Dr. Gitta Jacob is a clinical psychologist, CBT therapist, and researcher. She is a GAIA employee with an affiliation at the University of Freiburg. Before joining GAIA she had positions as research fellow and psychotherapist at the University Medical Center and the University of Freiburg. Her main focus is on borderline personality disorder, both basic processes and treatment effects. She has international research experience both with regard to studies regarding treatment development and treatment effectiveness, and her studies have been funded – among others – by the German Research Council (DFG), and the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung for clinical research. On scholar.google.com, she has 46 publications, 565 citations and an h-index of 11. Together with prof. Arntz she received funding for the international trial in the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of schema therapy in groups for patients with borderline personality disorder, and associated funding for the investigation of brain and movement processes in the study patients. She is an internationally well-known psychotherapist and together with prof. Arntz she has written a book about schema therapy which has been translated or is currently being translated into several languages incl. German, Dutch, English, Japanese, Polish, Italian and Ukrainian (“Schema therapy in practice”).