Dr. phil. Bernhard Bolech
IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 2 - 2nd floor
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-560

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 10 am until 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am until 5 pm


The library service and resources are aligned to the requirements for teaching, studying and researching at the IPU

The following areas represent the focus of this specialised library's stock:

  • Psychology / Clinical Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis in clinical and non-clinical domains
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychological Prevention and Intervention
  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Educational Sciences, with a delinquency prevention focus, early intervention/education and psychodynamic counseling
  • Neurosciences
  • As well as adjacent disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, arts, medicine, etc

Library Stock



IPU Online Catalogue

Information on library use

  • The library is a reference and open access library; its books and other items may not be borrowed.
  • All of the staff and students at the IPU are entitled to use the library.
  • Individual from outside the university may use the library after obtaining permission to do so from the library management.
  • Two computers are available in the library rooms for online research work, together with a modern book scanner.

Two volumes by IPU founder Christa Rohde-Dachser published by Psychosozial-Verlag

Was sich verändert und was bleibt
Spuren des Verlorenen
In "Spuren des Verlorenen" (translation: Traces of the Lost), Christa Rohde-Dachser adopts psychoanalytic and sociological perspectives in exploring the ways in which people forever attempt to compensate for the loss of the early mother-child dyad and the resulting feeling of deprivation. Clinical presentations like borderline personality disorder or hysteria can be explained through this lens. The same is true for handling gender differences, which can involve gender-specific characteristics.

Spuren des Verlorenen
Was sich verändert und was bleibt
In her second work, "Was sich verändert und was bleibt" (translation: What changes and what remains), Christa Rohde-Dachser turns to the fundamental questions of human existence, which relate to the experiences of transience, the desire for immortality, and life in the current moment. She approaches these matters through psychoanalytic and societal reflections as well as film analysis. Her independent research indicates that gender differences play a role even in associated unconscious fantasies.