About me

As a clinical health-psychologist I work at the Children’s Heart Center and in my own practice. I also work pedagogically with children who are suffering from cancer, who are in the oncological ward of the Kinderklinik in Linz. I teach inclusive education at the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich. In addition I present lectures and seminars nationally and internationally.

I have been happily married for several years and father of two of my own and two adopted children.

Short Vita

Education
-Completed Doctor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Salzburg (Paris-Lodron) (2000)
 
-Finishing post-graduating Education as Clinical- and Health-Psychologist (2000)
 
-Research sabbatical at the University of Utah and the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (1997)
 
-Completed Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Salzburg (Paris-Lodron) (1996)
 
-Graduated in Adult Education from the Pedagogic Academy in Linz (1989)
 
-Graduated in Teaching for Secondary Education (German and Music) from the Pedagogic Academy (1989)
 
-Graduated from the Public Music University (Bruckner Konservatorium) in Piano Instruction (1987)
 
-Graduated from the Public Music University (Bruckner Konservatorium) in Piano Instruction (1987)
 
-A-level exams (Matura) (1983)
 
 
 
 
Work Experience 
-Commenced on-going empirical studies at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Heart Center of Linz, Kepler University Hospital preparing patients psychologically for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
 
-Professor at the University of Education of Upper Austria
 
-Adjunct Professor at Sigmund Freud Privat University in Vienna
 
-Adjunct Professor at Webster University in Vienna
 
-Private practice
 
-Psychological and pedagogical treatment of young people with behavioral problems in a youth home and at the Department of Psychiatry and at the Department of Oncology at the Kepler University Hospital Linz
 
-Director of pedagogical training seminars for teachers and psychotherapists
 
-Director of trainingseminars for ward sisters
 
-Teacher responsible for integrating foreign children into the Austrian school system
 
-Twenty-two years in a School of Economic Professions (HLW) in Linz as a teacher of German and Music
 
-Piano and Orff-schoolwork instructor at a music school in Traun, Upper Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Personal cardiac data
Valvular aortic stenosis, aortic valve replacement 1983, Vienna, Homograft implantation 1987, Salt Lake City, USA, 2012 Implantation of two interposers in the subclavian and ascending aorta, Linz, 2016 Recurrent Ross operation

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