The university course’s design is a mix of cross-methods, interdisciplinarity and research-orientation. It aims to provide students with more in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms and factors regarding the work with the clients, families, children and young adults, older people, people confronted with addiction issues or other mental disorders or social fringe groups to consequently end the MSc course qualified for client and field- related social work.
One main focus is laid on the wide range of methods to ensure the applications up- to-date social work demands. Elective courses enable part time students the opportunity to deepen specialization in their respective fields of work.
The continuing education program addresses specific socio-educational concepts such as dealing with difficult dynamics within groups, knowledge of psychopathological disorders and referred interventions, dealing with traumatism, conditions in the in-patient accommodation or out-patient accompanied by children, young people and families. An important part of the program is the requisition of specific legal bases to enhance the qualification of students working in the socio-educational field and ultimately equip them with personal and occupational skills to cope the challenges resulting from current societal problems.
Leadership and control competencies for dealing with social conflict situations that go beyond the immediacy of social relationship action and require an equally networked way of thinking and taking action are also addressed in this study program.
In peer groups the students acquire skills to critically reflect the tension between theoretical knowledge and individual practice based on associated experiences.