About Dr Jonathan Haverkampf

Dr Jonathan Haverkampf

MD MLA (Harvard) psychoanalytic psychoth. (Zurich) LL.M. (ULaw) BA (Dartmouth) LL.Dip. LP.Dip. CBT.Dip. Psychopharmacology Dip.

Member American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 
President International Association for Communication-Focused Therapy

Jonathan has authored 11 books and close to 200 articles on psychiatry, psychotherapy and communication. (Consult Google Scholar, Amazon and other booksellers for his current publications. For newspaper interviews please see ‘In the Press’.)

Publication List Christian Jonathan Haverkampf 12-12-2018

Jonathan began working as a medical doctor in psychiatry and psychotherapy in 2002. He has over six years of specialist training in general psychiatry and two years of specialist training in forensic psychiatry.

He has studied psychotherapy and counselling academically since 2002, and his practice focus is on psychotherapy and psychiatric medication, about which he has written a number of articles and books. He chairs a peer review group on advanced strategies in psychotherapy, which is registered with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, and holds diplomas in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and in psychopharmacology with distinction.

Jonathan is a member of the International Communication Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the Federal Association of Private Doctors, the American Psychological Association, Harvard Postgraduate Medical Association, and enrolled in the professional competence scheme of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. He keeps up to date also through the continuing education programs of the Psychiatry Academy of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the American Psychiatric Association, Harvard Medical School, the British Society for Psychopharmacology, and others.

He graduated from medical school in 2002. After completing his doctoral thesis in molecular biology he began his training in psychiatry and psychotherapy in Switzerland. Jonathan completed his theoretical studies in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the University of Zurich in the advanced studies in psychotherapy program (500 hours), while deepening his psychotherapeutic tool-set through seminars and continuing education in CBT, systemic psychotherapy and group therapy.  He has also completed a 250 hour training analysis and worked with various supervisors in Europe. Jonathan began working as a psychotherapist in 2002 and has since worked in different settings, including a crisis intervention centre, psychiatric hospitals, an outpatient clinic for integrative psychotherapy and in private practice. He has worked with individuals, groups and even conducted sessions online.

Jonathan has been very interested in the interface between healthcare and law and economics, as he believes that society as a whole can benefit immensely from better access to psychotherapy. He holds diplomas in law and legal practice and a master in international law from the College of Law of England and Wales and a master in management from Harvard University. He has worked for four years as a medical specialist with a focus on psychiatry at a public disability insurance agency.

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