A true account of Psychological practice life in Germany. A Psychologist reveals some of her major case studies and her experiences with the toughest criminals and patients in her practice. She exposes the myths of her profession and what it is like to treat murderers, political prisoners, mental disorders, rapists, cancer patients, the list is long, the success rates often disappointing and the suicidal rates amongst her colleagues and their family members are devastating. She has also had death threats, been almost run down by a patient in a psychotic state, been stalked, and forgotten in a prison cell with 8 dangerous prisoners. These are just some of her experiences in her book. But not all is bleak: The author exposes another side to surviving this profession with a sense of humour and openness which she calls her tools of the trade. Not everyone is a born Psychologist. It takes a certain type of personality and life experience to work successfully with this kind of clientele.
Born in Durban, South Africa and immigrated to Germany in 1992 with her son Alexander. She studied Psychology and Criminology at UNISA South Africa and Frankfurt am Main Germany, later specializing in Forensic and Clinical Psychology. The author has worked with the most dangerous criminals in penitentiaries in Germany as well as treating every type of mental disorder which is incurable by most institutions. Her main interest lies in psychological and criminological research and as she mildly puts it: " I am and will always be a student of life"
This book is still been given the final touch and will be available for the international reading community the moment proof-reading has been successfully completed. Many case studies have to be carefully reviewed before publication.