Center for Psychosocial… Institute for… Research Center for… Projects



Further information on current and completed projects of the Center for Psychotherapy Research (FOST) can be accessed by clicking on the project name.

Way-to-Work: Internet-based aftercare following occupational rehabilitation
Duration: 2023-2026
Funding: DRV Baden-Württemberg, SRH

Network Models of Psychopathology: Exogenous and Endogenous Vulnerability and the Integration of Individual Symptom Profiles (NetPsy)
Cooperation with Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz, Database Systems Research, Institute of Computer Science, Heidelberg University
Duration: 2022-2024
Funding: BMBF

Strategies for integrating evidence-based digital services into eating disorder treatment (SIDA-ESS)
Duration: 2021-2023
Funding: Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Utilization and adherence in innovative services for child and adolescent health (INABI)
Duration: 2019-2023  
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and  Research (BMBF)

Promoting Help-seeking using E-technology for ADolescents (ProHEAD)
Duration: 2017-2023
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and  Research (BMBF)

Self-Injury-Treatment, Assessment, Recovery (STAR): Online Intervention for Adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-injury 
Duration: 2017-2023
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and  Research (BMBF)

Skin picking and hair pulling disorder: Behavioral patterns and influencing factors in daily life
Duration: 2021-2022
Funding: TLC Foundation for BFRBs

Body dissatisfaction and everyday emotional dynamics
Duration: 2021-2022
Funding: Institutional funds

An internet-based intervention for the prevention and early intervention of eating disorders: A randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of automatic feedback on self-monitored eating behavior with or without weekly support from an expert patient
Coordination: University Medical Center Leiden (NL)
Duration: 2017-2020
Funding: ZonMW

SaveMySkin: An Internet-based self-help intervention for skin picking
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding: Institutional funds

Effectiveness of an Internet-based intervention for the treatment of depression Koordination: Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile) 
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding: CONICYT

Internet-based prevention and early intervention of depression in adolescents
Coordination: CES University Antioquia (Colombia)
Duration: 2017-2019

Harnessing technology to reduce the burden of eating disorders
Coordination: FOST & Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)   
Duration: 2016-2017
Funding: DAAD

SIN-E-STRES: An adjunct Internet-based intervention for the treatment of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder in Chile
Coordination: Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Duration: 2015-2017
Funding: Fund for Innovation and Competitiveness (FIC) of the Chilean Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism

Internet-based aftercare in personality and post-traumatic stress disorder
A cooperation between the FOST and the SRH Klinik Karlsbad-Langensteinbach and the Clienia Privatklinik Littenheid (CH).
Duration: 2015-2017
Funding: Institutional funds

Smartphone and Internet-based aftercare after inpatient weaning therapy for alcohol addiction (SALUSMART)
A cooperation between the FOST and the salus klinik Friedrichsdorf.
Duration: 2014-2015
Funding: Institutional funds

HEINS: A mobile phone- and internet-based program for aftercare in schizophrenia spectrum disorders
A cooperation between the FOST and the Clinic for General Psychiatry at the University Hospital Heidelberg.
Duration: 2014-2018
Funding: Institutional funds

E-Mental Health: Optimizing healthcare for patients with depression through modern information and communication technology
A cooperation between the FOST and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and der Universidad de Chile.
Duration: 2013-2014
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

MIND-S: A SMS- and mindfulness-based intervention for relapse prevention in depression
A cooperation project with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy II of the Ulm University.
Duration: 2014-2015
Funding: Innovationsfond Medizin Baden-Württemberg

PRO-YOUTH: Promotion of young people's mental health through technology-enhanced personalization of care
A FOST-coordinated project for health promotion and prevention of eating disorders.
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding: EU

Internet delivered intervention strategy for recurrent depression: towards individualized disease management (SUMMIT)
A multicenter study of the FOST and Clinic for General Psychiatriy at the University Hospital Heidelberg, funded by the 
Duration: 2010-2013
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

ES[S]PRIT: Efficacy of an Internet-based program for prevention of eating disorders in high school students
A randomized controlled study on the efficacy of the program YoungES[S]PRIT.
Duration: 2009-2011
Funding: Klaus Tschira Foundation

CBT4BN versus CBTF2F: Comparison of online versus F2F treatment for bulimia nervosa
A multicenter study, which was conducted by two US-american partners (UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).
Duration: 2008-2015
Funding: National Institute of Mental Health (USA)

Effectiveness and sustainability of an internet-based post-stationary behavioral training for patients with chronic back pain
A multicenter study of FOST and the Orthopedic University Hospital Heidelberg.
Duration: 2008-2011
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and  Research (BMBF)

Internet-based outpatient psychosocial aftercare after inpatient oncological rehabilitation: Process and outcome quality of an e-mental health module 
A multicenter study of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and FOST.
Duration: 2008-2011
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and  Research (BMBF)

INTACT: Individually Tailored Stepped Care for Women with Eating Disorders
A FOST-coordinated Research Training Network.
Duration: 2007-2011
Funding: EU

„ED Parent Support”: Internet-based Chat Support Groups for Parents in Family-based Treatment for Eating Disorders
A project of the FOST in cooperation with the University of Chicago.
Duration: 2007-2009
Funding: Humboldt-Foundation

Recovery processes during and after psychotherapeutic treatment: modeling and prediction
A research project on the dynamic structure of the course of disease and recovery in psychotherapeutically treated patients.
Duration: 2006-2008
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an integrative, inpatient-outpatient treatment of patients with bulimia nervosa using the Short Message Service
A project in cooperation with the Psychosomatischen Fachklinik Bad Pyrmont.
Duration: 2005-2008
Funding: BMBF (focus area "Health Services Research")

Improving Care for Patients with Eating Disorders through Computer Mediated Communication
A cooperation between the FOST and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Duration: 2004-2007
Funding: Humboldt-Foundation (Transcoop-Program)