Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Medical Director

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Banaschewski
Phone: +49 621 1703-4501, E-Mail

Beate Rothacker, E-Mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4502, Fax: +49 621 1703-4505
Sylke Rauscher, E-Mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4503, Fax: +49 621 1703-4505

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Sarah Hohmann E-Mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4521, Fax: +49 621 1703-4525

Andrea Morawetz, E-Mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4522, Fax: +49 621 1703-4525
Marion Kramper-Erb E-Mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4522, Fax: +49 621 1703-4525


General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The department consist with 4 wards. Its mission is to provide state of the art mental health care for the population of Mannheim and the surrounding communities in the Rhine-Neckar County; all child and adolescent psychiatric disorders (n = 450 per year) are treated according to the most innovative quality standards, with the exception of withdrawal treatment for addiction patients. 

Priorities include the multimodal therapy of hyperkinetic disorders, respectively ADHD with and without comorbid disorders, impulse control disorders, and autism spectrum disorders  (ASD). Comprehensive multimodal therapy is also provided for the full range of severe psychiatric disorders in young patients including bipolar, affective and eating disorders.

In close cooperation with (mainly) behavioral-therapy-oriented physicians, psychologists, qualified trained nursing staff and social workers,  inpatient therapy on the four wards takes place in two groups each of six-eight patients. Diagnostics and multimodal therapy is guideline-oriented and comprises also group and parent based interventions. Jointly conceptualized by the departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  (Prof  Banaschewski) and Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy ( Prof Bohus) a specialized inpatient unit for treatment of adolescents  and young adults (aged 16-23 years) with disorders characterized by emotional dysregulation  will be established. This model project , organized jointly by both departments allows  the integration  of  particular competences for the development of novel treatment modules for patients at the transition from  adolescence to adulthood.

 In the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Facility, 1.100 patients are treated each year. Special outpatient clinics for children with ADHD (since 2004) and ASD (since 2008) have been established and are  complemented by an outpatient service for early recognition and intervention for early- onset psychosis in children and adolescents in close cooperation with the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy (starting November 2009). The spectrum of comprehensive therapeutic interventions in the outpatient unit has been enriched with specific training group based programs, comprising manualized trainings  for children with ASD, ADHD,  social anxiety ,  BPD and  Conduct disorder, as well as   group coaching for parents of children with ADHD , Conduct disorder and ASD. Additionally, therapeutical institutions of the youth welfare System in Mannheim are supervised by  Child psychiatrists of the CAP of the CIMH on a liaison basis.


Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services of the Dept. of Child- and Adolescent Psychatry and Psychotherapy

For information about our outpatient services follow this link

Partial Hospital Treatment Programs

Day Hospital, Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (TK-K)

Adress: K 3, 6, 68159 Mannheim

Phone: 0621 1703-4850, Fax: 0621 1703-4855

Admission. Case-Management, Phone: +49 0621 1703-4522 (Oberarztsekretariat: Andrea Morawetz / Marion Kramper-Erb)

Senior psychiatrist: Dr. Sandra Gerstner

Stationsleitung: Alexandra Sondergeld

 Flyer (German version)

Von Montag bis Freitag (7:45-16:30 Uhr, außer Feiertage) stehen neun Behandlungsplätze zur Verfügung. Die Tagesklinik ist das ganze Jahr über geöffnet. Das Angebot richtet sich an Kinder bis zum  12. Lebensjahr mit psychischen Störungen, die zu Problemen im schulischen, familiären oder sozialen Kontext führen. Hier werden alle kinderpsychiatrischen Störungsbilder, wie z. B. hyperkinetische Störungen, Störungen des Sozialverhaltens, emotionale Störungen, Zwangsstörungen oder tiefgreifende Entwicklungsstörungen (z. B. Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen), behandelt, wenn eine ambulante Behandlung nicht ausreichend ist.

Die Indikation zur Aufnahme wird in der Regel durch einen Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie gestellt. Dieser oder die Eltern können ihr Kind anmelden. Danach erhalten Kind und Eltern einen ambulanten Termin, an welchem Möglichkeiten und Ziele der Behandlung vereinbart werden und sie die Tagesklinik kennenlernen können.

Die Tagesklinik (K 3, 6)  befindet sich im gleichen Gebäude wie unsere Ambulanz (K 3, 21) mit einem separaten Eingang.

Inpatient Treatment Units

Inpatient treatment units

Ward "Asperger" (A-KJ)

Phone: +49 621 1703-4620

This ward offers inpatient beds for children and adolescents aged 10 to 16. The spectrum of disorders treated on this ward ranges from hyperkinetic disturbances with or without abnormal social behavior to early onset eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, affective disorders and profound developmental disorders.

Ward manager: Rolf Oster-Ritter

Ward "Corboz" (B-KJ)

Phone: +49 621 1703-4640

This ward offers inpatient beds for adolescents aged 14 to 18. The main focus on this ward is on the treatment of expansive behavioral disorders, schizophrenia spectrum psychoses, early onset personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders as well as affective disorders. The ward can accommodate patients undergoing inpatient treatment in accordance with the provisions of the Hospitalization Act (§1631b BGB and PsychKHG).

Registrar: Dr. Boris Rothermel
Ward manager: Rolf Oster-Ritter

Ward "Harbauer" (C-KJ)

Phone: +49 621 1703-4660

Ward HA-K offers inpatient beds for children and adolescents. The main focus on this ward is on the treatment of primary school-age children showing expansive behavioral disorders,  especially oppositional defiant disturbances in social behavior in combination with ADHD, but also excretion disorders, anxiety disorders and affective disorders as well as other mental disorders beginning in early childhood.

Ward manager: Alexandra Sondergeld

Ward "Dührssen" (D-KJ)

Phone: +49 621 1703-4680

Ward DU-K offers beds for adolescent patients suffering predominantly from internalizing disorders. Within the ward there is an intensive care unit for suicidal patients or patients presenting with disorders involving acute self-endangerment.

Ward manager: Alexandra Sondergeld

(Current status: 16.06.2017)

Group Programs

Group programs for in- and outpatients

Group for patients with eating disorders (Anorexia nervosa and bulimia)

Supervision: Dr. Mariam Salvati


Group therapy for patients with autism spectrum disorders

Children aged 6-10

Supervision: Marita Bock and Armin Wunder

Children aged 12-16

Supervision: Dr. Tanja Schad-Hansjosten and Idil Sungurtekin

Stefan Heintz and Christiane Bach


Social competency training (learning and practicing social skills)

Supervision: Sabine Frasetto and Andreas Willerding


Marburg Concentration Training (MCT)

Supervision: Sabine Frasetto


Group training for parents of hyperactive children

Supervision: Dr. Adriane Schneider, Claus Staudter, Petra Lang, Idil Sungurtekin


DBT-A group for adolescents and parents

For adolescents with self-harming behavior

Supervision: Dr. Sarah Hohmann, Dr. Jasmin Knapp 


Supervision Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The following facilities in Mannheim receive consultation support from medical employees of the Paediatric Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy:

Internationaler Bund für Sozialarbeit (IB), Bildungszentrum Mannheim
Berufsvorbereitender Lehrgang für Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene
International Social Workers Association (IB), Educational Centre Mannheim
Pre-Professional Course for Youths and Young Adults
Neckarauer Str. 106-116
68163 Mannheim
Supervision: Dr. Jörg Nikitopoulos

Kinder- und Jugendheim Wespinstift
Wespin Foundation Home for Young Persons
Mecklenburger Str. 56
68309 Mannheim
Supervision: Dr. Mahmud Ben-Dau und Dr. Lisa Weymann

einschl. Wohngruppe für psychisch kranke Jugendliche
incl. Residential Group for Mentally Ill Youths
Am Kuhbuckel 43-49
68305 Mannheim
Supervision: M.A. Stephanie Weber

Katholisches Kinder- und Jugendheim St. Joseph
Notaufnahmen St. Joseph und St. Agnes
St. Joseph Catholic Home for Children and Youths
St. Joseph and St. Agnes Emergency Admissions

Wormser Str. 25
68309 Mannheim
Supervision: M.A. Stephanie Weber

Hospital School

Hospital School ("Schule im Quadrat J 5")

Principal: Dipl.-Päd. Petra Rexroth, M.A. (SR'in) / Markus Schulz (SKR)

Adress: Schule im Quadrat J5
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
J 5, 68159 Mannheim

Contact: Phone: +49 621  1703-1650; Fax: 0621 1703-1655; e-mail

Our hospital school ("Schule im Quadrat J5 ") is a public school attended by all children and adolescents undergoing inpatient treatment in the Dept. of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the CIMH. 

The school has a branch at the Wespinstift, a children’s home located in Mannheim-Vogelstang, where children are taught in two small groups.

The school is run by the city of Mannheim, its supervision rests with the State Education Authority in Mannheim.

Right to education: The hospital school assures a young person’s right to education and teaching even when he or she cannot attend his or her home school due to an extended illness. The school can perform exams, assign grades and hand out report cards.

Our students of all age- and grade levels, educational backgrounds and school types are primarily from Mannheim and the Rhein-Neckar District, but also from other parts of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse or other states.

Our teachers hold teaching certificates for elementary and lower secondary school, secondary modern school and grammar school levels or for the different forms of special education.

Lessons: Students are taught in groups of six to eight pupils. With regard to methodology and didactics lessons correspond to the individual capability of students, the performance level of each student and the lesson plans of students’ home school.

Special educational needs: According to the Education Act Baden-Wuerttemberg our hospital school functions as a special education school for all school types. Special needs arise due to impairments in learning and achievement as a consequence of the students’ illness.

Diagnostics and counseling are important tasks of our teaching staff.

Our interventional diagnostics are aimed at strengthening healthy aspects and building up learning aptitude, closing learning gaps, recognizing specific learning disabilities and pointing out appropriate therapeutic steps, fostering students’ motivation and activating skills, supporting re-integration, initiating changes in school careers and providing vocational guidance.

Cooperation with the hospital: As teaching professionals we work in close cooperation with the different levels of the hospital. We attend medical rounds, school-relevant case conferences as well as meetings with parents and youth services.

Cooperation between hospital school and home school: Our hospital school and students’ home schools work in close cooperation. During a student’s hospital stay we try to avoid learning gaps. After their discharge from inpatient treatment, students will go back and join their regular class if at all possible. To this end, they will continue to work on the same subject matters as their home-class, write class tests, study for exams, and receive report cards. They may also be enrolled in special support programs to bridge and overcome learning difficulties.

Cooperation between hospital school and home school: Our hospital school and students’ home schools work in close cooperation. During a student’s hospital stay we try to avoid learning gaps. After their discharge from inpatient treatment, students will go back and join their regular class if at all possible. To this end, they will continue to work on the same subject matters as their home-class, write class tests, study for exams, and receive report cards. They may also be enrolled in special support programs to bridge and overcome learning difficulties.

Special needs counseling: Our hospital school has established a special needs counseling center for preschoolers with special educational needs undergoing in- or outpatient treatment at the CIMH, for students and their parents in case of developmental, learning and speech disorders in association with psychiatric abnormalities, for preschool facilities, schools and early counseling programs as a possible contact to the outpatient services of the Department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the CIMH.



Klettergerüst in der KJPP
Climbing scaffold in the clinic