Sigmund Freud University Vienna was the first university to offer psychotherapy science as an academic programme. In 2005, the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in psychotherapy science were accredited, followed by the Doctoral programme in 2007. At the Faculty of Psychotherapy Science in Vienna, the study programmes in psychotherapy science are offered in German and English. In addition, there are also part-time university courses with academic degrees and general university courses available (in German only). In 2006 the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinics were founded which today are a pillar in providing mental health services to people living in Vienna, and are valuable training institutions for our students.
The Faculty of Psychotherapy Science is a pioneer in developing psychotherapy research and is currently home to ten research institutes. Information on the teaching and research activities of the institutes, special offers for students and contact details can be found here.
The Dean of the Faculty of Psychotherapy Science is Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jutta Fiegl. In addition to the headquarters of the faculty in Vienna, you can find departments of psychotherapy science in the following places of implementation: Berlin, Linz, Ljubljana and Paris. There the Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes in Psychotherapy Science are offered in the respective local language.