Psychotherapy- and Treatment Process Research

The department's psychotherapy process research pursues the objectives of a) researching the black box of psychotherapy and more broadly defined psycho-social interventions in terms of its active components and mechanisms of action, and b) using smart sensing approaches to obtain a fine-grained insight into the digitally depictable therapeutic processes. The latter is combined with the development of expert systems that support practitioners in recognizing negative therapy processes at an early stage.

Mechanisms of change in psychotherapy

Evidence-based knowledge about the active ingredients and mechanisms of change in Internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) for depression is largely pending so far. Therefore, the current project howIMIwork aims to contribute to the identifcation of the mediators and working mechanisms responsible for treatment change in these technology-transmitted interventions. Central to this endeavour will be the realization of a meta-analysis of individual participant data (IPD-MA), in order to provide the most accurate and comprehensive evidence synthesis for these research questions to date.

For further information please see the project outline howIMIwork.

Digital Phenotyping and Smart Sensing

In the context of Digital Phenotyping and Smart Sensing, the Department develops predictive models for the identification and course of mental disorders and physical diseases. For further information please see the project outline "Digital Phenotyping and Smart Sensing".

For detailed information please see the project outline: "Digital Phenotyping and Smart Sensing".