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Department of psychiatry

Dr. med. Andre Kwalek
psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology

About the department

The department of psychiatry at Academic Hospital Schlosspark Charlottenburg Berlin specializes in psychiatry, mental conditions and psychosomatic issues. There are five wards, a psychiatric day clinic and a psychiatric institute outpatient clinic. The department contains 110 inpatient places to treat various adult mental illnesses. The building was modernized and equipped with sunny terraces for patients' well-being and comfort during treatment. Furthermore, urgent psychiatric conditions are treated all around the clock in the rescue centre. It's important to mention that the head physician of the department is a member of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Neurology. 

The department of psychiatry keeps focusing on the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar affective disorders and psychosomatic diseases. Moreover, other focal points of the department include psychosis and addictions (alcohol, drug, chemical and others) treatment. In addition, the chief doctor and his highly qualified team implement practical autogenic training, group and individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and other methods for patients depending on individual cases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Depression and bipolar affective disorders treatment:

  • Psychoeducation Depression
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Depression-specific music therapy
  • Treadmill training or AVATAR training
  • Family group for people suffering from depression or bipolar

Addictive conditions treatment:

  • Addiction Talk Group (A-Group)
  • Patient seminar on addiction
  • Jellinek attachment
  • Organised support groups

Psychosis treatment:

  • Psychosis discussion group (P-group)
  • Dance therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Family group for psychotic patients

Intrapersonal conflicts management:

  • Psychodrama Group Therapy
  • Interactional talk group

Regular training:

  • Skills training
  • Memory training
  • COGPACK training (cognitive training on the PC)
  • Cooking group

Relaxation techniques:

  • Jacobson training 
  • Autogenic training 
  • Free-swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Walking group
  • Sports group

Creative Therapy:

  • Painting and design therapy
  • Dance and theatre therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cinema group
  • Reading group
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1995-1997 completed specialist training in the fields of psychiatry and neurology in a social-psychiatric department of the Karl Bonhoeffer Psychiatric Clinic in Wittenau
  • 1997-2000 in the neurological department of the Park Clinic Weissensee 
  • from 2000 in the psychiatric department of the Schlosspark Clinic in Charlottenburg

Experience

  • since 2002 have been recognised by the Berlin Medical Association as a specialist in neurology 
  • since 2003 have been recognised by the Berlin Medical Association as a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • 2002-2009 worked as a senior physician in the psychiatric department of the Schlosspark-Klinik 
  • 2009 to 2015worked  as a senior physician at the Park-Klinik Sophie Charlotte

Awards, memberships, publications

  • member of the German Society for Psychiatry and Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN)
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