Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, USA, the Sigma Xi Society was established to recognize outstanding scientific achievements and to promote collaboration among researchers from different disciplines. To date, more than 200 members of the Sigma Xi Society were awarded a Nobel Prize. It is the approach of the University for Continuing Education Krems that is strongly transdisciplinary, and therefor confirmed by accepting Prof Thomas Probst into this scientific association.
"I am honored to be named a Full Member of Sigma Xi," said Prof Thomas Probst, “To me this is not only a tribute to my academic achievements, but also a confirmation that the University for Continuing Education Krems has embarked on a successful path with its clearly formulated approach to transdisciplinarity."
Prof Probst joined the Department for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Faculty of Health and Medicine of the University for Continuing Education Krems in 2017. Current research projects deal with Precision Medicine in the context of psychotherapy, Digital Tools such as Apps for use in clinical psychology and psychotherapy or Internet psychotherapy, as well as COVID-19 inflicted mental health changes.
Thomas Probst studied psychology (Diplom) at the University of Regensburg and completed his doctorate in psychology at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
In 2017, he was appointed as University Professor for Psychotherapy Sciences (according to the University Act 2002 § 98) at the University for Continuing Education Krems. He is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of several journals such as "Scientific Reports", "Psychotherapy Research", "Clinical Psychology in Europe", "Digital Psychology". Among others his research achievements have been honored with the "Adolf-Ernst-Meyer-Preis für Psychotherapieforschung" of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM) and the "Young Research Award" of the worldwide umbrella organization for psychotherapy International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).