ViennaWeek-Long Study Tour | Psychology Program

Required Course(s)
European Clinical Psychology
Available
Fall/Spring semester

This week-long Study Tour to Vienna is an integral component of the clinical psychology curriculum, allowing you to see how theories presented in the classroom translate to a clinical context. The itinerary is designed for you to investigate mental health from a cross-cultural perspective, and explore the development of clinical psychology from its Freudian roots to present-day techniques. Academic visits will give you a forum to discuss and debate cultural differences within ‘best practice,’ as well as explore the historical, economic, and social backgrounds of European clinical psychology.

In addition, you will experience ‘café culture,’ — the trademark of Vienna’s great thinkers and an aspect of the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. Through the centuries, this element of Viennese scholastic collaboration and inter-disciplinarianism has bred a vibrant dialogue between artists, writers, musicians, and psychologists. Through touring neighborhoods, exploring significant sites, and visiting museums, you will learn about historic and contemporary Austria. The historic framework of Vienna will further inform your cross-cultural comparison of clinical psychology.

Tour Objectives

  • Gain insight into the field of European clinical psychology from historical and contemporary perspectives
  • Understand how clinical psychology can be applied in both private and public contexts
  • Explore the differences within clinical psychology between Austria and Denmark

Possible Activities

  • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp to reflect on existential therapy
  • Visit the Sigmund Freud Museum to learn more about the founder of psychoanalysis
  • Have hands on experiences in an Art Therapy group session with a licensed art therapist
  • Tour the house of the famous therapist Viktor Frankl to explore logotherapy