About me

Eckhard Roediger M.D., *02-28-59 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

  • 1976: University-entrance diploma (Goethe Gymnasium, Frankfurt/Main)
  • Dec. 1976 to Febr. 1978: Civil Service at a Church in Frankfurt
  • April 1987 to May 1986: Medicine Studies at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in   Frankfurt/Main
  • 1986 Approbation (License) and MD
  • June 1986 to Dec. 1986: Resident Klinik am Hainberg, Bad Hersfeld (Psychosomatic)
  • Jan. 1987 to June 1990: Resident Städtisches Krankenhaus Frankfurt/Main-Hoechst (Neurology)
  • July 1990 to Aug. 1993: Resident Elisabethenstift Darmstadt (Psychiatry)
  • Sept. 1993 to March 2002: Director Salus Klinik Friedrichsdorf (Inpatient addiction and psychosomatic treatment)
  • April 2002 to Febr. 2007: Director Psychosomatic Department Klinik Havelhoehe/Berlin (the first Schema Theapy based inpatient treatment unit worldwide)
  • Since 2007 Private Practice and Director of the Schema Therapy Institute- Frankfurt (the first in Germany)


  • Neurologist (since 1991)
  • Psychiatrist (since 1993)
  • Psychosomatic Medicine (since 1997)
  • Training in Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy
  • CBT-Supervisor (since 1996)
  • Schema Therapy Trainer und Supervisor (since 2008 – the first in Germany)


  • Ongoing lectures and training workshops in Schema Therapy since 2009 in Germany and most all European Countries
  • Numerous publications primarily on Schema therapy in Germany (see here). For publications in English please go to “Publications

Fields of special interest:

  • Integrating mindfulness and acceptance into Schema Therapy
  • Schema Therapy with couples
  • Introducing Schema Therapy perspectives and elements into CBT
  • Treating sexually traumatized clients
  • Refining the theoretical model of Schema Therapy