Psychotherapy Outpatient Clinic | Adults
The outpatient clinic connects teaching, practice and research, being available to all students from first-year to senior level. Practice in the clinic meets the requirements for registration as a listed psychotherapist, for the completion of the propaedeutic and method-specific internship, as well as the required practice hours.
Experienced teaching therapists provide practical knowledge of various psychotherapy methods through demonstrations in individual and group settings. Students learn how to interact with patients in a professional manner in accordance with ethical guidelines. They can access the research data of the outpatient clinic for their own research work and, after achieving the status of “psychotherapist in training under supervision”, are continuously tasked with the independent treatment (within the framework of the outpatient clinic) of patients throughout the gamut of disorders. Due to the variety of psychotherapy methods offered, orientation for one’s own choice of method is given and at the same time a cross-method perspective on the conditio humana as such and different treatment techniques is provided.
Psychotherapy Outpatient Clinic | Children and Adolescents
The Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic for Children and Adolescents combines teaching, practice and research for students from first-year to senior level. Thus, students can complete both their propaedeutic and method-specific internship on site. Special emphasis is put on multi-layered contact and professional interaction with the patients. Interns are the first point of contact for patients and have a responsible and academically rewarding role in the outpatient clinic. Through continuous observation of individual and group therapies and initial consultations with experienced therapists, students gain insight into cross-method work with children and adolescents and their reference systems. Students will not only be able to observe and reflect on play therapy with children, but also on the indispensable discussions with parents and, if necessary, helper conferences in child and adolescent therapy.
In addition, the students have the opportunity to use the data collected in the outpatient clinic for their own research purposes.
After completing a minimum portion of the child and adolescent curriculum and 100 hours of work with adult patients, students may complete their required training hours in the child and adolescent outpatient clinic. In the course of the curriculum, diagnostic knowledge of the disturbance patterns of children and adolescents as well as basic knowledge of somatic development and its disorders are taught. The fundamentals of legal issues and areas of conflict in school matters are also covered.
In a protected setting, with the support of a multi-professional team, students are able to treat patients from 0 to 18 years of age with a variety of disorders.