Central German Mental Health Center

Rudolf Stark

Rudolf Stark

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

Current position
Professor for Psychotherapy and Systems Neuroscience; Chair of the Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, GI, Director of the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging (BION), JLU
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
2019-2023
BMBF ENHANCE, WP PI
2017-2021
BMBF COMPARE, WP PI
2013-2016
DFG CRC ENCERT, recruitment centre

Professional background
since 2012
Professor of Psychotherapy and Systems Neuroscience, JLU
since 2012
Director of the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging (BION), JLU
since 2006
Chair of the Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, JLU
1999
Licence for psychotherapy
1994
Dissertation, rer. nat., GI
1989-1994
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology and Psycho-physiology, GI

Main research foci
  • Neurobiological correlates of mental disorders
  • Affective learning in anxiety disorders
  • Development, maintenance and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior disorder

Publications
  • Brand M, …, Stark R, …, Potenza M (2019) The Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model for addictive behaviors: Update, generalization to addictive behaviors beyond internet-use disorders, and specification of the process character o
  • Kleinstäuber M, …, Stark, R,…, Rief W (2019) Cognitive behaviour therapy complemented with emotion regulation training for patients with persistent physical symptoms: A randomised clinical trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 88: 287-299.
  • Strahler J, …, Stark R (2018) Neural correlates of gender differences in distractibility by sexual stimuli. NeuroImage 176: 499-509.
  • Strahler J, …, Stark R (2019). Attentional bias towards and distractibility by sexual cues: A meta-analytic integration. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 105: 276-287.
  • Strahler J, Stark R (2020). Perspective: Classifying orthorexia nervosa as new mental illness – much discussion, little evidence. Advances in Nutrition 11: 784-789.

Additional information
since 2015
Delegate of Hesse Psychotherapist Chamber
since 2016
Delegate of the German “Psychotherapeutentag”
2013-2017
President of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Application