Ursina Teuscher: Background and Expertise

I have obtained my doctoral degree (PhD) in applied psychology and a professional license (MS) as a career counselor from the University of Freiburg in Switzerland.

As a decision coach and consultant, I help organizations and individuals think more systematically and creatively about achieving their goals.

My expertise in decision-making includes the development, administration and evaluation of a decision training program for high school students in Switzerland, as well as teaching decision analysis and decision aiding techniques at high-school and university levels (advanced undergraduate and graduate classes) since 2001. My pre- and post-doctoral research has focused on time perspective in decisions and life-transitions.

I am currently teaching Personal Decision Making at Portland State University (PSU), Career and Lifestyle Counseling at Marylhurst University, and Strategic Planning at the Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College (CLIMB PCC).

I have been involved in various consulting and educational projects for small businesses and non-profit organizations. For example, I offer strategic planning for small businesses and am a consultant for non-profit organizations through the Community Consulting Project of the Organization Development Network. I have offered post-graduate training courses for  coaches and counselors, both in the US and in Switzerland, on how to apply decision support tools in a coaching or counseling practice.

I have co-authored the book, “Heart and Mind: Mastering the Art of Decision Making,” and have published peer-reviewed research articles in the fields of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, decision-making, and coaching techniques. You can see the books I published on my amazon author page, and my peer-reviewed publications and citations on ResearchGate or Google Scholar:

Ursina Teuscher

Citations in Google Scholar