Faculty of Psychology
Course type
part-time, 1 semester
Cost per Semester
€ 990,– per participant (plus ÖH fee)
Next courses start 
February 2024, March 2024, June 2024, October 2024
We look forward to your message at online-beratung@sfu.ac.at

Searching for health information is one of the most common reasons for using the internet. The anonymity and low-threshold offered online can be an opportunity for people to get in touch with counsellors for the first time and accept help.

The lecturers of the course are proven specialists in the field of online counselling and it is guaranteed that the course offers a a high-level practical orientation. After successfully completing the university course, participants receive a certificate from Sigmund Freud University.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Completed studies in psychology (Master’s degree, Magister) and registration in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health list as clinical psychologists and / or health psychologists.


€ 990,- per participant (plus ÖH fee)

Training Modules

Module 1 Basic module (technical and legal information, psychology of the internet, special features of online counselling)
Module 2 Framework module (presentation of online tools, health and health models, new research approaches to e-health)
Module 3 Competence module (computer mediated communication, personal writing style and language, case studies)
Module 4 Competence module (counselling approaches, practice and challenges of online counselling, promoting emotional and social competence).

→ Each module corresponds to 1 ECTS point. 1 ECTS point comprises 25 working hours.
→ The learning progress is continuously monitored by the trainers.
→ Participating in the university course is possible from everywhere and exclusively online.

Dates & offered Languages

Next courses starts: February 2024, March 2024, June 2024, October 2024
Language: German
Cooperation partner: online counselling platform INSTAHELP


Prof. Dr. Birgit U. Stetina

Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Faculty of Psychology 
Freudplatz 1
1020 Vienna, Austria
Mail: online-beratung@sfu.ac.at