Research areas – ENGLISH VERSION

The research activities of the Sigmund Freud Institute can be differentiated into four research areas. In all the ongoing projects the SFI tries to take up the specific tradition of this famous institution and to integrate it with challenges of a contemporary psychoanalytic research institute.

Research Area I:
Social psychological analysis of cultural changes: e.g. digitization, optimizing

The Quantified Life. Productive and Counterproductive Consequences of Quantification in the Digitally Optimizing Society

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe-Univ. & SFI; speaker),
Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (IPU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Jena)
Assisted by: Dr. Julia Schreiber (SFI), Ben Salfeld-Nebgen (IPU) i.a.
Funded by: Volkswagen Foundation, Funding line ‚Key issues for science and society‘
Duration: 02/18 – 01/23

Aporias of Perfection in Accelerated Societies. Current cultural change in self-concepts, relationship patterns and body practices (APAS)

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe-Univ. & SFI; speaker), Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (IPU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Jena)
Funded by: Volkswagen Foundation
Assisted by: Dr. Julia Schreiber (SFI), Ben Salfeld-Nebgen (IPU) i.a.
Duration: 12/12 – 04/18

Gender-Typical Adolescent Presentation of Self and Body in Social Media

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe-Univ. & SFI; speaker), Dr. Susanne Benzel (SFI)
Assisted by: Simone Rassmann
Student assistants: Jana Kim and Arthur Polunin and the interns Tamara Schwertel and Laila Hamdi
Funded by: Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University Frankfurt and Dean’s office of the department of Social Sciences, Funding line ‚Small Gender Projects‘ for the promotion of young researchers
Duration: 10/17 – 04/18

Biographical ‚Optimization‘ of Parenting through Reproductive Medicine. Changes in family planning and gender meanings

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe-Univ. & SFI; speaker), Dr. Julia Schreiber (Goethe-Univ. & SFI)
Funded by: Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University Frankfurt and Deanery of Department 03, Funding line ‚Small Gender Projects‘ for the promotion of young researchers
Duration: 10/20 – 12/21

„Remote therapy with children and adolescents“ (ReKi) – consequences of the corona pandemic for the psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapy

Scientific lead: Dr. Susanne Benzel (SFI) in cooperation with Alice Graneist (GU, Institute for Psychology),
Funded by: Anna-Freud-Institute/Support association
Duration: 11/20 – 04/22

Research Area II:
Mental and psycho-social effects of flight and migration

DOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM:
»Psycho-Social Impacts of Migration and Flight – Generational Dynamics and Adolescent Processes«
at the Sigmund Freud Institute Frankfurt/M. (SFI)

Supervision:
Prof. Dr. Vera King (Speaker): SFI & Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Koller: University Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs: SFI & University Kassel
Prof. Dr. Heinz Weiß: SFI & Univ. Tübingen, Robert Bosch Hospital Stuttgart
Project coordination: Dr. Susanne Benzel

Psychosocial Association Rhine-Main – Help for refugees (PSV)

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs  in cooperation with AFI, ERV, FATRA and FPI
Assisted by: Hauke Witzel, Sima Saligheh, Raem Abd-Al-Majeed, Corinna Poholski, Patrick Stier
Funded by: Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration
www.psv-rhein-main.de
Duration: 12/17 – 12/21

Intervals of arrival – Zwischenräume des Ankommens (ZA-Projekt)
Follow-up project to ‚Loss, trauma and integration Accompanying research on the four centers of psychosocial care for refugees in Hesse‘

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs
Assisted by: Dipl.-Psych. Simon Arnold, MA Soz. Andreas Jensen, Dipl.-Psych. Magdalena Kuhn, B.Sc. Psych. Rana Zokai
Funded by: Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration
Duration: 01/20 – 12/22

Loss, trauma and integration Accompanying research on the four centers of psychosocial care for refugees in Hesse

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs, Dr. Jan Lohl
Assisted by: Simon Arnold, Andreas Jensen, Rana Zokai
Funded by: Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration
Duration: 08/18 – 12/19

The social and psychological significance of the relationship between professional caregivers and unaccompanied minor refugees in institutional youth care facilities and its effect on integration paths and adolescent development (AUF-2)

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King and Mahsa Huston (former Mitchell)
Funded by: Heidehof Foundation (Follow-up application)
Duration: 10/20 – 09/21

Integration paths and adolescent development of unaccompanied refugee minors in institutional youth care facilities (AUF)

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Vera King and Mahsa Mitchell (former Mitchell)
Funded by: Heidehof Foundation
Duration: 09/17 – 03/19

Project ‚First-steps‘

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs, Dr. Judith Lebiger-Vogel, Dr. des Constanze Rickmeyer
Research associate: Korinna Fritzemeyer (Berlin) i.a.
Scientific partner: IDeA centre, Anna-Freud-Institute, Vivantes Hospital Neukölln
Funded by: Metzler Foundation, Follow-up-Study in planning.

Research Area III:
Research on psychotherapy (therapy, prevention, evaluation) + research on concept for clinical and theoretical psychoanalyse

MuKi – Investigation of emotional expectation and evaluation processes in children aged 9-11 years

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Tamara Fischmann, Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs
Assisted by: Dipl.-Psych. Felicitas Hug (SFI)
Funded by: IDeA centre
Duration: 07/19 – 07/21

NeuroBind – AC. Neuroimaging and Attachment in children with insecure-ambivalent and insecure-avoidant Attachment

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Tamara Fischmann
Assisted by: Margarete Schött
Scientific partner: Goethe University Frankfurt.
Funded by: DFG
Duration: until 12/18

OPD (Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnostic) combined with findings of the LAC-Study

Scientific lead: PD Dr. Ulrich Bahrke

Psychodynamic therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder PDT-OCD

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Heinz Weiß
Assisted by: Dr. phil. Lorena Asseburg, Dr. Phil. Constanze Rickmeyer, MSc Psych. Annabelle Starck i.a.
Scientific partner: University Hospital Gießen; Prof. Dr. F. Leichsenring.
Funded by: Heidehof Foundation, DGPT
Duration: until 2021

BAPAS – Attachment Trauma in Adoptive and Foster Children – A Psychoanalytic Therapy Study

Scientific lead: Dr. Judith Lebiger-Vogel, Dr. Constanze Rickmeyer
Funded by: IDeA centre
Duration: 08/20 – 12/21 (expected)

START HILFE – Follow-up project to the Frankfurt prevention study in kindergartens to prevent psychosocial disintegration

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs in cooperation with Dr. A. Staufenberg, Anna-Freud-Institute
Funded by: City of Frankfurt (ongoing)

SOGREV (Socio-educational group offers & evaluation) – Evaluation of socio-educational group offers for children and young people in outpatient youth welfare

Scientific lead: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs, Prof. Dr. Tamara Fischmann
Project coordination: M.Sc. Psych. Tom Degen
Research associate: Dipl.-Psych. Felicitas Hug
Assisted by: Terry Meyer
Funded by: IDeA centre
Duration: 09/20 – 08/21

Post-inpatient aftercare of psycho symtomatic patients – Model project for transition to working life

Scientific lead: Nora Alsdorf, Prof. Dr. Heinz Weiß, Prof. Dr. Vera King
Funded by: Heidehof Foundation
Duration: 01/18 –

Research Area IV:
Authoritarianism, antisemitism, extremism, consequences of the Nazi era

The Third Generation – Scenic Memory of the Shoah

Scientific lead: Dr. Kurt Grünberg
Assisted by: Dipl.-Psych. Simon E. Arnold, Dipl.-Psych. Lena Dierker, Sc. Psych. Tom David Uhlig
Scientific advisory board: Prof. Dr. Patrick Meurs, Prof. Dr. Astrid Messerschmidt
Cooperations partner: Anne Frank Educational Centre
Duration: pilot study: 2017; main study: 2019 – 2021

Project: Scenic Memory of the Shoah. To the transgenerational tradition of extreme traumata in Germany

Scientific lead: Dr. Kurt Grünberg
Co-lead: Dr. med. Friedrich Markert
Doctoral candidates: Dipl.-Psych. Jasmin Bleimling, M. A. Veronika Heller
Assisted by: Dipl.-Psych. Lena Dierker
Funded by: Köhler Foundation (Essen), Crespo Foundation (Frankfurt a. M.), Polytechnic Society Foundation (Frankfurt a. M.)
Duration: 2012 – 2015

Psychoanalytically oriented biography research on right socialization processes in the political „center“

Scientific lead: Dr. Jan Lohl
Funded by: Foundation for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Duration: 01/19 – 01/20