Present Research Interests

 

1. The integration of body therapy and depth-psychological psychotherapy into a psycho-somatic approach

2. The investigation of the body through methodical self perception

3. Traces of physical impairments and emotional disturbances in the paintings of Frida Kahlo and her way of coping with these problems


 

Professional Experiences

 
2003 current   
Department of Education of the University of Vienna. Fields of Activities: research, lectures and seminars (congresses, conferences, etc.) which are not university-related

1993 - 2003
University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Vienna. Fields of activities: research, science, teaching, administration; supervision and assessment of theses as a member of the examining body for education, supervision and assessment of dissertations; consultant for psychotherapeutic and psycho-diagnostic problem cases

1986-1993
Interfaculty Institute of Special Education, University of Vienna. Fields of activities: research, teaching and administration; supervision of graduates and postgraduates research; supervision and counselling of students at the Faculty of Special Education; team member to develop a curriculum for Special Education; representative of scientific employees and lecturers at the conference of the Institute of Special Education; head of a working group consisting of the lecturers at the Institute of Special Education

Activities at the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Vienna: presentations of cases to students and post-graduated students aiming to teach in the fields of clinical psychology, special education, psychotherapy. Supervision of employees of one ward of the clinic, consultant in difficult cases

1981-1986   
Development and management of the Psychotherapeutic Out-Patient Department at the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry in Vienna with the following main focuses: 1. psychotherapeutic care for children, adolescents and parents; 2. development of a curriculum for child and adolescent psychotherapy; 3. psychotherapeutic education: training analyses in front of the one-way glass (by Becker, Ekstein, Kos-Robes, Reinelt, Strotzka, Zapotoczky, etc.), lectures, seminars (by Becker, Ekstein, Friedrich, Spiel, Watzlawick, etc.), mandatory supervision for employees; 4. application of different psychotherapeutic methods and approaches for child and adolescent psychotherapy; 5. research

1981 - 2003   
Psychological joint practice with Gisela Gerber. Fields of activities: Adlerian training analyses and control analyses, training analyses in Functional Relaxation;  psychotherapy, play therapy, counselling, psycho-diagnostics, etc.

1978 - 2003   
Supervisor for psychotherapists and  educators at the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry in Vienna

1975-1986   
University Assistant at the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry in Vienna.Fields of activities: science and research, teaching, psycho-diagnostic, psychotherapy for children and adolescents, parental guidance counseling, work with parents

1973-1975   
Competent official for education of the municipal authority of Vienna, assigned to the University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry in Vienna. Fields of activities: diagnoses, education, special education, psychotherapy, supervision of educators employed with the clinic

1970-1973   
Psychologist at the Social Education Institute of the SOS Children’s Villages in Innsbruck. Fields of Activities: analyses of educational problems, parental guidance counselling, special education for children and adolescents, lectures, seminars

1950-1970   
Various occupations, military service