Verena Kleissner | Professorship | Applied Geropsychology and Cognition | Psychology | Behavioural and Social Sciences | TU Chemnitz


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Applied Geropsychology and Cognition
Verena Kleissner

Mag. Verena Kleissner, M. A. (Psychological Psychotherapist)

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Verena Kleissner
  • Phone:
    +49 371 531-32003
  • Fax:
    +49 371 531-832003
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  • Address:
    Wilhelm-Raabe-Straße 43, 09120 Chemnitz
  • Room:
    4/114 (new: B02.114)

Academic Education

  • 2013 – 2015: Master studies in Business Administration and Business Psychology at the Ferdinand Porsche Fern-Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (Degree: Master of Arts in Business)
  • 2008 – 2012: Diploma studies in Psychology at the University of Vienna (Degree: Master of Science)


  • 2014 – 2017 Training in Psychotherapy at the Center of Psychotherapy in Chemnitz (Title: Psychological Psychotherapist)
  • 2012 – 2013: Training in Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology at the Austrian Academy of Psychology (title: Clinical and Health Psychologist)
  • 2010 – 2012: Propaedeutic Training in Psychotherapy at the University of Vienna

Work Experience

  • since 2017: Research Associate at the Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 2015 – 2017: Psychologist in continuing psychotherapy education at the Center for Psychotherapy in Chemnitz
  • 2014 – 2016: Psychologist at the Psychosomatic Clinic Carolabad in Chemnitz
  • 2012 – 2013: Psychologist in continuing psychotherapy education (Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology) at the Vienna General Hospital (Clinic for Neurology) and the Vienna Women’s Health Programme

Conference Contributions

Conference Talks
  • Kleissner, V., & Jahn, G. (2018). Altersstereotype und Intentionen der frühen Berentung im Pflegekontext: Die Rolle der Wahrnehmung des Alterungsprozesses. [Age stereotypes and early retirement intention among nurses: The role of perception of aging.] Conference Talk at Gerontologie und Geriatrie Kongress 2018, Cologne, Germany.
  • Kleissner, V., & Jahn, G. (2018). Age stereotypes in the workplace: German nurses’ perception of aging and early retirement. Poster presented at the GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

Press Articles

  • “The Challenges of Europe are My Passion”

    Neslihan Altun (28) is studying for her master’s degree in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance and working at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs – she earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemnitz …

  • Migration: Exception or Rule?

    On 28 February, Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius will give the opening lecture of the new event series at the Industriemuseum, titled “Melting Pot Chemnitz” (Schmelztiegel Chemnitz) …

  • "I Only Know Snow From the Movies“

    With the help of a DAAD scholarship, Ethiopian Teklebirhan Fisseha can write his Ph.D Thesis in the field of Composite Materials – a great opportunity that also involves many challenges …

  • IMTC 2019 presents highlights from lightweight research with an artistic touch

    From 18th to 19th September 2019, the Federal Cluster of Excellence MERGE will welcome guests to the 4th IMTC - The "Call for Papers and Posters" is open until the 31st of March - The "Call for Creatives" ends on the 31st of July …