Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt University, 1968. Doctor of Science, Humboldt University, 1975. Degree in Medical Psychology, Academy for Doctor's Further Training, 1982.
Psychotherapist Health Care Center, Berlin, 1973—1984. Member staff Humboldt University, 1984—1993, director institute medical psychology, 1993—2003. Group therapy trainer Society Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychology, Germany, since 1977, supervisor for further training, 1985—1991.
Member of German Balint Society (group leader since 1991), German Society Medical Psychology.
Married Günther Petzold, July 3, 1962. 1 child Madeleine.