Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Psychotherapy and Somatopsychology

Psychotherapy and Somatopsychology


Our reserach focuses on the development and maintenance of psychological disorders and is mainly based on cognitive-behavioural theories. We are interested in how treatment for these disorders can be enhanced and evaluated. We use experimental and empirical methods.

Main research areas:

  • Social Phobia (T. Fydrich, L. Fehm)
  • Personality Disorders (T. Fydrich)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (A. Weidmann)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (A. Ertle)
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia (T. Fydrich, L. Fehm)
  • Homework assignments in psychotherapy (L. Fehm)
  • Quality assurance and evaluation of therapeutic health care ( T. Fydrich)
  • Social support and health (T. Fydrich, A. Weidmann)

Head of group:

Professor Thomas Fydrich, PhD