M.Sc. Isabel Grünenwald

Masters in Psychology

External PhD-Student


Postal address: Goethe Universität · Institut für Psychologie · Abt. Sozialpsychologie Hauspostfach 74 · 60323 Frankfurt

Email: I.Gruenenwald@psych.uni-frankfurt.de 

Office hours: Upon agreement, PEG building

About me

Hi, I’m Isabel Grünenwald. I did my Bachelor and Master program in psychology at Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M. and finished my Master with focus on Clinical Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology in August 2020. I worked as a student assistant in the department of Social Psychology from 2017 to 2020. I enjoyed researching in the field of Social Psychology a lot and always felt very comfortable in the team, which is why I decided to do my PhD in this department after my Master. However, I also pursue a career as a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist (for adults), which is why I’m doing my apprenticeship to become a psychotherapist parallel to my PhD. I can ideally combine my clinical and my social psychological interests with my dissertation topic: “The role of social identification and stress-mindset for coping and well-being of children of mentally ill parents”.


Since October 2021

  • Psychotherapist in training at Therapiepraxis Hofheim
  • Psychotherapist in training in the outpatient clinic of Five APP in Frankfurt am Main

10/2020 - 09/2021

  • Psychotherapist in training at the Vitos Klinik Haina (Practical work 1)

Since October 2020

  • Training to become a psychological psychotherapist (cognitive behavioral for adults) at Five APP in Frankfurt am Main
  • External PhD student in the department of social psychology  of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main


  • Semester abroad at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA)

2018 - 2020

  • Master of Science in Psychology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
    • Major: Clinical Psychology
    • Minor: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

2015 - 2018

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Research interests

  • Social identification of children of mentally ill parents
  • Social relationships & identification, family, attachment
  • Stress-Mindset
  • Coping
  • Resilience
  • Clinical interests: addiction disorders


2017-2020: Tutor for the module “Empirisch-experimentelles Praktikum”

Currently no teaching


  • Grünenwald, I., Kaluza, A.J., Schultze, M., & Van Dick, R. (2022). Stress mindset and social identification in chronic pain patients and their relationship to coping, well-being & depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-022-09883-8 [IF 2.615; Category: Psychology, Clinical 108/283; Q2]