Based on cognitive and learning theories we focus on the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of mental disorders as well as the promotion of mental health. Our approaches include experimental and empirical methods. One focus is the transfer from theory and basic research to application within clinical settings. A postgraduate training program for child and adolescent psychotherapy is established leading to a state license (Approbation).
In the outpatient treatment facility for psychotherapy, diagnostics and health prevention (Hochschulambulanz für Psychotherapie - Diagnostik - Gesundheitsförderung) we provide services for adults and children. This center will develop and evaluate state of the art treatment for selected disorders and problems. Students have the opportunity to participate here