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Information for prospective students of Counseling in the Workplace (M.A.)

Master degree course alongside work

The degree course resulted from long-term experience in the coaching and supervision training of the institution of higher education and addresses with its interdisciplinary and application-oriented direction graduates with a degree from different sectors. The concept of this degree course allows its students to continue working and to apply the learnt aspects directly as training on the job and test it. The training team has extremely a lot of teaching and practical experience and the acquired qualification can be used in any professional field. Students who choose this degree course will acquire with a successful completion the internationally recognized 'Master of Arts' and the chance to undergo a doctorate.

The accredited Master's degree course is for graduates from institutions of higher education with professional experience. The interdisciplinary and at the same time practice-related degree course will prepare you to take over leadership and management functions with consulting parts. Planning, controlling and management tasks are also treated such as motivation-promoting tasks.

Information events

  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 07, 2018 

each at 6 p.m.
in building 2 - room 463

Registration under:

info-maxo(at)maxo.fra-uas.remove-this.de

This degree course is of particular interest for cross sectors:

  • Persons, who would like to qualify for management positions with counseling aspects
  • Professional and management staff from the fields of economics, banking, IT, engineering sciences, pedagogy, social work, medicine and care, spiritual welfare, administration, law etc.
  • Employees of the HR department, who would like to take on coaching tasks and have a professional standards.
  • Freelance consultants who work or would like to work in the field of coaching and supervision and aspire an internationally recognized academic degree
  • Professionals with staff responsibilities and functions in quality management
  • Consultants who would like to accompany change processes in companies professionally
  • Professional and management staff who often work in interdisciplinary (project) teams and who would like to extend and further deepen their respective competencies.

Information material

Fees

The semester fee is € 1,625* plus semester contributions. Included are enrollment fees as well as the RMV semester ticket, which allows the students to use public transportation in the Rhine-Main area free of charge.

*subject to the final approval of the university committees

An additional charge of approximately € 2,800 for teaching coaching or teaching supervision, which will take place outside of the seminars which require the student's presence and are individually scheduled and billed with the teaching supervision. Costs for travel and accommodation are not included in the fees.

MAXO 2019

Here are the dates of the block seminars for the start of studies 2019 (Download).

The times for the block seminar are the following:

on the day of arrival (Thu) 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
on the second day (Fri) 09:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
on the day of departure (Sat) 09:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Accreditation by AHPGS

The master's degree course Counseling in the Workplace - Coaching and Supervision was accredited by the accreditation agency for degree courses in the field of healthcare and social studies (AHPGS).

The AHPGS carries out processes in order to accredit bachelor and master degree courses and for the system accreditation of institutions of higher education. The accreditation of degree courses is carried out in order to provide institutions of higher education, students and employers with a reliable orientation with respect to the quality of the degree course. This shall also simplify the national and international recognition of degree courses.

Lessons

The degree course is structured in modules and begins with an introduction into the basics of consultations in the work place, coaching and supervision, mediation as well as conflict and crisis management in different contexts.

There are scientifically founded individual counselling sessions in multidimensional and networked work connections focused on during the second semester.

The third semester focuses on consultations of teams and groups as well as mediation and conflict management under consideration of diversified aspects and international contexts.

Topics such as coaching and supervision in the context of organization and institution, HR and organization development, quality management and quality assurance will follow in the fourth semester.

The degree course is rounded off through the theoretical aspects during the fifth and sixth semester with the focus on consultation research and the writing of the master's thesis. The here taught consultation practice, supervision of colleagues and teaching supervision or teaching coaching are accompanied.

The Master's degree course is structured in a way so that it can take place alongside working. You are able to continue working.

The degree course consists of six semesters. Students must be present 14 days in the lecture halls of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Those are the following days:

  • four block seminars á 3 days (Thursday till Saturday)
  • one block seminar á 2 days (Friday till Saturday)

There are additionally:

  • 130 units á 45 minutes study-accompanying work practice that means individually carried out coaching or supervision sessions in individual and multiple person settings,
  • 20 sessions teaching supervision à 90 minutes,
  • 10 sessions group teaching supervision á 180 minutes,
  • three meetings with work groups á four hours and
  • 399 hours self-studies.

A time frame of approximately 600 hours for the master thesis is expected during the sixth semester.

Course catalogue

Basics of Counseling in the Workplace

Contents

  • Development theories, communication theories, dialog diagnostic models, change processes about significance formation
  • Quality assurance, documentation and evaluation: practical and methodological exercises in collegial teamwork
  • Methodological exercises, dialog-based understanding and change processes
  • Counseling and law, professional ethics
  • Training supervision and self-experience

Qualification goals

lass="bodytext">Theory and knowledge competencies

  • analyze and evaluate counseling concepts based on the scientifically-well founded professional background
  • make independent indication decisions and justify them
  • define the particularities and limits of different diagnostic models
  • present an advanced knowledge about personality development
  • capture and recite understanding and change processes in form of dialogs based on different theories about human communication
  • document and evaluate counseling sessions considering the general scientific criteria, standards and methods concept-related
  • implement professional-ethical principles in a counseling unit
  • professionally design counseling processes under counseling-legal aspects

Methodological competencies

  • applying methodological basic skills of conversation
  • document, evaluate and reflect counseling concepts under conceptional aspects, particularly justify and critically comment on their interventions
  • prepare, present and organize collegial teamwork

Social competencies / personality competencies

  • Establish the connection of their life and professional biography and possibly steer professional motives and behaviors in a different direction (self-management)
  • establish professional relationships with the counselors, balance out particular problems of closeness and distance and constructively contribute to the counseling process
  • be a constructive part of the group and take over responsibility for the individual and team learning process (team competence)

Workload / credits

450 hours / 15 credits

Scientifically-founded individual counseling sessions in multidimensional and networked working contexts

Content

  • Theory: Delimitation psychotherapy, supervision and coaching, phases and courses of counseling processes, structuring elements and differentiated interventions, psychological foundation theories, diagnostics
  • Training supervision while applying the theory
  • Methodological exercises, dialog-created understanding and change processes
  • Counseling, law and ethics
  • Collegial teamwork

Qualification goals

With the completion of the module, students will have attained:

Theory and knowledge competencies

  • define special features and limits of various psychological theories in the consultation context
  • differentiate various forms of workplace counseling such as coaching, supervision etc. and separate it from psychotherapy
  • describe the dynamics of processes in individual consultations and evaluate it on a scientific basis

Methodical expertise

  • individually develop a targeted consultation, development and intervention plan for individual settings
  • Subject-related qualified hypothesis for the choice of a specific setting or writing a consultation offer.
  • Apply different methods person-centered in the individual setting
  • theoretically reason for their interventions and critically reflect
  • differentiate between indicators for counseling and for psychotherapy
  • work in a solution-oriented manner

 

System competences

  • recognize, define and represent their competencies, responsibilities and borders in professional counseling systems

Social competencies / Personality competencies

  • reflect their own experience and behavior in crisis or in certain problems and thereby separate themselves from their coaches and supervisees
  • to constructively motivate oneself and place themselves self-reflective to individuals in the learning group and the group as a whole
  • deal with contradicting situations and tensions (ambiguity tolerance)

Workload / credits

450 hours / 15 credits

Counseling of teams and groups, mediation and conflict management under consideration of diversifying aspects and international contexts

Contents

  • Theory: Sociological theories about groups and organizations, system-theoretical approaches, criteria to diagnostic recordings of team and group activities, dynamics of teams and groups in conflicts and crisis situations and methods of diversity management, presentation and mediation
  • Quality assurance: Documentation and evaluation of group activities
  • Training supervision in application of the theory -general
  • Training supervision in application of the theory - under consideration of specific work patterns of the students
  • Counseling and law in the context of working relationships
  • Collegial teamwork

Qualification goals

With the completion of the module, the students are able to/have:

theory and knowledge competencies

  • discuss sociological theories about groups and organizations, as well as system-theoretical approaches with respect to the relevance for the counseling in the workplace in a multi-person setting
  • derive criteria for the diagnostic recording of team and group activities about sociological theories about groups and organizations, as well as system-theoretical approaches
  • record the dynamics of teams and groups, particularly in conflict and crisis situations under consideration of diversifying aspects
  • document and evaluate team and group counseling processes

Methodological competencies

  • professionally qualified hypothesis based on a concept-related diagnostics and carry out respective counseling offers in a multi-person setting
  • work with the team and group process dynamics
  • provide a broad range of methodological offers in team and groups settings, apply it person-centered, systemetically reflect and theoretically justify their interventions and critically comment
  • organize and methodologically develop group learning processes
  • lead mediation processes
  • present groups
  • work solution and consensus-oriented in a multi-person setting

System competencies

  • Recognize the effect and the interaction of systems and subsystems, incorporate this knowledge into the counseling process and use respective resources

Social competencies

  • refect on their own experience and behavior in groups
  • reflect on their team and leadership experience and relate to structures of their target group
  • understand the positions of others and consider them in interactive activities
  • represent a position based on arguments and relevance without defaming, depreciating or excluding other positions (diversity, gender, etc.)
  • handle contradictive situations and tensions (ambiguity tolerance), as well as defer needs (frustration tolerance)

workload / credits

450 hours / 15 credits

Coaching and supervision in the context of organization and institution, staff and organizational development, quality management and quality assurance

Content

  • Theory: controlling, development and quality assurance in organizations
  • Training supervision while applying the theory
  • Professional identity and professional profile
  • Collegial teamwork

Qualification goals

With the completion of this module students can define:

Theory and knowledge competencies

  • Organizational theories in their particularities and define limits
  • Compare various models of organization and staff development and critically discuss the applicability into professional practice
  • Creating organizational analyses
  • state criteria of quality assurance in staff development and organizational development processes and apply to complex development contexts
  • contrast various theories about leadership and controlling
  • state hierarchical basic structures and use in organizations/li>
  • describing the requirements in management, leaders, employees and representative employees
  • describe the limits and the opportunities of individual influence on the activities in organizations

Methodological competencies

  • perceive hierarchically determined values and cultures and consider them in interventions
  • handle order declarations and contracts on an organizational level
  • utilize diagnostic tools and adequate forms of intervention for the consultation in organizations, or,
  • qualified hypothesis for the choice of certain consultation offers for organizations and argue their approach in a concept-related manner
  • develop and establish measures for their own tasks
  • implementation of concept-argued staff leadership
  • consider the organizational context in consultation projects
  • Organize communication in organizations
  • apply various organizational development methods and tools in different settings
  • design and possibly carry out an interdisciplinary organizational development measure

System competencies

  • understand the dynamic interaction of persons, role and system
  • estimate the dynamics and process durability of organized systems
  • Adequately react in conflict situations in larger organizations
  • effectively support client and customer systems in conflict situations
  • classify formal and informal processes and their effect on organizations
  • handle multiple cultural associations
  • define and represent their competencies, particularly in distinction to management
  • actively use their own cooperation network

Social competencies

  • Reflect on their own experience and behavior in hierarchical systems, as well as their personal experiences with power and dependency in organizations and adequately intervene
  • make a compromise in organizations, e.g. implement understood processes into option for action
  • represent a position with arguments and relevance without defaming, depreciating or excluding other positions
  • handle contradicting situations and tensions (ambiguity tolerance), as well as deferring needs (frustration tolerance) and withstand differences

Workload / credits

450 hours / 15 credits

Research on counseling

5.1 Research methods

Contents

  • Basic concepts of qualitative and quantitative social research
  • Analysis of complex data structures in different contexts
  • Concepts on quality assurance
  • Analysis and scientific-theoretical, as well as methodical-critical reflection of empirical studies on research on counseling
  • Selected research and evaluation methods of the empirical social research

Qualification goals

With the completion of this module the students will be able to/have:

  • describe fundamental concepts of qualitative and quantitative social research
  • apply the concepts on quality assurance on the context counseling
  • analyze and scientific-theoretically and method-critically reflect on empirical studies on counseling research
  • apply selected research and evaluation methods of empirical social research on the context of supervision and coaching
  • independently develop questions while considering scientific findings and research methods and generate respective research designs
  • present current research gaps based on own research
  • establish and maintain cooperative networks for carrying out scientific analyses

5.2 Project-oriented scientific work

Contents

  • Concept, presentation and discussion of a planned research paper

Qualification goals

With the completion of the module, the students will be able to:

  • reveal their in-depth knowledge of counseling and about specialized practical areas
  • independently write a paper in the field of the current theory formation of the current research area
  • handle complexity, gaps or contradictions and chose adequate methods or tools for the tasks
  • reveal current research gaps based on own research
  • present their research project in a conclusive manner

Workload / credits

450 hours / 10 credits

Project-oriented scientific work

Content

  • You choose one of the two topics in this module for further specialization:

6.1 Inter-culturalism

 

6.2 Telecommunication consultation forms

  • Online consulting
  • Telecoaching

Qualification goals

With the completion of this module, students are able to show:

  • their specialized knowledge in the field of consultation/counseling and in the specialized practical areas
  • develop work in the border area of the current theory formation or the current research area independently
  • deal with complexity, gaps or contradictions in the basic knowledge and choose adequate methods or tools for their tasks
  • present current research gaps based on independent research
  • present their research projects in a conclusive manner

Theory- workload / credits

450 hours / 5 credits

Practice and teaching supervision

Contents

  • Individual teaching supervision and -coaching for the own practice: Individual teaching and group teaching supervision and coaching
  • Group teaching supervision and coaching for the own practice: Individual learning and group learning supervision and coaching

Qualification goals

With the completion of the module, students will be able to/have:

Theory and knowledge competencies

  • to securely apply differentiated diagnostic procedures and develop a targeted counseling and development plan
  • estimate the dynamics of processes in individual counseling
  • estimate the dynamics of teams and groups particularly in conflict and crisis situations

Methodical competencies

  • Implement the person-centered aspects of the attitudes 'congruence', 'empathy' and 'acceptance' also in difficult situations and different contexts, as well as in a broad methodical offer
  • offer a broad spectrum of methodical offers in the individual setting, apply it centered on a person and argue and critically comment on the intervention
  • work with the dynamics of the team and group processes
  • offer a broad spectrum of methodical offers in the team and group setting, apply it centered on a person, systematically reflect, argue and critically comment on their intervention
  • handle orders and contract designs
  • give qualified hypothesis for the choice of a certain counseling offer for organizations and professionally argue their procedures based on the concept

System competencies

  • differentiate between personal and client-concerning and organizational-institutional or operational aspects and parts of their counseling work and relate to it
  • Include the reflection with help of the training supervision and the teaching counseling into the structure, setting and intervention plan
  • understand the structure of difficult situations (e.g. if institutional and client-related orders differ) and develop respective action concepts
  • define and represent their competencies and responsibilities in professional counseling systems
  • understand the dynamic interaction of persons, roll, and system
  • react to conflict situations in larger organizations in an adequate manner
  • adequately support their client systems in conflict situations

Social competencies

  • create the connection with ther life and professional biography and possibly steer professional motives and behaviors into another direction
  • have a professional relationship to their clients and contractors, particularly balancing the problems of nearness and distance and constructively include it in the coaching and supervision process
  • reflect on their own experiences and behaviors in crisis or in certain problems and thereby distance themselves from their coachees and supervisees
  • reflect on their own experience and behavior in a group
  • reflect on their team and leadership experience and relate to the relationships to the structures of their clients

Theory workload / credits

750 hours / 25 credits

Admission requirements

Program Counseling in the Workplace – Coaching and Supervision
  Master of Arts (M. A.)
Term 6 terms, career-integrated
Languages German
Degree course start April 2019

Application deadline is:

January 15, 2019

You must meet the following requirements in order to be able to apply for the master's degree course:

  • recognized higher education qualification degree after studying of at least six semesters or 180 ECTS
  • or a respective aptitude test upon application
  • at least three years of work experience
  • at least ten individual work environment-related consultation sessions (á 90 minutes) in form of coaching or supervision

Application

Please submit the following documents along with your application:

  • Cover page application (Download)
  • Application form (1.1 - 1.3) (Download)
  • Questionnaire about the advertisement analysis (2) (Download)
  • Cover letter that describes what you would like to achieve with this degree course and what perspectives you are aspiring.
  • CV with picture
  • Copy of the higher education entrance qualification
  • Proof of a minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Proof of qualification
  • Proof of 10 work environment-related individual consultation sessions (coaching or supervision) á 90 minutes.

Please submit the complete application documents to:

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
MA Coaching, Supervision und Organisationsberatung

Tanja Degner

Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt am Main

Fees

The semester fee is € 1,625* plus semester contributions. Included are enrollment fees as well as the RMV semester ticket, which allows the students to use public transportation in the Rhine-Main area free of charge.

*subject to the final approval of the university committees

An additional charge of approximately € 2,800 for teaching coaching or teaching supervision, which will take place outside of the seminars which require the student's presence and are individually scheduled and billed with the teaching supervision. Costs for travel and accommodation are not included in the fees.

Prospects

How does the degree course help you advance in your profession?

Are you working in the HR development sector or are you interested in performing such a task? This degree course will show you how to professionally approach conceptual tasks and recognize training or further education requirements at the relevant sites.

Your area of expertise is rather the mediation sector? This degree course also qualifies you for taking over coordination, mediating, and social-communicative tasks.

Do you work in different sectors and areas (economy, administration, social and healthcare management)? As a facilitator you develop cooperative processes in intercultural and international projects. The taught know-how turns you into a desired conversation partner independent of whether you work as a freelancer or as an employee under contract.

During your studies you will acquire a broad spectrum and profound expert knowledge, as well as critical understanding of consultations, coaching, supervision and organizational consultation. You will have to recognize and analyze problems of everyday life situations, conflicts and problems with help of diagnostic procedures. Furthermore, you will learn to develop intervention concepts and implement them into practice with help of target-oriented consultation methods.

This degree course will additionally promote your personal development. Your working style and methods will be systematized. Your theoretical-analytical skills are promoted. You will develop abstraction capabilities and further develop your thought skills. Content and structure of the degree course promote an independent working manner and the ability to communicate. Creative thinking, openness and plurality are improved. Furthermore, you further develop your personal attitude in a constructive and resource-oriented manner. This is of extreme importance for the successful design of change processes, diversity management and sustainable implementation of gender mainstreaming.

Eva Hahnenstein-Jacob Sekretariat für Studium und Lehre Fb 4
Building 2, Room 103
Fax : +49 69 1533-2809
Prof. Dr.
Ingmar Maurer
Studiengangsleitung Beratung in der Arbeitswelt (M. A.)
Building 2, Room 414
Fax : +49 69 1533-2809
Tanja Degner Studiengangskoordination M.A. Beratung in der Arbeitswelt
Building 2, Room 415
Fax : +49 69 1533 62637

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