Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie


PD Dr. Maria Stein

Dozentin, Senior Researcher, Fachpsychologin für Psychotherapie FSP

+41 31 684 54 12
A 314 (3.OG)
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
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Learning to resist the urge: Inhibition Training in abstinent patients with alcohol use disorder (INTRA)

INTRA investigates the effects of a computerized inhibition training in currently abstinent patients with alcohol use disorder. It examines effects on subjective, behavioral, experimental and neurophysiological level.

More about INTRA: INTRA on SNF database; INTRA on ResearchGate


Using Machine Learning to Predict Treatment Outcome in Alcohol Use Disorder (MLAUD)

Predicting post-treatment symptom trajectories is crucial in order to inform decisions concerning type, intensity, and duration of treatment. A large body of research shows associations between predictors and post-treatment outcomes in samples with alcohol use disorder (AUD), but these models do not provide adequate predictions for an individual patient. Recently, machine learning algorithms have been used to establish predictive models in substance use disorder research. MLAUD aims to expand this research and to investigate how machine learning algorithms can be used to improve individual, post-treatment outcome predictions for patients with AUD.

More about MLAUD: MLAUD on ResearchGate


Neurophysiological correlates of emotional processiong and emotional change (EMOPRO)

EMOPRO traces the neurophysiological correlates of emotional processing before and after a psychotherapeutic intervention targeting the processing of interpersonal pain.

More about EMOPRO: EMOPRO on ResearchGate


Neurophysiological correlates of Alcohol Addiction (NECAAD)

NECAAD investigates neurophysiological correlates of inhibition and cue reactivity with multi-channel EEG and fMRI in patients with alcohol addiction.

More about NECAAD: NECAAD on ResearchGate


Neurophysiological fingerprint of motivational incongruence (MINK)

The concept of motivational incongruence, as incorporated in Grawes consistency theory, refers to the fact that the experiences we make do not always match our needs and motives. The amount of motivational inconsistency is highly linked to psychological wellbeing and psychopathological symptoms. MINK traces the neurophysiological correlates of this important transdiagnostical concept with multi-channel EEG.

  • Neurophysiological and structural alterations in relation to addiction (with a special focus on alcohol use disorders) as well as their modifiability through computerized trainings

  • Neurophysiological foundation of transdiagnostic, psychotherapeutically relevant constructs such as emotional processing, motivational incongruence or inhibitory capacities as well as their modifiability through psychotherapeutic interventions or computerized trainings.

  • Combining Electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs) and/or (functional) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI) with tailored experimental tasks and/or subjective measures in order to investigate the topics above.