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Practical research projects that contribute to an improvement of psychiatric everyday life are the core of our research work. With this in mind, we attach particular importance to multi-professional and trialogical cooperation in order to include the perspectives of those affected and their relatives as well as the various occupational groups. Our research work is guided by the principles of the recovery approach and is based on the Weddinger Model developed by us.
In our group, different and complementary research methods are applied in order to take into account the complexity of the issues relevant for everyday care.
We use the following methods:
- quantitative investigation methods with (e.g. self-developed) psychometric measuring instruments focusing on scales representing the reality of psychiatric everyday life - including therapeutic mindsets and psychiatric structures;
- qualitative investigation methods with interpretative methods, in particular guideline-based or open interview formats and focus groups.
- IVZ S3 - Implementation of treatment guideline S3: prevention of coercion
- Evaluation of the care concept "Weddinger Modell" at the Psychiatric University Hospital of the Charité in St. Hedwig Hospital as well as in the psychiatric department of the clinics in the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk, Berlin.
- Evaluation of a guideline for the trialogical debriefing of coercive measures at the Psychiatric University Clinic of the Charité in St. Hedwig Hospital (funded by the BMG 2016-2019); in cooperation with the schizophrenia research department.
- Evaluation of the effects of recovery-oriented treatment of severe mental illnesses on the application of coercive measures (funded by the BMG 2016-2019); in cooperation with the schizophrenia research department.
- Evaluation of the impact of a model project (according to §64b SGB V) on the application of coercive measures in the inpatient sector; in cooperation with the schizophrenia research department.
- Evaluation of the possibilities and promotion of work and activity in general psychiatric care.
Publications of the working group can be found here.
- 2020 Arte, documentary: "Wie krank ist Homo-Heilung?"
- 2019 Zeit Online, article: "Allein das Signal eines Verbots ist enorm wichtig"
- 2019 SWR 1, radio programme: "Leute"
- 2019 TAZ, article: "Keine Heilung nur Verzweiflung"
- 2019 Reporter, report: "Undercover in der Konversionstherapie"
- 2016 Cover story in Chrismon regarding the "Weddinger Modell": "Eine heftige Woche" by Christine Holch
- 2015 Tagesspiegel report: "Weddinger Modell – Berliner Klinik revolutioniert die Psychiatrie" by Norbert Thomma and Susanne Kippenberger
- 2014 ARD, Panorama, report: "Die Schwulenheiler"
- 2011 Tagesspiegel, article: "Problemfall Homosexualität"
- Luc Ciompi Award for valuable scientific work on the interactions between emotion, cognition, and schizophrenic psychoses for the work from the publication: Wullschleger, A., Vandamme, A., Mielau, J., Renner, L., Bermpohl, F., Heinz, A., Montag, C., & Mahler, L. (2020). Effect of standardized post-coercion review session on symptoms of PTSD: results of a randomized controlled trial. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.
- 2015 "Preis des Berliner Gesundheitspreises zur interprofessionellen Zusammenarbeit für das Weddinger Modell" Funding 25.000€, further information)
- 2011 "DGPPN-Preis für Pflege- und Gesundheitsfachberufe in Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik" for the "Weddinger Modell"