Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Dr. Charlotte Küpper

Dr. Charlotte Küpper
research assistant
charlotte.kuepper (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Room 215
Phone number
(030) 2093-89765
(030) 2093-1802
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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since 2019

PhD (Dr. rer. med.) at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Cognition Group, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Approbation as Psychological Psychotherapist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Zentrum für Psychotherapie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

since 2018

Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Clinic Social Interaction, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin






Certified ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) Diagnostician

Doctoral Researcher at the Autism-Spectrum Outpatient Clinic at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Clinical Training at Zentrum für Psychotherapie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Psychologist at Charité Universitätsmedizin

Researcher at Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer Berlin


Master of Science in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin


Research interests

I am a clinical psychologist (CBT, individual and group-therapy) and head of research at the outpatient clinic for social interaction. I am responsible for the organization, implementation and supervision of diagnostics, consultations and treatments for adults on the autism-spectrum and people with social interaction difficulties (e.g. depression, anxiety, personality disorders). I am especially interested in research focussing on different methods of autism diagnostics in adulthood as well as different psychotherapy approaches for adults on the spectrum (e.g., individual vs. group therapy approaches as well as face-to-face vs. technology-based trainings). At present, I am also part of a large, multi-center clinical trial investigating the efficacy of two different treatments for people with ASD (group therapy vs. Online training; FASTER/SCOTT study).



  • Wolff, N., Kohls, G., Mack, J.T., Vahid, A., Elster, E.M., Stroth, S., Poustka, L., Küpper, C., Roepke, S., Kamp-Becker, I., & Roessner, V (2022). A data driven machine learning approach to differentiate between autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder based on the best-practice diagnostic instruments for autism. Scientific Reports, 12(1):18744. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-21719-x.
  • Stroth, S., Tauscher, J., Wolff, N., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Heider, D., & Kamp-Becker, I. (2022). Phenotypic differences between female and male individuals with suspicion of autism spectrum disorder. Molecular autism13(1), 11.

  • Tebartz van Elst, L., Fangmeier, T., Schaller, U.M., Hennig, O., Kieser, M., Koelkebeck, K., Küpper, C., Roessner, V., Wildgruber, D., & Dziobek, I. (2021). FASTER and SCOTT&EVA trainings for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 22(1), 261.
  • Stroth, S., Tauscher, J., Wolff, N., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Heider, D., & Kamp-Becker, I. (2021). Identification of the most indicative and discriminative features from diagnostic instruments for children with autism. JCPP Advances. e12023.
  • Kamp-Becker, I., Tauscher, J., Wolff, N., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Heider, D. & Stroth, S. (2021). Is the combination of ADOS and ADI-R necessary to classify ASD? Rethinking the “gold standard” in diagnosing ASD. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 1420.
  • Mayer, A., Preckel, K., Ihle, K., Piecha, F. A., Junghanns, K., Reiche, S., Rademacher, L., Müller-Pinzler, L., Stolz, D.S., Kamp-Becker, I., Stroth, S., Roepke, S., Küpper, C., Engert, V., Singer, T., Kanske, P., Paulus, F.M., & Krach, S. (2021). Assessment of reward-related brain function after a single-dose of oxytocin in autism: a randomized controlled trial. Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science.
  • Maslahati, T., Bachmann, C.J., Höfer, J., Küpper, C., Stroth, S., Wolff, N., Poustka, L., Roessner, V., Kamp-Becker, I.,  Hoffmann, F., & Roepke, S. (2021). How Do Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Participate in the Labor Market? A German Multi-center Survey. J Autism Dev Disord.
  • Höfer, J., Hoffmann, F., Dörks, M., Kamp-Becker, I., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Stroth, S., Wolff, N. & Bachmann, C.J. (2021). Health Services Use and Costs in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Germany: Results from a Survey in ASD Outpatient Clinics. J Autism Dev Disord.
  • Küpper, C., Stroth, S., Wolff, N., Hauck, F., Kliewer, N., Schad-Hansjosten, T., Kamp-Becker, I., Poustka, L., Roessner, V., Schultebraucks, K. & Roepke, S. (2020). Identifying predictive features of autism spectrum disorders in a clinical sample of adolescents and adults using machine learning. Scientific Reports 10, 4805.
  • Bachmann, C., Höfer, J., Kamp-Becker, I., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Stroth, S., Wolff, N., & Hoffmann, F. (2019). Internalised stigma in adults with autism: A German multi-center survey. Psychiatry Research, 276, 94–99.
  • Höfer, J., Hoffmann, F., Kamp-Becker, I., Küpper, C., Poustka, L., Roepke, S., Roessner, V., Stroth, S., Wolff, N., & Bachmann, C.J. (2019). Complementary and alternative medicine use in adults with autism spectrum disorder in Germany: results from a multi-center survey. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1):53.
  • Catarino, A., Küpper, C., Werner-Seidler, A., Dalgleish, T., & Anderson, M. (2015). Failing to Forget: Inhibitory Control Deficits Compromise Memory Suppression in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Science, 26(5), 604-616.
  • Küpper, C., Benoit, R.G., Dalgleish, T., & Anderson, M.C. (2014). Direct Suppression as a Mechanism for Controlling Unpleasant Memories in Daily Life. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(4), 1443-1449.
  • Gutz, L., Küpper, C., Renneberg, B., & Niedeggen, M. (2011). Processing Social Participation: An Event-Related Brain Potential Study. NeuroReport, 22(9), 453-458.