Bindung und Migration
17th International Attachment Conference
Attachment and Divorce
October 05 - October 07, 2018
Bindung und Migration

Brisch, Karl Heinz

Univ. Prof. Dr. med.

Curriculum Vitae

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Karl Heinz Brisch specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, adult psychiatry and neurology, including psychosomatic medicine, psychoanalysis, trauma psychotherapy, and group psychoanalysis.

Dr. Brisch holds the first ever Chair in Early Life Care at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. He also lectures at the Psychoanalytic Institute in Stuttgart, Germany.

For many years, he was head of the Department of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital at the University of Munich, Germany.

Dr. Brisch’s main research and clinical interest is in early child development and attachment psychotherapy in all age groups.

He has published numerous books, papers, and articles on attachment development in high-risk infants and clinical attachment research. He developed the prevention programs SAFE® - Secure Attachment Family Education and B.A.S.E.® - Babywatching for use in educational and other settings.

He is a founding member of the German-Speaking Association for Infant Mental Health (GAIMH) and led the organization for many years.


Siblings with early trauma and their inpatient intensive psychotherapeutic care: Special treatment challenges


Attachment relationships between stepsiblings and stepparents: A potentially traumatizing enmeshment