Dr. rer. nat. Elisabeth Johanna Leehr

Psychologische Psychotherapeutin (VT)
Institut für Translationale Psychiatrie
Universitätsklinikum Münster
Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 1, Gebäude A9a
48149 Münster
Phone: +49 (0) 251 83-51861




  • CV

    Work Experience

    since 2022                 Post-Doc Emotional Mental Imagery Lab, Department of Psychology, University                                       Uppsala
    2017 to present        Psychotherapist in private practice, Münster
    2016 to present        Junior Research Group Leader  at the Institute for Translational Psychiatry                                                     University of Münster
    2016                            Research fellow  at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
    2013 to 2016            Clinical psychologist (Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and                                        Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Tübingen)
    2012 to 2016            Research fellow, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy,

    Education and Training

    04/2016        Licensed psychotherapist (CBT) for groups
    04/2016        Licensed psychotherapist (CBT) for adults
    04/2016        Dr. rer. nat.,  Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen
    10/2015        Certificate for “Interpersonal Psychotherapy” after Klerman and Weissman
    11/2014        Certification for the conduction of clinical trials
    04/2012        Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences and Economics, Eberhard‑Karls‑University
                             in Tübingen
    03/2012        Diploma in Psychology, Eberhard‑Karls‑University in Tübingen


  • Research

    I am fascinated by neurobiological basic research of psychological processes, their modulation capability and the translation of these basic insights in psychological interventions.

    My work is focused on processes, like emotion regulation and inhibitory control, which are thought to be altered in mental disorders. My aim is to investigate the neuro-bio-behavioral basics of these processes and to find potential starting points for the development and optimization of targeted psychological interventions.

    I profit from a plethora of methods (eyetracking, electromyography, electroencephalography, magnetic resonance imaging, experimental psychopathology, diagnostic tools, as well as (epi-)genetics) in my research. My clinical work with patients guides my scientific work and encourages me to orient my research to the challenges of clinical practice.



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