Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Wolfgang Albert
Steinbeis-Transfer-Institut Medical Psychology
Tel +49 30 4593-3310
Clinical Psychology in Health Care
The Master study program in Psychology is a cooperative project between the Steinbeis University Berlin and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin. It is a course in Psychology with special emphasis on Clinical Psychology and its Application in Health Care. This offers psychologists the opportunity to specialize in this area. Further information is available on the website of the Steinbeis-University Berlin.
Content of the Study Program
In the Master program psychological and medical aspects are closely interwoven. Through the theoretical instruction students acquire a deeper understanding of clinical psychology, and basic medical knowledge. Parallel to the theoretical side of the course they acquire practical skills for work in health care.
The outstanding feature of the Master program is the continuous theory-practice transfer: the students learn to care psychologically for patients, at increasing levels of difficulty and under close supervision. The practical patient care takes place at the DHZB and its partner insitutions.
The aim of the program is to train professionally competent and practised psychologists who can work in emergency hospitals, rehabilitation institutions and outpatient clinics and in public health.
Preconditions for Applicants
- Diploma or Bachelor (at least 180 credit points) in Psychology from a university or technical college
- a profound interest in clinical psychology in connection with medical illness
- good communication skills and willingness to consider critically one’s own personality and emotional reactions
- interest in scientific research
If you fulfill the entrance requirements you can be admitted to the Master program with a qualification from a technical college (“Fachhochschule”). However, a university qualification in Psychology is necessary to fulfill the requirements necessary in Berlin for admission to further training as a psychological psychotherapist.