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Bettina Doering
Name: PD Dr. Bettina Doering
Anschrift: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Psychotherapeutische Hochschulambulanz
Levelingstraße 7
85049 Ingolstadt
Gebäude: Hochschulambulanz
Raum: IN HA-113
Telefon: +49 8421 93 - 21972
Fax: +49 841 9934 - 6372
E-Mail: bettina.doering(at)
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Berufliche Tätigkeit

seit 2018 stellvertretende Leitung der Hochschulambulanz der katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2011-2018 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Abteilung Klinische Psychologie & Psychotherapie, Philipps-Universität Marburg

2010-2011 Praktische Tätigkeit im Rahmen der Therapieausbildung, Klinik für Psychiatrie & Psychotherapie, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz

2007-2010 Promotionsstipendium, Abteilung Klinische Psychologie & Psychotherapie, Philipps-Universität Marburg


  1. Doering, B.K., Glombiewski, J.A. & Rief, W. (accepted for publication). Expectation focused psychotherapy to improve clinical outcomes. International Review of Neurobiology.
  2. Rheker, J., Winkler, A., Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (accepted for publication). Assessment of adverse events in clinical drug trials: Identifying amitriptyline's placebo- and baseline-controlled side effects. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
  3. Wilhelm, M, Rief, W., & Doering, B. K. (in press). It's all a matter of necessity and concern: Explaining adherence in hypertension. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.09.007
  4. Doering, B.K., Friehs, T., Barke, A. & Eisma, M.C (2018). German Validation of the Utrecht Grief Rumination Scale. BMC Psychiatry. 18:43. DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1630-1
  5. Kube, T., Siebers, V. H. A., Herzog, P., Glombiewski, J. A., Doering, B. K., & Rief, W. (2018). Integrating situation-specific dysfunctional expectations and dispositional optimism into the cognitive model of depression - A path-analytic approach. Journal of Affective Disorders, (229), 199-205. DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2017.12.082
  6. Bücking, B., Eschbach, D.-A., Knobe, M., Oberkircher, L., Balzer, M., Dodel, R., Sielski, R., Doering, B.K., Ruchholtz, S., Bliemel, C., (2017). Predictors of non-institutionalized survival one year after hip fracture - a prospective observational study to develop the Marburg Rehabilitation Tool for Hip fractures (MaRTHi). Medicine, 96(37):e7820. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007820.
  7. Doering, B.K., Kühl, K. & Hofmann, M. (2017). Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei komplizierter Trauer. Verhaltenstherapie; 27:283-289. DOI: 10.1159/000480352
  8. Rheker, J., Winkler, A., Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (2017). Learning to experience side effects after antidepressant intake - Results of a randomized controlled double blind study. Psychopharmacology, 234(3), 329-338. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-016-4466-8
  9. Eszter Ferentzi, E., Köteles, F., Csala, B. Drew, R. Tihanyi, B.T., Pulay-Kottlár, G. & Doering, B.K. (2017). What makes sense in our body? Personality and sensory correlates of body awareness and somatosensory amplification. Personality and Individual Differences. 104, 75-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.034
  10. Wilhelm, M., Winkler, A., Rief, W. & Doering, B.K. (2016). Effects of placebo groups on blood pressure in hypertension: A meta-analysis of beta-blocker trials. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 10(12), 917-929. DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2016.10.009
  11. Doering, B. K., & Eisma, M. C. (2016). Treatment for complicated grief: state of the science and ways forward. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 29(5), 286-291. DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000263
  12. Kube, T., D'Astolfo, L., Glombiewski, J.A., Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (2016). Focusing on Situation-Specific Expectations in Major Depression as Basis for Behavioral Experiments - Development of the Depressive Expectations Scale. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1111/papt.12114
  13. Winkler, A. Rheker, J., Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (2016). Conditioning of Amitriptyline-Induced REM-Sleep Suppression in Healthy Participants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychophysiology, 53(10), 1560-1566. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12695
  14. Barke, A., Bleichhardt, G., Rief, W., Doering, B.K. (2016) The Cyberchondria Severity Scale (CSS): German validation and development of a short form. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(5), 595-605. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-016-9549-8.
  15. Doering, B.K., Szécsi, J., Bárdos, G. & Köteles, F. (2016). Somatosensory amplification is a predictor of self-reported side effects in the treatment of primary hypertension: A pilot study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(3), 327-332, DOI: 10.1007/s12529-016-9536-0
  16. Doering, B.K., Wegner, A., Hadamitzky, M. , Engler H., Rief, W. & Schedlowski, M (2016). Effects of Neurexan® in an experimental acute stress setting - an explorative double blind study in healthy volunteers. Life Sciences, 146, 139-147. DOI:10.1016/j.lfs.2015.12.058
  17. Dömötör, S., Doering, B.K. & Köteles, F. (2016). Dispositional Aspects of Body Focus and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance Attributed to Electromagnetic Fields (IEI-EMF). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57(2), 136-143. DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12271.
  18. Bliemel, C. Sielski, R, Doering, B. K., Dodel, R., Balzer-Geldsetzer, M., Ruchholtz, S. & Buecking, B. (2016). Prefracture quality of life predicts one-year survival in elderly patients with hip fracture - Development of a new scoring system. Osteoporosis International, 27(6), 1979-1987. DOI: 10.1007/s00198-015-3472-8.
  19. Auer, C. J., Glombiewski, J. A., Doering, B. K., Winkler, A., Laferton, J. A., Broadbent, E., & Rief, W. (2016). Patients' Expectations Predict Surgery Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(1), 49-62. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-015-9500-4
  20. Rief, W., Barsky, A. J., Bingel, U., Doering, B.K., Schwarting, R., Wöhr, M. & Schweiger, U. (2016). Rethinking psychopharmacotherapy: The role of treatment context and brain plasticity in antidepressant and antipsychotic interventions. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 60, 51-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.11.008
  21. Doering, B.K., Nestoriuc, Y.A., Barsky, A.J., Glaesmer, H., Brähler, E & Rief, W. (2015). Is somatosensory amplification a risk factor for increased reports of medication-attributed side effects? Reference data from the German general population. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 79(6), 492-497. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.10.010
  22. Petrakova, L., Doering, B.K., Vits, S., Engler, H. Rief, W., Schedlowski, M. & Grigoleit, J.-S. (2015). Psychosocial stress increases salivary alpha-amylase activity independently from plasma noradrenaline levels. PLoS One. 10(8):e0134561. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134561
  23. Köteles, F. & Doering B.K. (2015). The many faces of somatosensory amplification: The relative contribution of body awareness, symptom labelling and anxiety. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/1359105315588216.
  24. Doering, B. K., Rief, W., & Petrie, K. J. (2014). Lessons to be Learned from Placebo Arms in Psychopharmacology Trials. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. 225, 273-290. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44519-8
  25. Winkler, A., Auer, C., Doering, B. K., & Rief, W. (2014). Drug treatment of primary insomnia: a meta-analysis of polysomnographic randomized controlled trials. CNS Drugs, 28(9), 799-816. DOI: 10.1007/s40263-014-0198-7
  26. Kuenemund, A., Zwick, S., Doering, B. K., Conrad, N., Rief, W., & Exner, C. (2013). Decline in attainability of communion and agency life goals over 2 years following acquired brain injury and the impact on subjective well-being. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(5), 678-697. DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2013.801779
  27. Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (2012). Utilizing placebo mechanisms for dose reduction in pharmacotherapy. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 33, 165-172. DOI: 10.1016/
  28. Doering, B.K. & Rief, W. (2012). Expectancy Optimized Trials (EXOT) - Offene Verumbedingungen in klinischen Studien. Zeitschrift für medizinische Psychologie. 21(2), 60-67. DOI: 10.3233/ZMP-2012-210002
  29. Wagner, S., Doering, B.K., Helmreich, I., Lieb, K. & Tadic, A. (2012). Executive dysfunctions in unipolar, non-psychotic Major Depressive Disorder and change during antidepressant treatment: A meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125 (4), 281-292. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2011.01762.x
  30. Doering, B.K. & Exner, C. (2011). Combining neuropsychological and cognitive-behavioral approaches for treating psychological sequelae of acquired brain injury. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24, 156-161. DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e328343804e
  31. Doering, B. K., Conrad, N., Rief, W., & Exner, C. (2011). Life goals after brain injury in the light of the dual process approach: Empirical evidence and implications for neuropsychological rehabilitation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21(4), 515-538. DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2011.583500
  32. Doering, B.K., Conrad, N., Rief, W. & Exner, C. (2010). Living With Acquired Brain Injury: Self-concept as Mediating Variable in the Adjustment Process. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21 (1), 42-63. DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2010.525947
  33. Doering, B.K., Conrad, N., Rief, W. & Exner, C. (2010). Selbstkonzept nach erworbenen Hirnschädigungen: Veränderungen der Selbstwahrnehmung und Subjektives Wohlbefinden. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 21, 39-50. DOI: 10.1024/1016-264X/a000001
  34. Exner, C., Doering, B.K., Conrad, N. & Rief, W. (2010). Integration von Verhaltenstherapie und Neuropsychologie. Vorstellung eines ambulanten Behandlungsansatzes für kognitive und emotional-motivationale Störungen nach erworbenen Hirnschädigungen. Verhaltenstherapie, 20, 119-126. DOI:10.1159/000313848
  35. Conrad, N., Doering, B.K., Rief. W. & Exner, C. (2010). Lebenszielinterventionen in der Neurorehabilitation: Eine Metatechnik zur Individualisierung klassischer neuropsychologischer Therapieansätze. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 21, 259-269. DOI: 10.1024/1016-264X/a000021
  36. Conrad, N., Doering, B.K., Rief. W. & Exner, C. (2010). Looking beyond the importance of life goals: The personal goal model of subjective well-being in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24, 431-443. DOI: 10.1177/0269215509358930