A résumé of some major milestones of my life:

  • Born in 1951
  • Studies of medicine and philosophy in Marburg, Rome, Heidelberg
  • State examination 1976
  • Medical Internship 1977-1978
  • Medical doctor at the Psychiatric Center Nordbaden 1978-1979
  • Medical doctor, scientific activity and teaching at the Psychiatric, Psychosomatic and Neurologic Department, Heidelberg University 1979-1986
  • Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at the Medical Department of Heidelberg University
  • Since 1986 Director of the Counselling Service for Students, scientific activities and teaching at Heidelberg University
  • 1996 Habilitation: “Mental Disorders of Students and Their Treatment”
  • 2002 Appointment as Training Analyst, International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
  • 2009 Appointment as research fellow to “Morphomata”, International Center for Advanced Studies, Cologne University
  • 2010 Appointment as research fellow to “Marsilius-Kolleg”, Center for Advanced Studies, Heidelberg University
  • 2011 Appointment as visiting professor to Pop-Academy Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim
  • 2011 Appointment as visiting professor at Universidad de Chile
  • 2015 Appointment to the Academia Argentina de Ciencias, Psicoanálisis y Psiquiatría
  • Since 2015 Management of a project at the University of Heidelberg on “Early Help for Refugee Children”
  • 2023 Appointment as honorary member of the Academia Chilena de Medicina
  • International lecturing und visiting professorships, e.g. Universidad de Chile, Beihang University Beijing
  • Academic emphases: Mental Health of Students, Counseling, Creativity
  • Thematic focus of books and media contributions: Creativity, intelligence, counselling, coaching and psychotherapy as well as creative coping with despair, hatred and violence (see publications)