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 practical orientation at a high level. After successful completion of the university course, participants receive a certificate from the 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.

Costs

€ 990,- per participant (plus ÖH fee)

Training Modules

Module 1Basic module (technical and legal information, psychology of the internet, special features of online counselling)
Module 2Framework module (presentation of online tools, health and health models, new research approaches to e-health)
Module 3Competence module (computer mediated communication, personal writing style and language, case studies)
Module 4Competence 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 checked by the teachers.
→ Participating in the university course is possible from everywhere and exclusively online.

Dates & offered Languages

Next course dates: to be announced soon
Languages: German, English, French (new!)
Cooperation partner: psychological online counselling platform Instahelp

  • Become an Instahelp psychologist – get informed and register online here.

Course Management & Contact

Prof. Dr. Birgit U. Stetina

Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Faculty of Psychology
Freudplatz 1
1020 Vienna
Mail: psychologie@sfu.ac.at