Forensic psychology at the University of Konstanz
The continuing education master's program Psychology, Forensic Psychology Specialization provides specific groups of working professionals with the opportunity to specialize in this field of psychology and gain more practical experience. It is designed as a non-consecutive program, easily compatible with work responsibilities.
What are the goals of the continuing education master's program Psychology, Forensic Psychology Specialization?
The continuing education master's program provides deeper knowledge on important subjects within the field of forensic psychology. It focuses, in particular, on:
- Psychopathology and forensic diagnostics
- Risk assessment and threat management
- Forensic assessment of criminal responsibility
- Offender treatment
The continuing education master's program has a standard period of study of four semesters, two courses scheduled for each semester. The courses take place as block seminars (Friday to Sunday). A master's thesis is required to complete the program and it can be completed at any time.
Who is the continuing education master's program designed for?
- Psychologists working at forensic psychiatric institutions
- Psychologists working at penal institutions (e.g. prisons)
- Psychologists working at forensic hospitals or similar establishments
- Psychiatrists working at forensic hospitals or similar establishments
- Lawyers tackling forensic-psychological legal matters
Specialist certification in legal psychology
The Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Rechtspsychologie (Swiss society for legal psychology approves the completion of the forensic psychology programme within the training guidelines of the FSP (federation of Swiss psychologists) as a valid qualification for the specialist (certification in legal psychology (Zertifizierte Rechtspsychologen und Rechtspsychologinnen).
Please submit your online application via zeus.uni-konstanz.de