Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005
    Diplom degree in psychology, Darmstadt University of Technology (TU), Germany

  • 2005
    Completed training as a psychology coach, TU Darmstadt

  • 2006
    Completed training in providing support for those who are gravely ill or dying, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Darmstadt

  • 2007
    Doctorate in psychology, TU Darmstadt

  • 2009
    Completed training in systemic counselling, Institute of Systemic Counselling Darmstadt

  • since 2010
    Cumulative (publication-based) Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt

Selected publications

  • Haberstroh, J. (ed.) (2015). Special issue: autonomy and capacity to consent in dementia. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry (GeroPsych), 28 (1).

  • Schall, A., Haberstroh, J. & Pantel, J. (2015). Time series analysis of individual music therapy in dementia. GeroPsych, 28, published ahead of print.

  • Müller, T., Haberstroh, J., Knebel, M., Oswald, F. & Pantel, J. (2015). Comparison of three different assessments of mental capacity in outpatients with dementia. GeroPsych, 28 (1), 21-29.

  • Haberstroh, J., Müller, T., Knebel, M., Kaspar, R., Oswald, F. & Pantel, J. (2014). Can the mini-mental state examination predict capacity to consent to treatment? GeroPsych, 27 (4), 151–159.

  • Haberstroh, J., Müller, T. & Knebel, M. (2014). Menschen mit Demenz zu selbstbestimmten Entscheidungen über medizinische Maßnahmen befähigen: Das Projekt EmMa. BtPrax: Betreuungsrechtliche Praxis, 14 (5), 195-197.

  • Haberstroh, J. & Oswald, F. (2014). Unterstützung von Autonomie bei medizinischen Entscheidungen von Menschen mit Demenz durch bessere Person-Umwelt-Passung? Informationsdienst Altersfragen, 41 (4), 16-24.

  • Franzmann, J., Krause, K., Haberstroh, J. & Pantel, J. (2014). Assessment of self-perceived social competencies of caregivers in dementia care: Development and psychometric testing of the SOKO Dementia. GeroPsych, 27 (2), 67–73.

  • Muders, P., Zahrt-Omar, C. A., Bussmann, S., Haberstroh, J. & Weber, M. (2014). Support for families of patients dying with dementia: A qualitative analysis of bereaved family members' experiences and suggestions. Palliative & Supportive Care. Published ahead of print.

  • Kümmel, A., Haberstroh, J. & Pantel, J. (2014). CODEM Instrument: Developing a tool to assess communication behavior in dementia. GeroPsych, 27 (1), 23-31.

  • Haberstroh, J., Wollstadt, P., Knebel, M., Oswald, F., Schröder, J. & Pantel, J. (2013). Need for and challenges facing functional communication as an outcome parameter in AD clinical trials. Alzheimer disease and associated disorders, 27 (4), 293-301.

Selected projects

  • Using resource-oriented communication to enhance dementia patients' ability to provide informed consent for medical interventions (project EmMa)

  • Assessment of dementia patients' ability to provide informed consent for medical interventions: using validation specific to the syndrome and a combination of current diagnostic procedures in order to optimise the diagnostic process

  • How choice of language influences older people's comprehension and mental state


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