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About: Patric Pförtner

Hi, my name is Patric Pfoertner and I graduated 2020 with a B. Sc. Psychology from the NBU. Currently, I work and study in Germany. My specialisations are Cognitive Psychology paired with a good slack of Clinical Psychology. Just this year I started publishing my research in the CBB Journal. Besides, I am a Keynote Speaker and I can offer a psychological consultation.

On this page you can get an idea of who I am. Feel free to jump to the section you are most interested in.

Table of Content
My Interests
Work Experience
Education
Publications & Recognitions

My Interests

Various things caught my attention over the years. For instance, I was fascinated by playing the piano. Years later I decided to give the church organ a shot. Feel free to call me a fan-boy, when it comes to the music of Bach, Vivaldi, or Mozart.

Some of my favorite peaces on the piano: Ballade pour Adeline, Four Seasons (Spring & Winter), Moonlight Sonata

And some of my favorite peaces on the church organ: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Marriage of Figaro 'Overture' (Yes, I played it on my sister's white wedding), Eine kleine Nachtmusik (never learned it fully, though)

Listen to a person playing 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' on the church organ. You might like it!

Enough about me hammering the white and black keys of an instrument.

These days I am particularly interested in researching mental health topics from the ground up. Psychologists seem to call this 'psychoeducation'. However, I call it a free time activity.

On this website, you can find me write about topics like Alzheimer's, depression, and even personality disorders.

And from time to time, I publish YouTube videos on the same topics. The link to my small channel is at the very end of this page. (Literally the last phrase)

Work Experience

Dipl. Psychologist, coach and psychotherapist König: Intern
Since Mai 2020

  • Being part of psychotherapy sessions (private clients and prisoners)
  • Implementing MPU preparatory courses
  • Website of Gunter König

Psychology-To-Go: Running the website
Since September 2019

  • Writing mental health articles for education purposes
  • Such topics include: "Alzheimer's, Depression, Personality Disorder, etc."

‘Vasil Levski’ High school: B. Sc. internship
School year 2019

  • First professional experience as an intern of the school psychologist

INVESTBULGARIA AGENCY: internship
01. August 2016 - 27. February 2017

  • Working in the “Marketing and investment services Department”

Entrepreneurship: CEO of my own E-Commerce business
2014 - 2017

  • Import and sale of Powerbanks and other mobile phone equipment

JUNIOR-Company: Executive board + project manager
School Year 2011 - 2012

  • Individual design of mobile phone cases and leather bracelets
  • Donation of the proceeds for two cleft lip operations (Help! - Wir helfen! e.v.)

Education

SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit, Gera: M. Sc.
Since September 2020

  • Finishing probably February 2022
  • 4 semesters of mental health and psychotherapy

New Bulgarian University, Sofia: B. Sc.
2017 - 2020

  • 8 Semester Psychology (in English)

College Heilbronn, Campus Schwäbisch Hall: MUR
2014 - 2017

  • 5 Semester Management und Unternehmensrechnung (MUR)
  • "5 semesters of management and corporate accounting (MUR)"

Hariolf-Grammar school, Ellwangen: General University Entrance Qualification
2006 - 2014

Publications & Recognitions

Patric Pförtner, Penka Hristova*. Thematic bootstrapping: Performance differences between expert chess players and novices, Cognition, Brain, Behavior, Volume XXV, No.1 (March), 55-68, ISSN: Print 2247-9228. DOI: 10.24193/cbb.2021.25.04 Link to my publication

Presenter / Panelist: Annual conference of the Department of Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University - February 2021.