Jun.-Prof. Dr. Anselm Crombach
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Anselm Crombach
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Building C5 4, Room 1.04
Office hours: By appointment
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302 3544
Rukundo‐Zeller, A. C., Bambonye, M., Mugisha, H., Muhoza, J. A., Ndayikengurukiye, T., Nitanga, L., ... & Crombach, A. (2022). Is shame the missing link between traumatic experiences and post‐traumatic stress disorder in Burundian children living on the streets?. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. Doi: 10.1002/cpp.2725
Kaltenbach, E., Chisholm, M., Xiong, T., Thomson, D., Crombach, A., & McGrath, P. J. (2021). Online narrative exposure therapy for parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities suffering from posttraumatic stress symptoms–study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), 1991650.
Kaltenbach, E., McGrath, P. J., Schauer, M., Kaiser, E., Crombach, A., & Robjant, K. (2021). Practical guidelines for online Narrative Exposure Therapy (e-NET)–a short-term treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder adapted for remote delivery. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), 1881728.
Weierstall R, Crombach A, Nandi C, Bambonyé M, Probst T and Pryss R (2021) Effective Adoption of Tablets for Psychodiagnostic Assessments in Rural Burundi: Evidence for the Usability and Validity of Mobile Technology in the Example of Differentiating Symptom Profiles in AMISOM Soldiers 1 Year After Deployment. Front. Public Health 9:490604. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.490604
Siehl, S., Wilhelms, l., & Crombach, A. (2021). Commentary on Raghuraman et al. (2020). On the long-term efficacy and effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy. Frontiers in Psychology. Accepted for publication.
Nandi, C., Crombach, A., Elbert, T., Bambonye, M., Pryss, R., Schobel, J., & Weierstall‐Pust, R. (2020). The cycle of violence as a function of PTSD and appetitive aggression: A longitudinal study with Burundian soldiers. Aggressive behavior, 46(5), 391-399.
Crombach, A. & Siehl, S. (2018). Impact and cultural acceptance of the Narrative Exposure Therapy in the aftermath of a natural disaster in Burundi. BMC Psychiatry, 18:233. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1799-3
Augsburger, M., Meyer-Parlapanis, D., Elbert, T., Nandi, C., Bambonye, M., & Crombach, A. (2017). Succumbing to the Call of Violence–Sex-Linked Development of Appetitive Aggression in Relation to Familial and Organized Violence. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:751. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00751
Bluemke, M., Crombach, A., Hecker, T., Schalinski, I., Elbert, T., & Weierstall, R. (2017). Is the Implicit Association Test for Aggressive Attitudes a measure for attraction to violence or traumatization? Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 225(1), 54–63. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000281
Hinsberger, M., Holtzhausen, L., Sommer, J., Kaminer, D., Elbert, T., Seedat, S., Wilker, S., Crombach, A., & Weierstall, R. (2017). Feasibility and effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in a context of ongoing violence in South Africa. Psychological trauma: theory, research, practice, and policy, 9(3), 282. doi: 10.1037/tra0000197
Moran, J. K., Crombach, A., Elbert, T., Nandi, C., Bambonyé, M., Wienbruch, C., ... & Weierstall, R. (2017). The individual contribution of DSM 5 symptom clusters of PTSD, life events, and childhood adversity to frontal oscillatory brain asymmetry in a large sample of active combatants. Biological Psychology, 129, 305-313. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.09.014
Nandi, C., Elbert, T., Bambonye, M., Weierstall, R., Reichert, M., Zeller, A., & Crombach, A. (2017). Predicting Domestic and Community Violence by Soldiers Living in a Conflict Region. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000262
Meyer-Parlapanis, D., Weierstall, R., Nandi, C., Bambonyé, M., Elbert, T., & Crombach, A. (2016). Appetitive aggression in women: Comparing male and female war combatants. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1972. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01972
Nandi, C., Crombach, A., Bambonyé, M., Elbert, T., & Weierstall, R. (2016). Appetitive aggression and its relation to posttraumatic stress in Burundian ex-combatants. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. 22(2), 102-108. doi: 10.1037/pac0000138
Augsburger, M., Meyer-Parlapanis, D., Bambonyé, M., Elbert, T., & Crombach, A. (2015). Appetitive aggression and adverse childhood experiences shape violent behavior in females formerly associated with combat. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1758. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01756
Crombach, A., & Bambonyé, M. (2015). Intergenerational violence in Burundi: Experienced childhood maltreatment increases the risk of abusive child rearing and intimate partner violence. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6: 26995. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.26995
Crombach, A., & Elbert, T. (2015). Controlling offensive behavior using Narrative Exposure Therapy: A randomized controlled trial of former street children. Clinical Psychological Science, 3(2), 270-282. doi: 10.1177/2167702614534239
Hecker, T., Hermenau, K., Crombach, A., & Elbert, T. (2015). Treating traumatized offenders and veterans by means of narrative exposure therapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6: 80. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00080
Köbach, A., Nandi, C., Crombach, A., Bambonyé, M., Westner, B., & Elbert, T. (2015). Violent offending promotes appetitive aggression rather than Posttraumatic stress—A replication study with Burundian ex-combatants. Frontiers in psychology, 6:1755. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01755
Nandi, C., Crombach, A., Bambonye, M., Elbert, T., & Weierstall, R. (2015). Predictors of post-traumatic stress and appetitive aggression in active soldiers and former combatants. European Journal of Traumatology, 6:26553. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.26553
Crombach A., Bambonyé, M., and Elbert, T. (2014) A study on reintegration of street children in Burundi: experienced violence and maltreatment are associated with mental health impairments and impeded educational progress. Frontiers inPsychology, 5:1441. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01441
Crombach, A., & Elbert, T. (2014). The benefits of aggressive traits: a study with street and former street children in Burundi. Child Abuse & Neglect. 38, 1041-1050. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.12.003.
Crombach, A., Weierstall, R., Hecker, T., Schalinski, I., Elbert, T. (2013). Social status and the desire to resort to violence – using the example of Uganda’s former child soldiers. Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 22 (5), 559-575.
Weierstall, R., Schalinski, I., Crombach, A., Hecker, T., & Elbert, T. (2012). When combat prevents PTSD symptoms--results from a survey with former child soldiers in Northern Uganda. BMC Psychiatry, 12, 41. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-41.
McGrath, P., Crombach, A., Preston, J. & Kaltenbach, E. (2022). Modernizing the Traditional Psychologist Role: Paraprofessionals in Psychological Health Care. In G. J. G. Asmundson & M. Noel (Eds.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology: Emerging Issues and Future Directions (2nd ed., pp. 77-88). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818697-8.00148-5
Hecker, T., Hermenau, K. Koebach, A., Robjant, K., & Crombach, A. (2021). Hecker, T., Hermenau, K., Koebach, A., Robjant, K. & Crombach, A. (2021). FORNET: narratieve exposuretherapie voor getraumatiseerde daders [FORNET: An adaptation of Narrative Exposure Therapy for traumatized individuals who have been actively involved in violence]. In Jongedijk, R., Levensverhalen & Psychotrama (pp. 247-270). Boom.
Crombach, A., Wilker, S., Hermenau, K., Wieling, E., & Hecker, T. (2017). Treating and Preventing Psychological Trauma of Children and Adolescents in Post-Conflict Settings. In Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents (pp. 483-504). Springer International Publishing.
Crombach, A., Schneider, J., Rukundo-Zeller, A., Bambonyé, M., Ndayikengurukiye T., Nitanga L., Muhoza J.-A., Rushoza A. A. (2022, June). Preventing PTSD in the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse in Burundi. In M. Odenwald & C. Musyimi (Chairs): The development of targeted psychotherapeutic interventions addressing specific needs in Africa. Symposium held at the 30th European Congress of Psychiatry, Budapest, Hungary.
Crombach, A., Ndayikengurukiye T., Nitanga L., Mugisha H., Muhoza J.-A., Rushoza A. A., & Geissler, S. (2019, June). Parental rejection & peer victimization - does social withdrawal as a reaction to shame mediate the link? In V. Ertl (Chair): How social environments shape traumatization and its impact: mental health after radicalization, stigmatization and familial rejection – studies from crisis and post-conflict regions. Symposium held at the XVI. ESTSS Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Crombach, A., Ndayikengurukiye T., Nitanga L., Mugisha H., Muhoza J.-A., & Rushoza A. A. (2017, June). Feasibility of reintegrating street children in post-conflict regions. In R. Charak (Chair): Conflict in Africa. Symposium held at the XV. ESTSS Conference, Odense, Denmark.
Crombach, A. (2016, February). Addressing trauma-related psychopathology and violence among displaced persons and former combatants. Keynote held at the at the German-African Research Workshop for Innovation in African Health Care Systems: Psychological Needs of Refugees and Internally Displaced People, Nairobi, Kenya.
Crombach, A., Nandi, C., Bambonyé, M., Elbert, T., & Weierstall, R. (2015, June). Preventing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Burundian soldiers deployed in the African Union Mission in Somalia. In A. Crombach (Chair): Traumatic stress in former combatants and active soldiers of African crisis regions: risk factors, prevention and treatment in offender populations. Symposium held at the XIV. ESTSS Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Crombach, A., Nandi, C., Bambonye, M., Liebrecht, M., Pryss, R., Reichert, M., ... & Weierstall, R. (2013, June). Screening for mental disorders in post-conflict regions using computer apps-a feasibility study from Burundi. In R. Weierstall (Chair): Symposium: Trauma assessment 2.0: using customized computer apps in clinical research and praxis. Symposium held at the XIII. ESTSS Conference, Bologna, Italy.
|10/2021 - today Junior Professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Psychotherapy |
Saarbrücken at the Saarland University
|04/2021 – 09/2021 Academic staff member of the University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology|
|10/2017 – 03/2021 Substitute Professor for Clinical Psychology in Childhood and Adolescence, University of Konstanz|
01/2014 – 09/2017 Academic staff member of the University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology
|08/2010 – 12/2013 Doctorate at the University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology|
10/2005 – 07/2010 Studies of psychology (Graduate psychologist) at the Philipps University of Marburg