Master Courses


Lectures and Seminars

winter semester

seminar ‘vocational rehabilitation’

  • Theory, topics, strategies and methods of rehabilitation research
  • Laws (e.g. SGB IX) and (international) classification systems (e.g. WHO/ ICF)
  • Functionality in work context, impairment and health in rehabilitation context
  • Intervention methods and offerings in rehabilitation
  • Participation of chronically ill and impaired people in work context
  • Individualized and modularized retraining methods (tele-tutoring, e-learning)
  • Internal and external quality assurance methods in rehabilitation

seminar ‘intervention and training programs’

  • Preserving and regaining vocational acting competence
  • Design and requirements regarding specific training programs with focus on social competences and adequate programs
  • Cognitive and behavior related theories and methods
  • Competence and compensation related programs to regain everyday functioning and acting competence of people with sensumotor, cognitive, emotional or behavioral disabilities
  • Focusing social competence in experiencing a group training for social competence (aspects of social competence from a theoretical and methodical point of view)

project seminar ‘conditions for successful vocational rehabilitation’

  • Studying relevant publications in vocational rehabilitation
  • Working out a relevant question, e.g. about assess to vocational rehabilitation programs, reintegration factors, quality assessment, effectiveness of programs
  • Planning and realizing an empirical study
  • Independent data evaluation and interpretation
  • Public result presentation
  • Writing up a scientific result paper

colloquium: presentation of research results I ‘psychology in vocational rehabilitation‘

  • examination of relevant publications regarding a specific topic
  • analyzing and discussing content and theoretical developments, current empirical results, methodological approaches, questions of study design

summer semester

seminar ‘diagnostical instruments for vocational rehabilitation‘

  • international classification systems (DSM-IV, ICD-10, ICIDH)
  • diagnostic and assessment in rehabilitation
  • cognitive function disorders (e.g. memory disorders, attention disorders, etc.)
  • WHO-orientated approaches of measuring everyday life disorders (e.g. mobility disorders, communication disorders)
  • classification and dimensional diagnostics in clinical-psychological diagnostics, specific approaches in vocational rehabilitation diagnostics)

seminar ‘development and presentation of reports‘

  • adequate evaluation of test results
  • adequate interpretation of test results in respect to its prior aim (orientation at guidelines for creating psychological reports)
  • setting up a report step by step while considering formal and content related aspects
  • practical examples out of different perspectives (clinical-psychologically, social-medically, social)

seminar ‘evaluative research‘

  • laboratory research vs. applied research
  • ethical issues
  • applied research and ist evaluation
  • paradigms of evaluative research
  • research designs, evaluation designs.
  • adequate behavior of researcher in applied research
  • gathering valide evaluation information, a priori vs a posterior (statistical) control of content conditions, situational specifications)
  • reception and applications of results from evaluative studies

colloquium: presentation of own research results II ‘psychology in vocational rehabilitation‘

  • presentation of own study results
  • analyzing and discussing content and theoretical developments, current empirical results, methodological approaches, questions of study design

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