Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapie

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How do I treat various mental disorders?
  • Which therapy methods are there and how do I apply them?
  • How do I motivate patients?
  • How do my personal experiences and attitudes affect the therapy?
  • What does therapeutic work look like in inpatient care and outpatient care?

Degree programmes


Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapie, Certificate


Degree: Zertifikat
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German
Cost: 14.650

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

our degree course combines scientific research and practical application.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Treatment methods of behavioural therapy
  • Prevention and rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic relationship and therapy motivation
  • Self-awareness
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Diagnostic of mental disorders

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,



  • diploma or Master's degree in psychology
  • and open mind towards other ways of life and empathy


  • working with people and case conceptualisation

struggles through:

  • daily routine in inpatient and outpatient clinics
  • many seminars
  • writing reports
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in clinics and psychiatric wards
  • in your own practice
  • in outpatient care
  • in the healthcare industry

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done prior to the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Sekretariat des Studiengangs Psychotherapie
Building, Room: Bochumer Fenster, 2 / WB
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27688
Website academic advisory office

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Taking care of children or sick resp. old relatives while pursuing your degree? They don’t have to be mutually exclusive. RUB presents options of reconciling studying with family responsibilities.


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