Abstract in English

Theodor Itten (*1952) is a Clinical Psychologist BPS, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP/ASP. He was educated at Middlesex University London (Social Science, B.A. Hons) and The City University London (Philosophy, M. Phil.). He was an apprentice of psychoanalyst R.D. Laing and studied Social Anthropology with Francis Huxley. He trained in psychotherapy with the Philadelphia Association in London from 1976 – 1981, and since then has practiced in St. Gallen. He was President of the Swiss Psychotherapeutic Association ASP from 2008 – 2011 and is Executive Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy.