Central German Mental Health Center

Ulrich Stangier

Ulrich Stangier

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

Current position
Professor of Psychology and Chair, Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Centre for Psychotherapy, JWG
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty, site coordinator JWG

Relevant work experience
BMBF RECAP, WP PI Multicenter, Coordinator and PI
BMBF SOPHO-NET, Co-PI and PI of subprojects
DFG/BMBF Combined Cognitive-Behavioral and Pharmacological Continuation and Maintenance Treatment of Recurrent Depression, PI
DFG Behavioral Activation and Meditation for chronic depression
DFG Cognitive Therapy for Body dysmorphic disorder

Professional background
since 2008
Professor of Psychology (W3) and Chair, Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, JWG
Professor of Clinical and Psychological Intervention (C3), Schiller University Jena
Assistant Professor, Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, JWG
Postdoc Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, FR
Postdoc at the Department of Dermatology, UMR
Dissertation, Dr. rer. nat., UMR

Main research foci
  • development of cognitive behavioural therapy
  • process research and therapist competence
  • information processing in mental disorders

  • Jesuthasan J, Sönmez E, Abels I, … Stangier U, …Schouler-Ocak M (2018) Near-death experiences, attacks by family members and absence of health care in their home countries affect the quality of life of refugee women in Germany - a multi-region cross-secti
  • Weck F, …, Stangier U (2015) Cognitive therapy versus exposure therapy for hypochondriasis (health anxiety): A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 83(4): 665.
  • Risch AK, Taeger S, Brüdern J, Stangier U (2013) Psychological Well-Being in Remitted Patients with Recurrent Depression. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83: 404-405.
  • Stangier U, …, Hautzinger M (2013) Maintenance cognitive-behavioral therapy and manualized psychoeducation in the treatment of recurrent depression: a multicenter prospective randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Psychiatry 170: 624-632.
  • Stangier U, … Clark, D.M. (2011). Cognitive Therapy versus Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Social Phobia: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68, 692-700.

Additional information
Editorial Board Member of the journal “Verhaltenstherapie”
Director of the Frankfurt Academy of Process-based Therapy (FraPBT)
Director of the Center for Psychotherapy Goethe University (ZfP)