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Innovative study format with short-term treatment against fear of heights

In subproject A 13 of the SFB 1280 Extinction Learning, study leader M.Sc. Beray Macit has started an innovative study to investigate fear of heights. The special feature: The unconventional research design makes it possible to combine psychotherapy research and short-term treatments within one study.

The research and short-term treatment will be conducted in close regional partnership with Deutsches Bergbau-Museum in Bochum.

Beray Macit is a psychotherapist and doctoral student in subproject A13 (led by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf, Prof. Dr. Armin Zlomuzica and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marcella Woud), which conducts basic research on the further development of exposure therapies for anxiety disorders. Subproject A13 focuses on the importance of extinction learning for better, more accurate, and more durable treatment of anxiety and phobias.

Based on this research, the study now launched offers a short-term treatment with four face-to-face appointments in Bochum within a period of only 6 weeks. It is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 65 who suffer from a fear of heights and would like to do something about it in a scientifically and therapeutically supervised setting. The participation in the study is remunerated with 100 €.

Interested persons can contact:

M.Sc. Beray Macit
Study managementMail: hoehenangst-bewaeltigen@rub.de
Phone: 0151/15 53 72 81