Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Social Work Fulltime
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2021

Course unit title Consulting Workshop I
Course unit code 048512024102
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Beate FOLIE-WOHLGENANNT, Carmen HOFER-TEMMEL, Uta Carmen SKOWRANEK

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • Foundations and definitions of consultation and discussion
  • Consulting from the perspective of different disciplines with a focus on counseling in social work
  • Counseling forms and theories
  • Consulting forms and consulting as a communicative and reflexive process
  • Role of the advisory person

Learning outcomes


  • know basic behaviors for professional counseling and interviewing
  • can apply basic questioning techniques
  • recognize the benefits but also the limitations of counseling techniques and structured approach
  • recognize the importance of their own person for the counseling process

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, role-plays, reflection units

Assessment methods and criteria




Recommended or required reading

Widulle, Wolfgang (2007): Gesprächsführung in der sozialen Arbeit: ein Lern- und Arbeitsbuch. 2. überarb. Aufl. Rubigen; Bern: Ed. Soziothek.

Widulle, Wolfgang (2012): „Ich hab'' mehr das Gespräch gesucht": Kommunizieren lernen im Studium Sozialer Arbeit." Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Wimmer, Adelheid u.a. (2012): Das Beratungs-Gespräch: skills und tools für die Fachberatung. Wien: LINDE VERLAG.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)