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Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Research group Külz

Psychotherapy of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Research group leader

Group members

Sarah Landmann (Dipl.-Psych.)

Natalie Peschl (B.Sc. Psychologie)

Magdalena Schmidt-Ott (cand. psych.)

Research focus

Empirical investigation and evaluation of innovative psychotherapeutic approaches and optimization of therapeutic interventions of proven effectiveness in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Research projects

Previous projects:

Ongoing projects:

  1. Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder
  2. Impact of thought control strategies and mindfulness on insight in obsessive compulsive disorder

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Förstner U., Külz AK, Voderholzer U.: Störungssspezifische Behandlung der Zwangsstörungen - ein Therapiemanual - mit vielen Fallbeispielen. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011.
  • Herbst N, Voderholzer U, Stelzer N, Knaevelsrud C, Hertenstein E, Schlegl S, Nissen C, Külz AK. (2012). The potential of telemental health applications for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 454-466.
  • Külz AK, Stotz U, Riemann D, Schredl M, Voderholzer U. (2010) Dream Recall and Dream Content in Obsessive-Compulsive Patients - is there a Change during Exposure Therapy? Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease 198: 593-6.
  • Külz AK, Lumpp A, Herbst N, Stelzer N, Voderholzer U. (2010). Functions of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: Results of an In-Patient Study. Verhaltenstherapie 20: 101-109.
  • Külz AK, Hohagen F, Voderholzer U (2004). Neuropsychological performance in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review. Biological Psychology 65: 185-236.
  • Külz, A. K., Landmann, S., Cludius, B., Hottenrott, B., Rose, N., Heidenreich, T., Hertenstein, E., Voderholzer, U. & Moritz, S. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in obsessivecompulsive disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 18;14 (1), 314.

Funding

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) KU 2754/1-1: „Internet based therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder – acceptance and effectiveness“
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) KU 2754/4-1: „Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder“

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