Communication and Psychological Conversation


Enrolment 01.03.2021 bis 15.08.2021 programme enrolment
Start  Winter semester 2021/22 
Duration / ECTS-Credits 3 semester (PT*) / 65 ECTS-Credits
Cost**  8,200.- EUR
(exclusive ÖH-fee - currently 20.20 EUR per semester)
Degree Akademische Expertin für Kommunikation und Gesprächsführung bzw.
Akademischer Experte für Kommunikation und Gesprächsführung
ISCED-F follows
Study Code UC 992 546
More Information Curriculum (2020)


Director of the Continuing Education Programme

Prof. Eva Bänninger-Huber Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Eva Bänninger Huber
Department of Psychology

Eva Bänninger-Huber was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Innsbruck until October 2018. Her focus is on emotion, psychotherapy and facial expresson research.




Prof. Barbara Juen ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Juen
Department of Psychology

Barbara Juen is a clinical and health psychologist and an expert in emergency psychology and crisis intervention. She has been the head of psychosocial services in the Austrian Red Cross for many years.





Veronika Achner
Division for continuing education
Innrain 52f
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 507-39401



Universität Innsbruck

Schedule follows


Qualification profile

The graduates of the Continuing Education Programme in Communication and Psychological Conversation have a solid theoretical knowledge in the areas of communication – interaction – emotion, which is based on current empirical studies. In addition, they have acquired practical skills in conducting psychological conversations in different communicative situations.

In particular, they know the basic mechanisms and forms of interpersonal communication and interaction. They know about the functions and phenomenology of the various non-verbal modalities, such as gestures, facial expressions, gaze behaviour or territorial behaviour. This applies to everyday situations as well as to job-related contexts.


Admission requirements

  • Precondition for being admitted to the continuing education programme is the completion of a study programme at an approved educational institution home or abroad covering a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits.
  • In justified cases, people may be admitted who do not meet the prerequisites set out above, provided that these people have the relevant competences due to their professional activities, experience and achievements. This applies in particular to persons who have passed a secondary academic school or a secondary vocational school (AHS or BHS) and can present proof of several years of pertinent job experience, ideally including managerial work.



  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Emotion and Interaction
  • Conversation I
  • Conversation II
  • Final Thesis



**Payment and cancellation condition

Information on individual courses of the university education courses can be found in the course catalogue.
 Participation in a continuing education course requires admission as non-degree student

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