The university course “Sexual Counselling in an Educational and Therapeutic Context” was established at Sigmund Freud University in the academic year 2019/2020. The modules of the “Sexual Education” part take into account the “Basic Decree on Sexual Education” published by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research in 2015.
Expert knowledge alone is not enough: professionalism in the fields of sexual education and sexual counselling depends on expert knowledge, personal and social competences. These competences can be learned and practised: Theoretical knowledge and instrumental skills should not be “taught” so much as experienced and tested practically in the group. The success of the course depends largely on the willingness and ability of the participants to continuously engage personally with themselves, the group and the topic.
- The course is offered in German.