About

Master degree in Psychology from Christian Albrechts University Kiel and FU Berlin. Post-graduate apprenticeship as certified cognitive behavioral psychotherapist at "Institut für Verhaltenstherapie" (IVT) Berlin.

Currently I am working as a psychotherapist at the Psychiatric University Clinic Charité at "St. Hedwig Hospital" Berlin on one of three acute psychiatric wards. Furthermore I am head of the outpatient health care center of the ward "Heiliger Franz von Assisi". In my work as a therapist I include techniques from different forms of behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Systemic Therapy. Treating clients with with all kinds of psychological issues, I have the most experience in working with people who suffer from psychosis, depression, anxieties and people with personality disorders. Within the scope of my inpatient duties I have the honor of collaborating with Dr. Lieselotte Mahler in a large team using the "Weddinger Modell", a psychiatric treatment approach, which focusses on multiprofessional teams and recovery oriented methods. Furthermore I am the senior researcher at "Social Psychiarty and Care" research group.

Conferences

DGPPN

25. November - 29. November 2021 Berlin

Talk: Implementing post-coercion interview sessions in acute psychiatric environments

DGPPN

25. November - 29. November 2021 Berlin

Talk: Acute psychiatric staffs attitude towards coercion

DGPPN

25. November - 28. November 2020 Berlin

Talk: Implementing guidelines in psychiatry: evidence and problems

DGPPN

28. November - 01. December 2018 Berlin

Talk: Preventing coercion in psychiatric contexts: The influence of implicit and explicit attitudes of staff members on applied coercion

World Psychiatry Congress (WPA)

09. - 12. Oktober 2017 Berlin

Talk: What happens after coercion? Implementation of a new standardized debriefing after coercion methods took place

European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH)

04. - 06. Oktober 2017 Berlin

Talk: How to prevent coercion methods in psychiatric settings? Introducing and discussing a standardized interview guideline for debriefing

Praxisforum Akutpsychiatrie

27. - 28. April 2017 Berlin

Workshop: Haltung zu Zwang - Multiprofessionelle Perspektiven in offener Diskussion

Mentale Gesundheit in Deutschland und Russland

25. - 27. October 2016 St. Petersburg

Talk: Postvention ist Prävention: Der präventive Effekt trialogischer Nachbesprechungen nach erfolgten Zwangsmaßnahmen, Mitorganisatorin der Konferenz

TERGO -Conference

23. - 24.April 2015 Kiev

Talk: Sexuelle Orientierungen - Variationsvielfalt jenseits der Pathologie

Subjektive Seite der Schizophrenie

18. February 2015 Berlin

Workshop: Recovery-Gruppen - Die subjektivierte Psychoedukation, Mitorganisatorin der Tagung

Go-East Forum

27. September 2014 Berlin

Talk: Das Weddinger Modell: Resilienz- und Ressourcenorientierung im klinischen Kontext – eine Chance für Patienten mit Migrationshintergrund

Mentale Gesundheit in Deutschland und Russland

16. - 18. October 2013 St. Petersburg

Talk: Das Konzept der Recovery und Genesung: Die Belebung eines Zentralen Konzeptes der stationären Psychiatrie

Publications

The role of implicit and explicit staff attitudes in the use of coercive measures in psychiatry

Vandamme, A., Wullschleger, A. Garbe, A., Cole, C., Heinz, A., Bermpohl, F., Mielau, J., Mahler, L. & Montag, C. (2021). The role of implicit and explicit staff attitudes in the use of coercive measures in psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Effects if standardized post-coercion review session on symptoms of PTSD: results from a randomized controlled trial

Wullschleger, A., Vandamme, A., Mielau, J., Renner, L., Bermpohl, F., Heinz, A., Montag, C. et al. (2020) Effects if standardized post-coercion review session on symptoms of PTSD: results from a randomized controlled trial. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.

Correlates of seclusion and restraint of patients admitted to psychiatric inpatient treatment via a German emergency room

Cole, C., Vandamme, A., Bermpohl, F., Czernin, C., Wullschleger, A. & Mahler, L.(2020). Correlates of seclusion and restraint of patients admitted to psychiatric inpatient treatment via a German emergency room. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Standardized Debriefing of Coercive Measures on Psychiatric Acute Wards: A Pilot Study

Wullschleger, A.,Vandamme, A., Ried, J., Pluta, M., Montag, C. & Mahler, L. (2018). Standardisierte Nachbesprechung von Zwangsmaßnahmen auf psychiatrischen Akutstationen: Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudie. Psychiatrische Praxis

Contributions to reduce coercion in psychiatric care

Wullschleger, A., Mielau, J., Mahler, L.,Vandamme, A. & Montag, C., (2018). Beiträge zur Vermeidung von Zwang in der Akutpsychiatrie. Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie 86, 500-508.

Das Weddinger Modell – Resilienz- und Ressourcenorientierung im klinischen Kontext

Co-writer of the chapter „Theoretische Vernetzungen“ in the book: Mahler, L., Jarchov-Jadi, I., Montag, C. & Gallinat, J. (2014) Das Weddinger Modell – Resilienz- und Ressourcenorientierung im klinischen Kontext. Köln: Psychiatrie Verlag

Press and culture

Selbstliebe - Die kleine Schwester des Narzissmus

29. May 2018 Fräulein Magazin issue 2/2018

print magazine (also in "Süddeutsche Zeitung")

Books that shaped and saved my life

26. June 2017 This is Jane Wayne

blog article: Books that shaped and saved my life - Mit Angelika Vandamme Psychologin in Berlin - to read: https://bit.ly/2MZK7KH

Irre - Rainald Götz

20. January 2017 Lichthoftheater Hamburg

theater play: counselling, directed by: Henri Hüster

„Irre sind menschlich“ Psychiatrie ohne Zwang und Gewalt – geht das?

27. October 2016 Chrismon

article: „Irre sind menschlich“ Psychiatrie ohne Zwang und Gewalt – geht das? to read: https://bit.ly/2Pqj6h4