Research

Our empirical research is mainly on psychotherapy process: which ingredients of psychotherapy are effective for the outcome. Should we conceive of such ingredients as specific techniques of intervention, or rather as nonspecific common factors of intervention?

We have started to conceptualize psychotherapy interventions by the 'Taxonomy project', assuming that specific and common factors are entangled when they generate therapeutic changes.

Our research also centers on embodiment, i.e. the bidirectional exchanges between body and motor behavior on the one hand and cognitive and emotional variable on the other. This can be applied to psychotherapy in research on nonverbal synchrony, which may be based on body movement or on physiological time series.

Development of methods: our specialty is the application and development of time series analyses and synchrony computation (http://embodiment.ch/research/synchrony-computation.html).