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But first, let me take a Selfie
But first, let me take a Selfie
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • E-Mental Health
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg (eichenberg@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Christoph Bendas, BSc. 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Project description
The empirical study will examine:
whether there is an indication for such people posting more than three “Selfies” per day in
social networks having narcissistic, histrionic or insecure personality traits or respectively
special abnormalities with regard to the “Big Five”.
A for this research performed short screening focusing on the behavior and posting of
“Selfies” in social networks combined with items of PSSI and Neo-FFI shall be – suitable to the topic – posted in social networks. The study will be carried out in two steps. Step one comprises an online-survey followed by first data analyses (N=200). In step two the
questionnaire will be distributed to a less self-selective sample of pupils and students in
Vienna, striving for a sample of N=500. As far as the second part of the study is concerned, a request for funding will be submitted to the City of Vienna.
German
Zur Frage des Zusammenhangs zwischen dem Aufnehmen und Posten von „Selfies“ in sozialen Netzwerken und bestimmten Persönlichkeitseigenschaften.

Projektbeschreibung
Gibt es Anzeichen, dass Personen, die vermehr „Selfies“ aufnehmen und /oder in sozialen Netzwerken posten, narzisstische, histrionische oder selbstunsichere Persönlichkeitsanteile beziehungsweise besondere Auffälligkeiten hinsichtlich der Big Five aufweisen?
Zur theoretischen Aufarbeitung dieser Frage werden v.a. psychoanalytische und persönlichkeitspsychologische Theorien herangezogen. Der empirische Zugang besteht zunächst aus einer Online-Befragung in dem sozialen Netzwerk „Facebook“ mittels selbst konstruierter Items zur allgemeinen Nutzung von Online-Netzwerken sowie standardisierten Skalen zu Persönlichkeitsstilen und -eigenschaften. Nach dieser „Pilotstudie“ soll eine „Offline-Studie“ an Schulen in Wien und Oberösterreich durchgeführt werden mit dem Ziel, eine weniger selbstselektive Stichprobe mit den bekannten Nachteilen der Generalisierbarkeit zu erhalten.

Projektziele
Ziel der Studie ist, im größeren Kontext von „internetassoziierten Problemen und Störungen“ ein weiteres neues Phänomen zu beleuchten, d.h. das Aufnehmen und Posten von Selfies in öffentlichen Netzwerken aus persönlichkeitspsychologischer und klinischer Perspektive zu beleuchten und ein Stück weit mehr die zugrunde liegenden Motive und Gratifikationen zu verstehen.
Mindset and motivation to use Serious Games in case of existing mental disorders
Einstellungen und Nutzungsbereitschaft zu Serious Games bei psychischen Störungen
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • E-Mental Health
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg (eichenberg@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Gloria Grabmayer 

Cooperation partners:

u.a. Dr. N. Green, Freie Universität Berlin

Project runtime:

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
In the information age, the importance of media applications is increasing steadily. Internet and mobile media are currently in a phase of establishment to support people suffering from mental disorders. Modern media applications like virtual reality and serious games are in an experimentation phase. A first review (Eichenberg & Schott, under review) has shown encouraging results for this new field. Positive therapeutic effects, especially with children suffering from mental disorders (e.g.: anxiety disorders, depression, ADHS, impulse control disorders) could by achieved by applying serious games applications.


Project objectivesSupply and demand shall be compared in a follow-up study. Meaning: how is the mindset and motivation to use serious games in case of mental disorders on a) patient-side b) therapist-side?
This study’s background is the necessity to gain insights about mindset and motivation to use serious games in general (development of games is only useful, if demanded) on the one hand. On the other hand we need to examine the existing specific parameters standing against the mindset to use serious games. Consequently, patient groups with positive mindset to use serious games can be addressed directly and barriers for patient groups with negative mindsets can be reduced. Situation with therapists is identical. Equivalent studies, e.g.: internet-based interventions have proven to be useful (see: Eichenberg, Wolters & Brähler, 2013).Accordingly, an online-survey with both groups is carried out at SFU Vienna and FU Berlin. The survey explores sociodemographic parameters like: general media use, mindset to use serious games in case of mental disorders, preferred attributes of serious games, application ranges, associated advantages/disadvantages for the therapeutic process. The exploration of mindsets will be conducted firstly in Austria and german-speaking countries and as a next step the exploration and evaluation will be carried out on International level.


Publications
Eichenberg, C., Grabmayer, G., & Green, N. (under review). A survey of therapists’ and patients’ attitudes towards serious games in psychotherapy.Eichen­berg, C., Küsel, C. & Sin­delar, B. (2016). Com­pu­ter­spiele im Kindes- und Jugend­al­ter: Geschlechts­spe­zi­fi­sche Unter­schiede in der Prä­fe­renz von Spiel-Genres, Spiel­an­for­de­run­gen und Spiel­fi­gu­ren und ihre Bedeu­tung für die Kon­zep­tion von Serious Games. merz | medien + erzie­hung, Zeit­schrift für Medi­en­päd­ago­gik, 6, 97–109.
German
Medienanwendungen spielen im heutigen Informationszeitalter auch in der Psychotherapie eine zunehmend größere Rolle. Während sich Internet und mobile Medien in der Versorgung psychischer Störungen bereits in der Etablierungsphase befinden, wird auch mit anderen modernen Medien wie Virtuell-Reality-Anwendungen und ganz aktuell auch mit so genannten Serious Games experimentiert. Ein erstes Review (Eichenberg & Schott, under review) zeigt für dieses neue Praxis- und Forschungsfeld ermutigende Befunde. Es zeigte sich, dass für verschiedene psychische Störungen (z.B. Angststörungen, Depression, ADHS, Impulskontrollstörungen) vor allem bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Serious Games gute therapeutische Effekte erreicht werden konnten.

ProjektzieleIn einer weiteren Studie soll der Angebots- die Nachfrageseite gegenüber gestellt werden. Das heißt: Wie hoch ist die Nutzungsbereitschaft von Serious Games bei psychischen Störungen unter a) Patienten und b) Therapeuten?
Hintergrund dieser Studie ist die Notwendigkeit, Kenntnisse über die Inanspruchnahmebereitschaft dieser beider Gruppen im Allgemeinen zu erlangen (denn nur bei einer grundsätzlichen Bereitschaft ist die weitere Entwicklung von entsprechenden Spielen sinnvoll), und zum anderen spezifische Parameter herauszuarbeiten, die der Nutzungsbereitschaft evtl. entgegenstehen. So können beispielsweise Patientengruppen mit hoher Inanspruchnahmebreitschaft gezielt angesprochen werden und für solche mit niedriger Bereitschaft Strategien entwickelt werden, Barrieren abzubauen. Gleiches gilt für die Gruppe der Therapeuten. Äquivalente Erhebungen, z.B. zu Internetbasierten Interventionsprogrammen, haben sich so für die Implementierung von E-Mental Health Angeboten schon als sehr nützlich erwiesen (siehe Eichenberg, Wolters & Brähler, 2013).Daher wird aktuell an der SFU Wien gemeinsam mit der Freien Universität in Berlin eine Online-Befragungsstudie an beiden Gruppen durchgeführt. Erhoben werden neben soziodemografischen Parametern u.a. die allgemeine Mediennutzung, Grundeinstellungen zu Serious Games für psychische Störungen, gewünschte Merkmale von Serious Games, Einsatzbereiche sowie assoziierte Vor- und Nachteile für den therapeutischen Prozess. Diese Einstellungen sollen zunächst für Österreich und weitere deutschsprachige Räume, dann aber auch im internationalen Vergleich erhoben und ausgewertet werden.

Publikationen
Eichenberg, C., Grabmayer, G., & Green, N. (under review). A survey of therapists‘ and patients‘ attitudes towards serious games in psychotherapy.Eichen­berg, C., Küsel, C. & Sin­delar, B. (2016). Com­pu­ter­spiele im Kindes- und Jugend­al­ter: Geschlechts­spe­zi­fi­sche Unter­schiede in der Prä­fe­renz von Spiel-Genres, Spiel­an­for­de­run­gen und Spiel­fi­gu­ren und ihre Bedeu­tung für die Kon­zep­tion von Serious Games. merz | medien + erzie­hung, Zeit­schrift für Medi­en­päd­ago­gik, 6, 97–109.
Behavioural Addictions
Verhaltenssüchte
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • E-Mental Health
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg (eichenberg@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Marie-Theres Haas, BSc.; Winnie Posselt, BSc. 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Behavioral addiction is a new term, meaning an excessive, rewarding behavior with attributes of mental addictions. Object of pathology is users’ action not the medium itself. A huge progress for this field is the inclusion of behavioral addictions into DSM V as a clinical entity. To the chapter „substance-related disorders“, a new term was added, namely „addiction and related disorders“ (gambling, behavioral addictions integrated). Other behavioral addictions are not mentioned in DSM V so far. Pathological internet-usage was mentioned in the Annex to stimulate further research. This research project is willing to contribute on that topic by exploring the aetiopathogenesis of sexual- and internet-addictions on a more detailed level.

Project objectivesMuch-discussed question: Is Internet-addiction an independent clinical entity or do we have to consider it as a part of other mental disorders? On the one hand neurobiological research can contribute to the answer by examining the equivalence of substance-related disorders and behavioral addictions. On the other hand we can find contributions from attachment research as well. Objective of this study is to explore the connection between attachment styles and internet usage. In a mixed-method approach, a quantitative (survey) plus a qualitative approach (Rorschach-Test) will be conducted. In the field of sexual addictions a larger amount of empirical data on aetiopathogenesis has been examined so far (in comparison with internet-addictions). Still missing is a gender-specific perspective. This gap will be closed by conducting a multimodal study (questionnaire-practice, followed by interviews with selected cases).

Publications
Eichenberg, C., Dyba, J., & Schott, M. (2017). Bindungsstile, Nutzungsmotive und Internetsucht. Psychiatrische Praxis, 1, 41-46.
German
Verhaltenssucht ist ein relativ neuer Begriff für exzessive, belohnende Verhaltensweisen, die Merkmale einer psychischen Abhängigkeit aufweisen. Die Bezeichnung Verhaltenssucht macht die Handlungen des Nutzers, d.h. die Nutzung, und nicht das Mittel (oder Medium) zum Objekt der Pathologie. Ein Fortschritt im Sinne der Anerkennung der Verhaltenssüchte als klinische Entität ist, dass in der neusten Auflage des DSM V Verhaltenssüchte explizit mit aufgenommen wurden. So erhielt das bisherige Kapitel „Substance-related Disorders“ eine neue Bezeichnung und zwar „Addiction and Related Disorders“. Hier wurde auch die Glücksspielsucht als erste Verhaltenssucht integriert.
Andere Verhaltenssüchte fanden bisher noch keine explizite Berücksichtigung, jedoch wurde z.B. die pathologische Internetnutzung im Anhang des DSM aufgeführt, was als Anregung dient, die weitere Forschung zu stimulieren.
Das vorliegende Forschungsprojekt will hierzu einen Beitrag leisten, indem zum einen die Internetsucht und zum anderen die Sexsucht hinsichtlich ihrer Ätiopathogenese näher erforscht werden sollen.

ProjektzieleEine der im Zusammenhang mit der Internetsucht bereits seit vielen Jahren diskutierte Frage betrifft die der Eigenständigkeit der Störungsbilds: Ist die „Internetsucht“ eine eigenständige klinische Entität oder vielmehr ein Begleitsymptom anderer psychischer Erkrankungen? Hier kann zum einen die neurobiologische Forschung zu Antworten beitragen, die den Fokus auf Untersuchungen zur Frage der Äquivalenz von substanzgebundenen Süchten und Verhaltenssüchten hat. Zum anderen kann aber auch die Bindungsforschung herangezogen werden. So hat eine Studienserie zum Ziel, den Zusammenhang von Bindungsstilen und problematischem Internetnutzungsverhalten zu untersuchen. Im Sinne der Methodentriangulation wird zum einen ein quantitativer (Fragebogenstudie), zum anderen ein qualitativer Zugang (Rorschach-Test) gewählt.
Zur Sexsucht liegen vergleichsweise mehr empirische Untersuchungen zu Ätiopathogenese vor. Allerdings fehlen Studien unter geschlechtsspezifischer Perspektive. Dieses Forschungsdesiderat soll mit einer multimethodalen Studie (Fragebogenverfahren; anschließend Interviews ausgewählter Fälle) ein Stück weit geschlossen werden.

Publikationen
Eichenberg, C., Dyba, J., & Schott, M. (2017). Bindungsstile, Nutzungsmotive und Internetsucht. Psychiatrische Praxis, 1, 41-46.
Organization of psychosocial care for people with cancer and long-term ill children and youth in Celje region
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Društvo Srečališče; Mag. Miran Možina
Project runtime: 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Društvo Srečališče; Mag. Miran Možina 

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
We investigate patients’ needs in CGH in order to prevent their psychological traumas due to the disease and direct them towards psychosocial care activities. Therefore we build strong NGO network, create educational centre for volunteers and evolve group psychotherapy innovative model for reintegration of users back to society.
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Žan Rojc
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2016
Research Focus:
  • Fundamental Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Culture and Interculturalism
Project leader:

Žan Rojc (zan.rojc@gmail.com

Project team:

Mag. Miran Možina 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2016

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
in-depth evaluation of a mindfulness program (workshop) intended for students of psychotherapy

The purpose of this research is an in-depth evaluation of a mindfulness program (workshop) intended for students of psychotherapy, which consists of eight two and a half hour long sessions. This qualitative research will be based on students’ reports (mindfulness experience diaries) and individual interviews at the end of the programme. One month after finishing the mindfulness program a focus group will be conducted in the spirit of participatory research, which will provide us with participants’ feedback on preliminary results of the research.
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)
Neuropsychiatry
Neuropsychiatrie
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Doz. Dr. med. Dr.scient. Raphael M. Bonelli
Project runtime: 31.05.2013 - 31.05.2015
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Univ.-Doz. Dr. med. Dr.scient. Raphael M. Bonelli (raphael.bonelli@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

OA Dr. med. Christoph Stepan; Ass. Dr. med. Katharina Schnopfhagen; Dr. Stefan Lilek; Mag.a Petra Marksteiner-Fuchs; Dr. Martin Michl; Victoria Fender; Kurt Zwettler; Regina Pichler; Andrea Horvath 

Cooperation partners:

European HD Networks (EHDN); REGISTRY Steering Comittee und im Scientific and Bioethics Advisory Committee (SBAC); Österreichischen Huntingtonhilfe (ÖHH);

Project runtime:

31.05.2013 - 31.05.2015

Grants:

keine angegeben

Description:

English
Focus of this research group’s work is Huntington’s disease, HD. HD is an autosomal-dominant transmitted, neurodegenerative disease with a prevalence of 6-12 affected/100.000 people in Austria. Cause is a mutation of the Huntington-genome on Chromosome 4, leading to an increase in apoptosis of neural cells. HD leads to a trias of symptoms with neurological malfunctions (chorea, dystonia, motility disorder (eyes), gait disorder), psychiatric symptoms (depression, delusion, change of personality,…) and subcortical dementia. There is no causal therapy of HD existing so far. A symptomatic treatment of HD is possible to a limited extent, without stopping HD to progress. Recently published studies were not very significant due to low incidence.

Running projects


  • Cross-sectional behavioural analysis of 7.500 HD patients
  • Evidence-based analysis of therapy options in HD 2000-2014
  • Osteodensitometry in HD: an empiric study
  • Predictors of mental and physical quality of life in Huntington’s Disease (HD)
  • REGISTRY Substudy Frontal System Behavioral Scale (FrSBe)
  • REGISTRY Substudy Lifestyle factors
Results of Two Phase III Studies of Ethyl-EPA (Miraxion) for the Treatment of Huntington Disease

Closed project
Participation in the creation process of „Leitlinien Chorea“ of „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie“ 2011 completed: http://www.dgn.org/


Scientific congresses
8. Österreichischer Huntingtonkongress, SFU Wien, 21.06.2014


Publications

Michl M, Schnopfhagen K, Bonelli RM. Pridopidine in the pharmacological treatment of Huntington’s disease. Clinical Investigation July 2013, Vol. 3, No. 7, Pages 691-699 , DOI 10.4155/cli.13.54


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German
Forschungsschwerpunkt der Arbeitsgruppe ist die Erkrankung Chorea Huntington (Huntington’s disease, HD). HD ist eine autosomal-dominat vererbte, neurodegenerative Erkrankung mit einer Prävalenz von 6 – 12 Betroffenen /100.000 Personen in Österreich. Die Ursache der HD ist eine Mutation im Huntingtin-Gen am Chromosom 4, durch die es zu einer vermehrten Apoptose von Nervenzellen kommt. Bei HD kommt es zu einer Symptomtrias mit neurologischen Ausfällen (Chorea, Dystonie, Augenmotilitätsstörungen, Gangstörungen,…), psychiatrischen Symptomen (Depressionen, Wahnvorstellungen, Veränderungen der Persönlichkeit,…) und einer subkortikalen Demenz. Eine kausale Therapie der HD existiert bisher nicht, eine symptomatische Behandlung der HD ist nur begrenzt möglich, das Voranschreiten der Erkrankung ist damit jedoch nicht zu verhindern. Bis vor kurzem waren die Studien zu HD wegen zu kleiner Fallzahl nur mangelhaft aussagekräftig.
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.
Validation of the self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO)
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Emil Benedik
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Emil Benedik (emil.benedik@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Validity study of the self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO-2) is based on nonclinical sample of psychotherapy students. In forthcoming year we would like to include the sample of psychology students in validation studies as well.

The self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO-2) was constructed on the basis of DSM-IV classification of personality disorders (APA, 1994), Beck’s theory of dysfunctional beliefs (Beck et al., 2004) and psychoanalytic theories of personality (Kernberg, 1986). The items in the VMO emphasize phenomenological (psychological) and dimensional aspects of personality disorders, in comparison to psychiatric criteria, which are symptomatic and categorical. The VMO is focused on the basic experiencing of self and others in specific personality types. It consists of 193 items which are divided in 11 clinical scales (Histrionic, Obsessive-compulsive, Avoidant, Dependent, Depressive, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal PD scale) and a validity (Lie) scale. The preliminary research studies supported internal consistency and construct validity by PDQ-IV (Benedik, 2004; 2008). The current study will examine the construct validity of VMO by comparison with the Inventory of Personality Organization (IPO; Lenzenweger, Clarkin, Kernberg and Foelsch, 2001) and the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5; Derringer, Markon, Watson and Skodol, 2013). The IPO is a self-report instrument intended to measure a psychoanalytic concept of personality organization. The PID-5 was developed for direct assessment of the proposed personality trait system for DSM-5, alternative version for assessment of personality disorders. Validity study is based on nonclinical sample of psychotherapy students. In forthcoming year we would like to include the sample of psychology students in validation studies as well.
The relationship between personality and mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Emil Benedik
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Emil Benedik (emil.benedik@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
This research will examine the correlation between PDs and symptomatic mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients as they are represented in personality self-report inventories.

Many empirical studies give evidence of co-occurrence of mental and personality disorders (PDs). On the other hand psychoanalytic models (egg. Kernberg, 1986) explain the relationship between personality and mental disorders. This research will examine the correlation between PDs and symptomatic mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients as they are represented in personality self-report inventories. The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 2009) and the Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO; Benedik, 2004) will be used. The PAI is complex personality measure that consists of different personality trait dimensions on the one and specific symptom scales on the other hand. The VMO is a self–report instrument that reflects phenomenology of PDs and is focused on the basic experiencing of self and others in specific personality types (Benedik, 2009). We expect that our results will confirm the relationship between phenomenological aspect of personality pathology and mental disorders according to psychoanalytic theories.
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.
The Impact of Visible Signs of Therapist´s Religious Affiliation on Psychotherapy
Der Einfluss von sichtbaren Zeichen der Religionszugehörigkeit des Psychotherapeuten/der Psychotherapeutin
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitte Sindelar
Project runtime: 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017
Research Focus:
  • Psychotherapy and Society
Topic:
  • Religion and Psychotherapy
Project leader:

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

Project team:

Mag. Oliver Braunger; Dr. Stefan Tweraser; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Greiner; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alfred Pritz; Mag. Eva Pritz; Team studentische Hilfskräfte 

Cooperation partners:

Mag. Miran Mozina, SFU Ljubljana; psychotherapeutische Ambulanzen der SFU; psychotherapeutische Ausbildungsvereine in Österreich

Project runtime:

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Background
Being free to choose a therapist according to personal preferences is one of the central client rights in psychotherapy. The psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the Sigmund Freund Privat Universität (SFU) in Vienna does offer easy and subsidized access to psychotherapy, but due to organizational limitations clients are not able to select their therapist as freely as they could in private practice. Some students display a visible sign of their religious affiliation when working at the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic.

Research question
This leads to question how visible sign of religious affiliation influence the establishment of the client-therapist-relationship. The leadership team of the SFU outpatient clinic as well as the teaching staff at the SFU had rather definitive but controversial perspectives on this issue, but empirical research to support the discussion could not be found.

Study design
Empirical research was used to gain an understanding of how such visible sign of religious affiliation are being perceived and how they influence the establishment of the client-therapist-relationship. A questionnaire displaying people with visible signs of religious faith has been presented to 222 clients and 342 non-clients. These easy to understand graphical references of religion enabled the researchers to conduct this study independent of linguistic barriers or limitations.

Findings and discussion
The analysis of the results shows, that both clients and non-clients are influenced by visible signs of religious faith when evaluating potential therapists. Organizations (like therapeutic clinics), therapists and therapists in training need to be aware of this influence and sensibly consider it in their work.
German
quantitative empirische Studie zum Einfluss des Tragens von Zeichen der Religionszugehörigkeit auf die therapeutische Beziehung, auf die Akzeptanz des Psychotherapeuten durch den Patienten. Einbezogen sind PatientInnen der SFU-Ambulanz, PsychotherapeutInnen sowie PsychotherapeutInnen in Ausbildung und Ausbildende. Verlängerung der Studie  für eine Follow-Up-Studie angesichts der Terror-Anschläge der letzten beiden Jahre. 

Untersucht wird der Einfluss von sichtbaren Zeichen der Religionszugehörigkeit des Psychotherapeuten bzw. der Psychotherapeutin auf die psychotherapeutische Behandlung. Das Tragen sichtbarer Zeichen einer Religionszugehörigkeit löst heftige Kontroversen in unterschiedlichsten Lebensbereichen aus, wie zum Beispiel die Diskussionen um das Tragen eines Kopftuches. Auch wenn der Themenkreis Religion und Psychotherapie von Beginn der westlichen Psychotherapie bis heute wissenschaftliches Interesse erweckt, fehlen bislang repräsentative empirische Studien zur Frage, inwieweit sichtbare Zeichen der Religionszugehörigkeit des Psychotherapeuten bzw. der Psychotherapeutin Einfluss auf die psychotherapeutische Behandlung nimmt. Theoretische Überlegungen zu Besonderheiten in Übertragung und Gegenübertragung, eventueller Einschränkungen von Projektionsmöglichkeiten werden vor allem in tiefenpsychologischen Psychotherapiemethoden diskutiert.In dieser quantitativen empirischen Studie an der psychotherapeutischen Ambulanz der SFU  wird mittels eines Bilderfragebogens erhoben, ob Patientinnen und Patienten, in Ausbildung befindliche und eingetragene Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten, Lehrtherapeutinnen und Lehrtherapeutinnen sichtbaren Zeichen der Religionszugehörigkeit der Psychotherapeutin und des Psychotherapeuten als hinderlich für den psychotherapeutischen Prozess erachten. Diese Fragestellung erscheint insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit Settings, die keine freie Therapeutenwahl zulassen, wie zum Beispiel institutionelle Setting, von Bedeutung. Die Vorgabe eines Bilderfragebogens wurde gewählt, um durch die Präsentation gezeichneter Bilder von Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten, die Zeichen ihrer Religionszugehörigkeit sichtbar tragen, einen gleichbleibenden Stimulus zur Fragestellung zu setzen.
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: Running
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: Running
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: Running
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:
  • Psychotherapy Training Research
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.
Training in Exercising for Patients Suffering from Advanced Cancer Diseases
Training in Exercising for Patients Suffering from Advanced Cancer Diseases
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Volker Tschuschke
Project runtime: 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Volker Tschuschke (volker.tschuschke@sfu-berlin.de

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Elke Jäger (Frankfurt am Main, BRD); Magdalene Ruppert (Oberursel, BRD)

Project runtime:

01.01.2008 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

Keine

Description:

English
Sports and exercise program for 92 patients with advanced oncological diseases. Objectives: do physical competence and coping improve, and how does this affect quality of life and surviving long-term (9-10 year basis)?
German
Sport- und Bewegungstrainings-Programm für 92 Patienten mit fortgeschrittenen onkologischen Erkrankungen. Ziele: Verbessert sich die physische Kompetenz, verbessert sich das Coping, und was hat das mit Lebensqualität und Langzeitüberleben zu tun (9 – 10 Jahres-Basis)?