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On this page you will find all publications of the last five years that members of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy have worked on.

Older publications can be viewed on the respective staff pages.


  • Calvano, C., Engelke, L., Di Bella, J., Kindermann, J., Renneberg, B., & Winter, S. M. (2021). Families in the COVID-19 pandemic: parental stress, parent mental health and the occurrence of adverse childhood experiences—results of a representative survey in Germany. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01739-0

  • Ischebeck, J., Kuhle, L. F., Rosenbach, C., & Stelzmann, D. (2021). Journalism and pedophilia: Background on the media coverage of a stigmatized minority. Stigma and Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000301

  • Weinbrecht, A., Niedeggen, M., Roepke, S., & Renneberg, B. (2021). Processing of increased frequency of social interaction in social anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5489. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85027-6


  • Bey, K., Weinhold, L., Grützmann, R., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., Klawohn, J., ... & Kathmann, N. (2020). The polygenic risk for obsessive‐compulsive disorder is associated with the personality trait harm avoidance. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 142(4), 326-336 https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.13226

  • Boettcher, J., Weinbrecht, A., Heinrich, M., & Renneberg, B. (2020). Die Behandlung der sozialen Angststörung und ängstlich-vermeidenden Persönlichkeitsstörung in der Versorgung: eine naturalistische Studie zu einer kombinierten Einzel- und Gruppentherapie. Verhaltenstherapie, 30(3), 189-199. https://doi.org/10.1159/000497620

  • Botsford, J., & Renneberg, B. (2020). Autobiographical memories of interpersonal trust in borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 7(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-020-00130-w

  • Böge, K., Schaeuffele, C., Jacobsen, P., Chadwick, P., Ergen, E., Hahne, I., ... & Hahn, E. (2020). Validation of the German Version of the Southampton Mindfulness Questionnaire (SMQ). Mindfulness, 11(9), 2219-2234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01447-

  • Dams, J., Rimane, E., Steil, R., Renneberg, B., Rosner, R., & König, H.-H. (2020) Health-Related Quality of Life and Costs of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults in Germany. Front. Psychiatry 11:697. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00697

  • Dams, J., Rimane, E., Steil, R., Renneberg, B., Rosner, R., & König, H. H. (2020). Reliability, Validity and Responsiveness of the EQ-5D-5L in Assessing and Valuing Health Status in Adolescents and Young Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: a Randomized Controlled Trail. Psychiatric Quarterly, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-020-09814-6

  • Domhardt, M., Steubl, L., Boettcher, J., Buntrock, C., Karyotaki, E., Ebert, D. D., ... & Baumeister, H. (in press). Mediators and mechanisms of change in internet-and mobile-based interventions for depression: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 101953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101953

  • Eilers, R., Rimane, E., Vogel, A., Renneberg, B., Steil, R., & Rosner, R. (2020). The Impact of the New ICD-11 Criteria on Abused Young People: 30% Less PTSD and CPTSD Diagnoses Compared to DSM-IV. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 89(1), 59-61. https://doi.org/10.1159/000503794

  • Graumann, L., Duesenberg, M., Metz, S., Schulze, L., Wolf, O. T., Roepke, S., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2020). Facial emotion recognition in borderline patients is unaffected by acute psychosocial stress. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 132,131–135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.10.007

  • Golde, S.*, Heine, J. *, Pöttgen, J., Mantwill, M., Lau, S., Wingenfeld, K., Otte, C., Penner, I.-K., Engel, A. K., Heesen, C., Stellmann, J.-P., Dziobek, I., Finke, C. *, & Gold, S. M. * (2020). Distinct Functional Connectivity Signatures of Impaired Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis. Frontiers in Neurology, 11(507). https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.00507 *equal contribution

  • Golde, S., Wingenfeld, K., Riepenhausen, A., Schröter, N., Fleischer, J., Prüssner, J., Grimm, S., Fan, Y., Hellmann-Regen, J., Beck, A., Gold, S. M., & Otte, C. (2020). Healthy women with severe early life trauma show altered neural facilitation of emotion inhibition under acute stress. Psychological Medicine, 50(12), 2075-2084. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291719002198

  • Heissel, A., Pietrek, A., Rapp, M. A., Heinzel, S., & Williams, G. (2020). Perceived Health Care Climate of Older People Attending an Exercise Program: Validation of the German Short Version of the Health Care Climate Questionnaire. Journal of aging and physical activity1(aop), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0350

  • Heissel, A., Pietrek, A., Schwefel, M., Abula, K., Wilbertz, G., Heinzel, S., & Rapp, M. (2020). STEP. De study—a multicentre cluster-randomised effectiveness trial of exercise therapy for patients with depressive symptoms in healthcare services: study protocol. BMJ open10(4), e036287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036287

  • Mehlum, L., Schmahl, C., Berens, A., Doering, S., Hutsebaut, J., Kaera, A., ... & di Giacomo, E. (2020). Euthanasia and assisted suicide in patients with personality disorders: a review of current practice and challenges. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 7(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-020-00131-9

  • Niedtfeld, I., Renkewitz, F., Mädebach, A., Hillmann, K., Kleindienst, N., Schmahl, C., & Schulze, L. (2020). Enhanced memory for negative social information in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(5), 480–491. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000540

  • Rimane, E., Steil, R., Renneberg, B., & Rosner, R. (2020). Get secure soon: attachment in abused adolescents and young adults before and after trauma-focused cognitive processing therapy. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01637-x

  • Rosenbach, C. & Seehausen, A. (in press). "Borderline und Mama sein – wie soll ich das schaffen?!" Ein Training zur Förderung der Erziehungskompetenz von Müttern mit Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung. Psychologie in Österreich (PIÖ), 40 (5).

  • Santa Maria, A., Wolter, C., Gusy, B., Kleiber, D., & Renneberg, B. (2020). Reducing work-related burnout among police officers: The impact of job rewards and health-oriented leadership. The Police Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X20946805

  • Schaeuffele, C., Schulz, A., Knaevelsrud, C., Renneberg, B. & Boettcher, J. (2020). CBT at the Crossroads: The Rise of Transdiagnostic Treatments. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-020-00095-2

  • Seidl, E., Padberg, F., Bauriedl-Schmidt, C., Albert, A., Daltrozzo, T., Hall, J., ... & Jobst, A. (2020). Response to ostracism in patients with chronic depression, episodic depression and borderline personality disorder a study using Cyberball. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260, 254-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.021

  • Spronk, I., Van Loey, N. E. E., Sewalt, C., Nieboer, D., Renneberg, B., Moi, A. L., ... & Polinder, S. (2020) Recovery of health-related quality of life after burn injuries: An individual participant data meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0226653. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226653

  • Spronk, I., Edgar, D.W., van Baar, M.E., Wood, F. M., Van Loey, N. E. E., Middelkoop, E., … & Haagsma, J. A. (2020). Improved and standardized method for assessing years lived with disability after burns and its application to estimate the non-fatal burden of disease of burn injuries in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. BMC Public Health 20, 121. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8233-8

  • Zagorscak, P., Heinrich, M., Schulze, J., Böttcher, J., & Knaevelsrud, C. (2020). Factors contributing to symptom change in standardized and individualized Internet-based interventions for depression: A randomized-controlled trial. Psychotherapy, 57(2), 237–251. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000276

Bücher & Buchbeiträge




  • Bey, K., Weinhold, L., Grützmann, R., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., Klawohn, J., ... & Kathmann, N. (2019). M62 The polygenic risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with harm avoidance in a sample of OCD patients, unaffected relatives and controls. European Neuropsychopharmacology29, S199-S200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.08.162

  • Boettcher, J., Santa Maria, A., & Renneberg, B. (2019). »Ich bin anderen in jeglicher Hinsicht unterlegen« Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie für die ängstliche (vermeidende) Persönlichkeitsstörung. PTT - Persönlichkeitsstörungen: Theorie Und Therapie 23(03), 177–188.

  • Bohle, H., Rimpel, J., Schauenburg, G., Stelzel, C., Heinzel, S., Rapp, M. A., & Granacher, G. (2019). Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Cognitive-Motor Interference during Multitasking in Young and Old Adults. Neural Plasticity, ID 9478656. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9478656  

  • Botsford, J., Schulze, L., Bohländer, J., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Interpersonal Trust: Development and Validation of a Self-Report Inventory and Clinical Application in Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2019_33_462

  • Botsford, J., Steinbrink, M., Rimane, E., Rosner, R., Steil, R. & Renneberg, B. (2019). Maladaptive Post-traumatic Cognitions in Interpersonally Traumatized Adolescents with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Analysis of “Stuck-.Points”. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43, 1, 284–294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-018-9928-3

  • Fleischer, J., Metz, S., Düsenberg, M., Grimm, S., Golde, S., Roepke, S., Renneberg, B., Wolf, O. T., Otte, C. & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Neural Correlates of Glucocorticoids Effects on Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Healthy Women. Behavioural Brain Research, 359, 895-902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2018.06.024

  • Georg, S., Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Kleiber, D., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Berufliche Gratifikationskrisen, arbeitsbezogene Erschöpfung und Frühberentung bei der Polizei. Zeitschrift für Arbeits-und Organisationspsychologie A&O. https://doi.org/10.1026/0932-4089/a000309

  • Georg, S., Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Kleiber, D., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Welche Faktoren beeinflussen die psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz? Empirische Ergebnisse für Polizisten. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11553-019-00710-x

  • Golde, S., Romund, L., Lorenz, R. C., Pelz, P., Gleich, T., Beck, A., & Raufelder, D. (2019). Loneliness and Adolescents’ Neural Processing of Self, Friends, and Teachers: Consequences for the School Self-Concept. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 29(4), 938-952. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12433

  • Grützmann, R., Riesel, A., Kaufmann, C., Kathmann, N., & Heinzel, S. (2019). Emotional interference under low vs. high executive control. Psychophysiology, 56(8), e13380. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13380

  • Heissel, A., Zech, P., Rapp, M. A., Schuch, F. B., Lawrence, J. B., Kangas, M., & Heinzel, S. (2019). Effects of exercise on depression and anxiety in persons living with HIV: A meta-analysis. Journal of psychosomatic research, 109823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109823

  • Iffland, B., Klein, F., Rosner, R., Renneberg, B., Steil, R., & Neuner, F. (2019). Cardiac reactions to emotional words in adolescents and young adults with PTSD after child abuse. Psychophysiology, e13470. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13470

  • Kallies, G., Rapp, M. A., Fydrich, T., Fehm, L., Tschorn, M., Terán, C., Schwefel, M., Pietrek, A., Henze, R., Hellweg, R., Ströhle, A.*, Heinzel, S.*, & Heissel, A.* (2019). Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) at rest and after acute aerobic exercise in major depressive disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 212-215.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.12.015 *equal contribution

  • Klein, F., Schindler, S., Neuner, F., Rosner, R., Renneberg, B., Steil, R., & Iffland, B. (2019). Processing of affective words in adolescent PTSD—Attentional bias toward social threat. Psychophysiology, e13444. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13444

  • König, J., Kopp, B., Ziegelmeier, A., Rimane, E., Steil, R., Renneberg, B. & Rosner, Rita. (2019). Young people’s trauma‐related cognitions before and after cognitive processing therapy for post‐traumatic stress disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12263

  • Kühnel, S., Jovanović, M., Hoffmann, H., Schneider, L., Golde, S., & Hirsch, M. C. (2019). Introduction of a Pathophysiology-Based Diagnostic Decision Support System and Its Potential Impact on the Use of AI in Healthcare. Studies in health technology and informatics, 264, 1696-1697. https://doi.org/10.3233/shti190602    

  • Liu, S., Kaufmann, C., Labadie, C., Ströhle, A., Kuschpel, M. S., Garbusow, M., ... & Heinzel, S. (2019). Short-term effects of video gaming on brain response during working memory performance. PloS one14(10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223666

  • Metz, S., Fleischer, J., Gärnter, M., Golde, S., Duesenberg, M., Roepke, S., Wolf, O. T., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Effects of hydrocortisone on autobiographical memory retrieval in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder: the role of childhood trauma. Neuropsychopharmacology, 44(12), 2038-2044. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-019-0459-8

  • Metz, S., Fleischer, J., Grimm, S., Gärnter, M., Golde, S., Duesenberg, M., Roepke, S., Wolf, O. T., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Resting-state functional connectivity after hydrocortisone administration in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 29(8), 936-946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.05.008

  • Paul, S., Beucke, J. C., Kaufmann, C., Mersov, A., Heinzel, S., Kathmann, N., & Simon, D. (2019). Amygdala–prefrontal connectivity during appraisal of symptom-related stimuli in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Psychological Medicine 49(2), 278-286. http://doi.org/10.1017/s003329171800079x 

  • Riesel, A., Klawohn, J., Grützmann, R., Kaufmann, C., Heinzel, S., … & Kathmann, N. (2019). Error-related brain activity as a transdiagnostic endophenotype for obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and substance use disorder. Psychological Medicine, 49(7), 1207-1217. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291719000199

  • Rosenbach, C. & Renneberg, B. (2019). "Mein Kind macht das absichtlich – es will mich fertig machen". Negative Grundannahmen von Müttern mit Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung: ein Gruppentraining zur Förderung der Erziehungskompetenz. Familiendynamik, 44 (4), 280-288. https://doi.org/10.21706/fd-44-4-280

  • Rosenbach, C., Zitzmann, J. & Renneberg, B. (2019). Borderline und Mutter sein – ein verhaltenstherapeutisches Gruppentraining zur Förderung der Erziehungskompetenz. Psychotherapeutenjournal, 4, 350–356.

  • Rosner, R., Rimane, E., Frick, U., Gutermann, J., Hagl, M., Renneberg, B., Schreiber, F., Vogel, A. & 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.4349

  • Rozental, A., Kottorp, A., Forsström, D., Månsson, K., Boettcher, J., Andersson, G., Furmark, T., & Carlbring, P. (2019). The Negative Effects Questionnaire: Psychometric properties of an instrument for assessing adverse and unwanted events in psychological treatments. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465819000018 

  • Santa Maria, A., Wolter, C., Gusy, B., Kleiber, D. & Renneberg, B. (2019). The Impact of Health-Oriented Leadership on Police Officers' Physical Health, Burnout, Depression and Well-Being. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 13(2), 186-200. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay067

  • Schulze, L., Grove, M., Tamm, S., Renneberg, B., & Roepke, S. (2019). Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on the cognitive control of negative stimuli in borderline personality disorder. Scientific Reports, 9, 332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37315-x 

  • Schulze, L., Schulze, A., Renneberg, B., Schmahl, C., & Niedtfeld, I. (2019). Neural Correlates of Affective Disturbances: A Comparative Meta-analysis of Negative Affect Processing in Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 4(3), 220-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.11.004.

  • Simonsen, S., Bateman, A., Bohus, M., Dalewijk, H. J., Doering, S., Kaera, A., ... & Wilberg, T. (2019). European guidelines for personality disorders: past, present and future. Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation, 6(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-019-0106-3.

  • Trösken, A., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Entwicklung einer ressourcenorientierten kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutischen Gruppenbehandlung für chronisch depressive Patienten: Eine Pilotstudie. Verhaltenstherapie, 29(1),18-26. https://doi.org/10.1159/000489670

  • Warschburger, P., & Zitzmann, J. (2019). Does an Age-Specific Treatment Program Augment the Efficacy of a Cognitive-Behavioral Weight Loss Program in Adolescence and Young Adulthood? Results from a Controlled Study. Nutrients, 11, 2053. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11092053

  • Westerhoff, B., Trösken, A. & Renneberg, B. (2019). About:blank? Online Interventions for Postpartum Depression. Verhaltenstherapie. https://doi.org/10.1159/000501779

  • Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Georg, S., Lesener, T., Gusy, B., Kleiber, D. & Renneberg, B. (2019). Relationships between effort-reward imbalance and work engagement in police officers: taking a salutogenic perspective. Journal of Public Health, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-019-01112-1

  • Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Gusy, B., Lesener, T., Kleiber, D., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Social support and work engagement in police work: The mediating role of work-privacy conflict and self-efficacy. Policing: An International Journal, 42(6), 1022-1037. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-10-2018-0154

  • Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Wörfel, F., Gusy, B., Lesener, T., Kleiber, D. & Renneberg, B. (2019). Job Demands, Job Resources, and Well-being in Police Officers - a Resource-Oriented Approach. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 34(1), 45-54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-018-9265-1 

  • Zetsche, U., Bürkner, P.-C., & Renneberg, B. (2019). Future expectations in clinical depression: Biased or realistic? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(7), 678–688. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/abn0000452


  • Georg, S., Wörfel, F., Leidig, S., Santa Maria, A., Wolter, C., Kleiber, D., & Renneberg, B. (2019). „Mental stark im Umgang mit schwierigen Bürgern“ - Ein Workshop zur Bewältigung von stressigen Situationen im Polizeikontext. Manual zum Workshop. Abgerufen von https://refubium.fu-berlin.de/handle/fub188/24201



  • Bey, K., Kaufmann, C., Lennertz, L., Riesel, A. Klawohn, J., Heinzel, S., ... & Wagner, M. (2018). Impaired planning in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and unaffected first-degree relatives: Evidence for a cognitive endophenotype. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 57, 24–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.05.009

  • Bey, K., Lennertz, L., Grützmann, R., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., Klawohn, J., ... & Wagner, M. (2018). Impaired antisaccades in obsessive-compulsive disorder: evidence from meta-analysis and a large empirical study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 284. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00284

  • Bey, K., Meyhöfer, I., Lennertz, L., Grützmann, R., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., … & Wagner, M. (2018). Schizotypy and smooth pursuit eye movements as potential endophenotypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuropsychology, 269(2), 235-243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-018-0899-x

  • Boettcher, J., Magnusson, K., Marklund, A., Berglund, E., Blomdahl, R., Braun, U., ... & Carlbring, P. (2018). Adding a smartphone app to Internet-based self-help for social anxiety: a randomized controlled trial. Computer in Human Behavior, 87, 98-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.04.052

  • Boettcher, J., Schäuffele, C. & Renneberg, B. (2018). Das Unified Protocol zur Behandlung emotionaler Störungen: One size fits all? Psychotherapeut, 63(3), 182-187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00278-018-0282-4

  • Engel, S., Wörfel, F., Santa Maria, A., Wolter, C., Kleiber, D., Renneberg, B. (2018). Leadership climate prevents emotional exhaustion in German police officers. International Journal of Police Science & Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461355718786295

  • Fleischer, J., Metz, S., Düsenberg, M., Grimm, S., Golde, S., Roepke, S., Renneberg, B. & Wingenfeld, K. (2018). Neural Correlates of Glucocorticoids Effects on Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Healthy Women. Behavioural Brain Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2018.06.024

  • Hansmeier J., Exner C., Zetsche U., & Jansen A. (2018). The Neural Correlates of Probabilistic Classification Learning in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study. Front. Psychiatry 9, 58. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00058

  • Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., Grützmann, R., Hummel, R., Klawohn, J., Riesel, A., … & Kathmann, N. (2018). Neural correlates of working memory deficits and associations to response inhibition in obsessive compulsive disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical, 17, 426-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2017.10.039

  • Heinzel, S., Rapp, M.A., Fydrich, T., Ströhle A., Terán, C., Kallies G., Schwefel, M., & Heissel, A. (2018). Neurobiological mechanisms of exercise and psychotherapy in depression: The SPeED study – rationale, design, and methodological issues. Clinical Trials, 15 (1), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774517729161

  • Liu, S., Kuschpel, M.S., Schad, D.J., Heinzel, S., Rapp, M.A., & Heinz, A. Effects of rest on learning processes (2018). European Neuropsychopharmacology, 28, Supplement 1, 70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.12.099

  • Mehlum, L., Bateman, A., Dalewijk, H.J., Doering, S., Kaera, A., Moran, P.A., Renneberg, B., … & Bohus, M. (2018). Building a strong European alliance for personality disorder research and intervention. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-018-0082-z

  • Paul, S., Beucke, J. C., Kaufmann, C., Mersov, A., Heinzel, S., Kathmann, N., & Simon, D. (2018). Amygdala–prefrontal connectivity during appraisal of symptom-related stimuli in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Psychological Medicine 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1017/s003329171800079x

  • Renneberg, B. & Rosenbach, C. (2018). Borderline und Mutter sein — Wie kann das gelingen? Ein Gruppentraining für Mütter mit Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung. Sozial Extra, 42(5), 53–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12054-018-0076-5

  • Rombold-Bruehl, F., Otte, C., Renneberg, B., Hellmann-Regen, J., Bruch, L., Wingenfeld, K., & Roepke, S. (2018). Impact of stress response systems on forced choice recognition in an experimental trauma film paradigm. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 156, 45-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2018.10.010

  • Santa Maria, A., Wörfel, F., Wolter, C., Gusy, B., Rotter, M., Stark, S., Kleiber, D. & Renneberg, B. (2018). The Role of Job Demands and Job Resources in the Development of Emotional Exhaustion, Depression, and Anxiety Among Police Officers. Police Quarterly, 21(1), 109-134.https://doi.org/10.1177/1098611117743957

  • Schulze, L., Bürkner, P.-C., Bohländer, J., & Zetsche, U. (2018). Cognitive control and daily affect regulation in major depression and borderline personality disorder: protocol for an experimental ambulatory assessment study in Berlin, Germany. BMJ Open, 8(10). http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022694

  • Schwefel, M., Rapp, M., Fydrich, T., Kaufmann, C., Ströhle, A., Henze, R., ... & Heinzel, S. (2018). Effects of exercise on cognitive functions in depression. International Conference on Learning and Memory, Huntington Beach, USA.

  • Stelzel, C., Bohle, H., Schauenburg, G., Walter, H., Granacher, U., Rapp, M.A.*, Heinzel, S.* (2018). Contribution of the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex to Cognitive-Postural Multitasking. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1075. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01075 *equal contribution.

  • Velten, J., Bräscher, A. K., Fehm, L., Fladung, A. K., Fydrich, T., Heider, J., Hentschel, S., … & Hoyer, J. (2018). Behandlungsdiagnosen in universitären Ambulanzen für psychologische Psychotherapie im Jahr 2016. Ergebnisse einer Machbarkeitsstudie zum KODAP-Projekt. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. https://doi.org/10.1026/1616-3443/a000490

  • Warschburger, P., & Zitzmann, J. (2018). The Efficacy of a Universal School-Based Prevention Program for Eating Disorders among German Adolescents: Results from a Randomized-Controlled Trial. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(6), 1317–1331. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0852-3

  • Weinbrecht, A., Niedeggen, M., Roepke, S., & Renneberg, B. (2018). Feeling excluded no matter what? Bias in the processing of social participation in borderline personality disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical, 19, 343-350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2018.04.031

  • Wilbertz, G., Ketkar, M., Guggenmos, M., & Sterzer, P.(2018). Combined fMRI- and eye movementbased decoding of bistable plaid motion perception. NeuroImage, 171, 190-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.094

  • Wilbertz, G., & Sterzer, P. (2018). Differentiating aversive conditioning in bistable perception: avoidance of a percept vs. salience of a stimulus. Consciousness and Cognition, 61, 38-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2018.03.010

  • Wolter, C., Santa Maria, A., Wörfel, F., Gusy, B., Lesener, T., Kleiber, D. & Renneberg, B. (2018). Job Demands, Job Resources, and Well-being in Police Officers - a Resource-Oriented Approach. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-018-9265-1

  • Zetsche, U., Bürkner, P.- C., & Schulze, L. (2018). Shedding light on the association between repetitive negative thinking and deficits in cognitive control – A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 63, 56-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2018.06.001

  • Zitzmann, J., & Warschburger, P. (2018). Psychometric properties of figure rating scales in children: The impact of figure ordering. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102(2), 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2018.1505731

Bücher & Buchbeiträge

  • Boettcher, J. & Berger, T. (2018). Internetbasierte Therapie am Beispiel sozialer Ängste. In O.D. Kothgassner & A. Felnhofer (Hrsg.), Klinische Cyberpsychologie und Cybertherapie (S. 57-64). Wien: facultas.



  • Badra, M., Schulze, L., Becker, E., Vrijsen, J., Renneberg, B. & Zetsche, U. (2017). The association between ruminative thinking and negative interpretation bias in social anxiety. Cognition & Emotion, 31(6), 1234-1242. https://doi.otg/10.1080/02699931.2016.1193477

  • Bey, K., Kloft, L., Lennertz, L., Grützmann, R., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., … & Wagner, M. (2017). Volitional saccade performance in a large sample of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and unaffected first-degree relatives. Psychophysiology, 53(9), 1284-1294. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12884

  • Bey, K., Lennertz, L., Riesel, A., Klawohn, J., Kaufmann, C., Heinzel, S., ... & Wagner, M. (2017). Harm Avoidance and Childhood Adversities in Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder And Unaffected First-Degree Relatives: Evidence For A Diathesis-Stress Model. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27: S444-S445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2016.09.509

  • Bey, K., Lennertz, L., Riesel, A., Klawohn, J., Kaufmann, C., Heinzel, S., … & Wagner, M. (2017). Harm avoidance and childhood adversities in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica,135(4), 328-338. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12707

  • Grützmann, R., Riesel, A., Klawohn, J., Heinzel, S., Kaufmann, C., Bey, K., … & Kathmann, N. (2017). Frontal Alpha Asymmetry in OCD Patients and Unaffected First-Degree Relatives. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,126(6), 750-760. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000283

  • Heinzel, S., Lorenz, R. C., Duong, Q.-L., Rapp, M. A., & Deserno, L. (2017). Prefrontal-parietal effective connectivity during working memory in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 57, 18–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.05.005

  • Heinzel, S., Rapp, M.A., Fydrich, T., Ströhle A., Terán, C., Kallies G., Schwefel, M., & Heissel, A. (2017). Neurobiological mechanisms of exercise and psychotherapy in depression: The SPeED study – rationale, design, and methodological issues. Clinical Trials,15(1), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774517729161

  • Heinzel, S., Rimpel, J., Stelzel, C., & Rapp, M. A. (2017). Transfer Effects to a Multimodal Dual-Task after Working Memory Training and Associated Neural Correlates in Older Adults – A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00085

  • Quinlivan, E., Dallacker, M., Renneberg, B., Strasser, E., Fiebig, J. & Stamm, T.J. (2017). Autobiographical memory in Bipolar Disorder and Its Link to Neuropsychological Functioning. Psychopathology, 50(4), 246-254.

  • Renneberg, B. & Böttcher, J. (2017). Wenn Vermeidung das soziale Leben bestimmt. Diagnose und kognitive Verhaltenstherapie der Ängstlich-vermeidenden Persönlichkeitsstörung. Psychotherapeutenjournal, 2, 116-122.

  • Rombold-Bruehl, F., Otte, C., Renneberg, B., Schmied, A., Zimmermann-Viehoff, F., Wingenfeld, K. & Roepke, S. (2017). Lower heart rate variability at baseline is associated with more consecutive intrusive memories in an experimental distressing film paradigm. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622975.2017.137262

  • Romund, L.*, Golde, S.*, Lorenz, R. C., Raufelder, D., Pelz, P., Gleich, T., Heinz, A., & Beck, A. (2017). Neural correlates of the self-concept in adolescence—A focus on the significance of friends. Human Brain Mapping, 38(2), 987-996. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23433    *equal contribution

  • Rozental, A., Magnusson, K., Boettcher, J., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2017). For better or worse: An individual patient data meta-analysis of deterioration among participants receiving Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(2), 160-177. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000158

  • Schneibel, R.*, Wilbertz, G.*, Scholz, C., Becker, M., Brakemeier, E.L., Bschor, T., Zobel, I., & Schmoll, D. (2017). Adverse events of group psychotherapy in the in-patient setting - results of a naturalistic trial. Acta Psychiatr Scand, 136, 247-258

  • Wilbertz, G., van Kemenade, B. M., Schmack, K., & Sterzer, P. (2017). fMRI-based decoding of reward effects in binocular rivalry. Neuroscience of Conscious, 30(1): nix013. https://doi.org/10.1093/nc/nix013

  • Stelzel, C*., Schauenburg, G.*, Rapp, M. A., Heinzel, S. ., & Granacher, U. (2017). Age-Related Interference between the Selection of Input-Output Modality Mappings and Postural Control-a Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 613. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00613 * equal contribution shared senior authorship

  • Wilbertz, G., Delgado, M.R., Tebartz Van Elst, L., Maier, S., Philipsen, A., & Blechert, J. (2017). Neural response during anticipation of monetary loss is elevated in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. World J Biol Psychiatry,18, 268-278

Bücher & Buchbeiträge

  • Jaite, C., Salbach, H. & Renneberg, B. (2017). Verhaltenstherapie an der Schnittstelle zum Erwachsenenalter. In Brakemeier, E.-L. & Jacobi, F. (Hrsg.), Verhaltenstherapie in der Praxis. Weinheim, Basel: Beltz. S.800-806

  • Renneberg, B. (2017). Cluster-C-Persönlichkeitsstörungen: ängstlich-vermeidende, dependente und zwanghafte Persönlichkeitsstörung. In Herpertz, S. C., Caspar, F. & Lieb, K. (Hrsg.), Psychotherapie – Funktions- und störungsorientiertes Vorgehen. München: Urban & Fischer. S.386-394.



  • Bockers, E., Roepke, S., Michael, L., Renneberg, B. & Knaevelsrud, C. (2016). The Role of Generalized Explicit and Implicit Guilt and Shame in Interpersonal Traumatization and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(2), 95-99.

  • Guggenmos, M., Wilbertz, G., Hebart, M. N., Sterzer, P. (2016). Mesolimbic confidence signals guide perceptual learning in the absence of external feedback. Elife, 5, e13388.

  • Gutz, L., Röpke, S., & Renneberg, B. (2016). Cognitive and Affective Processing of Social Exclusion in Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 70-75.

  • Heinzel, S., Lorenz, R. C., Pelz, P., Heinz, A., Walter, H., Kathmann, N., Rapp, M. A.*, & Stelzel, C.* (2016). Neural correlates of training and transfer effects in working memory in older adults. NeuroImage, 134, 236-249.   *equal contribution

  • Jobst, A., Padberg, F., Mauer, C., Daltrozzo, T., Bauriedl-Schmidt, C., Sabass, L., ... & Buchheim, A. (2016). Lower oxytocin plasma levels in borderline patients with unresolved attachment representations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 125.

  • Madipakkam, A. R., Rothkirch, M., Wilbertz, G., Sterzer, P., (2016). Probing the influence of unconscious fear-conditioned visual stimuli on eye movements. Conscious Cogn, 46, 60-70.

  • Raufelder, D., Boehme, R., Romund, L., Golde, S., Lorenz, R. C., Gleich, T., & Beck, A. (2016). Does Feedback-Related Brain Response during Reinforcement Learning Predict Socio-motivational (In-)dependence in Adolescence? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 655. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00655  * equal contribution

  • Raufelder, D.*, Hoferichter, F.*, Romund, L., Golde, S., Lorenz, R. C., & Beck, A. (2016). Adolescents’ socio-motivational relationships with teachers, amygdala response to teacher's negative facial expressions, and test anxiety. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(4), 706-722. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12220 * equal contribution          

  • Renneberg, B., Rosenbach, C. (2016). “There is not much help for mothers like me”: Parenting Skills for Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder – a newly developed group training program. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-016-0050-4

  • Rozental, A., Kottorp, A., Boettcher, J., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2016). Negative effects of psychological treatments: An exploratory factor analysis of the Negative Effects Questionnaire for monitoring and reporting adverse and unwanted events. PLoS One, 11(6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157503

  • Weinbrecht, A., Rieckmann, N., & Renneberg, B. (2016). Acceptance and efficacy of interventions for family caregivers of elderly persons with a mental disorder: a meta-analysis. International Psychogeriatrics28(10), 1615-1629. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216000806

  • Weinbrecht, A., Schulze, L., Boettcher, J., & Renneberg, B. (2016). Avoidant Personality Disorder: A current review. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(3), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-016-0665-6

  • Vanderlind, W. M., Stanton, C. H., Weinbrecht, A., Velkoff, E. A., & Joormann, J. (2016). Remembering the Good Ole Days: Fear of Positive Emotion Relates to Affect Repair Using Positive Memories. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-016-9775-z

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  • Trösken, A. (2016). BRI. Berner Ressourceninventar. In: K. Geue, B. Strauß & E. Brähler (Hrsg.). Diagnostische Verfahren in der Psychotherapie (3. Überarbeitete Auflage), S. 81-85,  Göttingen: Hogrefe

  • Schiepek, G., Heinzel, S., Karch, S., Plöderl, M., & Strunk, G. (2016). Synergetics in psychology: patterns and pattern transitions in human change processes. In Selforganization in Complex Systems: The Past, Present, and Future of Synergetics (pp. 181-208). Springer, Cham.

  • Renneberg, B. & Zagorscak, P. (2016). Sexuelle Orientierung aus psychologischer und medizinischer Sicht. In C. D. Classen, D. Richter & B. Lukanko (Hrsg.), "Sexuelle Orientierung" als Diskriminierungshintergrund: Regelungsbedarf in Deutschland und Polen? (S. 1-12). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

  • Rotter, M., Renneberg, B., & Kaluza, G. (2016). Stressbewältigung. In J. Bengel, & O. Mittag (Hrsg.), Psychologie in der medizinischen Rehabilitation (S. 161-172). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.



  • Böhme, S. & Renneberg, B. (2015). Predicting Self-Rated Health in Diabetes and Chronic Heart Failure – A Multiple Mediation Model. Front. Public Health, 3, 266. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00266

  • Brettschneider, M.*, Neumann, P.*, Berger, T., Renneberg, B., & Boettcher, J. (2015). Internet-Based Interpretation Bias Modification for Social Anxiety: A Pilot Study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 49(Part A), 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.04.008 *Co-first authors

  • Gutz, L., Renneberg, B., Roepke, S., & Niedeggen, M. (2015). Neural Processing of Social Participation in Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 421-31.

  • Heinzel, S., Lawrence, J. B., Kallies, G., Rapp, M. A., & Heissel, A. (2015). Using exercise to fight depression in older adults - a systematic review and meta-analysis. GeroPsych The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(4), 149-162.

  • Heissel, A., Vesterling, A., White, S. A., Kallies, G., Behr, D., Arafat, A. M., Reischies, F. M., Heinzel, S.*, & Budde, H.* (2015). Feasibility of an exercise program for older depressive inpatients - a pilot study. GeroPsych The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(4), 163-172. *equal contribution

  • §  Jobst, A., Sabass, L., Palagyi, A., Bauriedl-Schmidt, C., Mauer, M. C., Sarubin, N., Buchheim, A., Renneberg, B., Falkai, P., Zill, P. & Padberg, F. (2015). Effects of social exclusion on emotions and oxytocin and cortisol levels in patients with chronic depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 60, 170-177.

  • Kappel, V., Lorenz, R.C., Streifling, M., Renneberg, B., Lehmkuhl, U., Ströhle, A., Salbach-Andrae, H. & Beck, A. (2015). Effect of brain structure and function on reward anticipation in children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder combined subtype. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience10(7), 945-951.

  • Kuschpel, M. S., Liu, S., Schad, D. J., Heinzel, S., Heinz, A., and Rapp, M. A. (2015) Differential effects of wakeful rest, music and video game playing on working memory performance in the n-back task. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1683. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01683

  • Meißner, J., Bischkopf, J., Stiglmayr, C., Fydrich, T. & Renneberg, B. (2015). Wie erleben Klientinnen mit einer Borderline Persönlichkeitsstörung ihre ambulante dialektisch-behaviorale Therapie? Verhaltenstherapie & psychosoziale Praxis, 47. Jg. (1), 63-76.

  • Rosenbach, C., Renneberg, B. (2015). Remembering rejection: specificity and linguistic styles of autobiographical memories in borderline personality disorder and depression. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 85-92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40479-016-0050-4

  • Rozental, A., Boettcher, J., Andersson, G., Schmidt, B., & Carlbring, P. (2015). Negative effects of Internet interventions: A qualitative content analysis of patients’ experiences with treatments delivered online. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44(3), 223-236. https://doi.org/0.1080/16506073.2015.1008033

  • Seehausen, A., Ripper, S., Germann, G., Hartmann, B., Wind, G., & Renneberg, B. (2015). Efficacy of a Burn-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy. Burns, 41(2), 308-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2014.07.006

  • Zetsche, U., Rief, W., & Exner, C. (2015). Individuals with OCD lack unrealistic optimism bias in threat estimation. Behavior Therapy, 46(4), 510-520.

  • Zetsche, U., Rief, W., Westermann, S., & Exner, C. (2015). Cognitive deficits are a matter of emotional context: Inflexible strategy use mediates context-specific learning impairments in OCD. Cognition and Emotion, 29(2), 360-371.

  • Zschucke, E., Renneberg, B., Dimeo, F., Wüstenberg, T., & Ströhle, A. (2015). The stress-buffering effect of acute exercise: evidence for HPA axis negative feedback. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 414-425.


  • Buck-Hostkotte, S., Renneberg, B.  & Rosenbach, C. (2015). Mütter mit Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung. Das Trainingsmanual »Borderline und Mutter sein«. Weinheim: Beltz.