Dr. Anne-Kathrin Bräscher


 


Education

 

12/2015 Licensure for psychological psychotherapy for childhood and youth (ZPP, Heidelberg)
09/2015 Licensure for psychological psychotherapy (ZPP, Mannheim)
04/2014 Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim (“Cognitive and Behavioral Context of Pain Facilitation - Nocebo Conditioning and Uncontrollability-Induced Sensitization”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Rupert Hölzl
03 - 08/2011 Research visit at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP), McGill University, Montreal (Canada), supervised by Prof. Dr. Petra Schweinhardt
09/2009 - 08/2012 PhD studies at the “Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences” of the “Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences”, University of Mannheim
08/2009 Diploma in psychology (excellent)

 


Academic and Clinical Positions

 

since 09/2015 Clinical psychologist, outpatient department, University of Mainz
since 10/2014 Research assistant, Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy & experimental Psychopathology (Prof. Dr. Witthöft), University of Mainz, Germany
09/2012 - 09/2014 Research assistant, pain center (PD Dr. Justus Benrath), University Medical Center Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim
04 - 09/2013 Research assistant, research outpatient department (Forschungsambulanz), Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
10/2012 - 03/2013 Psychological training II, outpatient clinic, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
09/2011 - 09/2012 Psychological training I, ward 4B, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
11/2007 - 08/2009 Student assistant, University of Mannheim, Otto Selz Institute for Applied Psychology, Mannheim, Germany

 


Scholarships and Awards

 

09/2010 - 08/2012 PhD scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
09/2010 PhD scholarship from the German Pain Society (4000 €)
09/2009 - 08/2010 Scholarship from the Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences (DFG excellence initiative)
03/2010 Scholarship from the DGPs group “Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology” for the spring school “fMRI in psychological research”
06/2007 - 08/2009 Student scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

 


Publications

Bräscher, A.-K., Raymaekers, K. Van den Bergh, O., Witthöft, M. (2017). Are media reports able to cause somatic symptoms attributed to WiFi radiation? An experimental test of the negative expectation hypothesis. Environmental Research 156 265-271.

Bräscher, A.-K.*, Becker, S.*, Hoeppli, M.-E., Schweinhardt, P. (2016). Different brain circuitries mediating controllable and uncontrollable pain. Journal of Neuroscience 36(18) 5013-5025.

Bräscher, A.-K.*, Zuran, D.* Feldmann, R. E., Benrath, J. (2016). Patient survey on the evaluation of different materials of aligners in Invisalign® therapy. Journal of Orofacial and Orthopedics 77(6) 432-438.

Bräscher, A.-K.*, Blunk, J. A.*, Bauer, K., Feldmann, R. E., Benrath, J. (2014). Comprehensive curriculum for phantom-based training of ultrasound-guided intercostal and stellate ganglion blocks. Pain Medicine 15(10) 1647-1656.

Bräscher, A.-K.*, Blunk, J.*, Söhle, S., Feldmann, Jr., R. E., Bauer, M., Benrath, J. (2014). [Cost minimization analysis in postoperative pain management: economic efficiency and effectiveness of two infusion pump systems]. Der Anästhesist 63(10) 783-792.

Dusch, M.*, Bräscher, A.-K.*, Kopf, A., Treede, R. E., Benrath, J. (2014). [Medical educational evaluation of the German Pain Congress 2012. In the context of the CanMEDS physician competency framework]. Der Schmerz 28(5) 520-527.

Wei, K., Feldmann Jr., R. E., Bräscher, A.-K., Benrath, J. (2014). Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocks combined with pharmacological and occupational therapy in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): a pilot case series ad interim. Pain Medicine 15(12) 2120-7.

Kortüm, F., Bräscher, A.-K., Schmitz-Buchholz, D., Feldmann Jr., R. E., Benrath, J. (2014). [Interventional pain therapy: Results of a survey among specialized pain physicians in Germany]. Der Schmerz 28(6) 591-599.

Puetzler, J., Feldmann Jr., R. E., Bräscher, A.-K., Gerhardt, A., Benrath, J. (2014). Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life by Comprehensive Cancer Pain Therapy: A Pilot Study with Breast Cancer Outpatients under Palliative Chemotherapy. Oncology Research and Treatment 37(9) 456-462.

Rezensionen

Bräscher, A.-K. (2015). [Behavior therapy: case video clips for diagnostics and treatment]. Verhaltenstherapie 25(1) 69-70. (DVD Review)

Bräscher, A.-K. (2016). Soziale Angststörung. Fortschritte der Psychotherapie. Verhaltenstherapie 26(4) 295-296.


Professional Affiliations

  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

 


 Research Interests

  • pain perception, psychological pain modulation
  • placebo and nocebo effects
  • classical conditioning
  • psychophysiology, fMRI