Propedeutic Studies in Psychotherapy

Enrolment Programme enrolment
Start each semester
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semester (PT*) / 120 ECTS-Credits
Cost** 3,200.- EUR (plus the cost for the Self-Awareness)
(exclusiv ÖH-fee - currently 20.20 EUR per semester)
Degree Final Examination Certificate from the University of Innsbruck
ISCED-F 0313 Psychology
Study Code UC 992 818
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Curriculum (2015)



Director of the Continuing Education Programme

Prof. Pia Andreattaassoz. Prof. Dr. Pia Andreatta
Department of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies

Dr. Gianluca CrepaldiMag. Mag. Dr. Gianluca Crepaldi
Department of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies





Mag. Wolfgang Egger
Tel.: +43 512 507-44606
Sabrina Hauser
Tel.: +43 512 507-44625
Department of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies
Schöpfstraße 3
6020 Innsbruck



University of Innsbruck
Schöpfstraße 3
6020 Innsbruck

Schedule and Dates are found on the website of the programme.



It aims at introducing to the theoretical and practical fundamentals and basic concepts of Psychotherapy, at enabling first experiences in the fields of psychosocial care, at promoting self-reflection and coming to terms with own experiences and at helping the students to find out about their personal suitability.


Target Group

Persons, who want to pursue a training in Psychotherapy, who want to further their knowledge about the fundamentals of Psychotherapy or who want to gain scientifically sound basic knowledge for working in the field of psychosocial support and care.


Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the continuing education programme the requirements specified in §10 para. 1 of the Psychotherapy Act must be met.



  • Introduction to the Difficult History and Development of Schools of Psychotherapy
  • Personality Theories
  • General Psychology and Developmental Psychology
  • Rehabilitation and Inclusion in Educational Science
  • Psychological Diagnostics and Assessment
  • Psychosocial Types of Intervention
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Psychosomatics
  • Psychopharmacology
  • First Aid in the Practice of Psychotherapy
  • Methodology of Research and Science
  • Questions of Ethics
  • Framework Conditions of Psychotherapy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Internship
  • Supervision of the Internship
  • Final Exam



**Payment and cancellation conditions

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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