Biography Christina Koehlen

Professor Dr. Christina Koehlen

Dr. Koehlen was educated as a pediatric nurse in Berlin, Germany and started practicing in 1987. From 1993 to 1998, she studied Nursing Education at the Humboldt University in Berlin and in 2003, she received a doctorate at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. The subject of her thesis was home care of children. In order to explain her interventions, she used the Framework of Systemic Organization.

In 1999, she connected with Dr. Friedemann at a professional conference. Since then, Dr. Koehlen has been working with her in several projects in Germany, especially in the translation into German and the testing of the ASF-E instrument with samples from Germany and Switzerland. From 2004 to 2011, she had a professorship at the Evangelical Technical College in Berlin where she initiated and materialized a Baccalaureate Program based on the Framework of Systemic Organization.

During that time, Dr. Koehlen became the co-author of the theoretical books in German, published with Dr. Friedemann. At the present, she is involved in systemic individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults in difficult situations, working with the  German association "Jugendhilfe". She lives now in La Palma, Canary Islands with her husband and her young son.