Dr. Freyja Grupp

Freyja Grupp

Research Fellow, IPAM-Therapeut/in

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24073 gruppf@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 03058 resp. +3058)

Research Interests

  • Mental health of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Explanatory models of mental disorders in transcultural contexts
  • Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Curriculum Vitae

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen EducationEducation

    2020
    PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps Universität Marburg, Department of Psychology
    Thesis: The mental health of refugees and asylum seekers in Germany - Applying transcultural methods and considering intersectional aspects in clinical research

    Since 2018
    Postgraduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Institut für Psychotherapieausbildung Marburg (IPAM)


    2014
    Training in transcultural psychotherapy (Ethnopsychoanalysis), L'association Françoise et Eugène Minkowski Paris, France

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Professional ExperienceProfessional Experience

    Since 2019
    Scientist, Philipps University of Marburg, Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment

    Since 2019
    Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Clinic for Psychological Interventions, Psychotherapie Ambulanz Marburg (PAM)

    2018
    Clinical Psychologist, Hôpital Jamot de Yaoundé, Cameroon, Department of Psychiatry

    2017 – 2018
    Clinical Psychologist, Avicenne Hospital AP–HP, Division of Psychopathology and Psychiatry, Bobigny, France

    2016 – 2019
    Scientific researcher and Clinical Psychologist, Maison de Solenn AP-HP, Cochin Paris, Division of international and transcultural Psychiatry, Paris, France

    2014 – 2015
    Clinical Psychologist, Centre Psycho Médico Social L’Elan Retrouvé Paris, France

    2008
    Ethnopsychological research internship, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen AwardsAwards

    2016
    Research fellowship, Philipps-University Marburg, Department of Psychology

    2014
    Leonardo da Vinci Intra-European post-graduate fellowship

    2014
    PROMOS Intra-European trainee fellowship

    2007
    Karl von Frisch diploma award

Publications

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    Grupp, F., Moro, M. R., Nater, U. M., Skandrani, S., & Mewes, R. (2019). Coping with trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder: Exploring coping intentions and beliefs about adequate strategies among asylum seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa. Manuscript in preparation.

    Grupp, F., Piskernik, B. & Mewes, R. (2019). Is depression comparable between asylum seekers and native Germans? An investigation of measurement invariance of the PHQ-9. Journal of affective disorders.

    Grupp, F., Moro, M. R., Nater, U. M., Skandrani, S. & Mewes, R. (2019). “Only God can promise healing.”: Help-seeking intentions and lay beliefs about cures of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Sub-Saharan African asylum seekers in Germany. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10:1, 1684225.

    Grupp, F., Moro, M. R., Nater, U. M., Skandrani, S. M., & Mewes, R. (2018). “It’s that route that makes us sick”: Exploring lay beliefs about causes of post-traumatic stress disorder among Sub-Saharan African asylum seekers in Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 628.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Conference presentations and published abstractsConference presentations and published abstracts

    Grupp F., Moro M.R., Skandrani S., Nater U.M., Mewes R. (2018). „Es ist dieser Weg, der uns krank macht“ – Erklärungsmodelle der Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung von Geflüchteten aus Subsahara-Afrika. [„It’s that route that makes us sick“. Explanatory models of posttraumatic stress disorder among Sub-Saharan African asylum seekers]. In: J. Harting, H. Horz (Eds.) Book of abstracts of the 51th congress of the German psychological society (DGPs). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

    Grupp F., Nater U. M., Mewes R. (2017). Explanatory models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder amongst Sub-Saharan African asylum seekers. Talk given at the 35th symposium of the German Society for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (DGPs Fachgruppe), Chemnitz, Germany.

    Grupp F., Nater U. M., Mewes R. (2017). Explanatory models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder amongst Sub-Saharan African asylum seekers. Talk given at the 19th annual meeting of the German speaking society of psychotraumatology (DeGPT), Zurich, Swiss.

    Grupp F., Nater U.M., Mewes R. (2017). Erklärungsmodelle der Posttraumatischen   Belastungsstörung von Geflüchteten aus Subsahara Afrika – Eine Methodentriangulation. In: J. Binder, B. Kleim (Hrsg.)  Trauma & Gewalt. Trauma-Erinnerungen verstehen und behandeln. Abstractband der 19. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

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