Dr. Marcella Woud

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Department
of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Bochumer Fenster 3/ 50
Massenbergstraße 9-13
D-44787 Bochum

Tel: +49 (0)234 32 - 21502
Fax: +49 (0)234 32 - 14369

marcella.woud@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
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Position


Postdoctoral Researcher

 

 

Main research interests
 

  • Experimental study of (automatic) cognitive processes in psychopathology with a specific interest in processes such as appraisal, interpretation and association
     
  • Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM), i.e., CBM Appraisal and Interpretation training
     
  • Main interest: Post traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder, but I am also involved in research on alcohol abuse and misuse

     

 

Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

  • 2015 – Present
  • Psychological Psychotherapist at the Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum für psychische Gesundheit (FBZ) der Fakultät für Psychologie der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2008 – 2013
  • Ph.D. student with Prof. Dr. E.S. Becker and Dr. M. Rinck at Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud  University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands  Ph.D thesis:  "Dysfunctional Automatic Associations and Interpretation in Psychopathology" (cum lDysfuaude, i.e., highest possible distinction for a Ph.D in the Netherlands).
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Master of Behavioural Sciences (cum laude), Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2003 – 2006
  • Bachelor Clinical Psychology (cum laude), Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Bachelor Social Work (cum laude), Hogeschool Arnhem & Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

     

     

     

    Professional experience Zum Seitenanfang
     

  • 2013 – Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Humboldt-Professor J. Margraf, Center for the Study and Treatment of Mental Health, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

    Docent at the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

    Parental leaves: 24.12.2015- 31.08.2016 and present, starting: 19.10.2017
  • 2008 – 2013
  • Docent at Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • 2005 – 2008
  • Research assistant to Prof. Dr. E.S. Becker and Dr. M. Rinck at Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2004 – 2006
  • Teaching assistant for Methods & Statistics to Dr. J. Ellis, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2002 – 2008
  • Social worker at the Child and Youth Psychiatry ‘Herlaarhof’, Rainier van Arkel Stichting,‘s- Hertogenbosch

     

     

     

    International research visits Zum Seitenanfang
     

     
  • 2013
  • Visiting PhD student for 3 months at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Richard McNally 
  • 2010
  • Visiting PhD student for 6 months at the University of Western Australia (UWA, Perth, Australia) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Colin MacLeod
  • 2007-2008
  • Research internship with Prof. Dr. Emily A. Holmes (then: University of Oxford, UK, now: MRC Brain Science Unit, UK) and Dr. Bundy Mackintosh (then: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, now: University of Essex, UK).

     

     

     

    Awards & Grants & Prizes Zum Seitenanfang
     

  • 2018 
  • APS Rising Star (Association for Psychological Science)
  • 2017, 2014
  • Travel Scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2016
  • Research grant awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Project title: " The role of dysfunctional associations and interpretations in panic disorder: An etiological approach."
  • 2015
  • Selected as a member of the Global Young Faculty (Mercator Research Centre Ruhr)

    Postdoctoral Scholarship awarded by the Daimler and Benz Foundation. Project title: "Improving outcomes of cognitive behavioural therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder via augmentation with computerized appraisal training"
  • 2012
  • Elisabeth Frye Stipendium, an annual award of the Radboud University Nijmegen which is given to the most promising and talented female PhD-students of that year
  • 2011
  • Travel Scholarship by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAP)
  • 2010
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds award to finance my research visit in Australia
  • 2008
  • Best Master thesis of the Behavioural Science Research Master Program
  • 2007
  • Huygens Scholarship Program Talent Grant to finance my research internship in the United Kingdom

     

     

     

    Publications  Zum Seitenanfang

    Peer Reviewed

    2019

    Woud, M.L., Heeren, A., Shkreli, L., Meyer, T., Egeri, L., Cwik, J.C., Zlomuzica, A., Kessler, H., & Margraf, J. (accepted). Investigating the effect of proactive interference control training on intrusive memories. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

    Pulcu, E., Shkreli, L., Guzman Holst, C., Woud, M.L., Craske, M., Browning, M., & Reinecke A. (accepted). The effects of the angiotensin II receptor antagonist losartan on appetitive versus aversive learning. Biological Psychiatry.

    Cwik, J.C., Vahle, N., Woud, M.L., Potthoff, D., Kessler, H., Sartory, G., & Seitz, R.J. (accepted). Reduced Gray Matter Volume in the Left Prefrontal, Occipital, and Temporal Regions as Predictors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Voxel-Based Morphometric Study. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. doi: 10.1007/s00406-019-01011-2.

    Raeder, F., Schneider, S., Woud, M.L., Totzeck, C., Adolph, D., Margraf, J., & Zlomuzica, A. (accepted). Reactivation and evaluation of mastery experiences promotes exposure benefit in height phobia. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

    McNally, R. J., & Woud, M. L. (2019). Innovations in the study of appraisals and PTSD. A commentary. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43(1), 295-302.

    Woud, M. L., Kleim, B., & Cwik, J. C. (2019). Editorial for the Special Issue on negative appraisals in trauma: Current status and future directions for research. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43 (1), 139-142.

    Velten, J., Blackwell., S. E., Margraf, J., & Woud, M. L. (2019). Assessing cognitive appraisals related to sexual function: A scenario-based approach. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(3), 781-794.  doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-1398-5.

    Woud, M.L., Cwik, J.C., De Kleine, R., Blackwell, S.E., & Margraf, J. (2019). Assessing trauma-related appraisals indirectly by means of a scenario-based approach. Cognitive Therapy and Research, , 43(1), 185-198.

    Salemink, E., Woud, M.L., Roos, M., Wiers, R.W., & Lindgren, K. (2019). Reducing alcohol-related interpretive bias in negative affect situations: Using a scenario-based Cognitive Bias Modification training paradigm. Addictive Behaviors, 88, 106-113.

     

    2018

    Blackwell, S.E., Westermann, K., Woud, M.L., Cwik, J.C., Neher, T., Graz, C., Nyhuis, P.W., Margraf., J. (2018). Computerized positive mental imagery training versus cognitive contorl training versus treatment as usual in inpatient menthal health settings: study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4:133.
    doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0325-1.


    Glaser, T., Woud, M.L., Islander, M.L., Schmalenstroth, V., Vo, T.M. (2018). Positive, negative, or all relative? Evaluative conditioning of ambivalence. Acta Psychologica. 185, 155-165.

    Woud, M. L., Blackwell, S. E., Cwik, J. C., Margraf, J., Holmes, E. A., Steudte-Schmiedgen, S., Herpertz, S.,... & Kessler, H. (2018). Augmenting inpatient treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder with a computerised cognitive bias modification procedure targeting appraisals (CBM-App): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 8(6), e019964.

    Woud, M.L., Blackwell, S. E., Steudte-Schmiedgen, S., Browning, M., Holmes, E. A., Harmer, C. J., ... & Reinecke, A. (in press). Investigating d-cycloserine as a potential pharmacological enhancer of an emotional bias-learning procedure. Journal of Psychopharmacology.

    Woud, M.L., J.C. Cwik, B. Kleim, S.E. Blackwell, E.A. Holmes, D. Adolph, H. Zhang, & J. Margraf (2018). Does napping enhance the effects of Cognitive Bias Modification Appraisal training?  An experimental study. PloS one, 13, e0192837.

    Zhang, X., Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., & Margraf, J. (2018). Do health‐related factors predict major depression? A longitudinal epidemiologic study. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 2018, 25, 378–387.

     

    2017

    Blackwell, S. E., Woud, M. L., & MacLeod, C. (2017). A question of control? Examining the role of control conditions in experimental psychopathology using the example of cognitive bias modification research. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 20. e54.

    Hutschemaekers, M.H., Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., Rinck, M. (2017). Reducing alcohol-related interpretation biases in young hazardous drinkers by Cognitive Bias Modification–Interpretation Training. SUCHT, 62, 366–373.

    Maas, J., Woud, M.L., Keijsers, G., Rinck, M., Becker, E.S., & Wiers, R.W. (2017). The attraction of sugar: An association between body mass index and impaired avoidance of sweet snacks. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7, 1-20.

    Woud, M.L., Verwoerd, J.R.L., & Krans, J. (2017). Modification of Cognitive Biases related to posttraumatic stress: A systematic review and research agenda. Clinical Psychology Review, 54, 81–95.

    Zhang, X.C., 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.

     

    2016

    Markus, W., de Weert-van Oene, G., Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., & de Jong, C. (2016). Are addiction-related memories malleable by working memory competition? Transient effects on memory vividness and nicotine craving in a randomized lab experiment. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52, 83-91.

    Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., Rinck, M., Harmer, C.J., & Reinecke, A. (2016). Assessment of automatic associations with bodily sensations and agoraphobic situations in panic disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52, 105-109.

    Woud, M.L., Maas, J., Wiers, R.W., Becker, E.S., & Rinck, M. (2016). Assessment of tobacco-related approach and attentional biases in smokers, cravers, ex-smokers, and non-smokers. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00172.

    Woud, M.L., Salemink, E., Gladwin, T.E., Wiers, R.W., Becker, S.E., Lindenmeyer, L., Rinck, M. (2016). Alcohol homograph priming in alcohol-dependent inpatients. SUCHT, 62, 217–224.

    Woud, M.L., Zhang, X.C., Becker, E.S., Zlumozica, A., & Margraf, J. (2016). Catastrophizing misinterpretations predict somatoform-related symptoms and new onsets of somatoform disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 81, 31-37.

     

    2015

    Kersbergen, I., Woud, M.L., & Field, M. (2015). The validity of different measures of automatic alcohol action tendencies. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 225-230.

    Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., Rinck, M., & Salemink, E. (2015). The relationship between drinking motives and alcohol-related interpretation biases. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 47, 102-110.

    Woud, M.L., Hutschemaekers, M.M.H., Rinck, M., & Becker, E.S. (2015). The manipulation of alcohol-related interpretation biases by means of cognitive bias modification – interpretation (CBM-I). Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 49, 61-68.

     

    2014.

    Woud, M.L. & Becker, E.S. (2014). Editorial for the special issue on cognitive bias modification techniques: An introduction to a time traveller’s tale. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 1-6.

    Woud, M.L., Pawelczak, S., Rinck, M., Lindenmeyer, J., Souren, P., Wiers, R.W., & Becker,
    E.S. (2014). Alcohol-related interpretation bias in alcohol-dependent patients. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,38, 1151-1159.

    Woud, M.L., Zhang, X.C., Becker, E.S., McNally, R.J., & Margraf, J. (2014). Don’t panic: Interpretation bias is predictive of new onsets of panic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 83-87.

     

    2013

    Rinck, M., & Telli, S., Kampmann, I. L., Woud, M. L., Kerstholt, M., te Velthuis, S., Wittkowski, M., Becker, E. S. (2013). Training Approach-Avoidance of Smiling Faces Affects Emotional Vulnerability in Socially Anxious Individuals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 1-6.

    Woud, M. L., Becker, E. S., Lange, W. G., & Rinck, M. (2013). To like or not to like: The effect of approach-avoidance training on neutral, angry and smiling face stimuli. Psychological Reports, 113, 199-216.

    Woud, M. L. & Krans, J. (2013). Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) technieken bij posttraumatische stresstoornis (PTSS): Eerste bevindingen en toekomstige perspectieven. Directieve Therapie, 33, 170-187.

    Woud, M. L.
    , Maas, J., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2013). Make the manikin move: Symbolic approach-avoidance responses induce implicit and explicit evaluation bias. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 738-744.

    Woud, M. L.
    , Postma, P., Holmes, E. A., & Mackintosh, B. (2013). Reducing analogue trauma symptoms by computerized cognitive reappraisal training – Considering a cognitive prophylaxis? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 312-315.

    Woud, M. L.
    , Wiers, R. W., Pawelczak, S., Becker, E. S., Lindenmeyer, J., & Rinck, M. (2013). Does negative affect prime alcohol in addicted inpatients? A large-scale clinical investigation of the moderating role of depression and executive control. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3, 279–290.

     

    2012

    Scheibner, H., & Woud, M. L. (2012). Mit dem Joystick gegen die Abhängigkeit: Computer-Gestützte Trainings zur Rückfallprävention. Konturen, 3, 15-20.

    Woud, M. L., Fitzgerald, D. A., Wiers, R. W., Rinck, M., & Becker, E. S. (2012). ‘Getting into the spirit’: Interpretation bias in heavy drinking students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 627–632.

    Woud, M. L.
    , Holmes, E. A., Postma, P., Dalgleish, T., & Mackintosh, B. (2012). Ameliorating intrusive memories of distressing experiences using computerized reappraisal training. Emotion, 12, 778-784.

     

    2011

    Woud, M. L., Anschutz, D., van Strien, T., & Becker, E. S. (2011). Thinspiration and fear of fat: A matter of approach avoidance. Appetite, 56, 451-455.

    Woud, M. L., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2011). Induction of implicit evaluation biases by approach avoidance training: A commentary to Vandenbosch & De Houwer. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 1331-1338.

    Woud, M. L.
    , Ellwart, T., Rinck, M., & Becker, E. S. (2011). Task-irrelevant spider associations affect categorization performance. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 309-316.

     

    2009

    Müller, B. C. N, van Baaren, R. B., Ritter, S. M., Woud, M. L., Bergmann, H., Harakeh, Z., Engels, R. C. M. E., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2009). Tell me why…The influence of self-involvement on short term smoking behaviour. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 427-43.

     

    2008

    Woud, M.L., Becker, E.S., & Rinck, M. (2008). Implicit evaluation bias induced by approach and avoidance. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 1187-1197. (But please see correction: Cognition and Emotion, 25, 1309-1310).

     

     

    Book chapters Zum Seitenanfang

    Keijsers, G. P. J., Woud, M. L., & Becker, E. S. (2009). Psychotherapie en verandering van impliciete mentale processen. In S. Colijn, S. Bögels, & W. Trijsburg (eds), Leerboek Psychotherapie. De Tijdstroom: Utrecht.

    Krans, J., Woud, M. L., Näring, G., Becker, E. S., & Holmes, E. A. (2010). Exploring involuntary recall in post-traumatic stress disorder from an information processing perspective. In J.H. Mace (Eds.). The act of remembering: Toward an understanding how we recall the past. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, U.S.A.

     

    Diagnostic instruments

    Cwik, J. C. & Woud, M.L. (2015). German version of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5). Interview available from the Mental Health Research and Treatment Center Bochum at http://www.kli.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de or the National Center for PTSD at www.ptsd.va.gov.

     

     

     

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