Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy


Address: Osianderstraße 14-16
72076 Tübingen

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Support after discharge

Returning to (school) life after discharge from a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital is often a challenge for children and adolescents, as well as their parents and teachers. The research project DigiPuR offers guidance and support during this time.

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Who is DigiPuR aimed at?

DigiPuR is directed at children and adolescents who receive partial or full inpatient treatment in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at the University Hospital of Tübingen, as well as their parents and teachers. With DigiPuR we aim to:

  • Stabilise treatment successes after discharge
  • Accompany the transition to outpatient follow-up treatment, if required.
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If you have questions, or are interested in the project,
please feel free to contact us at:

E-mail address:{element.contextual_1.children.icon}: +49 7071 29-62535


Preregistered, longitudinal RCT study

Participants will be assigned to one of two groups. One group will be offered regular follow-up consultations in the clinic. The other group will receive a digital aftercare service, consisting of an app and video calls, for a period of up to eight weeks after discharge. These enable an uncomplicated and yet intensive exchange with the clinic from the comfort of the participants’ own homes. To enable us to optimally plan the treatment and assess its success, all participants complete questionnaires on various topics.


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Voices on the project

"We know from experience that the transition from child and adolescent psychiatry back into everyday (school) life can be very challenging for the children. DigiPuR can really be a great support for the children in this." 
(Residential group leader)

"It's great that there's something like DigiPuR."

"This is really a great offer." 

"We are very grateful that the DigiPuR service is available. It makes our daughter feel more confident and relieved about the time after discharge."

Project participants

Prof. Dr. Tobias Renner

Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Prof. Dr. Caterina Gawrilow

Head of school psychology at the University of Tübingen

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Prof. Dr. Augustin Kelava

Managing Director at the Centre for Methods and Professor of Quantitative Methods at the University of Tübingen

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Prof. Dr. Annette Conzelmann

Head of Psychology Research

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Dr. Ute Dürrwächter

Head psychologist of the child and adolescent psychiatry department

Dr. Jan Kühnhausen

Research associate

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Dr. Johanna Schmid

Research associate

Marlene Finkbeiner

PhD student

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Tanja Weiß

Research assistant

Mario Eich

Research assistant


Celina Mäncher

Research assistant

Cooperation partners and funding

Cooperating Partners:
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Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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