Professor Emeritus, Counselling Psychology Program (Education) & Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
He studied Medicine in Marburg, Leeds (England), and Munich from 1963 to 1969. He completed a Psychotherapy specialization at the Department of Psychotherapy of the University of Ulm (1970-1975), where he started his academic career in 1976. He was Associate Professor at the University of Ulm (1977), Head of the Psychoanalytic Methodology Section at the University of Ulm (1978-1989), Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Research, Stuttgart (1988-2004), Visiting Professor at the Psychoanalysis Unit of University College London (1995-2000), Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Psychoanalysis Medicine of Saint Petersburg University (1996), and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Chile (2005).
His publications cover topics such as the psychoanalytic process and outcome research, somato-physical issues in bone marrow transplants, eating disorders, and research on clinical inclusion. Dr. Kächele coauthored (together with Helmut Thomä) the psychoanalytic therapy textbook used at the University of Ulm, which has been translated into 15 languages, including English, German, Italian, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, and Armenian.
He is currently Full Professor of the Department of Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Among its areas of interest are clinical and research in psychotherapy, with emphasis on psychodynamic diagnosis (OPD) and practice-oriented research (psychotherapy in institutions).