Day Clinic for Scientific Psychotherapy

Day Clinic for Scientific Psychotherapy

Our day clinic is focused on psychotherapy, concentrating mostly on schema therapy, behavioral therapy and individual supportive therapy. Additionally, our patients are usually treated with pharmacotherapy.

Our day clinic is open - we are still there for patients.

In our “Day Clinic for Scientific Psychotherapy”, we apply three scientifically substantiated types of psychotherapy: behavioral therapy, schema therapy and individual supportive therapy. The general efficacy of psychotherapy on depression has already been proven several times. But our interdisciplinary team of physicians and psychologists aims to improve the understanding of psychotherapy even more in order to be able to treat our patients more specifically and in a more personalized way in the future. After all, we don´t know yet which specific therapy will have the best effect on each patient before starting therapy. Furthermore, we are interested in the biological effects of psychotherapy, which is why we attach great value to state-of-the-art diagnostic examinations. We also offer a personalized therapy program for patients suffering from depression that have not been or are no longer treated in the clinic, or for whom only outpatient treatment isn´t sufficient.

As a patient in our day clinic you will be spending the nights and weekends in the familiar environment of your own home, while receiving intense psychotherapy treatment in individual or group sessions in our day clinic.

Due to its tight connection to the research clinic of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, you´ll benefit from medical care on an excellent level. Your days will be topped off with a variety of physical and creative activities as well as job-oriented occupational therapy and psychopharmacological treatment.

Psychotherapy study OPTIMA

We´re conducting the psychotherapy study OPTIMA (Optimized Psychotherapy Identification at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry), which aims for a deeper understanding on the way psychotherapy works. Therefore, we´re conducting a variety of clinico-psychological, medical imaging and biological tests in order to be able to treat our patients more specifically and in a more personalized way.

Thus, our patients will be treated with an intense psychotherapy program in our clinic and day clinic for the period of seven weeks. The participants will be randomly assigned to one of the established and very effective types of psychotherapy. They will either receive schema therapy, behavioral therapy or individual supportive therapy as we can´t predict which therapy will have the best influence on the individual patient yet.

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