PD Dr. Lena Jelinek

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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

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