Dr. Lukas Kirchner

Lukas Kirchner

Research Fellow, IPAM-Therapeut/in

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24076 lukas.kirchner@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 03057 resp. +3057)

Research Interests

  • Belief updating and active inference in depression
  • Interpersonal and interactional processes in depression
  • Cognitive immunization
  • Social rejection
  • Expectation-focused psychological interventions 
  • social decision making in mental disorders

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education

    Since 10/2017
    Training as a psychological psychotherapist (cognitive-behavioral therapy) at the Institute for Psychotherapy Training Marburg (IPAM).

    10/2017 - 04/2021
    Ph.D. in clinical psychology (thesis: ‚On the importance, acquisition, and change of specific expectations in the context of depressive disorders‘, graduated ‚magna cum laude‘, 1.1).

    10/2015 - 10/2017
    M.Sc. in clinical psychology  (thesis: ‚The power of the situation in violent computer games: a meta-analytic examination of the situational strength construct‘‚ graduated ‚excellent‘, 0.9).

    08/2011 - 09/2015
    B.Sc. in psychology  (thesis: ‚Situational strength in mood induction methods: a meta-analytic investigation‘, graduated ‚excellent‘, 0.9).

    01/2022 - 07/2011
    High school degree at the Christophorus-Jugenddorf-Gymnasium Königswinter (graduated with ‚very good‘, 1.2).

  • Professional Experience

    Since 01/2022
    Postdoctoral researcher in the cluster project ‚The Adaptive Mind‘ (focus group: ‚Disease‘) funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts.

    01/2021 - 12/2021
    Clinical psychologist in an inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic. Work included diagnostics and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy in an inpatient setting.

    10/2017 - 03/2021
    Psychological psychotherapist in training at the Institute for Psychotherapy Training Marburg (IPAM). Work included diagnostics and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy in an outpatient setting.

    10/2017 - 03/2021
    Scholarship from the Philipps-University of Marburg: Research at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

    01/2018 - 12/2020
    Diagnostician in a multicenter study on persistent grief disorder (PROGRID) funded by the German Research Foundation. 

    10/2017 - 12/2021
    Supervision of several bachelor's and master's theses in clinical psychology.

  • Teaching

    02/2021 - 07/2021
    Lecturer for the course ‚Affective Disorders‘ as part of the module ‚Recognition of Mental Illnesses‘.

    02/2019 - 07/2019
    Lecturer for the course ‚Affective Disorders‘ as part of the module ‚Recognition of Mental Illnesses‘.

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