Currently funded projects

Project title   Duration   Location  
Computer Based Analysis of Psychotherapy Sessions to improve Clinical Practice   01/2021-01/2022   Basel, Switzerland  
Using Technology to Facilitate International Research on Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence including Low- and Middle-Income Countries - A Strategy based on Direct Clinical Benefit   07/2019-07/2022   Basel, Switzerland
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Pristina, Kosovo
Santiago de Chile, Chile


We are affiliated with the Psychiatric University Hospital Basel and the University of Basel. We have received funding from several bodies and partners.

Recent publications

A swarm intelligence machine learning algorithm for test development Silence in Psychotherapy Supervised speaker diarization using Random Forests
In this study we used the "intelligence" of a swarm of ants to develop a short questionnaire to detect personality disorders in adolescence. Check out our study on Plos One.
Usually, silence is an important thing in psychotherapy. However, in this study we studied the association of silence in psychotherapies of adolescent patients. Find out more about this study below. Who speaks when? This information is key, when you want to find out about the flow of a conversation, also in psychotherapy. This study by Fürer et al. introduces a methodology to diarize the audio signal for two different speakers.
Steppan / Zimmerann, et al. Zimmermann, et al. Fürer, et al.
Plos One Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment Frontiers in Psychology