about me - Picture of Dr. J. Harbort

Thanks for your interest! Let me introduce myself briefly: finde some information about me and my curriculum vitae.

Professional background: 

2016: Acquisition of the billing license from the Hessen Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians

2014: Foundation of a

joint practice with three colleagues in Adolfsallee

in Wiesbaden

2012 – 2013: Lecturer at the University of Mainz 

2012: Completion of the doctorate with the grade “magna cum laude”, award of the doctorate 

2011 – 2012: Participation in the DFG-funded study “Deficits in emotion regulation skills as a sustaining factor in major depression” at the University of Mainz

from 2011: Start of self-employment with a practice for psychotherapy at two locations (Wiesbaden and Eltville)

2010: Completion of further training to become a psychological psychotherapist through the license examination with the grade “very good”

from 2009: Start of doctorate as part of a DFG-funded study on gaze perception in social phobias at the University of Mainz

2007: Lecturer at the University of Mainz

2006 – 2007: Freelance work in the psychotherapeutic counseling center for students at the University of Mainz

2005 – 2008: Participation in the DFG-funded multi-center study “TONES” on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of negative symptoms in the context of schizophrenia at the University Hospital Frankfurt (Main) 

2005 – 2006: one year collaboration in the psychiatric clinic St. Valentinushaus, Kiedrich and Bad Soden 

2005: Start of further training as a psychological psychotherapist specializing in “behavior therapy”

1999 – 2005: Study of psychology in Göttingen, graduation with the diploma grade “very good”


Harbort, J., Witthöft, M., Spiegel, J., Nick, K., & Hecht, H. (2013). The widening of the gaze cone in patients with social anxiety disorder and its normalization after CBT. Behavior Research and Therapy, 51, 359 – 367.

Harbort, J., Spiegel, J., Witthöft, M. & Hecht, H. (2017). The effects of social pressure and emotional expression on the cone of gaze in patients with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry55, 16-24.