Dr. Severin Hennemann



Apr 2017 Licensure for psychological psychotherapy (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Dec 2016 Ph.D. in Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Dissertation: "Acceptance and implementation of eHealth interventions in medical inpatient rehabilitation"
Oct 2012 - Apr 2017 Professional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
July 2012 Diploma in Psychology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
Sept 2010-Feb 2011 Semester abroad, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Academic and Clinical Positions


June 2016
Research assistant, Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy & experimental Psychopathology (Prof. Dr. Witthöft), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
July 2013-May 2016 Doctoral candidate, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Mainz
Oct 2012-
Mar 2013
Psychological training, Inpatient Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Mainz
Oct 2013-Sept 2014 Psychological training, Inpatient Clinic of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Agaplesion Elisabethenstift, Darmstadt


Scholarships and Awards


Oct 2020 - Feb 2021 Participant of the "Digital Health & Education" multiplier program funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Careum Foundation
Sept 2018 Poster Prize at the 6th ESRII (European Society for Research on Internet Interventions) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark
Poster-Title: Effectiveness, acceptability, and safety of Internet-delivered psychological therapies for somatoform disorders and functional somatic syndromes: a narrative overview and recommendations for future research
Mar 2018 Research funding by the University of Mainz (13.000€) for the iSOMA project 
June 2017 Teaching award (2nd place), "Neue Wege in der Lehre", University of Mainz (Germany)
Seminar title: Developement of a modular web-based self-help for somatic symptom disorders and medically unexplained physical symptoms
Mar 2017 Poster Prize,26th Congress on Rehabilitational Sciences, Frankfurt (Germany)
Poster title: Internet-based interventions for work related stress: Acceptance and barriers to utilization in employees with high risk of health-related early retirement
July 2013- May 2016 PhD scholarship from the Illa and Werner Zarnekow Foundation
Mar 2106 Travel grant for the 67th German Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (03/16-19/2016) by the DKPM, DGPM, MediClin, DGPPR
Sept 2010-Feb 2011  Student scholarship from the ERASMUS program for academic mobility

Other professional activities

2021 Member of the "Indikationsspezifische Arbeitsgruppe Psychotherapie" of the Trusted Health Apps project (Bertelsmann Stiftung)


Apolinário-Hagen, J., Hennemann, S., Kück, C., Wodner, A., Geibel, D., Riebschläger, M., Zeißler, M., & Breil, B. (2020). Exploring User-Related Drivers of the Early Acceptance of Certified Digital Stress Prevention Programs in Germany. Health Services Insights, 13: 1–11. [Full Text]

Apolinário-Hagen, J., Hennemann, S., Fritsche, L., Drüge, M., Breil, B.(2019). Determinant Factors of Public Acceptance of Stress Management Apps: Survey Study JMIR Ment Health, 6(11):e15373 [Full Text]

Böhme, K., Henning, M., & Hennemann, S. (2019). Somatoforme Störungen und assoziierte Syndrome — ein Update. Medizinisch unerklärten körperlichen Beschwerden auf der Spur. InFo Neurologie & Psychiatrie, 9. [LINK]

Breil, B., Kremer, L., Hennemann, S., & Apolinário-Hagen, J. (2019). Acceptance of mHealth Apps for Self-Management Among People with Hypertension. Studies in health technology and informatics, 267, 282-288.[Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Klan, T., Witthöft, M. (2019). Aufmerksamkeitslenkung in der Verhaltenstherapie. Verhaltenstherapie, 29, 28-38. [Full Text]

Hennemann S., Böhme, K., Baumeister, H., Bendig, E., Kleinstäuber, M., Ebert, D.D. (2018). Efficacy of a guided internet-based intervention (iSOMA) for somatic symptoms and related distress in university students: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open,8: e024929. [Full Text]

Apolinário-Hagen, J., Menzel, M., Hennemann, S., Salewski, C. (2018). Acceptance of Mobile Health Apps for Disease Management Among People With Multiple Sclerosis: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Formativ Res 2018,2(2): e11977 [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Farnsteiner, S., Sander, L. (2018). Internet- and mobile-based aftercare and relapse prevention in mental disorders: A systematic review and recommendations for future research. Internet Interventions,14,1-17. [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Beutel, M. E., & Zwerenz, R. (2018). „Morbus Google“ vs. e-Health: Qualitative Untersuchung zur Akzeptanz und Implementierung von Online-Nachsorge in der stationären Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation, 57, 14-23. [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Witthöft, M., Bethge, M., Spanier, K., Beutel, M.E. (2017).Acceptance and barriers to access of occupational e-mental health: cross-sectional findings from a health-risk population of employees. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 91(3), 305-316. [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Farnsteiner, S., Sander, L. (2017): Internet- and mobile-based aftercare and follow-up for mental disorders: protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open,7:e016696. [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Beutel, M. E., & Zwerenz, R. (2017). Ready for eHealth? Health Professionals’ Acceptance and Adoption of eHealth Interventions in Inpatient Routine Care. Journal of Health Communication, 22(3), 274-284. [Full Text]

Hennemann, S., Beutel, M. E., & Zwerenz, R. (2016). Drivers and Barriers to Acceptance of Web-Based Aftercare of Patients in Inpatient Routine Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(12), e337. [Full Text]

Book chapters

Apolinário-Hagen, J., Drüge, M., Hennemann, S., Breil, B. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: Insights into a New Generation of Face-to-Face Treatment and Digital Self-Help Approaches. In Y.-K. Kim (ed.), Major Depressive Disorder, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1305. Springer Nature [LINK]

Ongoing research projects

iSOMA – Wirksamkeit einer Online-Intervention für anhaltende körperliche Beschwerden

KOWA– Körperbeschwerden und Wahrnehmungsprozesse im Alltag

Research Interests

  • e-mental-health
  • iCBT
  • Online-aftercare
  • Acceptance and adoption of e-mental-health
  • Digital stress
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Psychotherapy process research

Peer review activities

  • Journal of Affective Disorders
  • BMJ open
  • Internet Interventions
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Frontiers
  • Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
  • Verhaltenstherapie
  • Journal of Sleep Research
  • International Journal of Information Management
  • Journal of Psychiatry Research
  • Psychology, Health & Medicine
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease


"Wie wir Krankheitsängste überwinden" - Interview im SWR2 (Do, 29.10.2020 19:05 Uhr, SWR2 Tandem)

"Onlinetraining bei anhaltenden körperlichen Beschwerden" - Beitrag im JGU Magazin der Universität Mainz über Forschungsprojekt iSOMA

Professional Affiliations