Anna Pittermann

Name: Anna Pittermann
Country: Austria
Degrees: D. Sc.; M. Sc.
Current job title: Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Institution: General Hospital of Vienna
Short autobiography:

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist working at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I work with patients suffering from various medical and asthetic conditions. One big part of my work involves the psychological treatment of burn patients, who suffer from trauma and scars. For burn patients appearance is a very important issue. Within this field I did some research on the meaning of the appearance of skin. As chairperson of the PAM Committee of the European Burns Association I also work on care for burn patients on a European basis. At the moment I work on the definition of guidelines for the psychological support for burn victims

Reason for joining: Build a network of professionals throughout Europe working on appearance related issues.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: a) Scaring b) Amputation c) Body image in general d) Training of health professionals
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: Anna.pittermann@akhwien.at
Link to institution: www.meduniwien.ac.at www.euroburn.org