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, WWU 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



    • 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.