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Henriette Loeffler-Stastka
Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. med. univ. Henriette Loeffler-StastkaHead of the Advanced Postgraduate Program of Psychotherapy Research

Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 30700

Further Information


Curriculum; Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures; Hierarchy, Social; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Program Development; Psychoanalytic process and outcome research

Research group(s)

Research interests

Our 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 main center of interest. A research focus is devoted to the interdisciplinary work, educational strategies and learning surroundings necessary to facilitate change processes. On the meta-level natural and social scientific paradigmata are reflected in applied scientific and clinical reasoning projects as well as in the university course on psychotherapy research.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

We mainly focus on qualitative and quantitative methods in outcome and process research, including mixed methods designs, as well as interview quantification and operationalization of pathoplastic, or effective and efficient ingredients for change processes.


  • Wie gut kommunizieren Famulierende der MedUniWien bei einer Anamnese-Erhebung? Die Sicht der Ausbildungsverantwortlichen an den Versorgungsspitälern (2015)
    Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna,
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Parth, K. & Loeffler-Stastka, H., 2015. Psychoanalytic core competence. Front. Psychol., 6. Available at:
  2. Wadowski, P.P. et al., 2015. From clinical reasoning to effective clinical decision making-new training methods. Front. Psychol., 6. Available at:
  3. Not The Ghost in The Machine: Transforming Patient Data into E-Learning Cases Within A Case-Based Blended Learning Framework For Medical Education
  4. Zimmermann, J. et al., 2014. Is It All about the Higher Dose? Why Psychoanalytic Therapy Is an Effective Treatment for Major Depression. Clin. Psychol. Psychother., p.n/a-n/a. Available at:
  5. Turk, B.R. et al., 2015. Can We Clinically Recognize a Vascular Depression? Medicine, 94(18), p.e743. Available at: