Vita

Professional experience as psychologist / psychotherapist

  • 5 years study of Psychology, Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.).
  • 3 years postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Degree: Approbation.
  • Publication of a psychological studyAndreas, S. F. K., Zech, S., Coyle, T. R. & Rindermann, H. (2016). Unconventionality and Originality: Does Self-Assessed Unconventionality Increase Original Achievement? Creativity Research Journal, 28(2), 198-206.
  • Outpatient addiction counseling 
  • 2 years closed psychiatric ward, focusing on illegal drugs and mental crises; individual care of patients in forensic psychiatry.
  • 5 years psychotherapist in rehabilitation clinics (addiction and psychosomatics) 
  • Leading psychologist and supervisor of a psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic, responsible for two units with a focus on depression and anxiety disorders 
  • Individual and group supervision for medical and psychological therapists 
  • Supervision for inter-/transcultural therapy
  • Socio-medical evaluation of patients 
  • Writing psychological assessments for courts and other authorities 
  • Since 01/22: in private practice in Berlin-Neukölln: psychotherapy, couples therapy, counseling/coaching, supervision 
  • Since 2022: Foundation and Leadership of a working group for gender-sensitive counseling and therapy (AGBT) 
  • Supervisor for therapists and social institutions
  • Postgraduate further education:
    • ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (AWP, DGVT)
    • CFT: Compassion Focused Therapy (AWP)
    • DBT Skills for Addressing Microaggressions (The Affirmative Couch)
    • EFT: Emotion-Focused Therapy (AWP)
    • Body Psychotherapy (AWP)
    • Inter-/Transcultural Competences (Ethno-Medizisches Zentrum), Racism in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Racism-Sensitive Psychotherapy (both PTK Berlin)
    • Psychotherapy for People with Disabilities (DGVT)
    • Psychotherapy for Trans and Queer Individuals (DGVT), Working with Trans*, Inter*, and Non-Binary Clients (DGVT), Discrimination-Sensitive Work with Inter* Individuals (DGVT)
    • Theatre Therapy and Improvisation (BAP)
    • Yoga for Psychotherapy (BAP)
  • Memberships

    • Psychotherapeutenkammer Berlin (Psychotherapists Chamber Berlin)
    • Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin (Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Berlin) 
    • DGVT: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie (German Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • BDP: Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (Professional Association of German Psychologists)
    • AGBT: Arbeitskreis für Geschlechtersensible Beratung und Therapie (Working Group for Gender-Sensitive Counseling and Therapy)