Ramaris E. German, Ph.D

20120914_upenn_546_Rami postdoc photoRamaris E. German, Ph.D., is a research associate for the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center with a focus on dissemination and training of cognitive therapy as part of the Beck Initiative. Ramaris German is a native Spanish speaker and serves as a cultural consultant for providing services to Latino populations. Dr. German’s research has focused on specific processes in mood disorders and in psychotherapy outcome research. She has authored or co-authored 15 articles and presentations on depression and psychotherapy and her current research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of cognitive therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania after which she became research assistant to Lester Luborsky, Ph.D. She then received her doctorate in clinical psychology from American University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and has completed practicums at counseling centers, the DC Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, a community mental health center and other private clinical institutions. During her postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Robert J. DeRubeis, she was clinic manager and assistant clinical supervisor for the Penn Cognitive Therapy Training Clinic in the Psychology Department’s doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology.