Privatdozent Dr. phil. Stephan Stevens

Diplom Psychologe, Psychologischer Psychotherapeut 
Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapie 
staatl. anerkannter Supervisor 
ehemals Ambulanzleiter
Sekretariat: Frau A. Wojtaszewski
Telefon: +49/(0)221-470 5813
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Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Fr 10-12 Uhr



  • Stevens, S., Cooper, R., Bantin, T., Hermann, C., & Gerlach, A. L. (2017). Feeling safe but appearing anxious: Differential effects of alcohol on anxiety and social performance in individuals with social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 94. 9-18.
  • Culver, N., Stevens, S., Fanselow, M.S., & Craske, M.G. (2017). Building physiological toughness: Some aversive events during extinction may attenuate return of fear. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 58:18-28.


  • Bantin, T., Stevens, S., Gerlach, A. L., & Hermann, C. (2016). What does the facial dot-probe task tell us about attentional processes in social anxiety? A systematic review. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 50; 40-51.


  • Ziegler, C., Dannlowski, U., Bräuer, D., Stevens, S., Laeger, I., Wittmann, H., Kugel, H. Dobel, C., Hurlemann, R., Reif, A., Lesch, K.-P., Heindel, W., Kirschbaum, C., Arolt, V., Gerlach, A. L., Hoyer, J., Deckert, J., Zwanzger, P., Domschke, K. (2015). Oxytocin receptor gene methylation - converging multi-level evidence for a role in social anxiety. Neuropsychopharmacology. 40(6):1528-38. IF: 7.8 


      • Stevens, S., Cludius, B., Bantin, T., Hermann, C., & Gerlach A. L. (2014) Influence of alcohol on social anxiety: An investigation of attentional, physiological and behavioral effects. Biological Psychology. 96, 126-133. 
      • Stevens, S., Abraham, A., Peters, A. & Hermann, C. (2014). Enhanced avoidance behavior in social anxiety: Evidence from a probabilistic learning task. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 45, 1, 39-45.
      • Gerlach, A. L. &  Stevens, S. (2014). Clinical management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In Emmelkamp, P. & Ehring, T. The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders. John Wiley & Sons.


      • Cludius, B., Stevens, S., Bantin, T., Gerlach, A. L., Hermann, C. (2013). The motive to drink due to social anxiety and its relation to hazardous alcohol use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 27(3):806-813
      • Deiters, D., Stevens, S., Hermann, C. & Gerlach, A. L. (2013). Internal and external attention in speech anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 44; 143-149.
      • Abraham, A., Kaufmann, C., Redlich, R., Hermann, A., Stark, R., Stevens, S., & Hermann, C. (2013). Self-referential and anxiety-relevant information processing in subclinical social anxiety: an fMRI study. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 7(1), 35-48.


      • Kiko, S., Stevens, S., Mall, A., Steil, R., Bohus, M ,& Hermann, C. (2012). Predicting post-event processing in social anxiety disorder following two prototypical social situations: State variables and dispositional determinants. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 50(10):617-26.
      • Stevens, S., Bantin, T., Grigull, H., Cludius, B., Gerlach, A. L., & Hermann, C. (2012). Alcohol Can Make It Easier: On the Influence of Alcohol on Situational Anxiety in Socially Anxious Individuals. Psychophysiology, 49, S116-S116. 


      • Stevens, S., Gerlach, A. L., Cludius, B., Silkens, A., Craske, M. G., & Hermann, C. (2011). Heartbeat perception in social anxiety before and during speech anticipation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 138-143.
      • Stevens, S., Rist, F., & Gerlach, A. L. (2011). Eye movement assessment in individuals with social phobia: Differential usefulness for varying presentation times? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 219-224.
      • Stevens, S., & Rist, F. (2011). Psychologische Konstrukte der Suchtentwicklung. In A. Batra & O. Bilke-Hentsch (Hrsg.). Praxisbuch Sucht, 21-26, Stuttgart, Thieme.


      • Stevens, S.*, Domschke, K.*, Pfleiderer, B., & Gerlach, A. L. (2010). Interoceptive sensitivity in anxiety and anxiety disorders: An overview and integration of neurobiological findings. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 1-11.
      • Stevens, S., Hofmann, M., Kiko, S., Mall, A. K., Steil, R., Bohus, M. et al. (2010). What determines observer-rated social performance in individuals with social anxiety disorder? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 830-836.


      • Stevens, S., Rist, F. & Gerlach, A.L. (2009). Influence of alcohol on the processing of emotional facial expressions in individuals with social phobia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 125-140.
      • Huster, R. J., Stevens, S., Gerlach, A., Gottschalk, D., & Rist, F. (2009). Asymmetry of cortical activation evoked through presentation of affective pictures. Journal of Psychophysiology, 19, 123-124.
      • Stevens, S.*, Domschke, K.*, Beck, B., Baffa, A., Hohoff, C., Deckert, J., & Gerlach, A.L. (2009). Blushing propensity in social anxiety disorder: influence of serotonin transporter gene variation. Journal of Neural Transmission, 116, 6, 663-666.
      • Bohne, A., & Stevens, S. (2009). Treatment Model for Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Kleptomania. Verhaltenstherapie, 19, 40-46.
      • Stevens, S., & Gerlach, A.L. (2009). Selfmedication and social phobia: Psychometric properties of the German „Drinking Due to Social Anxiety” Scale. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 38, 118-125.

      2008 und früher

      • Stevens, S., Rist, F., & Gerlach, A. L. (2008). A review of experimental findings concerning the effect of alcohol on clinically relevant anxiety. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 37, 95-102.
      • Stevens, S., Gerlach, A. L., & Rist, F. (2008). Effects of alcohol on ratings of emotional facial expressions in social phobics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 940-948.
      • Gerlach, A. L., Spellmeyer, G., Vögele, C., Huster, R., Stevens, S., Hetzel, G., Deckert, J. (2006). Blood-injury phobia with and without a history of fainting: Disgust sensitivity does not explain the fainting response. Psychosomatic Medicine 68(2), 331-339.
      • Stevens, S. (2010). Die große Angst vor dem kleinen Pieks. Deutsche Angst Zeitschrift, 49,1.
      • Bantin, T., Stevens, S., & Hermann, C. (2011) Schnelle Lösung aber langfristig ein Problem? Alkohol macht soziale Situationen für Menschen mit sozialer Angststörung nur am Anfang leichter. Spiegel der Forschung, Universität Giessen, 28,2.

      *Shared first authorship


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