I am a specialist of psychiatry and psychotherapy (‘FMH certified’: Swiss Doctors’ Association). My undergraduate medical training I completed in Innsbruck. I began my specialist training in Bern. For several years I have been working in Bern at the University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UPD (Bern’s University-Medicine Psychiatric Services). Since 2020 I have been working again there at the Inselspital. I underwent broad advanced training and specialisation courses across the entire spectrum of psychiatric diseases, including interdisciplinary disorders: sleep disorders, gynaecopsychiatrics, consultation and liaison psychiatry, and forensics. I worked as part of the team of Graubünden’s Psychiatric Services. It was there that I forged new contacts, and could experience an exchange with colleagues from my field and other specialist fields, such as psychologists, social and care services, and other medical specialists (day-clinics, spitex, hospital workers, physiotherapists, KESB [child and adult protection services] etc.). My psychotherapy qualification I received from the University of Basel (Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy). I graduated from specialist training in the field of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) under Prof. L. Greenberg, Dr. Phil. I. Hermann and Dr. Phil. L. Auszra. Further advanced qualifications followed in the area of Swiss Insurance Medicine, and consultation and liaison psychiatry in Zurich, Basel, Luzern and Bern. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has fascinated me since my studies in Innsbruck. I attended courses in Vienna over a period of many years with Prof. G. Kubiena and Dr. F. Ramarkes on the subject of diagnosis and phytotherapy. My training in acupuncture took place in the Wolkenstein Institute, based in Vienna, as well as with Prof. Dr. med. A. Schlager in Innsbruck.
In addition to my working activities in my practice based in St. Moritz and at the Inselspital, I work in a recognised Institute of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Bern (IPP), which is led by doctors who previously worked as my head consultants and head doctors at the UPD.