Michael Hoelzer

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BACKGROUND Mental health issues are gaining in importance in society and the economic system. At the same time, the accessibility and stigmatisation of the mental health care system in Germany can obstruct help-seeking behavior and delay early psychotherapeutic interventions. Therefore, new models of care are being established at the interface of(More)
OBJECTIVES Psychosomatic symptoms often present within the vocational context. The unmet need for easily accessible and early interventions led to the development of a variety of offers in this area. From a scientific point of view, the question of how such a "psychosomatic consultation in the workplace" (PCIW) is best conceptualized remains open. METHODS(More)
The authors provide a perspective on how psychoanalytic process research can be implemented. This is based on a process research model described elsewhere and summarizes the kinds of studies that can be situated on the four levels of the model. The authors summarize multiple empirical studies that were performed in a completely tape-recorded psychoanalytic(More)
OBJECTIVE Common mental disorders like mood and anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders have high costs, yet under-treatment is still frequent. Many people with common mental disorders are employed, so the workplace is potentially a suitable context in which to provide early treatment. Our study investigates whether a change of setting (workplace versus(More)
BACKGROUND This study compares the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic consultation in the workplace (PSIW) with psychotherapeutic outpatient care (PSOC) in Germany. METHODS Work ability (WAI), quality of life (SF-12), clinical symptoms (PHQ) and work-related stress (MBI, IS) were assessed in 367 patients seeking mental health care via two routes (PSIW n =(More)
Frames is a method to identify Fundamental Repetitive And Maladaptive Emotion Structures in verbatim transcribed psychotherapy sessions. The 5 steps leading to Frames consist of 1. criteria to select sessions or other material apt to identifying Frames; 2. coding of emotions according to Dahls and Stengels (1978) category system; 3. the construction of an(More)
The departments of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy developed an interdisciplinary longitudinal curriculum in order to coach medical students for the whole length of their medical education. Experiences from the first four undergraduate semesters are reported. 46 students (33 females, 13 males), mean age 22.3 +/- 2.6 years, attended 60(More)
279 dreams were drawn from a sample of 32 reports on psychoanalytic treatments of female patients diagnosed either as hysteric (H) or depressed (D). Depending on the gender of the analyst (female = w; male = m) four groups Dm, Dw, Hm, Hw were distinguished. Content analysis of the manifest dreams as to the occurrence of objects, emotions as well as(More)