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Transcultural Mindfulness (TM)
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Gerald Virtbauer
Project runtime: 01.02.2016 - 01.02.2022
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Gerald Virtbauer (gerald.virtbauer@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, www.ocbs.org; Oxford Mindfulness Centre, www.oxfordmindfulness.org

Project runtime:

01.02.2016 - 01.02.2022

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
TM is Dr Virtbauer’s habilitation project in transcultural psychotherapy at the SFU. A new transcultural approach to mindfulness is developed. Mindfulness meditation is an ancient Buddhist practice that has been integrated into Western psychotherapy, psychology, and medicine. Mindfulness plays an increasingly important role in Western health systems. It is particularly useful in the prevention and treatment of stress-related illnesses and disorders. Many Buddhist scholars consider the Buddhist Pali canon the earliest corpus of Buddhist literature, recorded in the middle Indo-Aryan language of Pali. It includes the texts on mindfulness that have played the key role in the reception and integration of this originally Buddhist practice in Western clinical settings. TM reflects on mindfulness from the perspectives of Pali-Buddhist studies and Western clinical psychology and psychotherapy. TM compares the theoretical and practical approaches to mindfulness in Pali Buddhism with the Western clinical approaches to mindfulness. This comparison is of great importance for the further development of the theory and application of mindfulness meditation in the West. Though mindfulness is widely applied in some European countries in clinical settings there is still a lot of confusion about the meaning and practice of mindfulness in its Buddhist root texts. TM fills a critical gap in the current academic discourses on clinical mindfulness, where the need for a more precise understanding of mindfulness’s Buddhist roots has come to the fore. In this way TM also shows new possibilities of applying and integrating mindfulness in Western society. Theoretical and practical research methods are combined. The theoretical work focuses on descriptive and comparative dimensions. Buddhist mindfulness (Pali „sati“) is analysed, interpreted, and described in a way that is understandable to Western clinicians. Sati is compared in-depth with the current Western clinical concepts of mindfulness. The fieldwork in the UK, Sri Lanka, and India employs interviews with mindfulness experts (both Buddhist and clinical) and participatory observation in the field (in Buddhist monasteries and meditation centres where mindfulness is practised). The research is methodologically based on contemporary approaches to the descriptive phenomenological psychology and the phenomenology of religion. The project’s outcomes will be of great use to the increasing number of Western people that want to include mindfulness into their lives. The development of TM will be a mayor contribution to the clinical mindfulness discourses. It will stimulate further discussion and research. It will play an important role in the training of future mindfulness scholars and scientists. Mindfulness is a young field in Western science that has developed in an increasingly interdisciplinary direction in the last years. TM will be the first comprehensive source for studying mindfulness interdisciplinarily based on its Buddhist roots.

Academic advisors
Ven. Dr Khammai Dhammasami (University of Oxford)
Prof. Richard Gombrich (University of Oxford)
Prof. Giselher Guttmann (SFU)
Dr John Peacocke (University of Oxford)
Prof. Johannes Reichmayr (SFU)
Dr Sarah Shaw (University of Oxford)
Dr Jan Westerhoff (University of Oxford)
Prof. Mark Williams (University of Oxford)
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti (University of Oxford)
Metaphor analysis in psychotherapy research: Theoretical and methodological aspects
Metaphernanalyse in der Psychotherapieforschung: Theoretische und methodologische Aspekte
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo
Project runtime: 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Research on the Psychotherapeutic Process
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo (omar.gelo@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Aim of this project is to analyze the existing international scientific literature on metaphor and psychotherapy with regard of 3 main research questions:
(1) Why metaphors in psychotherapy (research)?
(2) Which kinds of metaphors in psychotherapy (research)?
(3) How to identify metaphorical language within psychotherapy session transcripts.
Current problems and future perspectives are discussed.
German
Anhand einer Analyse der internationalen Literatur wird die Bedeutsamkeit der Metapher-Analyse in der Psychotherapieforschung in Bezug auf drei Hauptfragestellungen systematisch dargestellt:(1) Wieso Metaphern in der Psychotherapieforschung;(2) Welche Arten von metaphorischer Sprache in der Psychotherapieforschung;(3) Die Identifikation von metaphorischer Sprache in der Psychotherapieforschung. Aktuelle Probleme und Zukünftige Perspektiven werden diskutiert.
Phenomenological changes in perception due to breath meditation
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Gerald Virtbauer
Project runtime: 01.09.2014 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Gerald Virtbauer (gerald.virtbauer@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Team Studierende 

Cooperation partners:

The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS; www.ocbs.org)

Project runtime:

01.09.2014 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The aim is to qualitatively explore the changes in perception due to Buddhist breath meditation 

This project accompanies the Transcultural Mindfulness Lab (TML) in the international psychotherapy science programme. The aim is to qualitatively explore the changes in perception due to Buddhist breath meditation (Pāli ānāpāna-sati, ‘mindfulness of in- and out-breathing’), whose basics the TML students learn over the period of one academic term. Based on clear briefs participants’ written descriptions (with guidance regarding content focus and word length) are analysed with descriptive phenomenological psychological methods. Additional phenomenological lifeworld interviews may be employed to clarify details.
Developing Mindfulness in Systemic Psychotherapy Trainees
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Miha Černetič
Project runtime: 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Miha Černetič (miha.cernetic@amis.net

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The research question of this project is: What are the consequences of a one-year program of mindfulness training for systemic psychotherapy trainees‘ level of mindfulness and for their psychological well-being? In available literature, positive effects of mindfulness training on psychotherapy trainees are documented, while the aim of our research is to broaden these findings in some important aspects. Methodologically, this pilot study is an uncontrolled naturalistic experiment.
Buddhism: Science and Medicine
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Gerald Virtbauer; Mag. Andreas Schulz
Project runtime: 01.01.2014 - 01.09.2021
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Gerald Virtbauer (gerald.virtbauer@sfu.ac.at); Mag. Andreas Schulz (akj.schulz@yahoo.de

Project team:

Dr. Christine Korischek; Univ.-Doz. MMag. Dr. Hisaki Hashi; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wallner 

Cooperation partners:

Beijing University for Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Hokkaido University; Institut für Philosophie der Universität Wien; Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck;Museum of Natural History Vienna; Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oftersheim, BRD; Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Thammasat University Bangkok; Universidad de Oviedo (Spanien); World Buddhist University, Bangkok

Project runtime:

01.01.2014 - 01.09.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
This is a joint project between the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna and the SFU Department of Transcultural and Historical Research in Psychotherapy. The aim of this project is to critically reflect on the reception of Buddhism in Western science, particularly in medicine and the psychological sciences. Based on the dialogue with international experts, the understanding of the indigenous Buddhist approach to mental and physical health and its role in Western cultures and societies is explored.
Establishing the Centre for Behavioural Addictions Research at SFU Ljubljana
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Matej Černigoj
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Matej Černigoj (matej.cernigoj@guest.arnes.si

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The aim of the project is to establish the Centre of Behavioural Addictions Research at SFU Ljubljana, with the emphasis on the inner experiencing of the people affected. First-person or phenome-nological research will therefore be the main paradigm. Later on, the Centre could expand to provide psychological treatment for behavioural addictions.
Mapping Approaches to Meditation with Respect to the Type and Intensity of Mental Effort and Other Dimensions
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Matej Černigoj
Project runtime: 01.04.2015 - 01.09.2016
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Matej Černigoj (matej.cernigoj@guest.arnes.si

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.04.2015 - 01.09.2016

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The intent of the present research is to map different approaches to meditation and their more specific techniques according to various criteria. 

With the advent of Mindfulness training programs meditation became a legitimate area of psychological research and a valuable tool in many psychotherapeutic modalities. In the broader area of various approaches to meditation, however, there is a huge variability with regard to what one actually – mentally and physiologically – does when meditating and what is the leading intent behind the practice. To a beginner, trying to choose a suitable approach, this can be quite frustrating. It can also be frustrating to a researcher for not being able to compare studies on different kinds of meditation. The intent of the present research is to map different approaches to meditation and their more specific techniques according to various criteria. These include the chosen object of meditation (its presence, absence, kind etc.), the manipulation of attention (its focusing or dispersing), the use of suggestion and autosuggestion, the control and manipulation of physiological processes and so on. As the final result we envision a publication that could serve as a beginner’s orientation guide as well as a reference to everyone interested in the scientific study of meditation.
Progress of Ethnopsychoanalysis from 2002 to 2014
Fortschritte der Ethnopsychoanalyse von 2002 bis 2014
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichmayr
Project runtime: 01.01.2016 - 01.01.2021
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Historiography
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichmayr (johannes.reichmayr@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2016 - 01.01.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Progress in the Euro-zone. The last overview on the developments of Ethnopsychoanalysis in german and french-speaking European countries dated 2002. In the last decade several applications of ethnopsychoanalytic thinking in the area of cultural- and social sciences have arisen on the one hand. On the other hand practical applications like inter-, transcultural- and research-supervision came up. Those topics shall be described and documented with focus on their local specifications in this project.

Reichmayr, J. (2016). Psychoanalytische Ethnologie und Ethnopsychoanalyse. Überblick und Entwicklung 2000 bis 2015. In J. Reichmayr (Hrsg.), Ethnopsychoanalyse revisited. Gegenübertrgaung in transkulturellen und postkolonialen Kontexten (S. 11-43). Gießen: Psychosozial-Verlag.Reichmayr, J. (2016). Bibliografie zur Ethnopsychoanalyse und psychoanalytischen Ethnologie 2000 bis 2015. In J. Reichmayr (Hrsg.), Ethnopsychoanalyse revisited. Gegenübertrgaung in transkulturellen und postkolonialen Kontexten (S.57-613). Gießen: Psychosozial-Verlag.
German
Neben zahlreichen Anwendungen ethnopsychoanalytischen Denkens vor allem im Bereich der Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften haben sich im vergangenen Dezennium neue ethnopsychoanalytischen Praxisfelder im Bereich der inter- und transkulturellen Supervision und der Forschungssupervision ergeben. Die Dokumentation für den Zeitraum ab 2016 wurde aufgenommen.
Reichmayr, J. (2016). Psychoanalytische Ethnologie und Ethnopsychoanalyse. Überblick und Entwicklung 2000 bis 2015.  In J. Reichmayr (Hrsg.), Ethnopsychoanalyse revisited. Gegenübertrgaung in transkulturellen und postkolonialen Kontexten (S. 11-43). Gießen: Psychosozial-Verlag.Reichmayr, J. (2016). Bibliografie zur Ethnopsychoanalyse und psychoanalytischen Ethnologie 2000 bis 2015. In J. Reichmayr (Hrsg.), Ethnopsychoanalyse revisited. Gegenübertrgaung in transkulturellen und postkolonialen Kontexten (S.57-613). Gießen: Psychosozial-Verlag.
Ethnopsychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Ass. Dr. Christine Korischek; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichmayr
Project runtime: 01.02.2012 - 01.09.2025
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Ethnology
Project leader:

Univ.-Ass. Dr. Christine Korischek (christine.korischek@sfu.ac.at); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichmayr (johannes.reichmayr@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Cooperation Malawi: Dr. Moya Malamusi, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kubik; Costa Rica: Dr. Ursula Hauser and „Asociación de Psicoanálisis Critico Social Costa Rica“ (ASPAS); Supervision: Dr. Jochen Bonz

Project runtime:

01.02.2012 - 01.09.2025

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The dream-culture of the Bribri, an indigenous group of Costa Rica.

Since 2013 field research excursions for students of psychotherapy science and/or psychology are organized on a regular basis. Up to the present two field trips to Malawi, South-East Africa and one to Costa Rica have taken place. The research is composed of three steps: a phase for preparation, the research trip and the time for evaluation and analysis of the collected data from the field.The aim of the project is to give students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of qualitative research methods in the experience and practice of ethnographic field research and to analyse and reflect the subjective entanglement of the researcher (countertransference) within the research field. The field tips have demonstrated that the participants are not only experiencing an encounter with persons from a different socio-cultural environment but are also undertaking a journey into their “real inner Africa” (Jean Paul) and are able to meet their own “inner original inhabitants” (Sigmund Freud). Thus, the research excursions provide an opportunity for further selfreflexion during the training to become a psychotherapist and to broaden one’s own concepts of social and cultural norms.The main focus of the first research excursion in July 2013 was to observe and interview traditional healers in central and southern Malawi. During the four weeks it was possible to meet 15 different healers.The main focus of the second research group in August 2014 was to study traditional healers in northern Malawi and especially to learn more on the Vimbuza healing tradition of the Tumbuka ethnic group. The two field research projects in Malawi were organized and supervised by Dr. Moya Malamusi.The third project was a field trip to Talamanka, Costa Rica, in March 2016. The main focus was to learn more on the dream-culture of the Bribri, an indigenous group of Costa Rica. The research on dreams was based on a reciprocal form of getting to know each other’s method of interpreting dreams. During the two week stay with a Bribri family clan dreams were exchanged and interpreted in daily meetings. The research in Costa Rica was organized and supervised by Dr. Ursula Hauser and Alvaro Dobles.Since 2016 the analysis of the field research material is supervised by Dr. Jochen Bonz. During regular meetings of an ethnopsychoanalytic interpretation group which is conducted by Jochen Bonz at SFU Vienna the participants have the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the abundant field data.

Outcome: Until March 2017 one Bachelor and one Master thesis in Psychology and two Master theses for Psychotherapy Science based on the field research data have been finalized.

PublikationenKorischek, Christine / Malamusi, Moya A. / Kadanka, Gabriele / Mekelnburg, Stephan / Mponela, Esther / Posselt, Winnie / Zamfirescu, Irina / Zitzewitz, Julius (2014): Meeting a Traditional Healer in Malawi. SFU Research Bulletin 2 (1), doi: 10.15135/14.2.1.36-67.The evaluation of the field material from the first three excursions is carried on and is in further progress. The field research excursions shall be continued on a regular basis in a two year interval.Presentations:Presentation of selected topics from the field research at the World Congress for Psychotherapy, Durban, 25.-29. August 2014Presentation at the Weltmuseum Wien, 9. November 2016Presentation at SFU Wien, 8. March 2017
Pathogenetic modulations and intrapsychic dynamics of mental disorders in children and adolescents
Pathogenetische Modulationen und innerpsychische Dynamiken psychischer Störungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitte Sindelar
Project runtime: 01.04.2014 - 01.01.2016
Research Focus:
  • Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Development
Topic:
  • Clinical Research in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitte Sindelar (brigitte.sindelar@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Mag.a Julia Grasl; Mag.a Julia Plecko; SFU Ambulanzen 

Cooperation partners:

Psychotherapeutic outpatient departments for children and adolescents at the SFU

Project runtime:

01.04.2014 - 01.01.2016

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Mental disorders in childhood and adolescence have persistent character into adulthood. Therefore, the research in the field of mental disorders in children and adolescents has importance as primary prevention for all ages whereas its relevance relates to both health and economic policies. Modulations of mental disorders in children and adolescents through inner psychological dynamics are studied across disorders. As such, intra-psychic dynamics and interference of anxiety levels, the anxiety-ridden experience areas, and the self-esteem are examined. This will be related to factors of the narrower and broader psychosocial environment, in particular family and school education.The empirical studies are performed at the outpatient department of the SFU with the help of standardized testing methods and projective techniques.
The objective is to develop from the results of this study potential for application of psychotherapy science-based primary preventive measures to promote mental health of children.
German
quantitativ empirische Untersuchung zu psychischen Störungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen an den kinder- und jugendpsychotherapeutischen Ambulanzen der SFU

Psychische Störungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter haben persistierenden Charakter ins Erwachsenenalter. Daher kommt der Forschung im Bereich der psychischen Störungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen auch primärpräventive Bedeutung für alle Lebensalter zu, die gesundheitspolitische und in der Folge wirtschaftspolitische Relevanz besitzt. Modulationen psychischer Störungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen durch innerpsychische Dynamiken werden störungsübergreifend untersucht. Dabei werden sowohl innerpsychische Dynamiken und Interferenzen des Angstniveaus, der angstbesetzten Erlebensbereiche, des Selbstwerts untersucht. Dies wird in Beziehung gesetzt mit Einflussfaktoren des engeren und weiteren psychosozialen Umfeldes, im Besonderen der familiären und schulischen Erziehung.Die empirischen Untersuchungen mithilfe standardisierter Testverfahren und projektiver Methoden werden an den Kinderambulanzen der SFU durchgeführt.Ziel ist, aus den Ergebnissen dieser Studie Anwendungspotential für psychotherapiewissenschaftlich fundierte primärpräventive Maßnahmen zur Förderung der seelischen Kindergesundheit zu entwickeln.
The history of Slovenian Psychotherapy
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Miran Mozina
Project runtime: 01.10.2013 - 01.10.2018
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Historiography
Project leader:

Dr. Miran Mozina (miranmozina.slo@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.10.2013 - 01.10.2018

Grants:

keine angegeben

Description:

English
The aim of this project is to fill the current gap in knowledge about the subject and prepare a comprehensive overview of the history of psychotherapy in Slovenia.
Dynamic system approach and psychotherapy research: Empirical applications
Dynamische Systemtheorie und Psychotherapieforschung: Empirische Ansätze
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo
Project runtime: 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Research on the Psychotherapeutic Process
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo (omar.gelo@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Prof. Erhard Mergenthaler, University of Ulm (DE); Prof. Sergio Salvatore, Universität von Salento (IT); Dr. Alessandro Gennaro, Universität von Salento (IT); Prof. Günther Schiepek, Paracelsus Medizinischen Privatuniversität; Dr. Johann Kleinbub, Universität Padua (IT); Dr. Arianan Palmieri, Universität Padua (IT)

Project runtime:

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Aim of the project is to develop and apply empirical methods allowing an analysis of the psychotherapy process and its relationship with the psychotherapy outcome from the perspective of dynamic systems theory. More specifically, we focus on:

(1) The analysis of verbal synchrony in psychotherapy session transcripts
(2) The application of State Space Grids (SSGs) and of the Therapeutic Cycle Model (TCM) in the context of psychotherapy training research
(3) The application of Discourse Flow Analysis (DFA) for the computer-assisted text-analysis of psychotherapy session transcripts
(4) The application of the Synergetic Navigation System (SNS) and other multivariate statistical methods in the context of psychotherapy training research
(5) The development of Dynamic Pattern Analysis (DPA) for the analysis of dynamic patterns in psychotherapy
German
Ziel des Projektes ist es, Methoden zu entwickeln und anzuwenden, die eine Analyse des psychotherapeutischen Prozesses und seinem Zusammenhang mit dem therapeutischen Ergebnis aus der Perspektive der dynamischen Systemtheorie erlauben. Vor allem, fokussieren wir auf:

(1) Die Analyse von Verbaler Synchronie in therapeutischen Gesprächen
(2) Die Anwendung von State Space Grids (SSGs) und Therapeutisches Zyklusmodell (Therapeutic Cycle Model – TCM) in der Psychotherapieforschung
(3) Die Anwendung von Discourse Flow Analysis (DFA) für die Computergestützte Inhaltsanalyse therapeutischer Gesprächen in der Psychotherapieforschung
(4) Anwendung des Synergetic Navigation System (SNS) und anderen multivariaten statistischen Verfahren im Rahmen der Ausbildungsforschung.
(5) Entwicklung von Dynamic Pattern Analysis (DPA) für die Analyse von dynamischen Muster innerhalb der Psychotherapie
The reception of Buddhist Psychology in Western Psychotherapy
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Gerald Virtbauer
Project runtime: 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2016
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Dr. Gerald Virtbauer (gerald.virtbauer@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2010 - 31.12.2016

Grants:

keine angegeben

Description:

English
This research reflects on and further develops the contemporary discourses on the dialogue between Indian/Buddhist and Western approaches to mental health. Critical terms in psychotherapy (most prominently ‘mindfulness’, Pali sati, Buddhist hybrid Sanskrit smti) are transculturally clarified, described, interpreted, and compared, based on source texts of the involved Eastern and Western systems. The main goal is to foster the epistemological understanding of indigenous psychologies East and West and to provide new strategies for cross-cultural psychological (cross-cultural psychology defined in its wider sense including cultural psychology and indigenous psychologies) and psychotherapeutic research.

Virtbauer, G. (2013). Bewusstsein und Achtsamkeit in der buddhistischen Psychologie. In U. Anderssen-Reuster, S. Meck & P. Meibert (Eds.), Psychotherapie und buddhistisches Geistestraining: Methoden einer achtsamen Bewusstseinskultur (pp. 263–276). Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Virtbauer, G. (2012). The Western reception of Buddhism as a psychological and ethical system: developments, dialogues, and perspectives. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 15(3), 251–263. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2011.569928

Virtbauer, G. (2011). Bewusstsein und Beziehung im Mahāyāna-Buddhismus. Ein integrativ religionspsychologischer Ansatz. e-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie, 15. Retrieved from http://www.jp.philo.at/texte/VirtbauerG2.pdf

Virtbauer, G. D. (2010). Intersubjektivität: Psychologisch-anthropologische Grundlage in Mahāyāna-Buddhismus und relationaler Psychoanalyse. Wien: Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversitäts Verlag.Virtbauer, G. D. (2010). Dimensions of intersubjectivity in Mahāyāna-Buddhism and relational psychoanalysis. Contemporary Buddhism, 11(1), 85–102. doi: 10.1080/14639941003791584
A dynamic-system-oriented access to the psychotherapeutic process
Ein dynamisch-systemorientierter Zugang zum psychotherapeutischen Prozess
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo
Project runtime: 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Research on the Psychotherapeutic Process
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo (omar.gelo@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Univ.-Ass. Mag. Elitsa Tilkidzhieva (elitsa.tilkidzieva@sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Enrico Ciavolino (Univesrity of Salento, IT); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcello Gallucci (University Milano-Bicocca, ITA); Dr. Stefano Manzo (Universität von Salerno, IT); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Antonio Pascual-Leone (University of Windsor, CAN); Dr. Dan Pokorny (University of Ulm, DE); Prof. Sergio Salvatore, Universität von Salento (IT); Dr. Gloria Lagetto, Universität von Salento (IT)

Project runtime:

01.01.2010 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Content of this project is the quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method Psychotherapy Research from a methodological and method-specific perspective focusing on change process research.
German
Anhand einer Analyse der internationalen Literatur wird ein Modell des psychotherapeutischen Prozesses aus der Perspektive der dynamischen Systemtheorie dargestellt, zusammen mit der Darstellung der Hauptergebnissen aus der empirischen Forschung in diesem Gebiet. Aktuelle Probleme und zukünftige Perspektiven werden diskutiert.
A general model of Psychotherapy Training (AMP)
Ein allgemeines Modell der Psychotherapieausbildung (AMP)
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo
Project runtime: 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
    Project leader:

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo (omar.gelo@sfu.ac.at

    Project team:

    Ansis Stabingis 

    Cooperation partners:

    Univ.-Prof. David Orlinsky, Chicago

    Project runtime:

    01.01.2010 - 31.12.2017

    Grants:

    keine

    Description:

    English
    A General Model of Psychotherapy Training (AMP) is formulated, allowing the description of therapy method-independent general principals of Psychotherapy Training (input, process and output).
    German
    Ein Allgemeines Modell der Psychotherapieausbildung (AMP) wird formuliert, das erlauben sollte, die schulübergreifenden Hauptbestandteile jeder Psychotherapieausbildung (Input, Prozess und Output) zu beschreiben.
    Quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods in psychotherapy process, process-outcome, and change-process research: Methodology, methods and clinical results
    Quantitative, qualitative und gemischte Ansätze in der psychotherapeutischen Prozess-, Prozess-Outcome- und Veränderungsprozess-Forschung: Methodologie, Forschungsmethoden und klinische Ergebnisse
    Project status: Completed
    Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
    Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo
    Project runtime: 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2018
    Research Focus:
    • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
    Topic:
    • Research on the Psychotherapeutic Process
    Project leader:

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Omar Gelo (omar.gelo@sfu.ac.at

    Project team:

     

    Cooperation partners:

    Dr. Gloria Lagetto, Universität von Salento (IT); Dr. Stafano Blasi, Universität von Urbino (IT); Dr. Dan Pokorny, Unviersität Ulm (DE)

    Project runtime:

    01.01.2011 - 31.12.2018

    Grants:

    keine

    Description:

    English
    Aim of the project is to systematically analyze and discuss the international scientific literature on psychotherapy process, process-outcome, and change-process research with regard of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches. A specific focus is on:
    (1) Methodology
    (2) Methods
    (3) Clinical results
    German
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    Ziel des Projektes ist es, die wissenschaftliche Literatur über Prozess-, Prozess-Outcome- und Veränderungsprozess-Forschung zu analysieren, darzustellen und zu diskutieren. Sowohl quantitative, wie auch qualitative und gemischte Forschungsansätze werden systematisch betrachtet, mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf die:
    • Methodologie
    • Forschungsmethoden
    • Klinische Ergebnisse

    Hermeneutic Therapy Schools Research
    Project status: Running
    Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
    Project leader: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Kurt Greiner; Ass.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Martin Jandl
    Project runtime: 01.10.2008 - 01.05.2025
    Research Focus:
    • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
    Topic:
    • Theory
    Project leader:

    Univ.-Prof. DDr. Kurt Greiner (kurt.greiner@sfu.ac.at); Ass.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Martin Jandl (martin.jandl@sfu.ac.at

    Project team:

     

    Cooperation partners:

    Dr. Gerhard Burda

    Project runtime:

    01.10.2008 - 01.05.2025

    Grants:

    keine

    Description:

    English
    Beside the important research endeavours fostered by SPR and done within the therapy schools, the research focal point of the Hermeneutic Therapy Schools Research is laid on the non-modality-specific, theory based analysis of modalities. This is set in work by application of the so called Therapy Schools Dialogue (TSD) and the intertwined philosophical analysis of modalities. TSD confronts two modalities in order to work out the implicitly working assumptions within the respective modality, and the philosophical analysis brings these insights in contact to well-known philosophical theories (e.g.., Freud’s psychoanalysis to Schopenhauer’s metaphysics of the will, Perls’ Gestalt theory to Sartre’s existentialism, etc).BA, MA, and PhD students can contribute to our scholarly work if they are interested and prepared to work highly theoretically in order to gain practically valid outcomes (this seemingly contradiction in terms is one of the stunning corner stones of TSD).