Born 1950 in Switzerland, living near Lucerne.
Studies in Social work, family-therapy, system consulting and supervision.
social-worker for 11 years in a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescent and in a multidisciplinary service for young children and their families.
From 1985 to 2011 professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Social Work. I taught communications, systemic social work and working with families.
From 2000 until 2011 leader of a Master of Advanced Studies course for systemic and solution focussed social work .
Now working as a supervisor, counselor and systemic consultant for organizations.
I got in contact with systemic ideas in 1973, during my studies of social work. In 1980 I did training in family-therapy and worked with families as a social worker. Systemic ideas seem very important to me for our profession. I never intended to become a therapist, I wanted to use systemic and later on solution-focused, constructivist ideas within the profession of social-work. I had a lot of possibilities to do this in my teaching, in supervisions and trainings and in my own practical work.