Dr. Julia Velten   

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   Julia Velten

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Position


Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Working groups
experimental psychopathology, clinical psychophysiology

 

 

Research interests

Sex research, sexual dysfunctions, sex therapy, visual attention for sexual stimuli, psychophysiological sexual responses, clinical psychology and psychotherapy research.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae
Education

 

  • 03/ 2016
  • Dr. rer. nat (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (summa cum laude), Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 10/ 2013
  • Licensed Psychotherapist in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, German Association of Behavior Therapy, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 10/ 2013
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 09/ 2009
  • Graduate degree (Diploma) in Psychology (with distinction), Faculty of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Germany

     

     

    Professional experience Zum Seitenanfang
     

  • 04/ 2016 –
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy with Prof. Margraf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 04/ 2016 – 02/ 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gyneacology with Prof. Lori Brotto, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 07/ 2012 – 03/ 2016
  • Junior Faculty Member, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy with Prof. Margraf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 10/ 2010 – 06/ 2012
  • Clinical Psychologist, Psychosomatic rehabilitation center “Klinik Lipperland”, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
  • 10/ 2009 – 09/ 2010
  • Clinical Psychologist, Center for the treatment of eating disorders “Klinik am Korso”, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
  • 09/ 2008 – 09/ 2009
  • Diploma Candidate, addiction day-unit of the psychiatric hospital “Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Bethel”, Bielefeld, Germany
     

     

    Additional Training aund Qualifications

  • 09/ 2017
  • Emotional Learning and Memory in Psychopathology and Health (ELMPH) Summer-School in Leuven, Belgium
  • 10/ 2016 – 02/ 2017
  • Post-graduate training as sexual therapist with Prof. Clement, isiberlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 09/ 2014
  • Three-day intensive workshop at the Lund Eye-Tracking Academy (LETA) in Lund, Sweden

     

     

    TeachingZum Seitenanfang
     

    Post-Graduate Workshops

  • 2018
  • Individual therapy of sexual dysfunctions, Workshop at the 50. Meeting of the German Association of Behavioral Therapy, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2015 - present
  • Treatment of sexual dysfunctions, University of Luxembourg
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Mastering plan analysis, German Association of Behavioral Therapy, Bielefeld, Germany

    Graduate Courses

  • 2017
  • Severe mental disorders (Chronic depression, Schizophrenia, crisis intervention and suicidality), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2017
  • Diagnostic of mental disorders, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2013 - present
  • Psychotherapy interventions, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2012, 2013,  2015
  • Treatment of sexual dysfunctions, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    Undergraduate Courses

  • 2016
  • Motivational interviewing, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

     

    Other

  • 2014 - present
  • Lectures on the etiology of mental disorders, personality disorders and sexual dysfunctions, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany


     

    Research and Travel Grants

  • 2018
  • Research grant by German Research Foundation (DFG-Sachbeihilfe) for the study entitled "Randomized-controlled comparison of two online-interventions: How effective are cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy in improving sexual desire in women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder?" PI: Velten, J. (VE 1083/2-1; 280,483 €)
  • 2017
  • Research grant by the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM) for the “EYES Study: Investigating visual attention and sexual response in women with and without sexual concerns”. PI: Julia Velten, Co-I: Brotto, L.A. and Milani, S. (11,000 $)
  • 2017
  • Travel grant for the Emotional Learning and Memory Summer School at the University Leuven, Belgium by the RUB Research School PLUS funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative (DFG GSC 98/3; 1,000 €)
  • 2016
  • Gateway Fellowship Grant (9-months full scholarship) by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum Research School PLUS, funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative (DFG GSC 98/3; 31,000 €)
  • 2015
  • Travel grant for the 41. Annual Conference of the International Academy of Sex Research in Toronto, Canada by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD; 2,000 €)
  • 2014
  • Travel grant for the 44. Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, The Hague, The Netherlands by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum Research School PLUS, funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative (DFG GSC 98/3; 700 €)

     

    Awards and Prizes

  • 2018
  • Research award by the German Association of Behavior Therapy (DGVT) for outstanding achievements in the development of behavior therapy (1,500 €)
  • 2016
  • gdf-Award Dr. Klaus Marquardt for the excellent dissertation “Sexual excitation and sexual inhibition in women: Impact on sexual risk taking, sexual function, and sexual concordance” in the field of natural sciences (1,600 €)
  • 2016
  • Teaching award for best undergraduate course in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Motivational Interviewing)
  • 2015
  • Award for the best poster presentation (3rd prize) at the 45. Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Jerusalem, Israel

     

     

    Reviewing and other Academic Activities

  • Editorial Board membership: Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals: Annals of Public Health and Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Biological Psychology, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Journal of Sex Research, Suma Psicológica, Verhaltenstherapie, Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung,
  • Reviewer for scientific institutions: RUB Research School PLUS, Virtual University of Bavaria, Research Foundation Flanders
  • Representative of the doctoral students, postdocs, and scientific employees (Akademischer Mittelbau) of the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Member of the Early Career Researchers Board of the Research School Plus, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Course guidance service, graduate program for clinical psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (from 2014 to 2016)


     

    Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie, DGVT [German Association of Behavioral Therapy]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs, Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie [German Association of Psychology, Clinical Psychology]
  • International Academy of Sex Research, IASR
  • European Society for Sexual Medicine, ESSM
  • International Society for Sexual Medicine, ISSM

     

     

    Publications Zum Seitenanfang

     

    Books

    Velten, J. (2018). Sexuelle Funktionsstörungen bei Frauen [Sexual Dysfunctions in women]. Fortschritte der Psychotherapie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.


    Book chapters

    Hoyer, J., Velten, J., & Hammelstein P. (in press) Sexuelle Störungen [Sexual dysfunctions]. In U. Wittchen & J. Hoyer (Eds.). Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.


    Velten, J. & Kockott, G. (2018). Sexuelle Störungen und Geschlechtsdysphorie [Sexual dysfunctions and gender dysphoria]. In Margraf., J. & Schneider, S. (Eds.). Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 2. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.


    Velten, J. (2018). Paraphile Störungen und Sexualdelinquenz. [Paraphilic disorders and sexual delinquency] In Margraf., J. & Schneider, S. (Eds.). Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 2. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer


    Velten, J. & Scholten S. (21018). Kognitiv-behaviorale Beratung. [Cognitive-behavioral counselling] In Margraf., J. & Schneider, S. (Eds.). Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 1. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

     

     

    Articles  (Peer-Reviewed)

    2018

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., & Margraf, J. (2018). Mental distress and perceived wealth, justice and freedom across eight countries: The invisible power of the macrosystem. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0194642. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0194642

    Velten, J., Bieda, A., Scholten, S., Wannemüller, A., & Margraf, J. (2018). Lifestyle choices and mental health: a longitudinal survey with German and Chinese students. BMC Public Health, 18:632. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5526-2

    Velten, J., Brailovskaia, J., & Margraf, J. (2018). Exploring the impact of personal and partner traits on sexuality: sexual excitation, sexual inhibition, and big five predict sexual function in couples. Journal of Sex Research. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1491521

    Velten, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (2018). Does repeated testing impact concordance between genital and self-reported sexual arousal in women? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(3), 651¬–660. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1076-4

    Velten, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (2018). Effects of a mindfulness task on women’s sexual response. Journal of Sex Research, 55(6), 747-757. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1408768

    Velten, J., Scholten, S.,Margraf, J. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women and Men (SESII-W/M) and the Sexual Excitation Scales/Sexual Inhibition Scales short form (SIS/SES-SF) in a population-based sample in Germany. PLoS One 13(3): e0193080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193080.

     

    2017

    Velten, J., & Brotto, L. A. (2017). Interoception and sexual response in women with low sexual desire. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185979. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185979


    Velten, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (2017). Does repeated testing impact concordance between genital and self-reported sexual arousal in women? Archives of Sexual Behavior. Ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-1076-4


    Hoyer, J., & Velten, J. (2017). Sexuelle Funktionsstörungen: Wandel der Sichtweisen und Kriterien. Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz. Ahead-of-print. doi: 10.1007/s00103-017-2597-7
     

    Velten, J. (2017). (2017). The dual control model of sexual response: Relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition for sexual function. Current Sexual Health Reports , 9(2), 90–97. doi: 10.1007/s11930-017-0108-3

     

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Bieda, A., Zhang, X.-C., Margraf. J. (2017). Testing measurement invariance of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS- 21) across four countries. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pas0000440

     

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Neher, T., Margraf, J. (2017). Wealth, justice and freedom: objective and subjective measures predicting poor mental health in a study across eight countries. SSM – Population Health. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.07.010.

     

    Velten, J. & Margraf, Jürgen (2017). Satisfaction guaranteed? How individual, partner, and relationship factors impact sexual satisfaction within partnerships. PLOS ONE, 12 (2), e0172855. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172855

     

    Velten, J., Margraf, J., Benecke, C., Berking, M., In-Albon, T., Lincoln, T., ... Willutzki, U. (2017). Methodenpapier zur Koordination der Datenerhebung und -auswertung an Hochschul- und Ausbildungsambulanzen für Psychotherapie (KODAP). Zeitschrift Für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie, 46(3), 169–175.  

     

    Velten, J., Margraf, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (2017). Effects of a mindfulness task on women's sexual response. Journal of Sex Research. Ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1408768

     

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., & Margraf, J. (2017). Sexual excitation and sexual inhibition as predictors of sexual functioning: A cross sectional and longitudinal assessment. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43 (2), 95–109. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2015.1115792

     
    Zhang, X., Kuchinke, L., Woud, M. L., Velten, J., & Margraf, J. (2017). Survey method matters: Online/offline questionnaires and face-to-face or telephone interviews differ. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 172–180. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.006

     

    2016

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., & Margraf, J. (2016). Psychometric properties of the sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women in a german sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45 (2), 303¬–314.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., & Margraf, J. (2016). Unprotected intercourse and one-night stands: Impact of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition on risky sexual behaviors in women. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(3), 361–373.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., Adolph, D., & Margraf, J. (2016). Investigating female sexual concordance: Do sexual excitation and sexual inhibition moderate the agreement of genital and subjective sexual arousal in women? Archives of Bexual Behavior, 45 (8), 1957–1971. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0774-7

     

    2015

    Hoyer, J., Velten, J., Benecke, C., Berking, M., Heinrichs, N., In-Albon, T., Lincoln, T., Lutz, W., Schlarb, A., Schöttke, H., Willutzki, U., Margraf, J.(2015). Koordination der Forschung an Hochschulambulanzen für Psychotherapie, Zeitschrift fuer Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 44 (2), 80 – 87.

     

    2014

    Velten, J., Lavallee, K. L., Scholten, S., Meyer, A. H., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S. & Margraf, J. (2014). Lifestyle choices and mental health: a representative population survey in Germany. BMCPsychology 2:55.

     

     

    INVITED TALKS

    Velten, J. (2017, June). Sexuelle Störungen bei Frauen: Zwischen Sexualforschung und -therapie [Sexual dysfunctions in women: Between sex research and therapy]. Invited talk and workshop at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany.
    Velten, J. (2017, March). Sexuelle Störungen bei Frauen: Diagnostik und Therapie im klinischen Alltag [Sexual dysfunctions in women: Clinical diagnosis and therapy]. Invited talk and workshop at the Klinik Meissenberg, Zug, Switzerland.


    ORGANIZED SYMPOSIA

    Velten, J. (2018, March) “Let’s talk about sex: Neue Entwicklungen der klinisch-psychologischen Sexualforschung in Deutschland [New developments in clinical-psychological sex-research in Germany], 50. Meeting of the German Association of Behavioral Therapy, Berlin, Germany.

     

     

    Conference presentations

    2018

    Velten, J. & Margraf, J. (2018, May) “ Wirkmechanismen von achtsamkeitsbasierter Sexualtherapie:
    Erhöht Achtsamkeit die sexuelle Erregung? [Mechanisms of change in mindfulnes-based sexual therapy. Does minfulness increase women’s sexual arousal?] 36. symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Landau, Germany.

    Velten, J. & Margraf, J. (2018, March) “ Wirkmechanismen von achtsamkeitsbasierter Sexualtherapie:
    Erhöht Achtsamkeit die sexuelle Erregung? Präsentation vorläufiger Ergebnisse. [Mechanisms of change in mindfulnes-based sexual therapy. Does minfulness increase women’s sexual arousal? Preliminary findings.] Paper presented at the 50. Meeting of the German Association of Behavioral Therapy, Berlin, Germany.


    2017

    Velten, J., Margraf, J., and Brotto L.A (2017, May). Achtsamkeit und sexuelle Erregung bei Frauen: Ein Laborparadigma [Mindfulness and sexual arousal in women: A laboratory paradigm]. Paper presented at the 35. symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Chemnitz, Germany

     

    2016

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2016, April). Can we get no satisfaction?! Predictors of sexual satisfaction in a representative survey of 950 German couples. Poster presented at the 41. Annual Meeting of the Society of Sex Research and Therapy, Chicago, USA.

     

    2015

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2015, September). No regrets? The impact of sexual arousal on sexual decision making in women. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., and Margraf, J. (2015, August). Shifting States or Constant Traits: How stable are sexual excitation and sexual inhibition in women? Poster presented at the 41st conference of the International Academy of Sex Research, Toronto, Canada.

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Bieda, A., and Margraf, J. (2015, May). Wenn Skalen nicht das Gleiche messen: Können Depression, Angst und Stress über verschiedene Kulturen verglichen werden? [Can we compare scales that measure depression, anxiety and stress across different cultures?] E-Poster presented at the 33rd symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Dresden, Germany.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2015, May). Soll ich oder soll ich nicht? Was beeinflusst sexuelle Entscheidungen bei Frauen? [Which factors influence sexual decision-making in women?] Paper presented at the 33rd symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Dresden, Germany.

     

    2014

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2014, September). „Mir wird schon nichts passieren...“Prädiktoren für riskantes Sexualverhalten bei Frauen. [‘It will never happen to me’: predictors of sexual risk behaviors in women.] Poster presented at the 49th conference of the German Association of Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2014, September). Partnership satisfaction and sexual function in hetero-, homo, and bisexual women. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S., Margraf, J. (2014, June). Cross – cultural assessment of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Germany, Russia and United States of America. Paper presented at the 22nd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Graham, C. A., and Margraf, J. (2014, June). Sexual orientation, sexual functioning, and the dual control model in a German sample of hetero-, homo-, and bisexual women. Poster presented at the 40th conference of the International Academy of Sex Research, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Zhang, X.C., Bieda, A., Margraf, J. (2014, May). Arm und allein?! Kulturvergleichende Analyse zum Zusammenhang von sozialer Unterstützung und sozioökonomischen Status mit psychischer Gesundheit. [Poor and alone?! Cultural comparison of the effect of social support on mental health.] Paper presented at the 32nd symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Braunschweig, Germany.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., and Margraf, J. (2014, May). Sexuelle Störungen und das ‘Dual Control Model’ der sexuellen Reaktion: Ergebnisse einer deutschen Studie zur weiblichen Sexualität [Sexual problems and the ‘Dual Control Model’ of sexual response within a German sample.] Poster presented at the 32nd symposium for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Braunschweig, Germany.

     

    2013

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Zhang, X.C., Schneider, S., Margraf, J., (2013, September). Intercultural Comparison of the Assessment of Social Support: Application of a Revised Version of the Social Support Questionnaire in Germany, China and Russia. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S., and Margraf, J. (2013, September). Psychological distress among students: Transnational comparison between mental health and family affluence in german, chinese and russian students. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Scholten, S., Velten, J., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S., & Margraf, J. (2013, May). Was uns im Alltag belastet - Screening Fragebogen zur Erfassung alltäglicher Belastungen. [Development of a screening questionnaire for the assessment of daily stressors.] Poster presented at the 8th workshop congress for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Trier, Germany

    Velten, J., Scholten, S., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S., and Margraf, J. (2013, May). Lifestyle and mental health in a representative population sample in germany. Poster presented at the 8th workshop congress for clinical psychology and psychotherapy of group of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Association of Psychology, Trier, Germany.


     

     

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