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Erwachsene wie auch Kinder und Jugendliche können kurzfristig in Krisen geraten, die zu Gefühlen der Hilflosigkeit und Überlastung bis hin zur Hoffnungslosigkeit führen. Mit dem Krisendienst bieten wir Betroffenen zeitnahe Unterstützung.

Sie möchten einen Termin vereinbaren oder suchen Hilfe in einer akuten Krisensituation? Dann zögern Sie nicht, sich bei uns zu melden. Hier finden Sie alle wichtigen Informationen auf einen Blick.

Termine und Sprechzeiten

Kinder & Jugendliche
Standort Bochum
Unsere Telefonsprechzeiten

Mo und Di 16 – 18 Uhr
Mi keine Sprechzeit
Do 10 – 13 Uhr
Fr 10 – 13 Uhr
unter der Telefonnummer: +49 234 32 28 178

E-Mail

ambulanz-kjp@rub.de

Außerhalb der Sprechzeiten hinterlassen Sie bitte eine Nachricht auf unserem Anrufbeantworter. Wir rufen Sie gerne zurück.

Mehr Informationen: hier

Das Angebot richtet sich nicht an Kinder und Jugendliche, die den Eindruck haben, kurz vor einem Suizidversuch bzw. Suizid zu stehen. Wenden Sie sich in einem solchen Fall bitte umgehend an den Notdienst (112) oder an eine notfallaufnehmende kinder- und jugendpsychiatrische Klinik. In Bochum ist dies für Kinder und Jugendliche das

VALEARA Bochum -
Zentrum für Seelische Gesundheit
Axtstraße 33
44879 Bochum

erreichbar montags bis freitags von 7.30 bis 16.30 Uhr unter Tel.: +49 234 41 83 75 sowie in Notfällen täglich ab 16.30 Uhr unter Tel.: +49 234 41 83 03.

Mehr Informationen zur Ambulanz für Kinder und Jugendliche: hier

Erwachsene

Ambulante psychotherapeutische Hilfe für Erwachsene erhalten Sie in unserer Hochschulambulanz in der Bochumer Innenstadt sowie in unserer Außenstelle in Hattingen.

Standort Bochum
Unsere Telefonsprechzeiten:

Mo bis Do von 9.30 – 13 Uhr
unter der Telefonnummer: +49 234 32 27 788

E-Mail

zpt-ambulanz@rub.de

Außerhalb der Sprechzeiten hinterlassen Sie bitte eine Nachricht auf unserem Anrufbeantworter. Wir rufen Sie gern zurück.

Mehr Informationen zur Ambulanz für Erwachsene: hier

Standort Hattingen
Unsere Telefonsprechzeiten:

Dienstag bis Freitag von 12 bis 13 Uhr
unter Tel.: +49 2324 38 96 777

E-Mail

zpt-hattingen@rub.de

Das Angebot richtet sich nicht an Menschen, die den Eindruck haben, kurz vor einem Suizidversuch bzw. Suizid zu stehen. Wenden Sie sich in einem solchen Fall bitte umgehend an den Notdienst (112) oder an eine notfallaufnehmende psychiatrische Klinik. In Bochum sind dies entweder das

LWL-Universitätsklinikum
Alexandrinenstraße 1
44791 Bochum-Zentrum
Tel. +49 234 50 770

oder das


Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus
Voedestraße 79
44866 Bochum-Wattenscheid
Tel. +49 2327 650

So finden Sie uns

Anfahrt

Aus Richtung Herne / Recklinghausen:

über A40 (Ausfahrt BO-Zentrum) bzw. A 43 (Ausfahrt BO-Riemke) in Richtung Innenstadt, dann links auf Nord- und Ostring. Kreuzung Massenbergstraße (Mercure-Hotel liegt rechts) rechts abbiegen. Im Parkhaus parken.

Aus Richtung Dortmund:

A40: Ausfahrt BO-Harpen, rechts auf Castroper Straße den Schildern in Richtung BO-Zentrum folgen (vorbei am Ruhrstadion), dann links auf Nordring und Ostring. An der Kreuzung Ostring/ Massenbergstraße (Mercure-Hotel liegt rechts) rechts abbiegen. Im Parkhaus parken.

Aus Richtung Witten/Langendreer:

Wittener Straße immer geradeaus (bis zum Ende) – direkt ins Parkhaus.

Aus Richtung Wattenscheid:

über A40 (Ausfahrt BO-Zentrum) in Richtung Innenstadt, nachca. 1,5 km links auf Nord- u. Ostring. An der Kreuzung Ostring/ Massenbergstraße (Mercure-Hotel liegt rechts) rechts abbiegen. Im Parkhaus parken.4

Orientierung im Parkhaus:

Parkhaus Bochumer Fenster: Nach Einfahrt ins Parkhaus auf die Parkflächen zum „Bochumer Fenster“ rechts abbiegen (zweite Schranke), Ausgang:  Hinweistafel "11 Büroturm Eingang" in der Mitte der Parkfläche ; Fahrstuhl in die 2. Etage. Aus dem Wartebereich der Ambulanz führt eine Treppe in die 3. Etage zu den Lehrstühlen.

Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel:

Bochum Hbf. Das Bochumer Fenster ist fußläufig zu erreichen: Gehen Sie vor dem Haupteingang des Hbf über die Ampel,dann sofort rechts in Richtung Mercure-Hotel, vor dem Hotel gehen Sie nach links. Sie erreichen das Bochumer Fenster nach wenigen Metern.

Nehmen Sie den linken Eingang neben dem Restaurant Mongo’s (Richtung „UniFit“/ blauer Teppich) und fahren mit dem gläsernen Aufzug in die 2. Etage. Aus dem Wartebereich der Ambulanz führt eine Treppe in die 3. Etage zu den Lehrstühlen.

Unsere Adressen

FBZ – Forschungs- und
Behandlungszentrum für
psychische Gesundheit

Bochumer Fenster
Massenbergstraße 9 – 13
44787 Bochum

Standort Hattingen
Essener Straße 31
45529 Hattingen

Developmental psychopathology

We are convinced of the idea that understanding mental health requires profound knowledge of typical versus atypical development. Therefore, we investigate how age-related changes in cognitive, social and emotional processes unfold across the lifespan. We examine how these changes relate to mental health and how the changes can be explained and modulated by the interplay of individual and contextual factors. Since childhood development lays the foundation for mental health in adulthood, we focus particularly on the period from infancy to adolescence. Our methods range from cross-sectional comparisons to longitudinal designs; from experiments in the laboratory to ecological momentary assessments in everyday life; from systematic behavioral observation to eye-tracking, physiological measurements (e.g. heart rate, cortisol), EEG and voice analyses.

Five central research topics:

1. Future-oriented cognition and behavior
2. Mechanisms of early learning
3. The role of cultural values and norms in children's mental health, parental perceptions of children's behavior and parent-child interaction
4. Innovation and problem-solving skills
5. Emotion regulation

 

Head of the research group

Dr. Babett Voigt

Scientific profile

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W.ELT – Was Eltern wichtig ist! Culture and Parental Perceptions of Child Behaviors

Principal Investigator and Team

Leonard K. Kulisch
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

Prof. Dr. Shan Lu (CNU Beijing)
Dr. Shuyang Dong (U Hong Kong)

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Projektnummer GRK-2185/1, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Situated Cognition

Duration

June 2023 – May 2026

Description

Separation anxiety disorder (SAD; the fear of being away from an attachment figure) is among the diagnoses with the earliest age-of-onset and poses a risk factor for child development until adulthood. Lifetime prevalences vary largely across countries worldwide. Cultural differences may play a role in the detection and diagnosis of SAD. The Adult Distress Threshold Model suggests that cultural norms influence whether the same child behavior is perceived as pathological or normal. This online experiment aims to investigate the parental perception of SAD symptoms in Germany and China. Parents from both countries will read vignettes describing children with SAD. One vignette will feature cognitive SAD symptoms, another vignette will feature somatic SAD symptoms. Prior to reading the vignettes, half of the participants will think about their cultural group (social identity and norm salience) while the other half will think about themselves as individuals (personal value salience).

 

Global Cultural Change: Associations Between Cultural Socialization Goals and Child Anxiety

Principal Investigator and Team

Leonard K. Kulisch
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

Dr. Ana Lorena Dominguez Rojas (U Osnabrück)

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Projektnummer GRK-2185/1, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Situated Cognition

 

Duration

June 2023 – May 2026

Description

Cultural socialization goals are the values that cultures aim to cultivate in children. Cultures worldwide are shifting towards a model of socialization that emphasizes a independent social orientation (e.g., encouraging independence, determination, and perseverance) while socialization goal linked to an interdependent social orientation (e.g., encouraging religious faith and obedience) are decreasing in importance. While the relationship between socialization goals and child development is well established, the links between socialization goals and child mental health remain unknown. This project explores the associations between global changes in cultural socialization goal norms and changes in anxiety disorders incidence in children. Collaboration between researchers from psychology and philosophy enables new perspectives on child wellbeing across cultures.

 

IMPECC-De/Tk - Impact of Pediatric Cancer on Families Across Cultures

Principal Investigator and Team

Leonard K. Kulisch
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

Nicole Stember (WPE Essen)
Jessy Herrmann (EH Leipzig)
Dr. Dilek Anuk (U Istanbul), Dr. Erdem Ertas (Medical Park Bahçelievler Istanbul)

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Projektnummer GRK-2185/1, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Situated Cognition

Duration

November 2024 – May 2026

Description

400,000 children worldwide develop cancer each year. While most children survive the illness nowadays, many of them face psychosocial burdens during and even years after the treatment of their cancer. A considerable number of children develop anxiety symptoms in response to the taxing treatment, long hospital stays, confrontation with existential threats, and the disruption of their family environment. Especially important is fear of progression, an illness-specific anxiety syndrome that is characterized by fear about the cancer getting worse or coming back. This is closely linked to separation anxiety disorder symptoms which are also common among children with cancer. It is the task of mental health experts to equip children and parents with evidence-based coping strategies so that mental disorders do not materialize. In a becomingly culturally diverse patient population at hand, it remains understudied whether coping strategies are equally useful for families from different cultural backgrounds. This cross-cultural study aims to shed light on this question whilst comparing the associations between various coping strategies and anxiety symptoms (i.e., fear of progression, separation anxiety) in two exemplary cultures – Germany and Turkey (multi-center: 2 study centers each). The two cultures differ in multiple aspects including religious norms and cultural child rearing norms (i.e., socialization goals). This is hoped to inform psychosocial support services for families of children with cancer coming from diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

 

Co-Sep Study - Coregulation Dynamics Between Mothers and Children in Separation Situations

Principal Investigator and Team

Leonard K. Kulisch
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

Anna Exner
Laurin Plank
Prof. Dr. Sabine Seehagen
Prof. Dr. Armin Zlomuzica (RUB, DZPG)

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Projektnummer GRK-2185/1, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Situated Cognition

Duration

January 2024 – May 202

Description

The Co-Sep study aims to understand the dynamic mechanisms triggering anxiety during separation events and how these processes are influenced by social orientations, with a focus on the coregulation dynamics between mothers and their four-year-old children. Child separation anxiety disorder (SAD), which typically emerges before age five, increases the risk of adult psychopathology, making early prevention crucial. Research has identified interdependence-related parenting, such as parental intrusiveness and maladaptive cognitions about parent-child interdependence, as risk factors for SAD. By testing the theoretical model by Schneider & Blatter-Meunier (2019), this study will explore how dynamic, reciprocal influences between parents and children contribute to anxiety. Mothers and children will be primed with either an independent or an interdependent social orientation and observed during an experimental separation. Outcome measures, including heart rate, distress in facial expression, self-reported stress and anxiety, and arousal in spoken language, will be analyzed using machine learning algorithms to extract psychological information. Windowed cross-correlations will assess synchrony and leader/follower effects within and between mother-child dyads. We expect stronger correlations and higher levels of distress in the interdependent condition, providing insights into how social orientations impact anxiety development. This research aims to inform prevention and treatment strategies for childhood and adult psychopathologies by shedding light on the coregulation dynamics in parent-child interactions during separation situations.

 

Affective Episodic Future Thinking and Proactivitiy in Preschoolers -Negative (but not Positive) Affective Episodic Future Thinking Enhances Proactive Behavior in 5-year-old Children-

Principal Investigator and Team

Felix Schreiber
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

 

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - project number GRK-2185/2

Duration

July 2020 – July 2024

Description

Envisioning the future and how you may feel (affective episodic future thinking, EFT) helps adults to act in favour for their future self, according to manifold experiments. The current study tested whether and how affective EFT also helps children to behave more proactively, i.e., to self-initially prepare for an upcoming event. N = 90 5-year-old children (data collected from 2021 to 2022) were instructed to mentally imagine how they would feel after successfully managing an upcoming test (positive affective EFT), how they would feel after failing to do so (negative affective EFT), or they were reminded of an upcoming test without a prompt to imagine (control condition, random assignment). Proactive behavior was indicated by children’s choice to play one of three games before the actual test (one of the games was announced to be the test game). Mechanisms (e.g., motivation to win, psychological distance, current affect) and moderators (ability of episodically thinking about the future in everyday life, behavioural inhibition, and behavioural approach) for the possible effects of affective EFT were explored. Children in the negative affective EFT condition chose the target game significantly above chance level and more often than children in the control group, whereas children in the positive affective EFT condition did not. This effect was independent of the assumed mediators and moderators. Findings are discussed in the context of the theoretical and empirical literature on affective EFT in adults and suggestions for future studies are given.

 

Affective Episodic Future Thinking and Proactivitiy in Preschoolers -Embodying Anticipated Affect Enhances Proactive Behavior in 5-year-old Children-

Principal Investigator and Team

Felix Schreiber
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

 

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - project number GRK-2185/2

Duration

July 2020 – July 2024

Description

Imagining anticipated affects can foster future-oriented behavior in adults. However, children often still have difficulties in vividly imagining how they will feel in a specific episode (affective EFT). We investigated whether enacting anticipated affects helps children to imagine how they will feel and whether this enhances proactive behavior in turn. Ninety 5-year-old children were randomly assigned to one of 3 groups. In the embodiment group, children were instructed to imagine and physically enact how positive and negative they would feel in an upcoming performance test. Children in the EFT only group underwent a similar procedure, but did not enact their future affect. In the control group children were reminded of the upcoming test only without receiving a prompt to imagine the upcoming test. After the manipulation, children had the opportunity to play one of three games. One game was relevant for the test. Children's choice to play the relevant game in advance of the test served as indicator for proactive behavior. Mechanisms (e.g., detailedness of the envisioned event) and moderators (theory of mind and neuroticism) of the link between embodied EFT and proactive behavior were explored. Children in the embodiment group chose the relevant game above chance level, but they did not choose the relevant game more often than children in the EFT only group and the control group. Those results were independent of the assumed mediators and moderators.

 

Future-Oriented Cognition and Mental Health in Youth -Thinking Ahead: The Impact of Future-Oriented Cognition on Mental Health in Children and Adolescents - A Systematic Review-

Principal Investigator and Team

Felix Schreiber
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

 

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - project number GRK-2185/2

Duration

July 2020 – July 2024

Description

This systematic review investigates the interplay between future-oriented cognition (FOC) and mental health (MH) among children and adolescents, emphasizing its bidirectional and mediating roles. Analyzing data from 62 studies, the review reveals that a robust FOC is associated with reduced symptoms of mental disorders and enhanced general well-being. In contrast, existing mental health challenges can significantly impair an individual's capacity for FOC, limiting their ability to effectively anticipate and prepare for the future. Notably, FOC acts as a protective factor, mitigating the effects of adverse mental health conditions by fostering resilience and adaptive coping mechanisms. These findings underscore the therapeutic potential of FOC-enhancing interventions in educational and clinical settings for youth. The review advocates for further longitudinal and experimental research to confirm these relationships and to refine intervention strategies aimed at strengthening FOC, thereby improving mental health outcomes for young populations.

 

Exploring the Impact of Positive Psychology Interventions on Mental Health Across Different Age Groups -Enhancing Mental Health Through Positive Psychology Interventions: The Role of Episodically Envisioned Acts of Kindness-

Principal Investigator and Team

Felix Schreiber
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Babett Voigt (FBZ, RUB, DZPG)

Collaborator

 

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - project number GRK-2185/2

Duration

July 2020 – July 2024

Description

This Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) study investigates whether a positive psychology intervention involving episodically envisioned acts of kindness can improve mental health among adults. We hypothesize that participants who episodically envision performing acts of kindness (thankfulness, helpfulness, providing compliments) will experience greater mental health benefits compared to those who only read about these acts. Furthermore, we expect that older adults (60 years and above) will benefit more from this intervention than younger adults (18-30 years of age). This study aims to provide insights into the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions in enhancing mental health and explore age-related differences in response to such interventions. The findings could inform the development of tailored mental health interventions across different age groups.