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Projects

  • Paths through Corona

    Paths through the corona crisis of psychosocial support services for children and families

    • Project Lead: Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine (University Hospital Tulln), Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door)
    • Project Partner: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft / Forschungsgruppe DOT, Liga für Kinder- und Jugendgesundheit
    • Duration: 6 months starting from 01.07.2020
  • COVY

    Problems and solutions of the community-based care network for persons with a mental illness under COVID-19

    • Project Lead: Project Partner, IMEHPS.research
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine (University Hospital Tulln), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door)
    • Duration: 4 months starting from 01.04.2020
  • Virtual Skills Lab

    Virtual reality as a training environment for strengthening social competences to promote teamwork in companies

    • Project Number: FFG872573
    • Project Lead: Klaus Neundlinger, Institute for Cultural Excellence
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine (University Hospital Tulln), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door), Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft / Forschungsgruppe DOT, Institute for Advanced Studies, Polycular OG, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
    • Duration: 34 months starting from 01.03.2019

    Background

    Background:
    Complex social competencies, such as empathy, the ability to reflect or to constructively solve conflicts, are key in a contemporary work environment which is characterized by complex forms of interaction. This is the basis for our motivation to investigate novel forms of learning and training, which include emotional experiences in order to effect a sustainable increase in social competencies and, consequently, improve teamwork. Weaknesses of existing methods for promoting social competencies, such as a sole focus on cognitive stimuli, are specifically addressed through the use of virtual reality (VR).
    Aims:
    In a highly interdisciplinary process, this project examines how social skills (e.g. active listening, empathic change of perspective, etc.) can be trained using VR scenarios. The target group are middle management staff charged with a high number of coordination tasks, whose social skills impact the quality of the working conditions of the entire team they are responsible for. Based on the training approach of the consulting company 4dimensions, which focuses on optimizing team collaboration, a research prototype will be developed for the study.

  • D.O.T.

    Die Offene Tür - Mental Health Project

    • Project Number: LBG 01
    • Project Lead: Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine (University Hospital Tulln), Beate Schrank, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / D.O.T. - Die offene Tür (The Open Door)
    • Project Partner: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
    • Duration: 54 months starting from 01.01.2018

    Background

    Social connectedness in adolescents is an important protective factor for health. Adolescent children of parents with mental illness (COPMI) are at risk of poor social connectedness, especially in periods of school transition. In COPMI and non-COPMI early adolescents, we seek to (i) understand mechanisms of social connectedness, (ii) improve social connectedness by enhancing social-emotional skills and appropriate peer connections through a digital hub, (iii) tailor the hub to maximise individuals’ gains, (iv) facilitate related positive outcomes, such as reductions in stigma via opportunity for positive COPMI-non-COPMI contact. Profound literature reviews and ongoing stakeholder and expert consultation will guide the design of a blended intervention comprising the online hub housing digital experiences and peer matching, and complementary school/service-based social wellbeing programmes. A pilot evaluation will test the intervention acceptability, feasibility and processes of changes; and explore the efficacy of the hub in two versions, i.e. standard and an individually adaptive mode.

Events

  1. 01 Dec
  2. 15 Dec

    KL Lunchtime Seminar: Towards Natural Killer Cell-Based Immune Therapy in Leukemia

    15. December 2021, 12:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, 3500 Krems/Donau, Wing Y, KL Auditorium
  3. 19 Jan

    KL Lunchtime Seminar: Extramedullary hematopoiesis as part of the innate immune defence against infections

    19. January 2022, 12:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, 3500 Krems/Donau, Wing Y, KL Auditorium