Wanda Arnskötter

Wanda Arnskötter, MSc

Assistent / PhD studend (Clinical Psychology and Animal-Assisted Intervention)


Faculty of Psychology
Missionsstrasse 60/62
4055 Basel



Tel (+41) 61 207 65 83

OrcID: 0000-0002-5249-3332

Researchgate ID:  Link

1. Pulications

Arnskötter, W., Marcar, V., Hund-Georgiadis, M. & Hediger, K. (2021) Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2021.1886119. IF: 2.6


2. Contribution to Conferences

2018Talk at the "27th Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)", Sydney, Australia, presentation title: “Effects of Animal Presence and Contact  on Frontal Brain Activity in Patients in a Minimally Conscious State"
2018Posterpresentation at the "Dritte Schweizer Tagung zur Mensch-Tier-Beziehung", Basel, Switzerland
2017Flash Presentation at the "25. Tagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurorehabilitation (DGNR)", Berlin, Germany
2017Posterpresentation at the "European Congress for Neurorehabilitation (ECNR)", Lausanne, Switzerland


Since 2021PhD at the University of Basel, Switzerland
Since 2021EMDR Training, Basel, Switzerland
Since 2018Master of Advanced Studies in Children and Adolescent Psychology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Zurich, Switzerland
01/2018Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Basel, Swittzerland


since 2020Psychologist, Center for Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel
12/2019 – 06/2021Psychologist, University Psychiatric Clinics (UPK), Clinic for children and adolescents, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Basel
01/2019 – 11/2019Postgraduate Psychologist, University Psychiatric Clinics (UPK), Clinic for children and adolescents, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Basel, Switzerland
01/2018 – 06/2018Psychology intern, Children- and youth Psychiatry (KJP), Basel-Land, Switzerland
07/2017 – 12/2017      Research Assistant, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Zurich
01/2016 – 05/2016 Psychology intern, Center of developmental and personality psychology (ZEPP), University of Basel, Switzerland


2018Travel Fund from the “Freie Akademische Gesellschaft”, Basel, for the “27th Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)”, Sydney, Australia.
2018Award for best poster at the "Dritte Schweizer Tagung zur Mensch-Tier-Beziehung", Basel, Switzerland


since 2022Member of the Swiss Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the Human-Animal Relationship (IEMT Schweiz)
since 2022Member of GTTA (Swiss Association for animal-assisted therapy and activity)
since 2021Member of the Swiss Psychological Society (SPS)