Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Programs, Head of the Advanced Postgraduate Programs of Psychotherapy Research and Health Care Management
Change Processes in Psychotherapy and Medical Education
The main research focus is the development of effective treatment strategies concerning mental health problems, ingredients that have impact on change processes in patients as well as in therapists and doctors.
The development of effective and efficient therapists and medical doctors, didactic considerations and curricular development are a further center of interest. A research focus is devoted to the interdisciplinary work, educational strategies and learning surroundings necessary to facilitate change processes.
5 selected publications:
Interprofessional care improves health-related well-being and reduces medical costs for chronic pain patients. Seitz, T., Stastka, K., Schiffinger, M., Turk, B. R., Löffler-Stastka, H. (2018). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 82, 1-23.
Is Countertransference a Valid Source of Clinical Information? Investigating Emotional Responses to Audiotaped Psychotherapy Sessions. Löffler-Stastka, H., Sell, C., Zimmermann, J., Huber, D., Klug, G. (2019). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, in press.
Standardized Patients in Psychiatry – the best way to learn clinical skills? Himmelbauer, M., Seitz, T., Seidman, C., Löffler-Stastka, H. (2018). BMC Medical education 18:72 doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1184-4.
Does medical students' personality have an impact on their intention to show empathic behavior? Seitz, T., Längle, A. S., Seidman, C., Löffler-Stastka, H. (2018). Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 21(6), 611-618. DOI 10.1007/s00737-018-0837-y.
Psychotherapy training in Austria. Baseline and socio-demographic background data from a SPRISTAD (Society of Psychotherapy Research Interest Section on Therapist Training and Development) – Pilotstudy. Henriette Löffler-Stastka, Omar Gelo, Ingrid Pleschberger, Armin Hartmann, David E. Orlinsky, Michael Helge Rønnestad and Ulrike Willutzki (2019). Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, in press.
Research projects of the last 5 years:
- COST (Horizon 2020) for 2017 – 2021: TREATme (European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders) - systematic reviews and meta-analyses concerning moderators of the effectiveness of psychotherapy, https://www.treat-me.eu/ or www.cost.eu/actions/CA16102/
- Society for Psychotherapy Research Interest Section on Therapist Training and Development (SPRISTAD)