Social psychiatric continuing education - certificate course

For employees of the ZPSR - Centres for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Carinthia



The aim of this certificate course is to provide participants with basic psychosocial and psychiatric knowledge for their professional activities. The participants acquire knowledge about psychiatric clinical pictures including treatment options and psychopharmacology. They get to know approaches of psychiatric care as well as special competences for communication with challenging clients or in challenging situations (crisis intervention, de-escalation management, etc.). Social psychiatric methods for the daily work with clients, such as empowerment, participation, inclusion and motivational work are dedicated to a separate module in the course. In addition, space will be created for sensitising staff and for reflective processes.


This certificate course is a further training course for employees of the Centres for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Carinthia of all social and nursing professions of origin.The Centres for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (ZPSR) take over the essential part of long-term accommodation of people with mental illness in Carinthia.

Info & Contact

Your contact person

For questions about the course contact:


Melina Hierländer, BA
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4305 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Level of qualification
Certificate course


Teaching units


FH Carinthia Campus Feldkirchen, Hauptplatz 12, 9560 Feldkirchen


Duration of study
1 semester


Form of organization


Language of instruction


Organization & Dates

The certificate course comprises 1 semester and 5 semester hours per week or 75 teaching units.
Attendance of at least 80% per module is required for completion of the certificate course.

Module 1
Introduction to the course - the psychosocial field of work 

Module 2
Psychiatric clinical pictures and psychopharmacology

Module 3
Psychiatric nursing

Module 4
Communication in challenging situations

Module 5
Methods of social psychiatric care work

Course times
Friday from 13:30 to 19:45 and
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Wettl
Scientific management


+43 5 90 500 4118

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten


Mag.a Alexandra Liegl 
Head of CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4311

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Melina Hierländer, BA
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4305 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten