Dr. med. Ulrike Anderssen-Reuster

Mindfulness based treatment of depression within a clinical frame

Originally developed in the Buddhist meditative context, methods based on mindfulness have proven in the last few years to be effective in medicine and psychology/psychotherapy . Whether in the context of clinical medicine or in that of a soteriology, it is the task of mindfulness based treatment of depression to familiarize the patients with the basis of mindfulness, to teach them a methodical and clearly structured method of self-treatment , and finally to encourage patients to practice on their own. The lecture shares experiences gathered over the last four years in the clinic for psychosomatic and psychotherapy at the “Städtisches Klinikum Dresden-Neustadt”.

Dr. med. Ulrike Anderssen-Reuster

is the head of the clinic for psychosomatics and psychotherapy at the clinical center for psychological health at the Städtisches Krankenhaus Dresden-Neustadt. She is a specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis and is Assistant Professor at the “Dresdner Institut für Psychodynamische  Psychotherapie” (Dresden Institute for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy). The main emphasis of her work is the care of patients with psychosomatic illnesses and mindfulness based psychotherapy. She has 30 years of experience in Zen meditation.