Dr. Franziska Lechner-Meichsner

Scientific Associate


Brief Imagery Rescripting vs. Treatment as Usual in Refugees
with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial (ReScript) 

BESTFORCAN - "Bringing empirically supported treatments to children and
adolescents after child abuse and neglect"

Email: meichsner@psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Phone: +49 69 798-23909

Research Focus:

  • Assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief disorder
  • Transcultural clinical psychology and psychotherapy
  • Imagery Rescripting
  • Mechanisms of change in psychological treatments

Academic career

  • Since 04/2019: Research Assistant Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 09/2018 – 01/2019: Visiting Research Scientist, Center for Complicated Grief, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, USA (DFG-Forschungsstipendium, Projekt-Nr. 404681275)
  • 01/2016 – 03/2019: Research Assistant, Department clinical-psychological intervention, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 09/2016: Promotion psychology, Dissertation Topic: "Grief-Specific Interventions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Dementia Caregivers: Towards Managing Pre-Death Grief, Loss, and Change" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Wilz)
  • 2013 – 2015: Doctoral scholarship „Landesgraduiertenförderung Thüringen“
  • 01/2012 – 12/2012: Research Assistant, project - Tele.TAnDem.transfer, Department clinical-psychological intervention, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 2006 – 2011: Psychology-Degree, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena