Today we would like to introduce you to the medical head of the “Track Psychosomatics” – Prof Dr Jan Philipp Klein – from the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy. To do this in a more exciting way, we interviewed Jan Philipp Klein and asked him some questions about working in Psychiatry that might interest you.
What made you decide to work at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy?
“In Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy I encounter life in all its fullness! Here we help patients to cope better with their mental problems. But we also keep an eye on their physical health and the social framework”.
What professional and personal characteristics do you think are essential for working in Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy?
“As an expert in mental illness, you have to work with great linguistic precision. You need this linguistic precision in the diagnosis of mental disorders and also in psychotherapy. And you should enjoy working in a team”.
What would be a meaningful development in Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (in Germany – not only in Lübeck) if you could make all the decisions?
“I would make more use of digital psychotherapy. This enables us to treat people who cannot or do not want to come to our practice”.
What is the most exciting thing about working in Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy?
“Here we meet people in many different situations from all walks of life. And we meet these people in a particularly personal way”.
What gives you energy at work and what exhausts you?
“I experience a boost of energy when I realise in conversation with patients that I understand their suffering and can help them a step further on the path with this suffering. It is exhausting when I am interrupted during these conversations because some other urgent matter comes up. But that’s the way it is in a large university hospital”.
Many thanks to Prof Dr Philipp Klein for the interview! In our next post, we would like to introduce you to the head of the “Track Psychosis” – Prof Dr Rebekka Lencer. If you don’t want to miss it, check our website regularly!