I work as psychoanalyst and group analyst in private practice in Berlin. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society international (GASi) since the 80th year of the last century (membership number 24).
One of my fields of interest is transculturality in groups. I came to this topic through my friend and colleague, Abraham Braun, who worked with patients individually after persecution and deportation from the first to the third generation, invited me to work with his patients on a group level.
In 1983, I founded together with a dozen European colleagues, amongst them Malcom Pines, Dennis Brown, Jean Claude Rouchy, René Kaes and others the “European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis EATGA” and became later one of the chairs of this association.
I am Vice-Chair of the Berlin Institute for Group Analysis (BIG), Group Training Analyst, Lecturer and Supervisor.
I am very interested in transcultural questions in groups and institutions and would like to integrate my experience into the GASI-board.
Besides the membership in the GASI I am member in following group Psychotherapy Organisations:
- D3G (German Association for Group analysis)
- Founding member of the national Registry of certified Group Psychotherapists
- EATGA (European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis (Past President)
Other roles: Bridging person for Barcelona Symposium