University of Innsbruck

University Course
Weapon Reliability Assessment

The university seminar – Weapon Reliability Assessment and Supervision – is aimed at psychologists in Austria who would like to undergo subject-specific further training in accordance with the provisions of the 1st Weapon Reliability Ordinance and want to take part in the annually prescribed supervision.

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Registration Organisational Details


Confirmation of Participation
from the University of Innsbruck

2 days

12.04.2024 - 13.04.2024

Seminar: 190 EUR
Supervision: 150 EUR


The right course for me?

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Qualification profile

  • Forensic-neuropsychological basics for diagnostics, assessment and therapy in various areas of law.
  • Conditions required to acquire a weapon in Germany
  • Supervision: Increase your own safety during appraisal.  

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Target Group

  • Psychologists in Austria listed by the Ministry of the Interior who are authorised to prepare expert assessment reports on weapon reliability.
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People who meet the criteria of the target group can participate in the seminar.



assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Arthur Drexler
Institute for Psychosocial Intervention
and Communication Research

Maximilianstraße 2
6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507-44704

assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Arthur Drexler
Institute for Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Research


Dr. Simone Bahlo
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen


assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Arthur Drexler
University of Innsbruck


Fortbildung: 12.04.2024
09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.

Supervision: 13.04.2024
09:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.



Learning Outcome

This seminar provides basic neuropsychological knowledge for diagnostics, assessment and therapy in various legal areas.

The core topic is the practical introduction to the methodology of validation of psychometric test results (questionnaires) and cognitive performance profiles.

Current reference

The seminar is intended to provide practical methods for assessing the willingness of subjects to cooperate in a psychological examination.

Neuropsychological symptom pictures of psychiatric and neurological diseases are taught. Neuropsychological knowledge is thus imparted about cognitive disorders that frequently occur in the forensic setting.

Learning objectives

The participants of the seminar will acquire practical knowledge to conduct psychological examinations with special regard to the participation or cooperation and openness of the persons tested.


The neuropsychological functional areas that are important for the preparation of psychological reports in the areas of vocational aptitude testing, legal psychology (culpability and legal prognosis) are defined and explained with examples, in particular also:

◦ cognitive disorders in alcohol dependence,

◦ cognitive disorders in the case of incipient dementia or reduced aptitude,

◦ cognitive impairments in depression and other psychological disorders

◦ neuropsychological aspects of risk behaviour and impulsivity.

The terms response bias, deceptive behaviour, aggravation and simulation are explained with the help of case studies. In particular, the processing of personality questionnaires and cognitive performance tests is dealt with.

- Aspects of behavioural observation and plausibility testing are dealt with.

In addition, information is given on the conditions under which a weapon can be acquired in Germany.


In the supervision, own cases from practice and questions about the assessment of weapon reliability can be dealt with.



General Information for Course Registration.

The participants have to take care of their insurances
(health, accident and liability insurance) themselves.

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