Doctor of Medicine, Free University, Berlin, 1970.
Researcher, assistant, Medical School Hanover, Germany, 1971-1982; senior doctor, consultant, Medical School Hanover, Germany, 1983-1988; professor, chairman, director department social psychiatry and psychotherapy, Medical School Hanover, Germany, since 1994; professor, U. Cologne, Germany, 1988-1994. Head section transcultural psychiatry German Society Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Nervous Diseases, since 1994. President International Study Group Soteria, Hanover, since 1997.
President Recreation for Disabled People, Hanover, 1998. Lieutenant German Navy, 1962-1964. Member German Society Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Nervous Diseases, German Psychoanalytical Society, German Society Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Analytical Psychology, German Society for Social Psychiatry.
Son of Dietrich and Erika (Eber) M. M. Gilta Herma Schaefer, August 7, 1976. Children: Felix, Anna.