Dr. Pia von Blanckenburg

Pia von Blanckenburg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24051 blanckep@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 03036 resp. +3036)

Research Interests

  • Psychooncology (Quality of Life, Life Goals, Side Effect Management and Coping, Shared Decision Making)
  • Palliative Care (Communication Barriers, Dignity Therapy, Advance Care Planning)
  • Nocebo effects and Expectations
  • Psychotherapy and psychological treatment

Curriculum Vitae

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen EducationEducation

    Since 2016
    Specialisation in Traumatherapy (DeGPT)

    09/2016 
    License (German Approbation) Cognitive Behavior Therapy  
    Postgraduate Program: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

    04/2015
    Ph.D. (Psychology) 
    Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
    Title of the Ph.D. thesis: Quality of Life in Oncology: The Role of Treatment Expectations and Life Goals. Analyses of Predictors and Interventions.

    10/2010
    Diploma (Psychology) 
    (specialist subject: Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology) 
    Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Professional ExperienceProfessional Experience

    Since 10/2017
    Senior Scientist and Lecturer, Philipps University of Marburg, Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment

    Since 10/2017
    Clinical Psychologist
    Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

    Since 2017
    Lecturer in Postgraduate Programs ‘Cognitive Behavior Therapy‘ 
    Institute of Clinical Behavior Therapy (IPAM), Marburg, Germany

    2015 – 2017 
    Clinical Psychologist 
    MediClin Hospital for Psychosomatic Medicine, Reinhardshausen, Germany

    2012 – 2013
    Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany 

    2010 – 2015
    Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany 

    2009
    Clinical Externship,Christoph-Dornier-Foundation for Clinical Psychology Marburg, Germany

    2008
    Clinical Externship, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Charité Berlin, Germany

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen International ExperienceInternational Experience

    2009
    Masterprogram, Health and Social Psychology”, Universitet i Oslo, Oslo, Norwegen
    Student Research Assistant, Department of Cognitive Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

    2005
    Clinical Externship, Valparaíso, Chile

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen TeachingTeaching

    - Clinical Case Demonstration (Training, B.Sc.)

    - Clinical-Psychological Diagnostics (Seminar, B.Sc.)

    - Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention  Methods I (Training, B.Sc.)

    - Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention Methods II (Training, M.Sc.)

    - Manualized Psychotherapy (Seminar, B.Sc.)

    - Nocebo Effects and Side Effect Prevention Training (Invited Talks)

    - Psychooncology (Seminar, B.Sc.)

    - Specific Phobias (Workshop, Postgraduate Program: Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen AwardsAwards

    2019 
    Best Abstract 16. World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

    2018 
    DAAD Travel Award
    2014  Gender Equality PhD Scholarship, Marburg Research Academy, Marburg, Germany

    2010 
    PhD Scholarship, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany 

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Collaborations/MembershipsCollaborations/Memberships

    German Association Psychology (DGPs)

    German Cancer Association (Section Psycho-Oncology)

    German Association Palliative Medicine (DGP)

Publications

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Articles in Journals Articles in Journals 

    Leppin, N., Nagelschmidt, K., Koch, M., Riera‐Knorrenschild, J., Seifart, C., Rief, W., Barke, A. & von Blanckenburg, P. (2019). Cancer patient utilisation of psychological care in Germany: The role of attitudes towards seeking help. European Journal of Cancer Care.

    von Blanckenburg, P., & Leppin, N. (2018). Psychological interventions in palliative care. Current opinion in psychiatry, 31(5), 389-395.


    Pan, Y., Heisig, S.R., von Blanckenburg, P., Albert, U.-S., Hadji, P., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2018). Facilitating adherence to endocrine therapy in breast cancer: stability and predictive power of treatment expectations in a 2-year prospective study. Breast cancer research and treatment, 168(3), 667-677.


    Nestoriuc, Y., von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Barsky, A.J., Hadji, P., Albert, U.-S & Rief, W. (2016). Is it best to expect the worst? Influence of patients’ side effect expectations on endocrine treatment outcome in a two-year prospective clinical cohort study. Annals of Oncology, 27(10), 1909-1915.

    Heisig, S. R., Shedden-Mora, M. C., von Blanckenburg, P., Rief, W., Witzel, I., Albert, U-S., et al. (2016). What do women with breast cancer expect from their treatment? Correlates of negative treatment expectations about endocrine therapy. Psychooncology, 25(12), 1485-1492.

    von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Heisig, S.R., Shedden-Mora, M.C., Rehahn-Sommer, S., Albert, U.-S., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2015). Psychologische Optimierung von Erwartungen zur Prävention von Nocebo-Nebenwirkungen bei Brustkrebs – Zwei Fallberichte.Verhaltenstherapie, 25, 219-227.

    Heisig, S.R., Shedden-Mora, M.C., von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Rief, W., Albert, U. S., & Nestoriuc, Y. (2015). Informing women with breast cancer about endocrine therapy: effects on knowledge and adherence. Psychooncology,  24(2), 130-137.

    von Blanckenburg, P., Seifart, U., Conrad, N., Exner, C., Rief, W., & Nestoriuc, Y. (2014). Quality of life in cancer rehabilitation: the role of life goal adjustment. Psychooncology, 23(10), 1149-1156.

    von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Albert, U.S., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2013). Optimizing expectations to prevent side effects and enhance quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing endocrine therapy: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 13:426.DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-426.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Book ChapterBook Chapter

    von Blanckenburg, P., Gottschalk, J.-M. & Berking, M. Gesprächspsychotherapie (2012). In: M. Berking & W. Rief (Hrsg.). Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie - für Bachelor. Berlin: Springer

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Peer-reviewed AbstractsPeer-reviewed Abstracts

    von Blanckenburg, P.,Pan, Y., Heisig; S. Shedden-Mora, M., Albert,U.-S., Hadji, P., Witzel, I., Barsky, A., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2018).  Does expectation management diminish cancer treatment side effects? Results of the multisite randomized controlled PSY-BREAST trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(Suppl. 1).

    Shedden-Mora, M. C., Pan, Y., Heisig, S. R., von Blanckenburg, P., Rief, W., Witzel, I., . . . Nestoriuc, Y. (2018). Optimizing expectations about endocrine treatment for breast cancer: Results of the randomized controlled PSY-BREAST trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(Suppl. 1).

    Shedden-Mora, M., Heisig, S., von Blanckenburg, P., Witzel, I., Rief, W., Albert, U. S., & Nestoriuc, Y. (2017). Optimizing expectations to prevent side effects of adjuvant endocrinetreatment in breast cancer: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 97, 167-168.

    Heisig, S. R., Shedden-Mora, M.C., von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Witzel, I., Rief, W. Albert, U.S. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2014). Prävention von Nozebo-Effekten in der endokrinen Therapie. Frauenarzt, 55: 1002-1007.

    Heisig, S., Schuricht, F., von Blanckenburg, P., Rief, W., Albert, U.-S., Shedden Mora, M. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2013). Is medical information processed differently if it is perceived as self-relevant and threatening? A case-control study in patients with breast cancer. Psychomed, 2-3: 32.

    Shedden Mora, MC., von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Heisig, S., Albert, U.S., Nestoriuc, Y. (2013) Preventing side effects of adjuvant endocrine treatment in breast cancer? Design and first results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychomed, 2-3: 31.

    Schuricht, F., von Blanckenburg, P., Albert, U.-S., Heisig, S., Shedden Mora, M., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2013). Die Relevanz des Nocebo-Effekts während der Antihormontherapie von Brustkrebs. Senologie - Zeitschrift für Mammadiagnostik und –therapie, 10: A139.

    von Blanckenburg, P., Bodenbenner, M., Conrad, N., Rief, W., Exner, C. & Seifart, U. (2012). Life goals, depression and quality of life in cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, 138: 77.

    Nestoriuc, Y., Kluge, E., Schuricht, F., von Blanckenburg, P., Rief, W. & Albert, U.S. (2012). Communicating side effects by informing about possible benefits and harms: Effects on breast cancer patients’ satisfaction, knowledge and expectations. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, 138: 128-129


    von Blanckenburg, P., Schuricht, F., Albert, U.S., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2011). Illness Representations, Quality of life and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients treated with Adjuvant Endocr ine Therapy. Preliminary Results of a Prospective Study. Verhaltenstherapie, 21: 38.

    Schuricht, F., von Blanckenburg, P., Albert, U.S., Rief, W. & Nestoriuc, Y. (2011). Information about the side effects of adjuvant endocine therapy. Effects on Patients´Expectations. Verhaltenstherapie, 21: 38.

    Nestoriuc Y., Schuricht F., von Blanckenburg P., Albert U-S, Rief W (2011) Der Einfluss von Erwartungen auf den Behandlungsverlauf der Antihormonellen Therapie bei Brustkrebs-Patientinnen. Verhaltenstherapie, 21: 17

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