about Johannes Harbort
Dr. Johannes Harbort
Psychological Psychotherapist for Behavior Therapy

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 Psychiatry, 55, 16-24.