Dr. rer. nat. Elisabeth Johanna Leehr
Psychologische Psychotherapeutin (VT)
Institut für Translationale Psychiatrie
Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 1, Gebäude A9a
Phone: +49 (0) 251 83-51861
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
03/2012 Diploma in Psychology, Eberhard‑Karls‑University in Tübingen
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.