Dr. phil. Liane Hofmann

Scientific Career

Studied Psychology at the University of Freiburg. Diploma thesis about "Spiritual Emergencies and Kundalini-Experiences." Dissertation on "Spirituality and Religiosity in Psychotherapy Practice". Since 1995 scientific employee at the IGPP.

Fields of work

Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology, Psychology of Religion.


Research interests

Psychotherapy and spirituality / religiosity:
relationship, possibilities of inclusion of spiritual / religious factors in clinical-psychotherapeutic practice, integrative approaches;

Problems and crises of spiritual / religious development:
Clinical issues related to "exceptional experiences", "spiritual emergencies" and "religious or spiritual problems" (DSM-IV, V-Code 62.89):
phenomenology and classification - prevalence - diagnosis and differentialdiagnosis; developmental history of  the particular concepts;

Spirituality and religiosity in psychooncology and palliative care

Transcultural flows concerning development- and health-related concepts and practices from asian spiritual traditions;

Spiritual Healing and Conventional Mainstream Medicine.


Research projects at the IGPP

Spiritual Healing and Conventional Mainstream Medicine (Pilotstudy)

Spirituality and Religiosity in Psychotherapy Practice - A National Survey of Psychological Psychotherapists (abstract)

Phenomenology and Multiple-Factor Explanation of Non-Ordinary Collective Phenomena  (Pilotstudy)

Construction and psychometric evaluation of a scale for the assessment of psychotherapists' attitudes concerning the relationship between psychotherapy and spirituality / religiosity  (together with Dipl.-Psych. Britta Möckelmann)

Evaluation and Further Development of the Information and Counseling Services at the IGPP. Development of a System for the Documentation of Extraordinary Experiences (DAE) (together with Dipl.-Psych. Annette Wiedemer)


Selected writings

Liane Hofmann (2013). Kundalini-Erfahrungen [Kundalini-Experiences].(Experteninterview). In Ulrich Ott, Yoga für Skeptiker. Ein Neurowissenschaftler erklärt die uralte Weisheitslehre. München: Barth, S. 232-245.

Hofmann, Liane (2013).The Impact of Kundalini Yoga on Concepts and Diagnostic Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy. In Beatrix Hauser (Ed.), Yoga Traveling: Bodily Practice in Transcultural Perspective. Transcultural Research: Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 81-106.

Hofmann, Liane (2012). Nun sag, wie hältst Du’s mit Spiritualität und Religiosität? Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Befragung unter Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten. In Michael Schetsche und Kirsten Krebber (Hrsg.), Grenzpatrouillen. Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung zu außergewöhnlichen Erfahrungen und Phänomenen. Berlin, Logos, S. 223 - 259. [Now tell me, where do you stand in terms of spirituality and religiosity? Results of a national survey among Psychological Psychologists]

Hofmann, Liane (2011). Zur Relevanz von spirituellen Themen für psychotherapeutische Praktiker – Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Studie. Bewusstseinswissenschaften – Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie. 17(2), S. 56–69. [Relevance of spiritual issues for psychotherapeutic practitioners - results of a national survey]

Redactional supervision of a Special Issue of the Journal "Bewusstseinswissenschaften - Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie" "Research" (Together witg Dr. Dorothee Wienand Kranz)

Hofmann Liane & Walach, Harald (2011). Spirituality and religiosity in psychotherapy - A representative survey among German psychotherapists. Psychotherapy Research, 21(02), pp. 179-192.

Hofmann, Liane (2011). Spirituelle oder religiöse Orientierung und deren Auswirkung auf die psychotherapeutische Tätigkeit. In A. Büssing & N.B. Kohls (Hrsg.), Spiritualität transdisziplinär. Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen im Zusammenhang mit Gesundheit und Krankheit. Heidelberg: Springer, S. 173-192. [Effects of psychotherapists' spiritual or religious orientation on their practice of psychotherapy]

Hofmann, Liane und Rösler, Christian (2010). Der Archetyp des verwundeten Heilers. Zeitschrift für Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie. 16 (1), S. 75-90. [The wounded healer archetype]

Redactional Supervision of a Special Issue of the Journal "Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie" "What heals? Salutary approaches in medicine and psychotherapy" (together with Prof. Dr. Edith Zundel)

Hofmann, Liane (2009) Spiritualität und Religiosität in der psychotherapeutischen Praxis. Eine bundesweite Befragung von Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten. Dissertation. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. [Spirituality and Religiosity in Psychotherapy Practice. A National Survey of Psychological Psychotherapists]

Hofmann, L., Möckelmann, B., Walach, H. (2003). Entwicklung und empirische Validierung einer Skala zur Erfassung der Einstellung von Psychotherapeuten zum Verhältnis von Psychotherapie und Spiritualität / Religiosität. In W. Belschner, L. Hofmann & H. Walach (Hrsg.), Auf dem Weg zu einer Psychologie des Bewußtseins (S. 113-154). Oldenburg: BIS. [Development and empirical validation of a scale for the assessment of psychotherapist attitudes towards the relationship between psychotherapy and spirituality / religiosity]

Belschner, W., Hofmann, L., Walach, H. (Hrsg.). (2003). Auf dem Weg zu einer Psychologie des Bewußtseins. Oldenburg: BIS. [Towards a Psychology of Consciousness]


Recent presentations

Daniel Berthold, Jan Gramm, Liane Hofmann (2012). Spiritualität und Religiosität in der psychoonkologischen Behandlung. [Spirituality and Religiosity in psychooncological treatment] Posterpräsentation. 11. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Psychoonkologie. Hamburg, 29.11.2012 - 1.12.2012. (Abstract)

Daniel Berthold, Jan Gramm, Liane Hofmann (2012). Reden über Gott und die Welt. Spiritualität und Religiosität in der palliativpsychologischen Behandlung. [Talking about God and the World. Spirituality and Religiosity in Palliative Care] Posterpräsentation. " Perspektiven in der Mitte." 9. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin, Berlin 12. - 15. September, 2012.

Liane Hofmann (2012). Spirituality and Religiosity in Psychotherapy. Consciousness in Crisis. An International Conference on Spiritual Crisis. Keynote presentation. 15 - 16 September 2012. Leiden University, The Netherlands. (lecture manuscript) (PP-Präsentation)

Liane Hofmann (2012). Kundalini Awakening as Spiritual Emergence/y: Classical and Clinical Perspectives. Consciousness in crisis. An International Conference on Spiritual Crisis. Keynote presentation. (Programm / Abstracts)
 

Memberships

Transdisciplinary workgroup on spirituality and illness (TASK)

Founding member and board member of the "Deutsche Kollegium für Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie" (DKTP) [German Council for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy] from 2001-2005

Member of the editorial team of the Journal "Bewusstseinswissenschaften - Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie" [Sciences of Consciousness - Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy]


Further educations and trainings

Person-centered counseling, Psychosynthesis (Assagioli), educations in various types of body-centered approaches

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