Dr. Saskia Scholten

Postdoctoral Researcher, Pain and Psychotherapy Research Lab
Visiting hours: on appointment
Ostbahnstraße 10 (3. OG, 3.1.07); 76829 Landau

About me

While psychotherapy research was caught in methodological procedures based on the medical illness model for a long time, clinical practice was based on individual case conceptualization. We are overcoming the medical illness model now and the question what works for whom is once again posed. As a post-doctoral researcher in Julia Anna Glombiewski's Pain and Psychotherapy Research Lab, I want to contribute to the answer to this question. For that reason, I explore whether we can implement functional analysis with means of ecological momentary assessment in a patient's everyday life and use the data to build a personalized process-oriented psychotherapy.

In my doctoral thesis, I examined the questions related to macro-social and cultural determinants of mental health and even though they are not the main focus of my research anymore, I am still ready to discuss sociopolitical issues anytime becasue they are everywhere anyhow.

Research interests

Clinical decision-making
Data-based case conceptualization
Development of psychotherapist trainees and evaluation of psychotherapist training
Negative effects in psychotherapy
Process-oriented individualized network-based therapy

Comparability of assessment instruments
Differences and comparability of symptoms, conceptualization, diagnostic, etiology and
treatment of mental disorders
Integrating qualitative and quantitative research methods

Relation between equality, freedom and wealth and mental health
Socioeconomic status and mental health (including treatment, therapy outcome etc.)
Subjective evaluation of macro-social determinants and mental health


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