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Translational Psychotherapy in Fear, Anxiety, and Their Disorders

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Based on basic and clinical research, translational psychotherapy aims to improve understanding of the fundamental processes underlying the development and treatment of mental disorders with the ultimate goal to improve psychological treatments.

Following this agenda, our research focuses on cognitive and behavioral processes of fear, anxiety, and defensive behaviors, which represent the core characteristics of stress-related and anxiety disorders. Key research questions address how maladaptive defensive behaviors can be reduced despite high levels of fear (fear-opposite approach) and the role of threat expectancies as a target for psychological treatment. In this talk, I will present a series of studies combining laboratory-based experiments, smartphone-based everyday assessments, and clinical treatment studies addressing these questions.

Finally, I will provide an outlook how our research agenda may facilitate individualized, process-based treatment. About the speaker: Andre Pittig is a professor of Translational Psychotherapy at the University of Göttingen. He is a licensed psychotherapist and supervisor.

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Prof. Julia Fischer


Andre Pittig (University of Göttingen)

Journey Description


E - Main Entrance/Reception
1 - Managing Board; sections: Infection Biology Unit, Unit of Infection Models, Laboratory Animal Science Unit, Primate Genetics Laboratory, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, Neurobiology Laboratory, Research Coordination, Public Relations, Information Technology, Administration, Technical Support, Library.
2 - Material Delivery/Purchase
3 - Platform Degenerative Diseases
4 - Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
5 - Animal Husbandry
6 - Imaging Center, Functional Imaging Laboratory

Arrival by car

Leave the interstate A7 at exit "Göttingen Nord". Follow the B27 straight ahead in the direction of "Braunlage". After the third traffic light intersection turn right towards "Kliniken". Afterwards turn left onto "Robert-Koch-Straße" direction "Universität Nordbereich/Polizei". At the end of "Robert-Koch-Straße" turn right onto "Otto-Hahn-Straße", direction "Nikolausberg". The first street on the left turn onto "Kellnerweg", follow the signs "Deutsches Primatenzentrum".

Arrival by bus

The footpath from the bus stop "Kellnerweg" to the Main Entrance/Reception: 
From Bus stop "Kellnerweg" (line 21/22 and 23) Cross the road, go in the direction of the bus. At the mailbox, turn left into the footpath and proceed to the end. Turn right into the Kellnerweg. The main entrance of the DPZ is on the left side.

Date and Time 23.11.23 - 15:00 - 16:30 Signup is not required

Location Michael-Lankeit-Hörsaal, DPZ



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