Central German Mental Health Center

Regina Steil

Regina Steil

Apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Psych., Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, JWG, and CMBB

Current position
Scientific Director of Psychotherapy Outpatient Center, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, JWG
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
BMBF Identification and participation of stakeholders to promote transfer of research into practice and public health policy, PI
BMBF BESTFORCAN, coordinator
BMBF RELEASE, WP PI “Treatment Integrity”

Professional background
since 2008
Scientific Director of the Center for Psychotherapy, JWG
Head of Psychology, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University
Assistant Professor, Dpt. of Psychology, University of Jena
Research Fellow, Dpt. of Psychiatry, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Dissertation, Dr. rer. Nat., Universität Göttingen
Research Fellow, Dpt. of Psychology, University of Göttingen

Main research foci
  • Psychopathology & treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder & Nightmare Disorder in children, adolescents and adults
  • Meta-analysis in psychotherapy research
  • Imagery interventions

  • Bohus M, …, Steil R (2013) Dialectical behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder after childhood sexual abuse in patients with and without borderline personality disorder: a randomised controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 82(4): 2
  • Bohus M, …, Steil R.,… Priebe K (2020) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) Compared With Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in Complex Presentations of PTSD in Women Survivors of Childhood Abuse: A Randomized Clinica
  • Jung K, Steil R (2013) A randomized controlled trial on cognitive restructuring and imagery modification to reduce the feeling of being contaminated in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse suffering from PTSD. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 82(4):
  • Hansen K, …, Steil R (2013). Efficacy of psychological interventions aiming to reduce chronic nightmares: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review 33(1): 146-155.
  • Rosner R, …, Steil R (2019) Effect of developmentally adapted cognitive processing therapy for youth with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder after childhood sexual and physical abuse: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry 76(5): 484-491.

Additional information
since 2020
Member of Honour of the German Speaking Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress
President of the German Speaking Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Founding Member