of exposure to mass media in young women - an experimental cross-sectional and longitudinal study and the role of moderators. BMC Psychology, 37(2), (doi10.1186/s40359-014-0037-0).
  • Puder, J., Pinto, AM., Bonvin, A., Bodenman, P., Munsch, S., Kriemler, S. & Marques-Vidal, P. (2013). Health-related quality of life in migrant preschool children. BMC Public Health, in press.
  • De Albuquerque, J.E., Munsch, S., Margraf, J., Schneider, S. (2012). Learning Processes Associated with Panic-Related Symptoms in Families with and without Panic Disordered Mothers. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. (published online; doi10.1007/s10578-012-0337-7).
  • Fischer, S., Meyer, A.H., Hermann, E., Tuch, A. & Munsch, S. (2012). Night Eating Syndrome in young adults: delineation from other eating disorders and clinical significance. Psychiatry Research (in press: soi.org/10.1016/j.psychres. 2012.07.028).
  • Munsch, S., Meyer, A.H. & Biedert, E. (2012). Efficacy and predictors of long-term treatment success for Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment and Behavioral Weight-Loss-Treatment in overweight individuals with binge eating disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 775-785.  (doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.08.009)
  • Flückiger, C., Meyer, A.H., Wampold, B.E., Gassmann, D., Messerli-Bürgi, N. & Munsch, S. (2011). Detecting premature termination in an early stage of therapy with binge eating patients. Behavior Therapy, 42, 716-725.  (doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2011.03.008) 
  • Munsch, S., Hasenboehler, K. & Meyer, A.H. (2011). Amount of food intake in overweight and obese children: Influenced by psychopathology or learned through modeling? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 70(4), 362-367.
  • Munsch, S., Meyer, A.H., Quartier, V. & Wilhelm, F. (2011). Binge eating in binge eating disorder: a break-down of emotion regulatory process? Psychiatry Research. (doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.07.016)
  • Puder, J. & Munsch, S. (2010). Psychological correlates of childhood obesity. International Journal of Obesity (34), 37-43.

Clinical training


Research projects

New project to develop an online-therapy for binge-eating disorder, supported by the Swiss Anorexia Nervosa Foundation

See current projects

Full CV: German / English

Département de Psychologie / Departement für Psychologie - R. Faucigny 2 - 1700 Fribourg / Freiburg - Tel +41 26 300 7620 - Fax +41 26 / 300 9712 - psychologie [at] unifr.ch - uni