I am an assistant professor and licensed psychotherapist for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treating children, adolescents and adults. 

I'm aiming to empower children, adolescents and parents to better cope with stress and mental illness using the advantages of digital technology.

Research Focus

My research focuses on prevention of mental illness in children, adolescents and parents using digital technology methods. In recent years I have been intensively involved in the development of a mobile application for the prevention of mental disorders and improvement of emotional competence and technical possibility in psychology. More specifically, together with computer scientists, but also the target group themselves, I developed mobile applications for adolescents, high-risk groups as the offspring of parents with psychiatric disorders and (expectant) parents with psychosocial burden. In longterm prospective randomised controlled trials I evaluated the efficacy of such interventions regarding acceptance, psychopathology and mental well-being in the respective target group. 

Currently, I’m conducting more intensively studies focusing on the real-time assessment and feedback of every-day stressors and psychopathology parameters, including wearables, biochemical parameters and emotion recognition via affective computing. I’m interested in monitoring the processes of behavioural changes and using technical solutions to enhance prevention but also psychotherapy outcomes.

Editorial Boards

Academic Editor

Academic Editor

PEERJ

PLOS ONE

Editor 

Guest editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindheit und Entwicklung

Guest Editor of the Special Issue (Research Topic) on “Advances in Computer Audition for Mental Health Applications”, Zhao Ren, Johanna Löchner, Kun Qian, Björn Wolfgang Schuller, Frontiers in Digital Health, Section Digital Mental Health, Frontiers, 2023.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Audio-Inspired Methods for Healthcare”, Kun Qian, Zhao Ren, Kele Xu, Mengyue Wu, Johanna Löchner, Björn W. Schuller, Cyborg and Bionic Systems, AAAS, 2023.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health: Advancements, Challenges, and Ethical Implications, Johanna Löchner, Björn Schuller, PeerJ Life & Environment / PeerJ Computer Science, PeerJ, 2023. (IF: 3.06 / IF: 2.411 (2022))

Guest Advisor of the Collection on “Digital Healthcare”, Björn Schuller, Johanna Löchner, Kun Qian, F1000 Research, Taylor & Francis, 2022.

Memberships

DZPG

ESRII

ISRII

APA

Scientific member of the German Center for Mental Health (site Tübingen)

European Society for Research on Internet Interventions

International Society for Research on Internet Interventions

American Psychiatric Association

GCPD

UNICEF

Global Consortium for the Prevention of Depression

Advisory Expert for Youth Mental Health UNICEF Programme "Kinderrechteschulen"

DGPs

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society of Psychology)

E-mental Health Special Interest Group - Spokeswoman

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Special Interest Group

AVM

 

Kassenärztliche Vereinigung

& Psychotherapeutenkammer, 

Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, & Nordrhein-Westfahlen

 

Advisory Boards

 

 

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verhaltensmodifikation (Working group of Behavior Modification)

 

German Health Organisations of licensed Psychotherapist (Association of Statury Health, Chamber of Psychotherapists)

 

 

 

Mental Health Crowd

Nilo Health

 

 

Special Events

Workshop Chairing

Organisation and Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Data Mining for Mental Disorders (DMMD 2023) held at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2023), Björn Schuller, Johanna Löchner, Kun Qian, Zichao Nie, Bin Hu, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, IEEE, Shanghai, China, 01.-04.12.2023.

International Symposium

Organisation and General Chair of 2. International Munich Symposium on Parental Psychopathology and (eHealth) Prevention hosted at Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Belinda Platt, Gerd Schulte-Körne; 14.-15.09.2023

Organisation and General Chair of 1. International Munich Symposium on Parental Psychopathology and Prevention hosted at Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Belinda Platt, Gerd Schulte-Körne; 17.-18.09.2018

Open Science Statement 

In my research I adhere to the following open science standards if ever practically possible: 

studies are either pre-registered or studies / analyses are explicitly marked as exploratory, data and materials (and if possible also reproducible analysis scripts) are made publicly available at the time of publication, all manipulations and assessed variables are reported; I aim to report failed studies in a project, studies are planned to have sample sizes that allow achieving sufficient statistical power; power is a-priori determined where ever possible on the basis of power analyses, I support replication (see PRODO trial, e.g.) and also aim to make non-successful replications (of own and others’ findings) available.

Exceptions are possible, for example, if there are restrictions due to legal or contractual obligations (e.g., concerning data sharing or material sharing) or if quick set-ups are required to analyze current societal developments. 

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