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Work Areas and Work Groups


Work Area 1: Teaching and Education

Work Area 2: Outpatient Psychotherapy Department of the Institute (Director: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hoyer)

The outpatient department and day-hospital is an integral part of the Institute. It is responsible for ensuring the formal and content-wise access to patients, education, as well as all clinical research projects (e.g., therapy research). Regarding all areas not directly related to student matters, the department is organised under private law as "Institutsambulanz und Tagesklinik für Psychotherapie der TU Dresden, IAP-TU Dresden GmbH". It contains all patient-related areas: The insurance-approved outpatient psychotherapy department for research and education, as well as the educational centre for Psychotherapist candidates.

Work Area 3: Research

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is a field inside Psychology which deals with psychiatric disorders and the psychological aspects of somatic disorders - be it in education, basic and applied clinical research, as well as transition of the results into clinical practice. Important areas of the field are: aetiology and pathogenesis, classification, diagnostics, epidemiology, and intervention (prevention, psychotherapy, rehabilitation, public health care, evaluation). Our institute covers the whole range of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, including Health Psychology.

We are predominantly research-oriented and consider ourselves obliged to both basic / grassroots research and applied clinical research in a multi-level approach (neurobiological, cognitive-affective, behavioural and social-interactional perspectives). Here at the TUD, we work closely with the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology, as well as the various neighbouring disciplines from the Faculty of Medicine.

Our institute is characterised by its focus on project-oriented research, with some of the main topics being:

Work Area 4: Congresses, Conferences, Advanced Training

Besides giving consultation and opinion, many advanced training offerings are bundled in this area, e.g., the training seminars during the Dresden Verhaltenstherapiewoche ('Behaviour Therapy Weeks'), collaborative activities with the Robert Koch Institute during the German Epidemiologic Health Survey, or international projects (World Mental Health), as well as other national and international congresses (AGNP, ECNP, DGPPN, etc.).

Since summer 2014, the 9th Workshop Congress for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy has been in preparation at our Institute. The congress will take place in May 2015, and will bridge the gap between grassroots research and clinical practice, on the subject "How much Psychology is there in Psychotherapy?". With over 100 workshops, symposiums, and poster clusters, the Workshop Congress is a unique event in Germany.

Work Groups and Work Group Leaders:

As of 31/10/2014, the following work groups ('AG') have been established at the institute:

AG 1: Epidemiology and Health Services Research
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Katja Beesdo-Baum, Dr. Lars Pieper, Jürgen Rehm, & Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

AG 2: Experimental Clinical Psychology and Neuroimaging)
Group Leaders: PD Dr. Ulrike Lüken, Prof. Dr. Katja Beesdo-Baum, & Dr. Markus Mühlhan
   Fear and Anxiety Disorders Neuroimaging Group (FAN)

AG 3: Maternal and Infant's Health
Group Leaders: Dr. Julia Martini & Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

AG 4: ROAMER - A Roadmap for Mental Health and Well-Being Research in Europe
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen & Dr. Susanne Knappe

AG 5: Neuropsychology
Group Leaders: PD Dr. Oliver Riedel & PD Dr. Ulrike Lüken

AG 6: Addiction Research
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bühringer, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rehm, & Dr. Silke Behrendt

AG 7: Behavioural Medicine
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen & Dr. Lars Pieper

AG 8: Eating Disorders
Group Leader: Prof. Dr. Corinna Jacobi

AG 9: Clinical Research
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hoyer & Prof. Dr. Katja Beesdo-Baum

AG 10: Diagnostic Issues and Psychometrics
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Katja Beesdo-Baum, Dr. Susanne Knappe, & Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hoyer

AG 11: Psychotherapy and Intervention Research
Group Leaders: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen & Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hoyer