Research

Research

Selected publications:

Flückiger, C., Paul, C., Hilpert, P., Vîslă, A., Gómez-Penedo, J-M., Probst, G. H., Wampold, B.E. (2021). Estimating the reproducibility of psychotherapy effects in mood and anxiety disorders: the possible utility of multicenter trials. World Psychiatry. 20, 445-446, https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20901

Flückiger, C., Vîslă, A., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., Zinbarg, R. E., Lutz, W., grosse Holtforth, M., & Allemand, M. (2021). Exploring change in cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder – A two-arms, patient blinded, ABAB crossed-therapist randomized clinical implementation trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000639

Flückiger, C., Horvath, A. O. & Brandt, H. (2021). The evolution of patients’ concept of the alliance and its relation to outcome: A dynamic latent-class structural equation modelling approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000555

Del Re, A.C., Flückiger, C., Horvath, A. O. & Wampold, B. E. (2021). Therapist effects in the alliance-outcome relationship: A multilevel meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000637

Vîslă, A., Constantino, M. & Flückiger, C. (2021). Predictors of change in patient treatment outcome expectation during cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000371 

Vîslă, A., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., Flückiger, C. (2021). Worry and positive episodes in the daily lives of individuals with generalized anxiety disorder: An ecological momentary assssment study. Frontiers in Psychology – Psychology for Clinical Settings. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.722881

Wolfer, C., Hilpert, P. & Flückiger, C. (2021). How therapists' interpersonal behavior is perceived by their patients and close others: A longitudinal and cross-situational study. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccp.2634

Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., & Flückiger, C. (2021). Heart rate variability change during a stressful cognitive task in individuals with anxiety and control participants. BMC Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-021-00551-4

Held, J., Ramadani, L., Vîslă, A., Kölln,er, V., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., & Flückiger, C. (2021). Examining working memory performance in adult psycosomatic inpatients. Frontiers - Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.589809

Stieger, M., Flückiger, C., Rüegger, D., Kowatsch, T., Roberts, B. W., Allemand, M. (2021). Changing personality traits with the help of a digital personality change interventionPNAS.https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2017548118

In-Albon, T., Munsch, S., Vonderlin, E., Kalmar, J., Brodard, F., Flückiger, C., …, Mander, J. (2021). Beratungsprozesse bei Kinder- und Jugendlichen. Evaluation des Stundenbogens für Kinder und Jugendliche. Kindheit und Entwicklung.https://doi.org/10.1026/0942-5403/a000332

Nguyen, H. T. M., Ackert, M., Flückiger, C. & Scheiblich, H. (2021). Centrality of Buddhist Religiosity Scale: Adaptation and validation of the Centrality of Religious Scale in a Buddhist sample in Vietnam. Religions, https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/12/2/7

Klatte, R., Rosendahl, J. Flückiger, C. & Strauss, B. (2021). Adverse events and harmful effects in psychological interventions – A systematic review of study protocols. Psychotherapy.  https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000359

Constantino, M., Coyne, A., Goodwin, B., Vîslă, A., Flückiger, C., Muir, H., Gaines, V. (2021). Indirect effect of patient outcome expectation on improvement through alliance quality: A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2020.1851058

Flückiger, C., Wampold, B. E., Delgadillo, J., Rubel, J., Vîslă, A. & Lutz, W. (2020). Is there an evidence-based number of sessions in outpatient psychotherapy? A comparison of naturalistic conditions across countries. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics. doi: https://doi.org/10.1159/000507793.

Flückiger, C., Rubel, J., Del Re, A. C., ..., Barber, J. (2020). The reciprocal relationship between alliance and early treatment symptoms: A two-stage individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000594

Wolfer, C., Vîslă, A., Held, J., Hilpert, P. & Flückiger, C. (2020). Assessing interpersonal skills – A comparison of trainee therapists’ and students’ interpersonal skills assessing with two established assessments for interpersonal skills. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2487

Schilling, V. N. L. S., Boyle, K. S., Rubel, J. A., Flückiger, C., Zimmermann, D., & Lutz, W. (2020). Patients’ and therapists’ actions on the precipice of change: Session processes before sudden gains and sudden losses. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000242

Solomonov, N., Bress, J. N., Sirey, J. A., Flückiger, C., …, Alexopoulos, G. (2020). Modifiable predictors of non-response to a community intervention for late-life depression with executive dysfunction: A machine learning approach. Molecular Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-020-0836-z

Held, J., Vîslă, A., Wolfer, C., Zinbarg, R. E., & Flückiger, C. (2020). How do worry and clinical status impact working memory performance? An experimental investigation. BMC Psychiatry, 20, 317. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02694-x

Hilpert, P., Brick, T., Flückiger, C., Kuppens, P., Ceulman, E. & Sels, L. & Vowels, M. (2020). Examining self-report emotional co-regulation in face-to-face interaction - What can be learned from dyadic systems. Journal of Counseling Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000416

Gumz, A., Reuter, L., Flückiger, C., Marx, C., Rugenstein, K., …, Munder, T. (2020). Imgang mit Spannungen und Krisen in der therapeutischen Beziehung: Erste Erfahrungen mit einem handlungsorientierten Ausbildungs- und Supervisionskonzept. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik & Medizinische Psychologie, 70, 122-129. doi: https://doi.org/10.1055/a-0892-3886

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Horvath, A. O., Solomonov, N. & Wampold, B. E. (2020). Assessing the alliance-outcome association adjusted for patient characteristics and treatment processes: A meta-analytic summary of direct comparisons. Journal of Counseling Psychology, doi: 10.1037/cou0000424

Penedo-Gomez, J. M., Babl, A., Krieger, T., Heinonen, E., Flückiger, C. & grosse Holtforth, M. (2020). Interpersonal agency and communion as predictors of the within-patient alliance effects on depression severity: A three-level hybrid random effects model. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 88(4), 338-349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000475

Rubel, J., Hilpert, P., Wolfer, C., Held, J. Vîslă, A. & Flückiger, C. (2019). The working alliance in manualized CBT for generalized anxiety disorder: Does it lead to change and does the effect vary depending on manual implementation flexibility. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000433

Free Access: Probst, G. H., Berger, T. & Flückiger, C. (2019). Alliance predicts outcome in internet-based therapy – A correlational meta-analysis (English and German versions). Verhaltenstherapie. 29, 182-195, doi: 10.1159/000501565 and https://doi.org/10.1159/000503432

Podina, I. R., Visla, A. Fodor, L. A., & Flückiger, C. (2019). Is there a sleeper effect of exposure-based vs. cognitive-only intervention for anxiety disorder? A longitudinal multilevel meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. doi: 10.1037/j.cpr.2019.101774

Flückiger, C., Hilpert, P., Goldberg, S., Caspar, F., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Visla, A., (2019). Investigating the impact of aggregated early alliance on predicting distress versus subjective change at post treatment. Journal of Counseling Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cou0000336

Free Access: Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E. & Horvath, A. O. (2018). The Alliance in Adult Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis [APA Task force]. Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1037/pst0000172

Free Access: Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Barth, J., Hoyt, W., Levitt, H., … ,  Wampold. B. E. (2018). How to conduct meta analyses in psychological interventions (MAP-24). Psychotherapy Research. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2018.1430390

Open Access: Flückiger, C., Wolfer, C., Held, J., Allemand, M., Rubel, J., Hilpert, P., Zinbarg, R. E., & Visla, A. (2018). How to customize a bona fide psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder?  A two-arms, patient blinded, ABAB crossed-therapist randomized clinical implementation trial design  [IMPLEMENT 2.0]. BMC-Psychiatry. 10.1186/s12888-018-1666-2

Schöttke, H., Flückiger, C., Goldberg, S., Eversmann, J. & Lange, J. (2017). Predicting psychotherapy outcome based on therapist skill: A five-year longitudinal study of a therapist group assessment. Psychotherapy Research doi: 10.1080/10503307.2015.1125546

Wampold, B. E., Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Yulish, N. E., Frost, N. D., et al., (2017). In Pursuit of Truth: A Critical Examination of Meta-Analyses of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Psychotherapy Research. 27, 14-32. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2016.1249433

Flückiger, C., Forrer, L., Schnider, B., Bättig, I., Bodenmann, G. & Zinbarg R. E. (2016). A single-blinded, randomized clinical trial of how to implement an evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for generalised anxiety disorder [IMPLEMENT] – Effects of three different strategies of implementation. EBioMedicine, 3, 163-171. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.11.049

Visla, A., Flückiger, C., Grosse Holtforth, M. & David, D. (2016). Irrational beliefs and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. doi: 10.1159/000441231

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., & Wampold, B. E. (2015). The sleeper effect: Artifact or phenomenon – A brief comment on are the parts as good as the whole? A meta-analysis of component treatment studies (Bell, Marcus & Goodlad, 2013). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 83, 438-442. doi: 10.1037/a0037220

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A. C., Munder, T., Heer, S. & Wampold, B. E. (2014). Enduring effects of evidence-based psychotherapies in acute depression and anxiety versus treatment as usual at follow-up – A longitudinal meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 367-375. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.05.001

Flückiger, C., Zinbarg, R. E., Znoj, H.J. & Ackert, M. (2014). Resource activation in generalized anxiety disorder: An observer-based microprocess analysis of in-session outcomes. Psychotherapy, 51, 535-545. doi: 0.1037/a0034119

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Horvath, A. O., Symonds, D., Ackert, M. & Wampold, B. E. (2013). Substance use disorders and racial/ethnic minorities matter: A meta-analytic examination of the relation between alliance and outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 610-616. doi: 10.1037/a0033161

Flückiger, C., Grosse Holtforth, M., Znoj, H. J., Caspar, F. & Wampold, B. E. (2013). Is the relation between early post-session reports and treatment outcome an epiphenomenon of intake distress and early response? A multi-predictor analysis in outpatient psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research. 23, 1-13, doi:10.1080/10503307.2012.693773

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E., Symonds, D. & Horvath, A. O. (2012). How central is the alliance in psychotherapy? - A multilevel longitudinal meta-analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 59(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1037/a0025749

Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B. E., Znoj, H.-J., Caspar, F. & Jörg, U. (2012). Valuing clients’ perspective and the effects on the therapeutic alliance – A randomized controlled adjunctive instruction. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 59(1), 18-26. doi: 10.1037/a0023648

Del Re, A.C., Flückiger, C., Horvath, A. O., Symonds, D. & Wampold, B. E. (2012). Therapist effects in the therapeutic alliance-outcome relationship: A restricted-maximum likelihood meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 32, 642–649, doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2012.07.002

Flückiger, C. & Grosse Holtforth, M. (2008). Focusing the therapist's attention on the patient's strengths - A preliminary study to foster a mechanism of change in outpatient psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 64, 876-890.

 

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Training with Prof. Dr. Zinbarg

The therapists of our research trial were trained intensively in a two-day workshop by Professor Dr. Richard E. Zinbarg (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA). The training focused on the specialized therapy of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which has been developed by Prof. Dr. Zinbarg and colleagues. Prof. Dr. Zinbarg is a leading researcher in the field of anxiety disorders. 

 

 

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