From the 5th semester of the Bachelor’s degree programme, a psychotherapeutic school must be chosen, which is then taught as part of the elective subject (depending on a minimum number of participants) and corresponds to the psychotherapeutic specialisation, which is continued and completed in the master’s degree programme (at SFU Vienna ). The prerequisite for participation is a completed propaedeutic course (semesters B1-B4).
With the Master’s degree, the final certificate of the training association is also acquired and thus the possibility to be entered in the list of psychotherapists for the independent practice of psychotherapy (upon reaching the age of 28).

It is possible to complete the elective subject in one of the therapy schools listed below. Please note that a minimum number of participants is required for this.

  • Existential Analysis
  • Individual Psychology
  • Integrative Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodrama
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Behavioural therapy

Further information on the individual therapy schools can be found on the faculty page Psychotherapy Science in Vienna: https://ptw.sfu.ac.at/de/studium/therapieschulen-wpf

Admission to the therapy school | Elective

Admission procedure:

  • Two admission interviews
  • One full-day admission seminar

We expressly point out that for an intended start of training in autumn, a psychotherapeutic propaedeutic certificate must be available by 31.08. of the respective year.