Information for students of Psycho-social Counseling and Law (M.A.)

On this page, students of  Psycho-social Counseling and Law can find important information about the course of study, for instance the examination regulations, lesson plans, course catalogues and examination participation.


Study organization

Examination registration for the modules takes place via the student portal FranCa of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences under the tile "Prüfungsanmeldung & Prüfungsabmeldung" (Examination registration & deregistration)

The degree course Psychosocial Counseling and Law (M.A.) consists of 12 modules. You can find detailed information about the modules regarding the degree course here:

Module manual M.A. Psychosocial Counseling and Law


Special features of the degree course

Due to the intensive joint collaboration of lecturers from the legal and the counseling field in the integration module with respect to questions to case studies and the counseling practice in different work areas the transfer of the learnt aspects is improved.

The counseling methods are based on an integrative understanding of counseling, which orient themselves in the standards of the German Association for Counseling (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Beratung (DGfB). Under this umbrella association a broad spectrum of different methodological orientations, which gain relevance as a basis of reflected counseling practice. The counseling concept integrates the four major basic orientations (behavior-oriented, systematically-solution-oriented and psychoanalytical based on the background of a person-centered attitude), which have evolved as a basis of psychological and social interventions in the last years. A narrowing to only one method is not useful due to the diversity of the counseling events, challenges and counseling fields

Individual counseling (20 hours) takes place outside the institution of higher education. Due to the great freedom of choice of the eligible experts, the requirements of the students with respect to time and place can be considered.

The supervision is designed as a practical supervision. The lecturers provide in-depth knowledge and exercise diagnostic approaches and method-specific interventions in several cases with the students, in which the students apply the newly learnt methods. This way a direct connection with the content of the counseling modules and the practice is ensured. The supervision is also considered the place to study supervision competencies. Students can experience and learn about various approaches and personal supervision styles due to the representatives of different methodical orientations. A variety of models shall help the participants to develop their own style and methodic preferences. The development of a personal competence profile and the knowledge of individual risks and personal boundaries is a significant focus at the end of the supervision during the studies.

An early development of the topics of potential master theses in the integration modules and support in small groups that are formed in accordance with topics and research methods, playing a role in the master's thesis allow an intensive and long-term accompaniment (see module 11).

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