I am a Consultant Psychiatrist (Eating Disorders and General Psychiatry) and a postgraduate artist. Following a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts, I am currently engaged in a PhD on the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University. Here, I aim to use ‘connective aesthetics’ to mobilize imaginative processes to bring new insights for deepening human connectivity and compassion in clinical practice. I am also cultivating a Mindfulness-based practice for work in both fields. I am the lead for the Aesthetics in Mental Health Group launched at St Catherine’s College in June 2014 as an Advanced Studies Seminar.
General Medical Director of the Anton Proksch Institute; Chairman of the Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health of the Sigmund Freud PrivateUniversity Vienna; President of the European Society of Aesthetics and Medicine; Chairman of the Section Psychopathology of the European Psychiatric Association, Chairman of the Section Clinical Psychopathology of the World Psychiatric Association; Member of the Standing Committee for Education of the World Psychiatric Association
Professor of Psychotherapy Science at the Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna; Deputy Chairman of the Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health at the Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna; Teaching Therapist for Existential Analysis at the Danube University Krems; Philosopher and Psychotherapist at the Anton Proksch Institute Vienna. I am also a member of the AiMH (Aesthetics in Mental Health) Group
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