Wichtige Patienteninformationen

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



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


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



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



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

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

oder das

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

Unsere Adressen

FBZ – Forschungs- und
Behandlungszentrum für
psychische Gesundheit

Bochumer Fenster
Massenbergstraße 9 – 13
44787 Bochum

Standort Hattingen
Essener Straße 31
45529 Hattingen

Labore und Infrastruktur

FBZ integrates laboratory, intervention and field research in all relevant living environments. The vision is to create an efficient, dynamic interface between basic research and clinical practice based on innovative methodology and state-of-the-art information technology.

Clinical Psychophysiological Laboratory

To study the fundamental processes related to mental disorders and the accompanying psychotherapeutic process, our Clinical Psychophysiological Lab offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for conducting assessments and experiments within clinical studies including both patient populations and control samples. Our focus is to examine emotional and attentional processes over the entire life span.

Both experimental labs are equipped with a peripheral physiological acquisition system (Brain Amp ExG, Brain Products, Gilching) and a 32-channel EEG system (Brain Amp DC, Brain Products, Gilching). All peripheral physiological parameters of the sympathetic (e.g., skin conductivity, T-wave amplitude) and parasympathetic branch of the autonomous nervous system (e.g., heart rate variability), as well as central nervous activity (e.g., event related potentials, frontal asymmetry) can so be accurately recorded.

Baby and Behavioral Observation Lab

Synchronized multi-camera video-audio-recording allows us to monitor a wide range of behaviors, from simple actions of infants, for example in studies on imitation, to more complex problem-solving behaviors and verbal responses of children and adults.

Our labs are equipped with four high-speed, high-resolution cameras (full HD, frame rates up to 100Hz). The remotely controlled camera enables wide-angle recording, providing a comprehensive overview of the entire experimental chamber. The three freely movable cameras allow highly flexible monitoring of dyadic interactions. Synchronized recording of all camera perspectives using specialized software enables fine-grained behavioral coding with a high time resolution.  A ceiling-mounted boundary microphone covers the lab as a whole. In addition, three wide range unidirectional microphones enable audio recordings of each interaction partner. Depending on the respective study, mobile devices for motion capturing, peripheral psychophysiological assessments, as well as with tailor-made apparatuses manufactured in the Faculty workshop can be added to the lab setting.

Virtual Reality Lab

With its infrastructure of fixed VR stations and portable VR headsets, physiological testing (including wearables) and programming expertise, the multidisciplinary team at the VR Research Lab explores the mechanisms underlying the onset and maintenance of mental health disorders. Using digital technologies, we aim to contribute to the development of new therapies and diagnostics.

We work to develop portable and user-friendly digital devices and design virtual environments and on-line psychological interventions adapted to specific target populations (e.g., young people, carers, patients with specific mental health disorders). The interventions are carefully tested; trainings for mental health professionals guarantee best possible transfer from scientific research to clinical practice

Mobile Research Lab

After being granted major instrumental funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the FBZ psychophysiological, behavioral observation and eye-tracking/VR lab technology and infrastructure has been implemented into an equivalent state-of-the-art mobile solution, housed in a large custom equipped transporter. Our scientists are now able to cover the entire spectrum of experimental research at any location - for example at schools, hospitals or day care. The project also includes driving safety training for our researchers.

The spatial flexibility improves the representativeness of our studies: we aim to reach people who have rarely participated in previous studies, in particular children and people with a low level of education. Therefore, we expect to investigate even more precisely how, for example, mental illness and socioeconomic status are linked.

Further information can be found in our flyer (in German).

IT and audiovisual infrastructure

Modern information technology plays a central role in psychological, physio- and neuropsychological experiments. Computer technology in our labs is connected to the internet via the local network which is secured by a range of protective techniques. Experimental data is stored on Network Attached Storage-devices (NAS) with individual access rights for each research group in order to guarantee data integrity and data protection. The same applies to the recording of audio and video signals for scientific evaluation of experimental results.

Data protection, data base management and ethics

We protect the collected data on various levels: guarantee confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and protect personal data according to the EU General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR). These aspects are vital from the start of a planned study, from the application of scientific funding and design of psychological experiments. Each funding proposal has to be approved by the local Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Psychology of the RUB. A local TÜV-certified data protection officer supports the research teams in the implementation of the requirements.