Karoline Sophie Sauer, M.Sc.


Education

10/2020
Licensure for psychological psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.)
09/2016 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
09/2013 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in psychology, Technische Universität, Dresden.

Academic and Clinical Positions

since 11/2020
Clinical psychologist, practice for psychotherapy (Offenbach a.M.) and outpatient department (treatment focus: pathological health anxiety, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)
since 06/2018 Doctoral candidate, Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy & experimental Psychopathology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
12/2016-05/2018 Psychological Training, Inpatient Clinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, SCIVIAS St. Valentinus-Krankenhaus, Bad Soden.
01/2012-02/2013 Student assistant, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (ICPP), Technische Universität, Dresden

 


Teaching activity

Winter term 2020 / 2021 Klinische Psychologie I (Bachelor)

 


Publications

Sauer, K.S., Jungmann, S.M. & Witthöft, M. (2020). Emotional and Behavioral Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Health Anxiety, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Distress (In)Tolerance. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 17(19), 7241.

Sauer, K.S. & Witthöft, M. (2020). Krankheitsängste und Hypochondrische Störung [Health anxiety and Hypochondriasis]. PSYCH up2date, 14(02), 151-166.  – in aktualisierter Version erneut erschienen in Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr, 88(11), 730-744.

Sauer, K. S. & Witthöft, M. (2017). Emotionserleben und somatische Beschwerden: Der Effekt einer Induktion von Ärger und Traurigkeit auf den körperlichen Symptombericht [Emotional experience and somatic complaints – the effect of an anger and sadness induction on bodily symptom report]. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 46, 147-156.

 


Presentations on Conferences

Sauer, K. S. & Witthöft, M (2019). Harnessing inhibitory learning theory for improving exposure therapy in health anxiety – findings from four single-case reports. 9th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (Berlin, 17.-20.07.2019). [Poster]

Sauer, K. S. & Witthöft, M. (2019). Fördert Exposition bei Krankheitsängsten affektive Kontrollprozesse des Arbeitsgedächtnisses?Inhibitionslernen vs. Habituation: ein experimenteller Vergleich [Does exposure for health anxiety facilitate affective monitoring processes of working memory? Inhibitory learning vs. Habituation: an experimental  comparison]. 11th Workshop Conference of the German Psychological Society, Section Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Erlangen, 29.05.-01.06.2019). [Poster]

Sauer, K. S. & Witthöft, M. (2017). Emotionserleben und somatische Beschwerden – der Effekt einer Induktion von Ärger und Traurigkeit auf den körperlichen Symptombericht [Emotional experience and somatic complaints – the effect of an anger and sadness induction on bodily symptom report]. 10th Workshop Conference of the German Psychological Society, Section Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Chemnitz, 25.-27.05.2017). [Poster]

 


Research Interests

  • Illness anxiety disorder, pathological health anxiety
  • Inhibitory learning
  • Medically unexplained symptoms, symptom report