Mag a Karin Pinter


Education and training

Master in Political Science and Ethnology, University of Vienna: 1981 – 1987

Training programme in psychotherapy:
• Propaedeutic course (ÖAGG)
• Psychoanalytic training ("Wiener Kreis für Psychoanalyse und Selbstpsychologie"): 1996 – 2003

Psychotherapeutic work since 1996

Maimonides Center – home for elderly people run by the Austrian Jewish Community: 1996 – 1997, 2001 – 2003

Psychiatric Hospital Baumgartner Höhe (Otto Wagner Hospital), Vienna: 2000 – 2002

Private practice


Advanced professional training

Participation in international conferences and seminars (also online courses, webinars...)

  • "Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy - Attachment-base interventions for couples in crisis" with Sue Johnson  (2018) (Webinar)
  • "Unraveling the Mystery of Memory in the Treatment of Trauma" with Peter Levine und Diane Poole Heller (2018) (Webinar)
  • "Shame Shields: The Armor we use to protect ourselves an why it doesn't serve us" with  Brené Brown (2017) (Webinar)
  • "The Healing Power of Emotion" Sue Johnson, Joan Klagsbrun, Jay Efran, Rick Hanson, Ron Potter-Efron, Diana Fosha (Online Course 2016)
  • "Defining Moments in Couples Therapy: Neuroscience in the Consulting Room" Sue Johnson (2016)
  • "Why Neuroscience Matters" Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, Louann Brizendine, Norman Doidge, Stephen W. Porges, David Grand (Online Course, 2016)
  • "Sensuality and Sexuality across the Divide of Shame" with Joseph D. Lichtenberg (Live Course, 2015)

Regular Supervision, Training und Intervision with Joseph D. Lichtenberg via Skype (2010 - 2013)


Activities in the Austrian Association for Psychotherapists (ÖBVP)

President of the regional branch for Vienna of the Austrian Association of Psychotherapists (2008)

Member of the Board of Directors of the ÖBVP, 2003 – 2008

Member of the Board of the Committee on Continuing Training of the ÖBVP, 2003 – 2007

Delegate to the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), 2006 – 2008


Scientific journal "psychotherapie forum"

Editor in Chief of the scientific journal psychotherapie forum at Springer publishing house, from 2013 - 2018, publisher: ÖBVP, Österreichischer Bundesverband für Psychotherapie.,  

Member of the Editorial board of psychotherapie forum from  2007 - 2018.



International Attachment Network (IAN),

Maga Karin Pinter

Psychotherapeutin (Psychoanalyse)
Franz-Glaser-Gasse 28/1, 1170 Wien

Telefon: +43 676 597 50 74
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