M.Sc. Dana Churbaji
Coordination ReCAP: Culturally Adapted Psychotherapy for Refugees

Consultation hours: by arrangement
External Profiles:
  • Research Topics and Interests

    • Transcultural psychotherapy
    • Impact of war and forced migration on mental health
    • Comparative thinking
    • Culturally sensitive adaptation and validation of questionnaires


  • Curriculum Vitae

    5/2022 - 08/2023
    LVR Klinikum Düsseldorf

    since 10/2021
    Postgraduate training as registered psychotherapist
    PTA Hamburg

    since 2021
    Doctoral Researcher
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Münster
    since 03/2024 Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Health Psychology, University of Münster

    Master of Science (M.Sc.), Clinical Psychology
    University of Groningen, NL

    Research Assistant
    Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, DE

    08/2018 - 10/2018
    Research Internship
    Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, DE

    Department of Neuropsychology at Max Planck Psychiatry, Munich, DE

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Psychology
    University of Konstanz, DE


    Research Articles (Journals)

    • Rayes D, Karnouk C, Churbaji D, Walther L & Bajbouj M. (). Faith-based coping among Arabic-speaking refugees seeking mental health services in Berlin, Germany: An exploratory qualitative study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12.

    • Lindheimer N, Karnouk C, Hahn E, Churbaji D, Schilz L, Rayes D, Bajbouj M & Böge K. (). Exploring the Representation of Depressive Symptoms and the Influence of Stigma in Arabic-speaking Refugee Outpatients. . Frontiers in Psychology, 11(1192). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.579057.

    • Churbaji D, Lindheimer N, Schilz L, Böge K, Abdelmagid S, Rayes D, Hahn E, Bajbouj M, Karnouk C. . (). Development of a Culturally Sensitive Version of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) in Standard Arabic. . Fortschritte der Neurologie - Psychiatrie, 88(2), 95–104.