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Dr. Lasse B. Sander, Dipl.-Psych., Psychotherapist (CBT, Verhaltenstherapie)

Akademischer Rat

Department of Rehabilitationpsychology and Psychotherapy
Institute of Psychology
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
79085 Freiburg


Engelbergerstraße 41, Room 2014
Email: lasse.sander@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
Tel: +49-761-203-3049
Fax: +49-761-203-3040

Meetings by appointment





Research Interests

  • e-mental-health
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Prevention of depression and suicide
  • Early detection and smart sensing of mental disorders


Please find my publications and current research projects on Research Gate 


ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4222-9837


Awards and scholarships
Early career award of the section clinical psychology and psychotherapy of the German Society f Psychology 2020 | Best teaching award of the students in the clinical master program of the University of Freiburg 2020 and 2021  | Dissertation Award of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention 2019 | Travel Scholarship DAAD | IGA Mobility Scholarship | Scholarship of the Dr. Heinrich Kircher Foundation | Intramural Funding Scientific Society University of Freiburg

German Research Foundation (DFG): "Effects of internet interventions for depression on suicide ideation - a meta-analysis of individual participant data (IPDMA) | EUR 259.312 (PI)
Innovation Funds (G-BA): "SAD-gB - Development and Validation of a Self-Assessment for Anxiety and Depression in People with Mental Disabilities" | EUR 276.929 (Co-PI)

Selection other
Mid-level speaker of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Freiburg | Overall tasks of the scientific and institute management | ad-hoc reviewer for various journals

Selected publications
Sander LB, Paganini S, Terhorst Y, Schlicker S, Lin J, Spanhel K, Buntrock C, Ebert DD, Baumeister H. Effectiveness of a Guided Web-Based Self-help Intervention to Prevent Depression in Patients With Persistent Back Pain: The PROD-BP Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 1;77(10): 1001-1011. [IF: 21.6]
Moshe I, Terhorst Y, Philippi P, Domhard M, Cuijpers P, Cristea I, Pulkki-Råback L, Baumeister H, Sander LB: Digital interventions for the treatment of depression: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin. 2021. accepted. [IF: 20.85]
Baumeister H, Paganini S, Sander LB, Lin J, Schlicker S, Terhorst Y, Moshagen M, Bengel J, Lehr D, Ebert DD: Effectiveness of a Guided Internet- and Mobile-Based Intervention for Patients with Chronic Back Pain and Depression (WARD-BP): A Multicenter, Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 2021; 15:1-14. [IF: 17.66]
Büscher R, Torok M, Terhorst Y, Sander LB: Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Suicidal Ideation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Network Open 2020;3(4):e203933. [IF: 8.48]
Sander LB, Gerhardinger K, Bailey E, Lin J, Robinson J, Cuijpers P, Mühlmann C: Suicide risk management in research on Internet-based interventions for depression: A synthesis of the current state and recommendations for future research. Journal of Affective Disorders 2020;263:676-683. [IF: 4.84]
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