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A Little About Me

Dr. Marjorie Kinney, PhD

I was born and grew up in Wisconsin in the United States but have enjoyed living in Germany for the last 14 years. I was able to live in many beautiful cities in Germany (Münster, Freiburg, Würzburg) before my family and I settled in Tübingen in 2011. I have three children (born 2008, 2012, & 2016) as well as a wonderful dog. A few things that really make me happy are: a good book, a long hike in the forest with my family, hearing the birds sing in the evening, and my e-bike. And cheese. Lots of cheese.

I completed my training as a HypnoBirthing instructor at the HypnoBirthing Gesellschaft Europ - the European branch of HypnoBirthing International, the Mongan Method. I received further certification through the wonderful people at The Wise Hippo, a birthing program out of the United Kingdom. In addition, I am a mentor for parent-child secure attachments through the SAFE program (Safe Attachment Family Education). Last but not least, I have a doctorate in clinical psychology, with a focus on maternal mental health.


The Wise Hippo Instructor - Birthing Programme instructor training, Essex

International Certified Hypnotist (NGH) - National Guild of Hypnostists and the Institute for Clinical Hypnosis,  Magdeburg, Dr. Norbert Preetz

HypnoBirthing Instructor –  the HypnoBirthing Society of Europa, Sydney Sobotka

SAFE (Safe Attachment Family Education) Mentor -  Prevention Project SAFE, Dr. Karl Heinz Brisch, University of Munich

ICEP-R (Infant Caregiver Engagement Phases), the Still Face Paradigm  – Certification in the coding system ICEP-R, Dipl. – Psych. Daniela Noe, Clinic for Psychiatric Medicine, University Clinic of Heidelberg


Doctorate in clinical psychology, PhD – 2017 (University of Tübingen)

Masters in counseling psychology, MS – 2011 (Capella University)

Bachelors in German studies, BA (with a minor in psychology) – 2006 (University of Wisconsin-Madison)