Introduction to advanced training


Our practice-oriented advanced training to become a psychological-technical assistant qualifies the participants to work in various psychological, psychosocial and medical facilities in a supportive and assisting manner.

The training is aimed at those who are interested

further qualification within her previous field of work and
Wish to expand their fields of application,

strive for a professional reorientation and reorientation,
want to refresh existing knowledge,
want to expand their professional knowledge,
Want to deal with questions from their everyday work with a theoretical concept,
want to develop and implement new options for action.
The training is geared towards both professional and personal further training. With the help of the learned content, participants can deal with difficult situations with ease when dealing with clients, patients and customers. Targeted technical knowledge, which is related to the specific fields of work of the participants, increases professional competence and leads to new employment opportunities in the workplace.

The basis of the training is basic psychological training. In addition to an introduction to the basics of human experience and behavior, psychological knowledge about dealing with other people is imparted and new ways of perception, behavior and action are presented. In

practice-oriented learning steps are transferred to different situations in the workplace and are put into practice in several exercise units.

Building on this, the training is increasingly geared towards psychological and technical qualifications. Acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge of various psychological-technical areas such as psychological diagnostics or scientific examination creates and expands the possible uses of the participants in the workplace.

The learning process is rounded off by the targeted application of methods of coping with stress and relaxation, which serve to relieve one’s own work situation and increase personal well-being, as well as through several additional self-experience and supervision units to reflect on difficult situations in the workplace.

All training units are structured in a practical manner and offer an optimal relationship between knowledge transfer and application. Our approach is based on a resource-oriented view of the human being. Our work is solution-oriented and sees itself as an opportunity to expand personal and professional competence.

Training concept

The specialist training lasts 13 weekend seminars, that is about 26 months. The main focus is the promotion of psychological and

social competence and in the acquisition of psychological-technical knowledge and skills of the participants. The methods of humanistic psychodrama create background knowledge about the motivations of human action and the human personality. Building on this, the fundamental aspects of human communication are examined. Conversation situations become more transparent, the training participants acquire the ability to conduct conversations in a targeted and successful manner. Is separated

dealt with conflict situations. This includes the perception of conflicts and the knowledge of various strategies for resolving conflicts. In the further course of the first training section, the participants learn how to meet high demands and a variety of tasks with the appropriate goal and time management. This includes reflecting on your own area of responsibility and working out various design options for the workflow. The imparting of methods of coping with stress and relaxation round off this knowledge. The theoretical and practical content is geared towards the fields of work of the training candidates and aims to reflect on their own behavior when dealing with customers, clients or patients, to name problematic situations and to develop new ways of understanding and behaving.

An overview of various therapeutic schools and psychopathological foundations serves to make the clinical situation more transparent. Building on this, the training participants gain basic knowledge in psychological diagnostics. Proven test procedures are presented and their

Practice practiced. The use of various devices in psychological practice represents a further building block of psychological-technical knowledge. This knowledge is supplemented by imparting the basics of a scientific investigation in psychology as well as clarifying and practicing assistive activities in psychological research.

Accompanying self-experience and several supervision units offer the opportunity to critically question one’s own behavior at the workplace and to work out specific changes for difficult situations.

In order to obtain the “Psychological / Psychotherapeutic Assistant” certificate, practical professional experience must be demonstrated in which the content learned is implemented and applied. If this cannot be done in an existing workplace, an internship can also be completed in an appropriate facility. This will be coordinated with the participants beforehand.

Psychological / technical assistant

entry requirements

Minimum age 20 years
Completed training in a psychosocial, medical or commercial profession
Personal admission interview with the carrier
Structure of training

The basic course corresponds to 13 weekend seminars of organized learning. The total number of training units is 260 work units (AE). (Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. theory seminar, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. practical seminar.)

Training content

Basics of psychology

Basic psychological processes
Man as an individual
Man as a social being
Solution-oriented discussion

Basics of communication
Analysis of your own communication behavior
Conduct conversations confidently and in a targeted manner
Body signals and comments in conversation
– non-verbal communication

conflict training

Conflicts and difficult conversation situations in the workplace
Conflict resolution options
Opportunities for conflict prevention
Work organization – work management

Goal and time management
performance management
project control
Coping with stress and relaxation

Stress – positive or negative?
Ways of coping with stress
Relaxation as stress prevention
Self-awareness and supervision

in relation to one’s own field of work with methods of the humanistic


Clinical psychology

Psychopathological basics
Counseling and therapy situation
Psychotherapeutic schools and methods
Psychological diagnosis and psychological test procedure

Basics of psychological diagnostics
Basics of test construction and analysis
Overview of psychological test procedures
Implementation and evaluation of proven

The use of devices in psychological / psychiatric practice, or in

Clinics and sleep laboratories

Psychological testing equipment
Mode of operation and possible uses of specific devices
Basic knowledge of scientific work

Task and goals of scientific psychology
Methods in psychology
The psychological examination
Structure of a scientific publication
Technical support for research projects
Examination and completion

Evidence of training seminars
Written thesis on a training topic
(Size at least 15 Din-A-4 pages)

Written theory test