Jana Lautenschläger
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Studies and clinical/scientific career


10/2015 - 05/2021: Licensed as a psychological psychotherapist (specialization: TP) at the Heidelberg Institute for Psychotherapy (HIP).

07/2015 - 04/2018: Doctorate (Dr.rer.nat.) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU). Topic: Timing is everything - the influence of early depressive symptoms and general self-efficacy on post-stroke depression. A longitudinal analysis.

10/2013 - 07/2015: Master studies in psychology (M.Sc.) at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

10/2010 - 08/2013: Bachelor studies in Psychology (B.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.

10/2005 - 10/2008: Dual studies: Intern. Business Administration. Dipl.-Business Economist (DH)



Professional career


08/2021 - present: Post-Doc at the University of Kassel at the Institute of Psychology in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. C. Benecke)

12/2017 - 07/2021: Post-Doc at the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics at the University Hospital Heidelberg (Prof. H. Schauenburg / Prof. Dr. U. Dinger-Ehrenthal)

02/2014 - 07/2015: Scientific activity in the project "Post-Stroke Depression" at the Chair of Clinical Gerontopsychology, Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. K. Werheid).

05/2012 - 04/2013: Scientific activity at the Chair of General Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Prof. Dr. H. Spada)

01/2011 - 04/2012: Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg, Germany

10/2008 - 09/2010: Financial Consultant for IBM Germany GmbH

  1. Seiffge-Krenke I., Volz M. (in press). Effectiveness of psychodynamic treatment: Comparing trajectories of internalizing and externalizing symptomatology of adolescents in psychodynamic treatment, healthy and physically ill adolescents. Development and Psychopathology.
  2. Volz, M., Werheid, K., Ladwig, S., & Hackett, M. (2022). Too much and too little: antidepressant treatment in stroke survivors during the first year. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 21(4), 108.
  3. Volz M., Ladwig S. & Werheid K. (2022). return to work predicts depressive symptoms in young stroke survivors after six and twelve months. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.
  4. Volz M., Zimmermann J., Schauenburg H., Dinger U., Nikendei C., Friederich HC. & Ehrenthal JC. (2021). Construction and validation of a short version of the questionnaire for the assessment of aversive and protective childhood experiences (APK-18). Diagnostica.
  5. Volz M., Ehrenthal J., Seiffge-Krenke I. (2021). Does clinically relevant psychopathology in adolescents necessarily require treatment or does it "grow out"? Psychotherapy Research, 1-14.
  6. Volz M., Jennissen S, Schauenburg H, Nikendei C, Ehrenthal J, Dinger U. (2021). Intra-individual Dynamics between Alliance and Symptom Severity in Long-term Psychotherapy: Why Time matters. Journal of Counseling Psychology.doi. org/10.1037/cou0000545
  7. Weber R., Ehrenthal J. C., Dinger-Ehrenthal U., Volz M., Langens, T, & Schonnebeck M. (2020). Outpatient group psychotherapeutic aftercare: Effects after day treatment and inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation. Psychotherapist, 65, 257-263.
  8. Ehrenthal, J. C., Schauenburg, H., Wagner, F., Dinger-Ehrenthal, U., & Volz, M. (2020). Development and evaluation of the Aversive and Protective Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (APK). Psychiatric Practice, 47(04), 207-213.
  9. Volz M, Ladwig S, Werheid K (2019). Gender differences in post-stroke depression: A longitudinal analysis of prevalence, persistence, and predictive value of known risk factors. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 31(1), 1-17.
  10. Ladwig, S., Volz M., & Werheid, K. (2018). Depression is female-even after stroke? Gender comparison of diagnostic frequency and depressive symptomatology cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Journal of Neuropsychology. 29, 141-147.
  11. Volz M., Voelkle, M. C., & Werheid, K. (2018). General self-efficacy as a driving factor of post-stroke depression: A longitudinal study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(9), 1426-1438.
  12. Volz M., Möbus, J., Letsch, C., & Werheid, K. (2016). The influence of early depressive symptoms, social support and decreasing self-efficacy on depression 6 months post-stroke. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 252-255.
  13. Lewin-Richter, A., Volz, M., Jöbges, M., & Werheid, K. (2015). Predictivity of early depressive symptoms for post-stroke depression. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 19(7), 754-758.


Published interviews:

  1. Volz M., Ladwig S., Werheid K. (2021). Return to work and depressive symptoms in young stroke survivors. NeuroNews International. (Last accessed Dec 21, 2021).


Teaching at the University of Kassel


WiSe22/23: Fallseminar zur Berufsqualifizierenden Tätigkeit III (M.Sc.)

Klinisches Projektseminar: Psychotherapieforschung in der Praxis (M.Sc.)


SoSe 22: Berufsqualifizierende Tätigkeit II – Vertiefte Praxis der psychodynamischen Therapie (M.Sc.)

Seminar: Allgemeine Verfahrenslehre der Psychotherapie (B.Sc.)


WiSe21/22: Seminar: Psychodynamische Interventionsformen (M.Sc)
Klinisches Projektseminar mit Prof. Dr. Cord Benecke: Geschlecht und Psychotherapie – alles nur binär? (B.Sc.)