PD Dr. Lena Jelinek

Employees picture

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - present Head of Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2004 - present Research psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2012 Inaugural Lecture, University of Hamburg,
Department of Medicine, Germany
2012 Habilitation in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (German qualification to apply for tenureship) and Venia legend (German licence to lecture),
University of Hamburg, Department of Medicine, Germany
2004 - 2009 Postgraduate psychotherapy training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Hamburg, Germany
2004 - 2007 Ph.D. dissertation on memory fragmentation in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), University of Hamburg, Germany
2006 Visiting researcher, Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH), University of Melbourne, Australia
1999 - 2004 Diploma in psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany
2002 Research assistant, Conflict Management Research Group, University of South Australia, Australia

Research interests

  • (meta)cognitive interventions
  • cognitive biases
  • information processing and memory functioning in PTSD, OCD, and schizophrenia

Selected independent research funding

2016 - 2017 Funding for an intervention study entitled “Metacognitive Training for Depression-Development and Evaluation of Treatment Modules to Reduce Suicidality” from the Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe
2015 - 2017 Funding for an intervention study on the long-term effects of metacognitive training for depression (D-MCT) from the Society to Promote Research on Rehabilitation in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein
2012 - 2014 Funding for an intervention study entitled "Metacognitive Training for Depression" from the Society to Promote Research on Rehabilitation in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein
2009 Young Scientist Award from the German Psychological Society (DGPs)
2009 Young Scientist Award from the German-Speaking Society for Traumatic Stress (GePT)
2009 - 2010 Funding for an intervention study entitled “Association
Splitting - A Novel Method to Reduce Craving” from
the Werner Otto Foundation (WOI)
2009 - 2011 Funding for a study entitled “Association Splitting: Mechanisms of Change and Evaluation of a Novel Therapeutic Intervention to Reduce Obsessive Thoughts” by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2006 Scholarship for a research stay in Australia from the
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2004 - 2006 Ph.D. scholarship from the University of Hamburg, Germany

Selected Publications

Cludius, B., Schmidt, A.F., Banse, R., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (2017).  Implicit aggressiveness self-concepts in OCD patients as assessed by an Implicit Associations Test. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 106-112.

Hauschildt, M. & Jelinek, L. (2017). Denkverzerrungen verändern mit Hilfe des Metakognitiven Trainings bei Depression und Zwang. NeuroTransmitter, 1, 44-50.

Jelinek, L., Wittekind, C. E., Kleim, B., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S., & Berna, F. (2017).  Age effect on autobiographical memory specificity: A study on autobiographical memory specificity in elderly survivors of childhood trauma. Journal of Behavior Treatment and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 247-253.

Wittekind, C. E., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S., Jelinek, L. (2017). Investigation of implicit avoidance of displacement-related stimuli in offspring of trauma exposed, forcibly-displaced individuals. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 47, 21-28.

Wittekind, C. E., Muhtz, C., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (2017). Performance in a blocked versus randomized emotional Stroop task in an aged, early traumatized group with posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 35-43.

Schröder, J., Jelinek, L., & Moritz, S. (2017). A randomized controlled trial on a transdiagnostic Internet intervention for individuals with panic and phobias. One size fits all. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 17-24.

Fieker, M., Moritz, S., Köther, U., & Jelinek, L. (2016). Emotion recognition in depression: An investigation of performance and response confidence in adult female patients with depression. Psychiatry Research, 242, 226–232.

Jelinek, L., Kolbeck, K., & Moritz, S. (2016). Erkennen und modifzieren von Denkverzerrungen. Metakognitives Training bei Psychose und Depression. [Detecting and Altering Cognitive Biases: Metacognitive Training for Psychosis and Depression]. DNP – Der Neurologe und Psychiater, 17, 42-46.

Jelinek, L., Hauschildt, M., & Moritz, S. (2016). Metakognitives Training bei Depression (D-MKT). [Metacognitive training for depression (D-MCT)]. In Stavemann, H. Entwicklungen in der Integrativen KVT. Weinheim: Beltz, 175-200.

Jelinek, L., Hauschild, M., Wittekind, C. E., Schneider, B., Kriston, L., & Moritz, S. (2016). Efficacy of Metacognitive Training for Depression (D-MCT): a randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85, 231-234. 

Schneider, B., Moritz, S., Hottenrott, B., Reimer, J., & Jelinek, L. (2016). Association Splitting: a randomized controlled trial of a new method to reduce craving among inpatients with alcohol dependence. Psychiatry Research, 238, 310-317.

Wittekind, C., Jelinek, L., Moritz, S., Muhtz, C., & Berna, F. (2016). Autobiographical memory in adult offspring of traumatized parents with and without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychiatry Research, 242, 311–314.

Jelinek, L., Hauschildt, M., & Moritz, S. (2015). Metakognitives Training bei Depression [Metacognitive training in depression]. Weinheim, Germany: Beltz.

Wittekind, C. E., Behmer, F., Muhtz, C., Fritzsche, F., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (2015). Automatic avoidance in displaced individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their respective offspring. Psychiatry Research, 228, 887-893.

Jelinek, L., Hauschildt, M., Hottenrott, B., Kellner, M., & Moritz, S. (2014). Further evidence for biased semantic networks in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): When knives are no longer associated with buttering bread but only with stabbing people. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 427-434.

Jelinek, L., Wittekind, C. E., Kellner, M., Moritz, S., & Muhtz, C. (2013). Neuropsychological functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following forced displacement after World War II in older adults and their offspring. Psychiatry Research210, 584–589.

Jelinek, L., Rietschel, L. Kellner, M., Muhtz, C., & Moritz, S. (2012). The effect of practice on recall of salient information in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 198, 89-93. 

Jelinek, L., Stockbauer, C., Randjbar, S., Kellner, M., Ehring, T., & Moritz, S. (2010). Characteristics and organization of the worst moment of trauma memories in posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 680-685.

Jelinek, L., Randjbar, S., Seifert, D., Kellner, M., & Moritz, S. (2009). The organisation of autobiographical and non-autobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 18, 288-298.