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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

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Medical Director

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Banaschewski
Phone: +49 621 1703-4501, e-mail
Research activities

Sylke Rauscher, e-mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4502,
Fax: +49 621 1703-4505
Selina Grigat, e-mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4503,
Fax: +49 621 1703-4505

Deputy Medical Director

PD Dr. Sarah Hohmann e-mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4521, Fax: +49 621 1703-4505
Research activities

Andrea Morawetz, e-mail, Phone.: +49 621 1703-4522, Fax: +49 621 1703-4525
Sevim Gezgin, e-mail, Phone: +49 621 1703-4504,  Fax: + 49 621 1703-4525

The Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy provides outpatient, day-care, and inpatient mental health care for child and adolescent patients from Mannheim and the surrounding communities in the northern Rhine-Neckar district. For rare and difficult-to-treat disorders, there is also the possibility for supraregional health care. Treatment and diagnostics cover the entire range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. The therapeutic concept is primarily based on behavioral and systemic family-therapy principles. Furthermore, special education, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy are used. Taking the special situation of an inpatient stay for children and adolescents into consideration, the diagnostic process, counseling, and therapy of the young patients always take place in close cooperation with parents, guardians, and institutions involved. The multi-professional teams on the wards are particularly attuned to this, being made up of physicians, psychologists, social workers, pedagogues, and health and nursing staff.

The Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is involved in the training of students at the Mannheim Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg and also offers its physicians further specialist and psychotherapeutic training and education events.

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

Adress: K 3, 6, 68159 Mannheim

Phone: +49 621 1703-4850, Fax: +49 621 1703-4855

Admission. Case-Management, Phone: +49 0621 1703-4522 (senior physician's secretariat: Andrea Morawetz / Marion Kramper-Erb)

Senior psychiatrist: Dr. Sandra Gerstner

Ward manager: Alexandra Sondergeld

Flyer (German version)

The day clinic's services for children are targeted at children up to the age of 12 years with mental disorders that lead to problems at school, in the family or in a social context. The day clinic is open all year round from Monday to Friday (except public holidays). All child psychiatric disorders, such as hyperkinetic disorders, conduct disorders, emotional disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders or pervasive developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders), are treated here if outpatient treatment is not sufficient.

The indication for admission is usually determined by a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, who then registers the child with us. Next, the child and parents receive an outpatient appointment, during which the possibilities and goals of the treatment are agreed upon and they can get to know the day clinic.

The day clinic for children (K 3, 6, ground floor, east entrance) is located in the same building as the Adolescent Center Emotional Dysregulation.

Ward A-KJ

Tel. +49621 1703-4620

The spectrum of disorders treated here ranges from hyperkinetic disorders with or without conduct problems to early-onset eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, affective disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders. The ward provides inpatient and day-care treatment places.

Ward B-KJ

Tel.: +49621 1703-4640

The focus of this ward is on the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders, schizophrenic psychoses, early-onset personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and affective disorders. Protected treatment of patients with a placement permit according to §1631 b BGB and PsychKHG is possible.

Ward C-KJ

Tel.: +49621 1703-4660

The focus of this ward is on the treatment of children, ranging from disruptive behavior disorders, especially oppositional defiant disorders combined with ADHD, but also pervasive developmental disorders, excretion disorders, as well as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, and other mental disorders that begin in early childhood.

Ward D-KJ

Tel.: +49621 1703-4680

Adolescent patients with predominantly internalizing disorders are treated on this ward. A critical care area is available for patients with suicidal crises.

Social competence training for adolescents
Age 12 – 16 years

Social competence training for children
Age 7 -11 years

THOP parent training for parents of hyperactive children

DBT-A group for adolescents
Age 13 – 18 years

Autism group for adolescents
Age 13 – 18 years

Group for patients with eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia nervosa)

Triple-P group for parents (Day Clinic for Children)

The following institutions in Mannheim are supervised on a consultative basis by staff members of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy:

Internationaler Bund für Sozialarbeit (IB)
all residential groups for unaccompanied foreign minors
Käthe-Kollwitz-Str. 15 und Murgstr. 11
68161 Mannheim
Supervision / consultation: Idil Sungurtekin, Dipl.-Psych.

Internationaler Bund für Sozialarbeit (IB), Bildungszentrum Mannheim
Vocational preparation course for rehabilitees (adolescents and young adults)
Neckarauer Str. 106-116
68163 Mannheim
Supervision by: Mahmud Ben Dau

Kinder- und Jugendheim Wespinstift
Mecklenburger Str. 56
68309 Mannheim
Supervision by:Mahmud Ben-Dau, Dr. Nina Christmann

incl. residential group for adolescents with mental illness
Am Kuhbuckel 43-49
68305 Mannheim
Supervision by: Dr. Adriane Marksteiner

Katholisches Kinder- und Jugendheim St. Joseph
Emergency rooms St. Joseph und St. Agnes
Wormser Str. 25
68309 Mannheim
Supervision by: Dr. Adriane Marksteiner.


Hospital School ("Schule im Quadrat J 5")

Principal: Dipl.-Päd. Petra Rexroth, M.A.

Address: Schule im Quadrat J5 
Central Institute of Mental Health
J 5, 68159 Mannheim

Contact: tel: +49621  1703-1650; fax: +49621 1703-1655; mail: https://www.schule-quadratj5.de/

The school in square J5 is a state school in Mannheim, in which all children and adolescents are educated who are inpatients at the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the CIMH.

The school's outpost is located at the Wespinstift Kinderheim in Mannheim-Vogelstang, where two intensive groups are taught.

The school is run by the city of Mannheim and supervised by the Mannheim State Education Authority.

Right to education: The clinic school ensures the right to education of young people, even if they cannot attend their home school due to a prolonged illness. The clinic school can provide exams and issue school reports/certificates.

Students of all ages, grades, educational backgrounds, and school types are primarily from Mannheim and the Rhine-Neckar district, but also from other parts of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and other German states.

The teachers have teaching qualifications for elementary schools and for all German secondary school types (lower-, medium- and higher-track) as well as for the various special schools.

Classes: Students learn in groups of six to eight students. Methodologically and didactically, the lessons are based on the individual ability and the performance level of the individual student as well as the curriculum of his/her home school.

Special educational needs: According to the school law of Baden-Württemberg, the clinic school is a special school for all school types.

Special educational needs arise from the impairment of learning and performance due to the illness.

Diagnostics and counseling are important tasks of our teachers.

The goals of inclusive assessment are: to strengthen the healthy aspects and to build up learning ability, to catch up on learning lags, to recognize specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills, to show therapy steps, to release learning motivation, to activate skills, to support reintegration in an advisory capacity, to initiate changes to a different school type, and to initiate career orientation.

Cooperation with the clinic: As a specialist team for learning and school career issues, we work in close cooperation with the various levels of the clinic and participate in rounds, school-relevant case discussions, and parent, youth welfare office, and assistance planning discussions.

Cooperation between clinic school and home school: The clinic school works in close cooperation with the home schools. No gaps in learning should occur during the hospital stay. After discharge from the clinic, students take part in the lessons of their home class again, if possible. To this end, they work on the relevant learning materials at the clinic school, write class tests, study for exams, and may receive report cards. Alternatively, they may work on special support programs to bridge and overcome learning difficulties.

Special education counseling center: A counseling center has been established at the school: for children of preschool age in inpatient or outpatient treatment at the CIMH, in the case of special educational questions and need for support, for students and parents in the case of developmental, learning, and speech disorders together with psychiatric problems, for preschool institutions, schools, and early counseling centers as a contact possibility to the outpatient clinic of the Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the CIMH.

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de