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Psychotherapeutic interventions after indoctrination or abuse in Buddhist groups

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). Diagnostik der Stressverarbeitung bei der Behandlung von Personen aus buddhistischen Organisationen. AVM Publications.

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). DGPPN-Kongress (Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde e.V.), Berlin (und online), 23.11.-26.11.2022; Poster: Soziale Isolation vor dem Hintergrund maladaptiver Stressverarbeitung begünstigt die Entwicklung psychischer Erkrankungen von Personen aus internationalen buddhistischen Organisationen.

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). 22th World Congress of Psychiatry (WPA 2022) Bangkok, 3.8.-6.8.2022, Poster: Low internal experience of emotions and emotional processing in probands coming from Buddhist groups. Analyzing results of sixteen subjects tested with the Emotional Processing Scale.

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). 26th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP, online), 12.7.– 16.7.2022, Talk: Core elements in the traditional treatment of mental health in Tibetan medicine.

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). Risk factors of mental health in patients from Buddhist groups and related diagnostic issues. A study of group participants of twenty international Buddhist organizations; Shaker publishers, Print-ISBN 978-3-8440-8450-4; PDF-ISBN 978-3-8440-8499-3 (open access)

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). 30th European Psychiatry Congress (EPA, online), 4.6.-7.6.2022; Poster: Diagnosis of subjects damaged in Buddhist groups by means of the Symptom Checklist (SCL-90)

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP 2021, online), 18.-21.10.2021, Poster: The intermingling of Buddhist methods with mental health services and psychotherapy and quality assurance in both fields

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Approaching psychotherapy for people from international Buddhist organisations. Poster presented at the European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) 10.4.-13.4.2021; Study results of 14 probands from 12 Buddhist groups.

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Social isolation as a key factor of mental diseases of people in international Buddhist organisations. Poster pesented at the World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP), 10.3.-13.3.2021; Study results of 19 probands from 17 Buddhist groups.

Anders, A.I.M. (2020). Key issues in the treatment of people traumatised by economic, psychological or physical abuse in Buddhist groups. Poster presented at the EPA European Congress of  Psychiatry, 4.7.-7.7.2020.

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Challenges in the treatment of people psychologically abused in Buddhist groups International Conference der International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, 4.7.–6.7.2019

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Psychological impact of power abuse in buddhist groups and essential aspects in psychotherapeutic interventions for the affected individuals.
This article was published in German at SFU research bulletin in June 2019
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Aspects of Indoctrination and Abuse in Buddhist Groups

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Abuse in buddhist groups, talk at the Bundestagung "Geistlicher Missbrauch", 13.09.-15.09.2021

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Medical and societal challenges resulting from enemy images, restricted freedom of choice, violence justified by religion and exploitation in Buddhist groups, talk at the 7th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health (ECRSH, online), 27.5.-28.5.2021

Anders, A.I.M. (2020). The Decontextualization of Vajrayāna Buddhism in International Buddhist Organizations by the example of the organization Rigpa ISA online guest lecture, Austrian Academy of Sciences, at 19.11.2020.

Anders, A. I.M & Utsch, M. (2020). Abuse in religious movements exemplified by case studies on Buddhist organisations, German title: Missbrauch in religiösen Gemeinschaften anhand von Fallbeispielen buddhistischer Gruppen. Persönlichkeitsstörungen Theorie und Therapie 3/2020 Glaube, Religion und Sekten, 24(3), 222 – 238, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta Verlag. DOI: 10.21706/ptt-24-3-222, retrieval at:

Anders, A.I.M (2020). Psychological and Societal Implications of Projecting the Shadow on the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhist Contexts, in the book Psychosomatic Medicine (IntechOpen), retrieval at:

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Silencing and oblivion of psychological trauma, its unconscious aspects, and their impact on the inflation of Vajrayāna An analysis of cross-group dynamics and recent developments in Buddhist groups based on qualitative data, 10.11.2019, Religions, retrieval at:

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Depression and trauma as drawbacks of identification processes within buddhist groups Poster presented at European Psychiatry Congress (EPA) 6.4.-9.4.2019, Warsaw
Depression and trauma as drawbacks of identification processes within buddhist groups

Introspection training, derveloping self-reference and emotion regulation

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Analysing the effects of cognitive and emotional distancing and emotional reflection through applying the gradual methods of introspective training of Tibetan Buddhism. Talk at the International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP), 13.5.-16.5.2021

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Introspection and Psychotherapy, SFU Forschungsbulletin 7/2 (2019), S. 32-50 DOI:10.15135/2019.7.2.32-50; 20.12.2019, retrieval at:

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Self-reference and emotion regulation through introspective training (Poster), 9th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Berlin 17.7.-20.7.2019

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Investigating in methods of introspection and their impact on psychotherapy (Poster), Congress of DGPPN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde e.V.) in Berlin, 28.11.- 1.12.2018

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Development of relaxation and reduction of chronic stress through the intervention of gradual cognitive training (Presentation), Congress of DGPPN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde e.V.) in Berlin, 28.11.- 1.12.2018

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Analysing methods of introspection and their communication and learning processes (Poster), 7th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference in Berlin, 20.9.-22.9.2018

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Makro- und Mikroebene der Körperresonanz in der Psychotherapie (Poster), XI. Wiener Symposium Psychoanalyse und Körper at Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna, 31.8.- 2.9.2018

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Individual and social challenges in transferring methods of introspection (Poster), 13th PCE Conference (Weltkongress der Personzentrierten und Experienziellen Psychotherapie) "Facilitating Hope - Personal and Societal Challenges" at Vienna University, 9.7.2018

Attersee Anders, A.I.M. (2017). Introspektion als Wirkfaktor in der Psychotherapie Eine psychotherapiewissenschaftliche Modellbildung zu Effektstrukturen des Graduellen Kognitiven Trainings. Wiesbaden: Springer
Print ISBN: 978-3-658-17879-6, Online ISBN: 978-3-658-17880-2

Attersee Anders, A.I.M. (2016). Selbstreferenz. Ein dynamisches Selbstreferenzmodell auf der Grundlage von graduellem kognitivem Training. Wiesbaden: Springer
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-658-11708-5, e-Book ISBN: 978-3-658-11709-2

Tibetan Medicine

Anders, A.I.M. (2022). Mental health in Sowa Rigpa. Tibetan medicines conceptual contributions to medical diagnostics and treatment of mental diseases based on its merging with Anu- and Atiyoga techniques; Shaker publishers, Print ISBN: 978-3-8440-8624-9, PDF-ISBN 978-3-8440-8629-4 (open access)

Anders, A.I.M. (2021). Diagnosis and treatment of depression in Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa). Talk at the 25th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), 27.7.–31.7.2021

Anders, A.I.M. (2019). Mental Health in Tibetan medicine. International Conference on Women, Safety and Health in Asia, Kathmandu/ Nepal, 29.8.-31.8.2019

Anders, A.I.M. (2018). Modes of teaching and learning in Tibetan medicine and the performance of authority (Presentation), Ethnomedicing Conference University of Siegen, 29.6.-1.7.2018

Attersee, A.I.M. (2014). Kognition und Emotion in der Tibetischen Medizin. Eine Darstellung und Interpretation aus emischer Perspektive. Aachen: Shaker
ISBN: 978-3844032543

Köttl, M. (2009). Heilung aus der Perspektive Tibetischer Medizin. Aachen: Shaker
ISSN: 1430-7782, ISBN: 9783844017809

Tibetan language textbook (Tibetan-German)

Köttl, M. (2013). Grundkurs Tibetisch. Aachen: Shaker
ISSN: 1430-7782, ISBN: 9783844017809