Obituary for Lutz Goldbeck

  • Fegert J
  • Vitiello B
  • Abbott J
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In 2004, Lutz Goldbeck completed the qualifications for the German academic habilitation on the quality of life of chronically ill children and adolescents, and received the venia legendi for child and adolescent psychotherapy and psychosomatics at the University of Ulm Medical School, becoming Associate Professor (APL-Professur) in 2007. Since 2009, he was the head of the Section for Psychotherapy Research and Behavioral Medicine and head of the Centre for Training and Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Ulm, where he became a full professor (W3) in 2014. Prof. Goldbeck’s research focused on the psychosocial aspects of chronic pediatric conditions, coping, quality of life, psychiatric comorbidity, development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions, evaluation of mental health services, and interventions for children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder. Since the news of Lutz’s death has spread, I have received so many messages, citing examples of his contribution to the understanding and improvements in CF mental health care. To ensure the implementation of these guidelines, and evaluate their effectiveness across Europe, in 2016, the European Cystic Fibrosis Society formed the Mental Health Working Group of which Lutz was an active member.




Fegert, J., Vitiello, B., & Abbott, J. (2018). Obituary for Lutz Goldbeck. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 12(1).

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