Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Work unit Buhlmann)


Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Research Group
© AE Buhlmann

Selected Publications

Onken R.; Capponi D.; Dietel F.A.; Kneipp C.; Hoppen L.; Schulz C.; Dirksen D.; Buhlmann U. (2024). Facial symmetry perception and attractiveness ratings in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, XXX. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2024.100859

Kuck, N., Dietel, F. A., Nohr, L., Vahrenhold, J., & Buhlmann, U. (2022). A smartphone app for the prevention and early intervention of body dysmorphic disorder: Development and evaluation of the content, usability, and aesthetics. Internet Interventions28, 100521.

Drüge, M., Buhlmann, U., Dietel, F. A., Hansmeier, J., Jäger, A., Dworakowski, O., Rück, C., Enander, J., & Watzke, B. (2021). BDD-NET – Ein internetbasiertes Programm bei Körperunzufriedenheit zur niedrigschwelligen Behandlung der körperdysmorphen Störung für den deutschen Sprachraum. Verhaltenstherapie, 1–10.

Kuck, N., Cafitz, L., Bürkner, P.-C., Hoppen, L., Wilhelm, S., & Buhlmann, U. (2021). Body dysmorphic disorder and self-esteem: A meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry21(1), 310.

Schulte, J., Dietel, F. A., Wilhelm, S., Nestler, S., & Buhlmann, U. (2021). Temporal dynamics of insight in body dysmorphic disorder: An ecological momentary assessment study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology130(4), 365–376.

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10/04/2023 - 10/07/2023
From October 04 to 07, Marieke participated in the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) conference in Antalya. In the symposium on "Development and Treatment of Mental Disorders: A Network Perspective", she gave a presentation titled "Comparing Symptom Networks Before and After Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders in Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder".

group picture of Marieke and colleagues
Marieke and colleagues at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) conference in Antalya
© Marieke Meier

10/04/2023 - 10/06/2023

From October 04 to 06, Nicola Hohensee participated in the Emotionos 2023 Conference in Tilburg (NL). She gave a presentation on the relationship between emotional insight and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies in children and adolescents.

Our lab successfully participated in the 1st Alzheimer fundraising run of the psychology department. Students, staff and professors of the Department of Psychology participated together in the 5km TK-Run of the Leonardo-CampusRun and collected donations for the Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e.V. Selbsthilfe Demenz (DAlzG). We had a lot of fun and hope to repeat the fundraising run next year.


We welcome Nicola Hohensee as a new member of our research unit and look forward to working with her! Nicola is doing her PhD in our working unit since April 2020 and is mainly interested in the relationship between different emotion regulation components and psychopathology in obsessive-compulsive disorder but also in other mental illnesses. For this, she mainly uses everyday app-based longitudinal studies (e.g. Ecological Momentary Assessment designs).

05/10/2023 - 05/13/2023

From May 10 to 13, we participated in the 2nd German Psychotherapy Congress in Berlin. Prof. Buhlmann gave a presentation on ecological momentary assessment (EMA) in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and reported our new findings on symptom fluctuations in people with BDD. Marieke Meier gave a presentation on treatment effects of inpatient therapy for eating disorders.

We welcome Hannah Vogel as a new member of our research group and look forward to working with her! Hannah joined our work unit in January 2022 as a diagnostician in BDD-NET (an internet-based body dissatisfaction program for low-threshold treatment of body dysmorphic disorder for the German-speaking world). She is particularly interested in the relationship between suicidality and interoception in body dysmorphic disorder.

We are saying goodbye to Dr. Johanna Schulte who is currently on parental leave and who has taken over the management and coordination of the professional qualifying activity in the Master of Science Psychology with a focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy as of March 01 2023. We sincerely thank her for her many years of work in our lab and wish her all the best for the future!

09/01/2022 - 01/31/2023
Marieke spent this term as a short-term visiting scholar in the lab of Professor Richard McNally at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During her stay Marieke did research on whether the links between symptoms of eating disorders differ before and after a long treatment. Students who have questions about study or research abroad are welcome to contact Marieke.

Further News

© Hannah Vogel
© Hannah Vogel