Dr. Franziska Sophia Miegel

Curriculum Vitae

2020 - present Clinical psychologist at anxiety ward, University medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2018 - present Postgraduate professional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Hamburg, Germany
2017 - 2020 Ph.D. dissertation on the efficacy of metacognitive training in OCD patients, Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Germany
2015 - 2017 M.Sc. in psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany
2012 - 2015 B.Sc. in psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Research Interests

  • metacognitive training for OCD (MCT-OCD)
  • cognitive biases in OCD
  • maladaptive coping in OCD
  • psychotherapy research
  • aggression in OCD
  • exposure therapy in virtual reality

Research Funding

2020-2023: Funding for a project entitled "Exposure therapy in mixed reality (MR) to narrow the treatment gap for patients with OCD"

Selected Publications

Gehlenborg, J., Bücker, L., Berthold, M., Miegel, F., & Moritz, S. (2020). Feasibility, Acceptance, and Safety of Metacognitive Training for Problem and Pathological Gamblers (Gambling-MCT): A Pilot Study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-020-09975-w

Jelinek, L., Zielke, L. Hottenrott, B., Miegel, F., Cludius, B., Sure, A., & Demiralay, C. (2018). Patients’ perspectives on treatment with Metacognitive Training for OCD: Feasibility and acceptability. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 29(1), 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1024/1016-264X/a000211.

Miegel, F., Cludius, B., Hottenrott, B., Demiralay, C., & Jelinek, L. (2020). Session-specific effects of the Metacognitive Group Training for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: significant results for thought control. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 17816. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73122-z

Miegel, F., Cludius, B., Hottenrott, B., Demiralay, C., Sure, A., & Jelinek, L. (2019). Session-specific effects of the Metacognitive Training for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (MCT-OCD). Psychotherapy Research, 1-13. https://doir.org/10.1080/10503307.2019.1613582

Miegel, F., Demiralay, C., Moritz, S., Wirtz, J., Hottenrott, B., & Jelinek, L. (2020). Metacognitive Training for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 20(1), 350. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02648-3

Miegel, F., Gehlenborg, J., Bücker, L., Lion, D., & Moritz, S. (2019). Can an online intervention for depression alleviate emotional problems and pain? A randomized controlled study. Verhaltenstherapie, 29, 166–181. https://doi.org/10.1159/000501736

Miegel, F., Jelinek, L., & Moritz, S. (2018). Dysfunctional beliefs in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression as assessed with the Beliefs Questionnaire (BQ). Psychiatry Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PSYCHRES.2018.12.070

Miegel, F., Moritz, S., Wagener, F., Cludius, B., & Jelinek, L. (2020). Self-esteem mediates the relationship between perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 167, 110239.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110239

Moritz, S., Fink, J., Miegel, F., Nitsche, K., Kraft, V., Tonn, P., & Jelinek, L. (2018). Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by a lack of adaptive coping rather than an excess of maladaptive coping. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Moritz, S., Irshaid, S. [split first authors], Beiner, A., Hauschildt, M., & Miegel, F. (2018). Acceptance and efficacy of a metacognitive self-help intervention in an Arabic-speaking mixed patient sample with depression and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.