Annett Körner

Academic title(s): 
  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
  • Associate Member, Department of Oncology, McGill University
  • Associate Member, Psychosocial Oncology Program, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
  • Senior Associate, Louise-Granofsky-Psychosocial Oncology Program, Segal Cancer Centre
  • Associate Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
  • Mentor, Psychosocial Oncology Research Training (PORT) Program
Contact Information

Education Building, Rm 614

Email address: 
annett.korner [at]
(514) 398-2481
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Dr. Körner has developed research expertise as a psychologist and psychotherapist in the areas of personality assessment, interpersonal functioning & health, and relationship schemas.

Before moving to Canada, she headed the psycho-dermatological service at the University Freiburg, which provides psychological assessment and diagnosis, as well as crisis-intervention, and short-term psychotherapeutic treatment to patients in the Department of Dermatology. Within this framework she educated physicians and nurses about the psychological aspects of dermatological conditions and on how to best adapt their interventions to the patient. She specialized in psychosocial oncology interventions that facilitate health behaviours in individuals diagnosed with skin cancer.

In 2008, Dr. Körner was invited to provide expert advice to the Canadian Partnership against Cancer, a national agency focusing on cancer prevention, enhancement of the quality of life, and the decrease of cancer mortality. At the Jewish General Hospital, she conducted research on “Interactive Education & Patient Navigation” examining how melanoma patients can best be lead through their care trajectory - from the point of diagnosis throughout their treatment phases and toward resources offered in their community.

In 2011, she became a mentor in the Psychosocial Oncology Research Training (PORT) program, which links Canada’s top psychosocial oncology researchers across a variety of disciplines and six universities. Dr. Körner's Health Psychology Research Group (HPRG)is currently evaluating the efficacy of a coping intervention program for cancer survivors with an RCT involving the JGH and the MUHC.

Her most recent work focuses on secondary prevention of melanoma based on a large scale, longitudinal study examining barriers and facilitators of health behaviours in high-risk individuals. 


BA University of Leipzig, Germany, Psychology
MA University of Leipzig, Germany, Psychology
PhD University of Leipzig, Germany, Psychology

Area of expertise: 

Dr. Körner is a licensed psychologist with a research focus in clinical and health psychology, in particular the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for individuals diagnosed with chronic and/or life-threatening medical conditions.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Dr. Körner has received funding from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), the Segal Cancer Centre (JGH), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ).

Graduate supervision: 

Dr. Körner welcomes inquiries from students who are interested in psychological aspects of medicine and health (please send CV with your inquiry). The ability to be innovative, motivated, and conscientious in completing research and other tasks in a timely manner is critical.

Selected publications: 

Peer-reviewed publications – accepted, in press, or published

* Indicates student.

  1. Körner, A., *Czajkowska, Z., Albani, C., Drapeau, M., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2015). Efficient and valid assessment of personality traits: Population norms for a brief version of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI-30). Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 15(1). doi: 10.12740/APP/36086
  2. MacKinnon, C.J., Smith, N.G., Henry, M., Milman, E., Berish, M., Farrace, A., Körner, A., Chochinov, H.M., & Cohen, S.R. (In press). A pilot study of meaning-based group counseling for bereavement. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.
  3. *Meyer, A., *Coroiu, A., & Körner, A. (2014). One-to-One Peer Support in Cancer Care: A Review of Scholarship Published Between 2007 and 2014. Accepted for publication by European Journal of Cancer Care.
  4. Zenger, M., Körner, A., Stöbel-Richter, Y., Hinz, A., Brähler, E., Maier, G., & Hilbert, A. (2014). The Core self-evaluation scale: Psychometric properties and population-based norms of a representative sample. Accepted for publication by Journal of Psychological Assessment.
  5. MacKinnon, C. J., Smith, N. G., Henry, M., Berish, M., Milman, E., Körner, A., . . . Cohen, S. R. (2014). Meaning-Based Group Counseling for Bereavement: Bridging Theory with Emerging Trends in Intervention Research. Death Studies, 38(3), 137-144. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2012.738768
  6. *Coroiu, A., *Meyer, A., Brähler, E., Gomez, C., & Körner, A. (2014, e-first). Brief form of the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (ICQ-15): Development and preliminary validation with a German population sample. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000234
  7. Petrowski, K., Hessel, A., Körner, A., Weidner, K., Brähler, E., & Hinz, A. (2014). Die Einstellung zur Psychotherapie in der Allgemeinbevölkerung [Attitudes toward Psychotherapy in the General Population]. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 64(2), 82-85. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1361155
  8. *Radiotis, G., *Roberts, N., *Czajkowska, Z., Khanna, M., & Körner, A. (2014). Non-melanoma skin cancer: Disease specific quality of life concerns and distress. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(1), 57-65. doi: 10.1188/14.ONF.57-65
  9. Körner, A., Würz, J., *Brosseau, D. C., Brähler, E., Kapellen, T., & Kiess, W. (2013). Parental dyadic coping in families of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 26(9-10), 867-875. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0410
  10. *Milette, K., Hudson, M., Körner, A., Baron, M., & Thombs, B. on behalf of the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (2013). Sleep Disturbances in Systemic Sclerosis: Evidence for the Role of Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Pain, and Pruritus. Rheumatology, 52(9), 1715-1720. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket223
  11. Ernst, J., Berger, S., Weißflog, G., Schröder, C., Körner, A., Brähler, E., Niederwieser, D., & Singer, S. (2013). Patient participation in the medical decision-making process in haemato-oncology – a qualitative study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22, 684-690. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12077
  12. *Czajkowska, Z., *Radiotis, G., *Roberts, N., & Körner, A. (2013). Cognitive Adaptation to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31(4), 377-392. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.798757
  13. Hinz, A., Finck, C., Barradas, S., Körner, A.,  Beierlein, V., Brähler, E. & Singer, S. (2013). Fatigue in the General Population of Colombia – Normative Values for the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory MFI-20. Onkologie, 36(7-8), 403–407. doi: 10.1159/000353606
  14. Kwakkenbos, L., *Jewett, L.R., Baron, M., Bartlett, S.J., Furst, D., Gottesman, K., Khanna, D., Malcarne, V.L., Mayes, M.D., Mouthon, L., Poiraudeau, S., Sauve, M., Nielson, W.R., Poole, J.L., Assassi, S., Boutron, I., Ells, C., van den Ende. C.H.M., Hudson, M., Impens, A., Körner, A., Leite, C., Costa Maia, A., Mendelson, C., Pope, J., Steele, R.J., Suarez-Almazor, M.E., Ahmed, S., Coronado-Montoya, S., *Delisle, V.C., Gholizadeh, S., Jang, Y., Levis, B., *Milette, K., Mills, S.D., *Razykov, I., Sobel, R.M. and Thombs, B.D. (2013). The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort: Protocol for a cohort multiple randomized controlled trial (cmRCT) design to support trials of psychosocial and rehabilitation interventions in a rare disease context. BMJ Open, 3(8). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003563
  15. Loiselle, C.G., Peters, O., Haase, K.R., Girouard, L., Körner, A., Wiljer, D., Fitch, M. (2013). Virtual navigation in colorectal cancer and melanoma: an exploration of patients' views. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2289-2296. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1771-1
  16. Körner, A., *Coroiu, A., Martins, C., & Wang, B. (2013). Predictors of skin self-examination before and after a melanoma diagnosis: The role of medical advice and patient’s level of education. International Archives of Medicine, 6, 8. doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-6-8
  17. Körner, A., Drapeau, M., Thombs, B., Rosberger, Z., Wang, B., Khanna, M., Spatz, A., *Coroiu, A., *Garland, R., Batist, G. (2013). Barriers and facilitators of adherence to medical advice on skin self-examination during melanoma follow-up care. BMC Dermatology, 13, 3. doi: 10.1186/1471-5945-13-3
  18. Trepanier, L., Perry, J. C., Körner, A., Stamoulos, C., Sheptycki, A., & Drapeau, M. (2013). A study of the similarity between three models of interpersonal functioning of patients with borderline personality disorder. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 15(1), 55–60.
  19. MacKinnon, C.J., Milman, E., Smith, N.G., Henry, M., Berish, M., Copeland, L., Körner, A., Chochinov, H.M., & Cohen, S.R. (2013). Means to meaning in cancer-related bereavement: Identifying clinical implications for counseling psychologists. The Counseling Psychologist. 41, 216-239. doi: 10.1177/0011000012459969
  20. Körner, A. & Fritzsche, K. (2012). Psychosomatic Services for Melanoma Patients in Tertiary Care. International Journal of Dermatology, 51(9), 1060-1067. doi: 10.1111/j/1365-4632.2011.05228.x
  21. *Roberts, N., *Czajkowska, Z., *Radiotis, G., & Körner, A. (2012). Distress and coping strategies among patients with skin cancer. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20(2), 209-214. doi: 10.1007/s10880-012-9319-y.
  22. *Meyer, A., Wollbrück, D., Dietz, A., Guntinas-Lichius, O., Meister E.F., Brähler, E., Körner, A., & Singer, S. (2012). Psychische Morbidität bei Partnern kehlkopfloser Karzinompatienten: Womit hängt die Auftrittswahrscheinlichkeit zusammen? [Spouses of Cancer Patients with Laryngectomy – Influences on Psychological Morbidity]. Psychother Psych Med, 62, 163-169. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1304583
  23. Ernst, J., Götze, H., Brähler, E., Körner, A., & Hinz, A. (2012). Quality of life of parents diagnosed with cancer – Change over time and influencing factors. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21,(4) 535-541. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2012.01330.x
  24. Thombs, B. D., *Jewett, L. R., Assassi, S., Baron, M., Bartlett, S. J., Maia, A. C., El-Baalbaki, G., Furst D., Gottesman K., Haythornthwaite J.A., Hudson M., Impens A., Körner A., Leite C., Mayes M.D., Malcarne V.L., Motivala S.J., Mouthon L., Nielson W.R., Plante D., Poiraudeau S., Poole J.L., Pope J., Sauve M., Steele R.J., Suarez-Almazor M.E., Taillefer S., van den Ende C., Arthurs E., Bassel M., *Delisle V., *Milette K., Leavens A., Razykov I., Khanna, D. (2012). New directions for patient-centred care in scleroderma: the Scleroderma Patient-centred Intervention Network (SPIN). Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 30(2, Suppl 71), S23-29.
  25. Drapeau, M., Perry, J.C., & Körner, A. (2012). Interpersonal patterns in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26(4), 583-592. 10.1521/pedi.2012.26.4.583
  26. Thombs, B.D., & Körner, A. (2011). Depressionsscreening bei Patienten mit somatischen Erkrankungen: Der Nachweis des Nutzens steht noch aus [Is there Evidence that Depression Screening Benefits Patients with Chronic Medical Illness? Not yet]. Der Nervenarzt, 82(11), 1469-1475. doi: 10.1007/s00115-011-3281-z.
  27. Ernst J., Weißflog, G., Brähler, E., Niederwieser, D., Körner, A., Schröder, C. (2011). Participation of haemato-oncological patients in medical decision-making and their confidence in decisions. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20(4), 534–538. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01219.x
  28. Perry, J.C., & Körner, A. (2011). Impulsive phenomena, the impulsive character (der triebhafte Charakter) and DSM personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders. 25(5), 586-606. doi: 10.1521/pedi.2011.25.5.586
  29. Barthel, Y., Ernst, J., Rawohl, S., Körner, A., Lehmann, A., & Brähler, E. (2011). Psychosoziale Situation von Studierenden – Beratungs- und Behandlungsbedarf und Interesse an Psychotherapie [Psychosocial situation of students – need for counseling and interest in psychotherapy]. Zeitschrift für Psychotraumatologie, Psychotherapiewissenschaft und Psychologische Medizin, 2, 73-83.
  30. Körner, A., Augustin, M., & Zschocke, I. (2011). Gesundheitsverhalten von Hautkrebspatienten während der Melanomnachsorge. [Health behaviors of skin cancer patients in melanoma follow-up care]. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 19(1), 2-12. doi: 10.1026/0943-8149/a000035.
  31. Drapeau, M., DeRotin, Y., Blake, E., Beretta, V., Strack, M., Körner, A., et al. (2011). Defensive flexibility and its relation to symptom severity, depression and anxiety. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199(1), 38-41. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182043b4e
  32. Drapeau, M., Perry, J.C., & Körner, A. (2010). Interpersonal behaviors and BPD. Are specific interpersonal behaviors related to borderline personality disorder? An empirical study using the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme standard categories. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 3, 5-10.
  33. Drapeau, M., Perry, J.C., & Körner, A. (2009). An empirical examination of three models of the interpersonal functioning of patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 72(2), 143-153. doi: 10.1521/psyc.2009.72.2.143
  34. Körner, A., Geyer, M., Roth, M., Drapeau, M., Schmutzer, G., Albani, C., Schumann, S., & Brähler, E. (2008). Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik mit dem NEO−Fünf−Faktoren-Inventar: Die 30−Item−Kurzversion (NEO−FFI−30) [Personality diagnostics with the NEO−Five−Factor Inventory: The 30-Item-Short-Version (NEO-FFI-30)]. Psychother Psych Med, 59(6), 238-245. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-986199
  35. Körner, A., Drapeau, M., Albani, C., Geyer, M., Schmutzer, G., & Brähler, E. (2008). Deutsche Normierung des NEO-Fünf-Faktoren-Inventars (NEO-FFI) [German standardization of the NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI)]. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie, 17 (2-3), 133-144.
  36. Roth, M., Körner, A., & Herzberg, P.Y. (2008). Typological and dimensional approach to comparing the Giessen Test (GT) with the NEO-Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI/. GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine, 5, /Doc06.
  37. Drapeau, M., de Roten, Y., Beretta, V., Blake, E., Körner, A., & Despland, J.N. (2008). Therapist technique and patient defensive functioning in ultra-brief psychodynamic psychotherapy: A LAG sequential analysis. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 15, 247–255. doi: 10.1002/cpp.575.
  38. Drapeau, M., Beretta, V., de Roten, Y., Körner, A., & Despland, J.N. (2008). Defense styles of pedophilic offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 52(2), 185-195. doi: 10.1177/0306624X07307121
  39. Albani, C., Hopf, T., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Geyer, M., Volkart, R., Schmutzer, G., & Brähler, E. (2007). Interpersonelle Schuldgefühle und psychische Beeinträchtigung - Ein Beitrag zur Validierung des "Fragebogens zu interpersonellen Schuldgefühlen" (FIS) [Interpersonal Guilt and psychological impairment: Validation of the “Interpersonal Guilt Questionnaire”(FIS)]. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 36(3), 153-163. doi: 10.1026/1616-3443.36.3.153
  40. Körner, A., Drapeau, M., & Geyer, M. (2006). The association of interpersonal relationships and health in a representative population sample. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 8(2): 5-12.
  41. Albani, C., Schmutzer, G., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Nawroth, C., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2006). Die Entwicklung einer Kurzversion (U-Bogen-24) des Unsicherheitsfragebogens von Ullrich und Ullrich de Muynck [Development of a short version (U-Bogen-24) of the Insecurity Questionnaire by Ullrich and Ullrich de Muynck]. Psychother Psych Med, 56, 118-127. 10.1055/s-2005-915332
  42. Drapeau, M., Körner, A.C., Granger, L., & Brunet, L. (2005). What sex abusers say about their therapy: Results from a qualitative study on pedophiles in treatment at a Canadian penitentiary clinic. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 14(1), 91-115.
  43. Drapeau, M., Körner, A., Granger, L., Brunet, L., & Caspar, F. (2005). A Plan Analysis of pedophile sexual abusers’ motivations for treatment: a qualitative pilot study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49(3), 308-324.
  44. Körner, A., Drapeau, M., Perry, J.C., Kurth, R.A., Pokorny, D., & Geyer, M. (2004). Self-assessment of interpersonal schemas using the relationship patterns questionnaire: A quantitative approach. Psychotherapy Research, 14(4). 435-452. doi: 10.1093/ptr/kph036
  45. Kurth, R. A., Körner, A., Geyer, M., & Pokorny, D. (2004). Relationship patterns questionnaire (RPQ): Psychometric properties and clinical applications. Psychotherapy Research, 14(4). 418-434. doi: 10.1093/ptr/kph037
  46. Drapeau, M., Körner, A. C., & Brunet, L. (2004). When the goals of therapists and patients clash, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 38(3), 69-80. doi: 10.1300/J076v38n03_05
  47. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Volkart, R., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2004). Interpersonelle Schuldgefühle im Vergleich zwischen einer Bevölkerungsstichprobe, Medizinstudenten und Psychotherapiepatienten [Interpersonal guilt: Comparison between a population sample, students of medicine and psychotherapy patients]. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie, 13, 13-19.
  48. Drapeau, M., de Roten, Y., & Körner, A.C. (2004). An exploratory study of child molesters' relationship patterns using the Core Conflictual Relationship Themes Method. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(2), 264-275.
  49. Drapeau, M., Körner, A., Brunet, L., & Granger, L. (2004) Treatment at La Macaza Clinic: A qualitative study of the sexual offenders' perspective. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 46(1), 27-44. doi: 10.3138/cjccj.46.1.27
  50. Albani, C., Pokorny, D., Blaser, G., Grüninger, S., König, S., Marschke, F., Geissler, I., & Körner, A., Vica-ri, G. Fabi, M. Casonato, C. Clementel, L. Gottarelli, M. Geyer & H. Kächele (2003). Il nuovo sistema di categorie CCRT-LU [The new LU-category system for the CCRT]. Psicoterapia, 27, 31-40.
  51. Albani, C., Schmutzer, G., Körner, Blaser, G., A., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2003). Der "Unsicherheitsfragebogen" - Anwendung in einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsstichprobe und bei Psychotherapiepatienten [The insecurity questionnaire - The application in a representative population sample and in psychotherapy patients]. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 51(4), 375-386.
  52. Drapeau, M., Körner, A., Granger, L., Brunet, L., de Roten, Y., & Caspar, F. (2003). L’Analyse des Mobiles comme méthodologie qualitative: un exemple tiré d’une recherche sur le traitement des agresseurs sexuels pédophiles. Recherches Qualitatives, 23, 27-46
  53. Drapeau, M., Körner, A., Brunet, L., Granger, L., Caspar, F., Despland, J.N., & de Roten, Y. (2003). A psychodynamic look at pedophile sex offenders in treatment. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 5(3), 31-42.
  54. Körner, A., Geyer, M., Gunzelmann, T., & Brähler, E. (2003). Persönlichkeitsmerkmale über 60-Jähriger im Kontext sozio-demographischer Faktoren [The influence of socio-demographic factors on personality dimensions in the elderly]. Z Gerontol Geriatr, 36(2), 130-137. IF: 0.61
  55. Hinz, A., Brähler, E., Geyer, M., & Körner, A. (2003). Urteilseffekte beim NEO-FFI [Response sets measured with NEO-FFI]. Diagnostica, 49(3), 157-163. doi: 10.1026//0012-1924.49.4.157
  56. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Geyer, M., Volkart, R., O'Connor, L., . . . Brähler, E. (2003). Der Fragebogen zu Interpersonellen Schuldgefühlen (FIS) - Normierung an einer repräsentativen Stichprobe. [The Interpersonal Guilt Questionnaire: Standardization in a representative random sample]. Z Klin Psychol Psych, 51(2), 137-143.
  57. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Geyer, M., Volkart, R., O'Connor, L., Berry, J., Brähler, E. (2002). Der "Fragebogen zu interpersonellen Schuldgefühlen" (FIS) - Anwendung in einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsstichprobe und bei Psychotherapiepatientlnnen [The German short version of the Interpersonal Guilt Questionnaire - Validation in a population-based sample and clinical application]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(3-4), 189-197. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-24952
  58. Körner, A., Albani, C., Villmann, T., Pokorny, D., & Geyer, M. (2002). Alternative Clusterstrukturen fur die ZBKT-Methode (Zentrales Beziehungskonfliktthema) [Alternative German clusters for the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method (CCRT)]. Psychother Psych Med. 52(8-online) T47-T59. doi:10.1055/s-2002-33080. 13-page long E-version.
  59. Körner, A., Albani, C., Villmann, T., Pokorny, D., & Geyer, M. (2002). Alternative Clusterstrukturen fur die ZBKT-Methode (Zentrales Beziehungskonfliktthema) [Alternative German clusters for the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method (CCRT)]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(8), 363-367. 5-page brief PRINT version.
  60. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., König, S., Marschke, F., Geißler, I., Brenk, K., Geyer, M., Strauß, B. (2002). Zum Zusammenhang von Bindungsprototypen und zentralen Beziehungsmustern [Connections between attachment prototypes and relationship patterns]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(12), 521-525. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-36008. BRIEF print version.
  61. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., König, S., Marschke, F., Geißler, I., Brenk, K., Geyer, M., Strauß, B. (2002). Zum Zusammenhang von Bindungsprototypen und zentralen Beziehungsmustern [Connections between attachment prototypes and relationship patterns]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(12) T67-75. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-36008. LONG e-version.
  62. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Körner, A., König, S., Marschke, F., Geißler, I., Geyer, M., Pokorny, D., Staats, H., Benninghofen, D., Dahlbender, R., Cierpka, M., & Kächele, H. (2002). Zum Zusammenhang zwischen der Valenz von Beziehungserfahrungen und der Schwere der psychischen Beeinträchtigung [The connection between affective evaluation of recollected relationship experiences and the severity of the psychic impairment]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(5), 282-285 [online page numbers: T38-T46].
  63. Körner, A., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2002). Das NEO-Fünf-Faktoren Inventar (NEO-FFI) – Validierung anhand einer deutschen Bevölkerungsstichprobe [German validation of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory]. Diagnostica, 48(1), 19-27. doi: 10.1026//0012-1924.48.1.19
  64. 6Albani, C., Pokorny, D., Blaser, B., Grüninger, S., König, S., Marschke, F., Geißler, I., Körner, A., Geyer, M., & Kächele, H. (2002). Reformulation of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) categories: The CCRT-LU Category System. Psychotherapy Research, 12(3), 319-338. doi: 10.1093/ptr/12.3.319
  65. Kurth, R.A., Pokorny, D., Körner, A., & Geyer, M. (2002). Der Beziehungs-Muster-Fragebogen (BeMus) - Validierung anhand einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsstichprobe [The Relationship Patterns Questionnaire (RPQ): Validation by using a representative sample]. Psychother Psych Med, 52(3-4), 179-188. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-24954
  66. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Pokorny, D., Körner, A., König, S., Marschke, F., Brenk, K., Buchheim, A., Geyer, M., Kächele, H., & Strauß, B. (2001). Zentrale Beziehungsmuster und Bindungsprototypen bei Psychotherapiepatientinne [Core relationship patterns and attachment prototypes in psychotherapy patients]. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 49(4), 345-360.
  67. Albani, C., Reulecke, M., Körner, A., Villmann, T., Blaser, G., Geyer, M., Pokorny, D., & Kächele, H. (2002). Erinnertes elterliches Erziehungsverhalten und Zentrale Beziehungsmuster bei Psychotherapiepatientinne [Recalled parental upbringing and core relationship patterns in psychotherapy patients]. Psychotherapie Forum, 9(4), 162-171.
  68. Albani, C., Villmann, T., Blaser, G., Körner, A., Reulecke, M., Pokorny, D., Geyer, M., & Kächele, H. (2001). Zentrale Beziehungsmuster im Vergleich verschiedener Objekte [Central relationship patterns in comparison with different objects]. Psychother Psych Med, 51(7), 298-300. doi: 10.1055/s-2001-15624
  69. Albani, C., Brauer, V., Blaser, G., Pokorny, D., Körner, A., Villmann, B., Geyer, M., & Kächele, H. (2000). Sind Beziehungsmuster in stationärer, integrativer Psychotherapie veränderbar? [Can relationship patterns change through integrative, in-patient psychotherapy?]. Gruppenpsychotherapie und Gruppendynamik, 36(2), 156-173.
  70. Albani, C., Reulecke, M., Körner, A., Villmann, T., Blaser, G., & Geyer, M. (2000). Erinnertes elterliches Erziehungsverhalten und das Ausmaß psychischer Beeinträchtigung bei Psychotherapiepatientinnen [Recalled parental upbringing and psychological distress in psychotherapy patients]. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie, 2, 69-75.
  71. Albani, C., Villmann, B., Villmann, T., Körner, A., Geyer, M., Pokorny, D., Blaser, G., & Kächele, H., (1999). Kritik der kategorialen Strukturen der Methode des Zentralen Beziehungs-Konflikt-Themas (ZBKT) [Critical review of the categorial structures of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method (CCRT)]. Psychother Psych Med, 49(11), 408-421.
  72. Albani, C., Blaser, G., Benninghoven, D., Cierpka, M., Dahlbender, R., Geyer, M., Körner, A., Pokorny, D., Staats, H., & Kächele, H. (1999). On the Connection between Affective Evaluation of Recollected Relationship Experiences and the Severity of the Psychic Impairment. Psychotherapy Research, 9(4), 453-468. doi: 10.1080/10503309912331332861
  73. Cierpka, M., Strack, M., Benninghofen, D., Staats, D., Dahlbender, R, Pokorny, D., Frevert, G., Blaser, G., Kächele, H., Geyer, M., Körner, A., & Albani, C. (1998). Stereotypical Relationship Patterns and Psychopathology. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 67, 241-248. doi: 10.1159/000012286

Non peer-reviewed publications and presentations by invitation

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  1. MacKinnon, C.J., Smith, N.G. Henry, M., Milman, E., Chochinov, H.M., Körner, A., Berish, M., Farrace, A., Liarikos, N., & Cohen, S.R.(2014). New Directions in Group Counselling for Bereavement: Results of a Meaning-Based Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. The Canadian Virtual Hospice Exchange.
  2. Körner A. (2013). Psychosocial barriers to secondary prevention of melanoma. In Gayle A. Shinder & Zeev Rosberger (Eds.), LG-POP News. Newsletter of the Louise Granofsky-Psychosocial Oncology Program, 2 (winter issue), pp. 1, 3. Segal Cancer Centre & Lady Davis Institute-JGH, Montréal: Department of Oncology, McGill University.
  3. Körner, A. (November 18, 2011). Secondary Prevention of Melanoma - A Health Psychology Perspective. Invited presentation at the 4th Segal Cancer Centre Retreat under the theme “The integration of research and treatment for optimal patient care”, Montréal, Québec.
  4. Körner, A., *Czajkowska, Z., & *Roberts, N. (2011). A multidisciplinary approach to promoting health protective behavior in psycho-oncology. Le bulletin du GDPMS (Groupe de Développement de la Psychologie Médicale et de la Santé), Québec, 8 (1), 2.
  5. Körner, A., *Roberts, N., & Zschocke, I. (2010). L’efficacité du coût des interventions psycho-oncologiques. Psychologie Québec, 27 (3), 27. By invitation from the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
  6. Fitzpatrick, M., Körner, A., & Drapeau, M. (2009). Building Bridges Between Research and Practice. Canadian-SPR in Montréal: a new approach, an astounding success! NASPR Newsletter, 9, 3-4. By invitation from the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research (NASPR).
  7. Körner, A. (2007, November 5th). From Outcome to Process - Maximizing the Effects of Therapy. Presentation at the Douglas Utting Lecture, Montréal, Canada.
  8. Drapeau, M., Körner, A., Fitzpatrick, M., DeStefano, J., Barber, J., Trijsburg, R. W., . . . Lecours, S. (2004). La formation des psychothérapeutes. Rapport-synthèse remis à l'Ordre des Psychologues du Québec: McGill University.
  9. Körner, A. (2000). Assessment of Individualized Treatment Goals vs. Usual Outcome Measures. Psychotherapy Research Newsletter of McGill University/ Department of Psychiatry, Fall, 1.
  10. Körner, A., Albani, C., Villmann, T., Pokorny, D., & Geyer, M. (1998). Determination of psychological categories in the CCRT approach by clustering – a comparative study of exploratory data analysis and evolutionary algorithms [German]. Report 13/1998, Institute of Computer Science, University of Leipzig.

Book chapters

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  1. Körner, A., *Coroiu, A., & *Meyer, A. (2013). ICQ-10 - The Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire – Kurzversion [ICQ-10 - The Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire – Brief Version]. In C.C. Kemper, M. Zenger & E. Brähler (Eds.), Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen - Standardisierte Erhebungsinstrumente für Wissenschaft und Praxis (pp. 148-151). Berlin: Medizinisch-Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.
  2. Villmann, T., Körner, A., Blaser, G., & Albani, C. (2004). ICD-10 diagnosis classification and SCL-90 prototypes: application of models of discriminant procedures and relevance learning [German]. In G. Plöttner (Ed.), Psychotherapeutische Versorgung und Versorgungsforschung (pp. 99-118). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag GmbH.
  3. Villmann, T., Körner, A., & Albani, C. (1998). Evolutionary Algorithms with Migration Scheme Inspired by Neuronal Dynamic and its Application to Reformulation of Categories in Psychotherapy Research. In E.C. Ifeachor, A. Sperduti, A. Starita (Eds.), Neuronal Networks and Expert Systems in Medicine and Healthcare (pp. 313-321). Singapore: World Scientific.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings and published abstracts

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  1. *Meyer, A., Körner, A., Fitzpatrick, T., & Mehnert, A. (2013). Ausprägung von Fürsorge und Selbstfürsorge bei ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeitern in einer Krebs-Selbsthilfeorganisation in Montreal [Compassion and self-compassion in oncology volunteers in Montreal. In H. Berth (Ed.), In balance – Abstracts zur Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Psychologie (pp. 32-33). Lengerich: Science Publishers.
  2. *MacKinnon, C.J., Smith, N., Henry, M., Berish, M., Milman, E., Körner, A., Chochinov, H.M., Copeland, L., & Cohen, S.R. (2011). Development of a meaning-centered group counseling intervention for bereavement: Preliminary results. Psycho-Oncology, 20  (suppl. 2), 85.
  3. Körner, A., *Radiotis, G., & Fritzsche, K. (2010). Psychosomatic Consultation-Liaison Services For Patients With Melanoma At The General Medical Hospital – A Comprehensive Cancer Care Approach. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (suppl. 2), 218-219.
  4. *Roberts, N., Körner, A., *Czajkowska, Z., *Radiotis, G. (2010). Coping strategies in patients with non-melanoma skin cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (suppl. 2), 261-262.
  5. Girouard, L., Loiselle, G., Körner, A., Wiljer, D., Fitch, M.  (2010). Capturing the Oncology Interactive Navigator (OIN) Contributions to Individuals’ Experiences with Cancer: A Pilot Study. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (suppl. 2), 180-181.
  6. Ernst, J., Richter, D., *Czajkowska, Z., Schmidt, R., Körner, A., Weis, S., & Brähler, E. (2010). Quality of life of parents with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (suppl. 2), 251.
  7. Körner, A., Drapeau, M., Geyer, M., & Perry, J.C. (2002). Self-assessment of interpersonal behavior with the Relationship Patterns Questionnaire: Results from a sample representative of the German population. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 56 (45), 18-19.
  8. Körner, A., Geyer, M., & Brähler, E. (2002). Personality diagnostics with the NEO-Five-Factor Inventory [German]. Psychother Psych Med, 53 (3), 99.
  9. Körner, A., Albani, C., Villmann, T., Pokorny, D., & Geyer, M. (2001). Categorization of relationship patterns with the CCRT-method [German]. Psychother Psych Med, 52 (3), 92.
  10. Villmann, T., Körner, A., & Albani, C. (1998). Application of Evolutionary Algorithms to the Reformulation of Categories in Psychotherapy Research. In Lieven, K. (Ed.): Proceedings of European Congress on Intelligent Techniques and Soft Computing (EUFIT’98), p. 1842-1847, Aachen/ Germany. ELITE Foundation.
  11. Villmann, T., Körner, A., & Albani, C. (1998). Evolutionary Algorithms with Self-Organizing Population Dynamic for Clustering of Categories in Psychotherapy Research Using Large Clinical Data Sets. In Proceedings of the International ICSF/IFAC Symposium on Neuronal Computation (NC’98), p. 130-136, Wien/ Austria: International Computer Science Conventions Academic Press.