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Theodor Itten

Theodor Itten


Major Areas of Current Interest & Research

· History of cultural and human sciences
· Interdisciplinary work and research in the mental health professions
· Quality in the treatment methods of communal psychiatry
· The psychology of psychologists
· The World of Psychotherapy and R.D.Laing

Study

1974-78

Middlesex Polytechnic ( 1988 University ), Enfield - London. Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Honours 1st Division) CNAA in Social Science. Psychologist-Exam for the Membership of the British Psychology Society (BPS).

1978-82

City University London; Postgraduate Studies for Master of Philosophy. Thesis: An Investigation into Labour, Work and Artistic Creation in Relation to Psychotherapy and with Reference to the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Study of hermeneutics in the human sciences, starting with Wilhelm Dilthey, by Professor Hans Peter Rickman.


Professional Training & Experience

1973

Assistant in Youth and Socialwork in the Swiss Churches London

1974

January-September, Assistant Warden (for 5 months) and Deputy Warden at Highams House, of the Richmond Fellowship, Mental Welfare and Rehabilitation Association, London.

1976-81

Training in Psychotherapy and Community Therapy at the Philadelphia Association, London; with Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst Dr.R.D.Laing, and Francis Huxley, M.A.; Anthropologist and Mythologist. For 9 months, Internship at the Archway-Community as a trainee psychotherapist.Graduated with merit, January 1981

1981

In private practice as a psychologist and psychotherapist in the communal practice Anteros, St.Gallen, Switzerland

1983-85

In supervision with Dr. Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig, MD Psychiatrist and Jungian Analytic Psychologist

1993-95

In supervision with Dr. Herman Städeli, MD., child- and adolescent psychiatrist, former founder and director of the East Swiss Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, St.Gallen

1994-97

Further training in Rosenberg`s Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), with Jack Lee Rosenberg,Ph.D.,Beverly Kitaen-Morse Ph.D.,Marjorie Rand,Ph.D. (Los Angeles) at the IBP-Institut Winterthur, Switzerland

1999

Practice of play therapy - Institute for Applied Psychology - (IAP) with Renato Biscioni. Ph.D.

2000

Psychotherapeutic approach to Adolescence - IAP, with T.Bertel, M.D., and S.Schmid M.A.Two day course


Personal Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

1973-74

Sensitivity Training Group and personal session with Baroness Vera von der Heydt, Jungian Analyst, London

1974

Intensive Group Dynamics Training, at the Headquarters of the Richmond Fellowship London, January 1974

1976-80

Analytic Psychotherapy and Existential Analysis, with Paul Zeal, B.A. London. Member of the Philadelphia Association

1998-99

Training-Therapy in Integrative Body Psychotherapy, with Dr. Markus Fischer MD., Director of the IBP-Institute, Winterthur, Switzerland, Training Analyst of the Int.Soc.of IBP, Los Angeles


Consultation & Supervision

1982-86

External Psychotherapist for the "Arche", Therapeutic Community for Ex-drug addicts, in Bülach

1983-85

Supervisor of the Team of the therapeutic community Bühler, AR; run by the association "Help for Drug Abusers", St.Gallen

1986

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Teamconsultant Psychologist, 1 day a week, in "Bad Sonder"children's home of the Kanton St.Gallen, in Teufen

1989-98

Supervisor of the interdisciplinary team of the practice group, Dornbirn, Psychosocial Health Services, Vorarlberg, Austria

1990-93

Supervisor of the team of the therapeutic community Baldenwil AR, the association for social therapeutic services, Tosam, Herisau

1993-97

Supervisor of the team community day care, "Säntisblick" Herisau, of the Appenzell Association for the mentally ill

2002

Supervisor of the team 'Omnibus', Selfhelp Counseling, Bregenz, Austria


Licences

1982

Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society BPS, Elected in the grade of GM on 19th November

1985

Ordinary Member of the Swiss Psychotherapist Association, SPV/ASP

1987

Professional licence as Psychologist/Psychotherapist SPV, Department of Health of the Kanton St.Gallen, 10.August

1993

Professional licence as a Psychotherapist SPV, Department of Health and Social Security of the Kanton Bern, 22.April

1998

Registered with UK-Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Reg.Nr.981140/London


Other Activities

1979-81

Co-founder of Waverly 8th Housing Association, Shaftesbury Rd, London N.19

1979-80

Working at the Stroud Green After School Centre, Finsbury Park, London N.8

1981

Return to Switzerland. Marriage and founding a family with the birth of our first son, in December 1981. In the following years, job, household and family-sharing Two more sons born in 1983 and 1986

1982

Lecture tour with Dr. Ronald D. Laing in Switzerland (St.Gallen Zurich, Basel Bern) to the theme: 'Ways and Means in Psychiatry'. Organisation and translation. 5-14.November

1982-89

Workshops, lectures and seminars with Francis Huxley, M.A. in Switzerland (St.Gallen, Zurich) organised, translated and shared talks given about anthropology and mythology

1985

Organisation and moderation of lectures, art exhibition in the Gemeinschaftspraxis Anteros, St.Gallen, to social, cultural and spiritual issues, with guest lecturers such as: Dr. Adolf Holl, Theologian and author Vienna, Dr.Rupert Sheldrake, Natural Scientist, London, Peter Goldman, Psychotherapist, Kent, Dr. Loren R. Mosher, Psychiatrist, San Diego, Johanna Walser, author, Basel, Dr. Arno Gruen, Psychoanalyst, Zürich, Dr. Marc Rufer, Psychoanalyst Zurich, Peter Lehmann, Mental Patient Union, Berlin

1991-93

Cooperation in the research project: "How do monsters become human beings?" Federal Department of Science and Research, Vienna. Run by the Institute for Cultural Studies Vienna. Project leader Univ.-Doz.D Dr.Adolf Holl, Vienna

1991

Elected (5.Oct) into the Council of the Swiss Foundation " Pro Mente Sana" (PMS) (equiv. to MIND) Since 3.March, 1994 in the Council of Management of PMS

1992-94

Member of the project committee of the Government Canton Bern: "Evaluation of the Psychiatric Services of the Canton Bern", as a member of PMS

1993-00

Founder and project leader of "Villa Therapeutica", the R.D.Laing Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychosocial services in St.Gallen. Association founded Nov.1994

1994-98

Member of the directorate of the Reading Association of the Village Rehetobel, (Political association), Co-president (2 years) and treasurer (2 years)

1996-00

Moderator of the Psychoses-Trialogue Seminar in St.Gallen, Organised by PMS. Ex-mental patients union and VASK

1999-00

President of the professional education counselling committee, of the Canton Appenzell ARh. by the Swiss Association Pro Juventute

2003

Member of the Council of The Swiss Association of Psychotherapy ASPV


Associations

1981
1982
1985
1987
1994
1996
1998

Associate Member of the Philadelphia Association, Charity,London
Graduate Member of the British Psychology Society
Member of the Swiss Psychotherapeutic Association
Member of the Swiss Foundation Pro Mente Sana
Member of the Swiss Association of Socialpsychiatry
Member of the IBP-Institute Winterthur, Switzerland
Registered Member with UK- Council of Psychotherapy - London


Articles

1974 Geisteskrankheit und Wiedereingliederung - ein Beispiel. Saemann, Ev.-ref. Monatszeitung, 90Jg., Bern, September. Stimme des Lesers.

1976 France - Students on the Streets. Middlesex Politechnic Student Paper, p.7.

1987 Das Falsche Selbst. Zur Anthropologie von Francis Huxley. St.Galler Tagblatt, 3.7; Horizonte.

1989 Gleiches Heilt Gleiches. Die Philadelphia Association London. Pro Mente Sana (PMS) Aktuell, Zürich, Nr.2, S.22-23.

1991 Die Schätze der Dunkelheit.(mit Heidemarie Krolak Itten), PMS-Aktuell, Nr.2, S.36.

1996 Katharinahof Einsiedeln und Villa Therapeutica - Zwei Projekte im Strudel des KVG. (mit U. Ruegg) PMS-Aktuell, Nr.2, S.16-19.

2004 Ronald.D.Laing. In: Personenlexikon der Psychotherapie. G.Stumm, A.Pritz (Hrsg.) Springer Wien. S.322-324

2004 Der Fingerzeig Gottes : Hermann Städeli 17.11.1923 – 14.10.2004, in: Astrologie Heute, Nr.112, Dez.2004/Jan.2005, Zürich. S.8


Books and Journals

2002 (& M.Fischer) Eds: Jack Lee Rosenberg - Celebrating a Master Psychotherapist: A Festschrift in Honor his 70th Birthday. IBP-Books, St.Gallen

2003 Editor: News Letter à jour of the Swiss Psychotherapeutic Association, Zürich

2003 Editor: Psychotherapie Forum Supplement Schweiz (Springer Verlag, Wien)


Chapters and Essays

1982 Toelichten bij M.Bleuler`s Stellingname de Geschiedenis van de Psychiatrie. In: Erik Penen Hrg. Strategie van de Kleinschaligheid, K.U.Leuven, Belgien, S.65-75.

1990 Traumtod : Todestraum. In: Adolf Holl Hrg. Neues vom Tod. Ueberreuter Verlag Wien, S.127-148.

1993 Von der Anti-Psychiatrie zur Av-Antipsychiatrie. In: PMS-Aktuell, Nr.1, S.27-29.

1993 Persönliche Beweggründe für antipsychiatrisches Handeln. In : Kerstin Kempker & Peter Lehman Hrg. Statt Psychiatrie. P.Lehman Anti-Psychiatrie Verlag, Berlin. S.407-410.

1993 In der Villa Therapeutica. In: Adolf Holl Hrg. Monstren. Sondernummmer "manuskripte", für Steirischen Herbst Zeitschrift  für Literatur, Graz, Jg.33, Heft 121a, S.5-15. Auch in : Wie werden aus Monstren Menschen. "manuskripte" Jg.33, Heft 121, S.5-15.

1994 Die Zerrissene Seele. R.D. Laing im Gespräch. In: PMS-Aktuell, Nr.2, S.15-17.

1995 Villa Therapeutica - St.Gallen. Projektvorstellung. In: K.E.Brill Hrg. Die Soteria - Idee lebt. Dachverband Psychosozialer Hilfsvereinigungen, Bonn. S.99-108.

1997 R.D.Laing - Fair Well. In: Bob Mullan Ed. R.D.Laing - Creative Destroyer. Cassel Publisher, London. S.144-177.

2000 Heiter gestimmt. In: Adolf Holl - Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Wahrheit. Wespennest Sonderheft Mai 2000, Wien, S.66-71

2001 Aesclepian Psychotherapy. In Existential Analysis 12.1.-J.Soc.for Exist.Anal.London, S.48-64

2001 Laing in Austria. In: Janus Head - An Interdisciplinary Journal, Pittsburg. S.69-89

2002 A Variation on Jack Lee Rosenberg's Picture of Human Nature. In: Th. Itten & M. Fischer, Eds. Jack Lee Rosenberg IBP-Books, St.Gallen S.172-183

2002 From R.D. Laing to Jack Lee Rosenberg - A note on a peculiar Psycho-Analytic Tradition. In: Th. Itten & M. Fischer Edition Jack Lee Rosenberg - Celebrating a Master Psychotherapist. IBP-Books, St.Gallen S.54-70

2003 NutzerInnenorientierung - ist das nicht ein alter Hut? In: Pro Mente Sana Aktuell 3/03, Zurich, pp.26-28


Interviews

1983 Philadephia Association. In: Therapie in der Gemeinschaft. Evelyn Hergrüter. Campus Verlag /Forschung, Frankfurt a.M. pp.140-166

1989 "Es stört mich nicht ein Mensch zu sein". Interview durch E.Baumberger, zum Tod von R.D.Laing, St.Galler Tagblatt, 25.August, S.2.

2003 "Kultivieren wir unsere Lebenskunst" Das aktuelle Interview von Theo Bühlmann. In: Treffpunkt, Nr.8, 35.Jg., 19.Juni / KAB, Zürich. S.9-10

2004 "Gestörte menschliche Beziehung?" Dossier Interview von Theo Bühlmann. In: Treffpunkt, Nr.4, 36 Jg., April 04 /KAB Zürich. S.9-10

Book Reviews

1990 "Jesus weint. Der Krieg gegen die Psychisch Kranken. Nach `Holocaust`: Erkennen-Trauern-Begegnen". (Verfasst und Zusammengestellt von Klaus Dörner u.a. Mabuse-/Psychiatrie Verlag Bonn). In: PMS-Aktuell Nr.4, S.34.35.

1991 "Ekstase und weise Keuschheit. Der Fisch aus der Tiefe", Adolf Holl (Rowohlt Verlag). In: St.Galler Tagblatt, Samstag 9.März, Kultur, Bund 3/S.3.

1993 "Ausgelesen. Wo Engel zögern", G.Bateson & M.C.Bateson. (Suhrkamp Verlag). In: Spuren 29,S.58.

1993 "Psychiatrie in der Gemeinde: Grundlagen und Praxis", Loren R.Mosher & Lorenzo Burti. (Psychiatrie Verlag, Bonn). In: Krankenpflege, Nr.10,S.35. und PMS-Aktuell Nr.3,S.36.

1998 "Wenn Holl Papst wäre...Falls ich Papst werden sollte. Ein Szenario", Adolf Holl. (List Verlag München). In: Tagblatt, St.Gallen. Montag 21.Dezember, S.13.

2000 "Feuchte Augen in der Psychiatrie. MIT-GIFT", Kerstin Kempker. (P.Lehmann Antipsychiatrieverlag Berlin). In: PMS-Aktuell 4/00, Zürich. S.30-31

2002 "The Crucible of Experience: R.D.Laing and the Crisis of Psychotherapy", By Daniel Burston. (Harvard Univ. Press 2000) In: The European Legacy, Vol.7, No.6, pp.810-812

2004  "Master Passion: Emotion, Narrative and the Development of Culture", By Mihnea C.Moldoveanu and Nitin Nohria. (MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 2002). In: The European Legacy, Vol.9, No.4,pp.

2004 Eine Bestandesaufnahme der Forschung in der Psychotherapie. Zwischen Konfusion und Makulatur. Volker Tschuschke/Claudia Heckrath/Wolfgang Tress. (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen. 1997). In: Psychotherapie Forum Supplement, Vol.12 No.2 S.17-18

2004 Der perfekte Mann. Markus Fäh, Zytglogge Verlag, Bern. In: à jour, ASPV aktuelles. Nr.28, Juli. S. 30-31

2004 Das ferne Gefühl: Rupert Scheldrakes “ Der siebte Sinn des Menschen”. Scherz Verlag, München, 2003. In Psychotherapie Forum Supplement, Vol.12 No 3 S.62-64

La perception à distance: “Le Septième Sens” de Rupert Sheldrake. dito:S.66-67


Radio

ORF 2 1991 Die Tatsachen des Lebens. 20.5.1991 um 20.05. Produzent: Guntram Pfluger, Dornbirn.

HRT 3 1999 Nastanak eskulapske psihoterapije ( The Emergence of an Aesclepian Psychotherapie, Vortrag am 2.Weltkongress für Psychotherapie in Wien, 8.Juli 1999). Gesendet am 12.9.99 um 22.30. Produzentin: Ljiljana Filipovic, Zagreb.

HRT 3 2001 SMRT U SNU: SNOVI O SMRTI (Traumtod:Todesträume, in 'Neues vom Tod'-Hrg.A.Holl, 1990) Gesendet am 23.12. und 30.12.2001. Produzentin: Ljiljana Filipovic, Zagreb.

Going, Austria
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