Professor Dr rer medic Alexandra Modesta Hopf

Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Alexandra Hopf

Professor Dr rer medic Alexandra Modesta Hopf
Professor for Intermedial Art Therapy

Department Art, Society and Health  

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Since 2016, Alexandra Hopf is Professor of Intermedial Art Therapy at MSH Medical School Hamburg. In 2014 she received her doctorate at the University of Witten Herdecke on the subject of »Art Therapy in Oncology«. From 2005 to 2016 she worked as an art therapist in oncology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich. She was also artistic director of the Open Studio for People with Cancer. From 1999 to 2005 she worked at the psychiatric clinic of the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen and from 1989 to 1999 with old people and children. Alexandra Hopf completed her studies in art therapy in 1989 with the state-approved diploma at the former Academy of Art Therapy Nürtingen, now University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Nürtingen / Geislingen, higher education courses in Artistic Therapies. 


Since 2016, Alexandra Hopf teaches as a full-time professor at the MSH Hamburg, Department of Art, Society and Health, Arts and Social Change Campus in the master's program Intermedial Art Therapy. She also delivers lectures for art therapy in oncology at various other universities, including: Alanushochschule Alfter, Ludwig Maximilians University, Technical University of Munich (A-POM), University of Heidelberg (WPO), DAPO (German Association Psychosocial Oncology) and as a consultant at national and international congresses of medicine (LYFE, DGHO, DGIM, DKPM, German Cancer Congress) and art therapy (Goldsmith College, College of Arts in Social Ottersberg, Alanus University Alfter, Cusanuswerk, Hannover Medical School).


Alexandra Hopf primary research interest focus on the intermediality of art therapy, artistic research and art therapy interventions in the clinical and outpatient settings.


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