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Study Objectives & Qualification Profile


The university course combines the contents of the Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic Course and thus the qualification for admission to the Psychotherapeutic Specialty Course with the required knowledge from the field of psychosocial, psychosomatic and/or psychotherapeutic medicine. Furthermore, it offers opportunities to expand one's own competences in the medical and psychosocial fields.
The early psychotherapy-oriented recognition and the future specialist treatment options of mental illnesses or disorders or mental and social behavioral disorders and states of suffering, have social relevance. In addition, the program aims to lay the foundations for the ability to research one's own psychotherapeutic activity under scientific standards.

Qualification profile

The university course "Clinical-Academic Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic and Medical Humanities" imparts an in-depth, scientifically and methodically high-quality education oriented towards lasting knowledge, which qualifies graduates for further qualification or for employment in, for example, the following fields of activity and makes them internationally competitive:

  • Psychotherapeutic medicine
  • Psychotherapy

Based on the professional requirements, the university course "Clinical Academic Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic and Medical Humanities" provides qualifications in the following categories:

  • Graduates acquire knowledge from the basic and borderline areas of psychiatry and psychotherapy.
  • Graduates acquire knowledge of the basics of research and scientific methodology and are able to apply this to their own practice.
  • Graduates have recent knowledge in the areas of psychosomatics and the genesis of mental and psychiatric illnesses and can relate this knowledge to their own treatment practice.
  • Graduates have knowledge of questions of ethics and law in psychotherapy, psychiatry and medical humanities and are able to reflect on and assess concrete problems against this background.
  • Graduates acquire competences in the field of diversity in psychotherapy and gender medicine and are able to assess the connection between the core dimensions of diversity and the state of health.
  • Graduates are able to respectfully interact and communicate with patients regardless of their socioeconomic and cultural background, gender identity, age, generation, skin color, appearance/appearance, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, worldview and religion.
  • Graduates have the competence to recognize complex professional issues in the treatment of patients and, if necessary, to point out specific treatment decisions based on their previous training.
  • During the course, graduates are enabled to think and act in a holistic and interdisciplinary way. They can propose creative solutions and evaluate them critically.