Education and Training

  • Study of psychology, psychopathology and selected branches of law at the University of Zürich.
  • Postgraduate studies in psychoanalytical and fate analytical psychotherapy at the Szondi-Institute, Zurich.
  • Professional training in psychodynamic development and analytical psychotherapy.


Clinical Experience

  • Individual coaching for learning disabled children and adolescents; 1992-1998.
  • Institutional internships and positions (out-patient psychological services); 1996-2000.
  • Private counseling practice, Zurich; 1998-present.
  • Senior psychologist, Play- und Psychotherapeutic Children’s Service, Zurich; 2002-2006.
  • Delegated psychotherapy, social-psychiatric practice, Winterthur; 2004-2007.
  • Team Management, Spielzeit Psychotherapy; 2006-present.


Research and Teaching Activities

  • Research assistant at The M.-L. von Franz Institute for Studies in Synchronicity, Zurich; 1994-2002.
  • Research project co-director, Psychotherapy for Cerebrally Disabled Children, Zurich; 2002-2006.
  • Lectures and seminars on child psychiatry; 2003-present.
  • Project-team leader for Spielzeit-Research.Org, author of AGGRIP (Aggression Intervention Program); 2007-2009.
  • Consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Welfare, Department for the Intellectually Disabled; 2007-2010.
  • Project-team leader for Die Spielzeit Methode - Wie Selbstorganisation und Komplexität die Psychotherapie verändern; 2012-2015.


 Continuing Education

  • Depth analytical developmental psychology, play therapy and dream work, psychological interpretation of fairy tales.
  • Psychotherapy for the intellectually disabled, method and practice in sand play therapy for adults and children.


Association Membership

  • The Swiss Society of Applied Psychology Professionals, SBAP.
  • The Society of Delegated Psychotherapists, GedaP.
  • The Federation of Swiss Psychologists, FSP.
  • The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
  • Psychotherapists of the Lake of Zurich’s Right Shore, PARZ.
  • The Society for Need-Appropriate Medical Care for the Multiple or Intellectually Disabled (VBMB)