ViennaSummer Study Tour

Required Course(s)
European Clinical Psychology

The 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 so that you can investigate mental health from a cross-cultural perspective, and explore the development of clinical psychology, from its Freudian roots to present-day techniques. The 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 Vienna’s café culture, which is on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage and through the centuries has   influenced a vibrant dialogue between artists, writers, musicians, and psychologists. Through touring neighborhoods, exploring important 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 a historical and contemporary perspective
  • Understand how clinical psychology can be applied in both private and public environments
  • Explore the differences within clinical psychology between Austria and Denmark

Possible Activities

  • Visiting Mauthausen Concentration Camp to reflect on existential therapy
  • Visiting the Sigmund Freud Museum to learn more about the founder of psychoanalysis
  • Discussing with a client-centered therapist specialized in eating disorders
  • Visiting the house of the famous therapist Viktor Frankl