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Juergen Kriz

Juergen Kriz, German psychology and psychotherapy professor. Certified psychotherapist Germany, 1981. Recipient Transfer award, University Osnabrueck, 2002, Paul-Lazarsfeld professor, University Vienna, 2003, Grand award, Viktor Frankl Foundation, Vienna, 2004, Honorary Member, International Society Existential Analysis and Logotherpy, Vienna, 2004, German Association für Systems Theory and Therapy, 2004.


  • Kriz, Juergen was born on December 5, 1944 in Ehrhorn, Soltau, Germany. Son of Willy Peter and Irmgard Kriz.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1968.


    • Research assistant Institute Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1967—1970. Assistant professor Department Social Sciences University Hamburg, Germany, 1970—1972. Associate professor sociology University Bielefeld, Germany, 1972—1974.

      Full professor in statistics and research methods Department Social Sciences University Osnabrueck, Germany, 1974—1980. Full professor in psychotherapy and clinical psychology University of Osnabrueck, Germany, since 1980. Guest professor Institute Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1977.

      Chair board directors Network Northern-German University Computer Centers, Osnabrueck, 1977—1980. Guest professor University Vienna, 1992—1993. Chair international division oproject-sector knowledge and action Vienna International Conference on Future, 1994—1996.

      Faculty member European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland, since 1996, supervisory board, Switzerland, since 1999. Guest professor University Zurich, 2002—2003, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, 2002—2003, University Vienna, 2003—2008, University Latvia, Riga, 2009. Advisory board numerous psychotherapy journals.

    Major achievements

    • Certified psychotherapist Germany, 1981.


    • Author: Subjective Probabilities and Decisions, Statistics in the Social Sciences, Data-Processing in the Social Sciences, Fundamental Principles and Models of Content Analysis, Methodological Critique of Social Research, Fundamental Concepts in Psychotherapy, Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Facts and Artefacts in Social Science, Dictionary of Methods for Medicine, Psychology and Sociology, Chaos and Structure, Facts and Artefacts in Social Science., Chaos Fear and Order, Systems Theory for Psychotherapists and Psychologists, Our Lebenswelt in Upheaval, Self Actualization. Editor: 8 additional books on methods and psychotherapy.

      Contributor articles public to professional journal, chapters to books.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member Psychotherapeutic Medical Association, Hannover, Germany, 2000—2005, National Council Psychotherapy, Berlin, since 2004. Chair science council German Society for Person Centered Psychotherapy, Cologne, Germany, 2003—2006. Member of World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy, GTA Society Gestalt Psychology and its Application, German Sociological Association (life), German Psychological Association (life), Humboldt Gesellschaft.



    Music (active): string quartet, trumpet, tennis.


    • Married Gisela Stolle. Children: Willy Christian, Oliver Markus, Sylvia, Sarah Carina.
    • father: Willy Peter
    • mother: Irmgard Kriz
    • spouse: Gisela Stolle
    • children: Willy Christian Kriz
    • Oliver Markus Kriz
    • Sylvia Kriz
    • Sarah Carina Kriz
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    Born December 5, 1944
    (age 72)
    • 1968
      University Vienna
    • 1967 - 1970
      Research assistant, Institute Advanced Studies
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      assistant, professor Department Social Sciences University Hamburg
    • 1972 - 1974
      associate, professor sociology University Bielefeld
    • 1974 - 1980
      full professor, in statistics and research methods Department Social Sciences University Osnabrueck
    • 1980
      full professor, in psychotherapy and clinical psychology University of Osnabrueck