Karoline Körfer

Doctoral Student at the University of Marburg, Winfried Rief´s research group, member of the "Maintenance vs. change of expectations in the context of expectation violations" Research Training Group

About me

In 2017 Karoline reached her Master´s degree in Psychology at Marburg University. In May 2017 she started her work as a PhD student at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Julia Glombiewski and Prof. Dr. Harald Lachnit. Karoline is currently engaged in a research training group (RTG 2271) on “Maintenance vs. change of expectations in the context of expectation violations” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her PhD project aims to investigate the reasons for failure of exposure treatments for persons suffering from chronic back pain, as well as the role of expectations in this context. Since 2017, she participates in a Postgraduate Training in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and cycling.

Research interests

Exposure-based treatments in chronic back pain
Expectations // expectation violation
Reasons for treatment failures in chronic back pain
Learning deficits in classical conditioning in chronic back pain
Mechanisms of action of exposure therapy in chronic back pain
Self-concept in individuals suffering from chronic back pain

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