Psychosocial counselling for students at the TU Wien

In the course of your studies, situations can sometimes arise in which you feel particularly stressed or even overwhelmed. In these situations it is good to get support! With the psychosocial student counselling service, TU Wien has created a special service for TU students to help them cope with stressful situations and to strengthen their own abilities to deal with current and future challenges and problems.

Sometimes it is good to discuss the current situation in a confidential individual setting. In this case, individual counselling is right for you.

Sometimes it is also helpful to take advantage of a group offer on a specific topic (e.g. exam nerves, loss of motivation) together with other students who are currently in a similar situation.

Below you will find detailed information on individual counselling as well as on the current group offers. All services are of course free of charge and confidential.

Individual counselling

As a TU student, you can now contact an external psychologist who will advise and support you in various problem situations.

In which cases can you use the offer?

  • Wenn Sie sich psychisch nicht wohlfühlen
  • Bei akuten psychischen Krisen (Trennung, Krankheit, Todesfall, andere belastende Ereignisse)
  • If you have the impression that studying is a particular burden at the moment.
  • If you feel anxious about exams, graduation or general anxiety
  • If you are depressed
  • Sleep disturbances, increased substance use or physical complaints without medical or somatic findings.
  • In general: If you have the impression that your inner resources for coping with problems no longer work or are no longer sufficient (e.g. humour, flexibility in action and thinking, determination, ...), you should contact the counsellor.

Appointment

Up to three counselling sessions of 50 minutes each are planned per student. In case of a need for longer-term (psychotherapeutic) counselling, the counsellor will help to refer the student to appropriate further services. The counselling is strictly confidential and the contents of the counselling sessions are not passed on to third parties. Please take your student ID with you to the first session as proof of identity; your data will be treated confidentially.

Appointments by prior arrangement:

E-mail:       nadja.springer@wpv.at (for appointment requests by e-mail, please check your SPAM folder regularly)

Phone:    +43 (0)680/ 141 35 58

Place:

The counselling sessions take place in the office (1030 Vienna, Krieglergasse 6/9). As long as Covid-19 restrictions apply, the counselling sessions will be held online either via Skype or Zoom after booking by phone or E-mail.

Nadja Springer

[Translate to English:] Nadja Springer

ist Klinische- und Gesundheitspsychologin sowie Psychotherapeutin (für psychoanalytisch orientierte Psychotherapie) in freier Praxis. Darüber hinaus ist sie als psychosoziale Mitarbeiterin im Verein Dialog tätig sowie Teammitglied der Lehrgangsleitung des Zertifikats-, Hochschul- und Masterlehrgangs „Suchtberatung und Prävention“ an der FH St. Pölten. Bei erhöhter Nachfrage wird Nadja Springer von Kolleg_innen unterstützt.

 

Group offers

Every semester there are group offers on specific topics, which are led by external counsellors from WU Student Counselling. You can find an overview of the specific group offers of the current semester here. As the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to register at TISS. Detailed information can be found here:

Wer kennt sie nicht, die Stimme im Hinterkopf, die gebetsmühlenartig predigt: „Eigentlich sollte ich jetzt mal zu lernen/schreiben/… beginnen“? Wie kommt es, dass der „innere Schweinehund“ regelmäßig als Sieger hervorgeht?
Wir setzen uns in diesem Workshop damit auseinander, was auf uns motivierend wirkt und warum sogenannte „s-m-a-r-t-e“ Ziele oft nicht reichen, um vorwärts zu kommen.
Wir stellen eure Ziele in den Mittelpunkt und geben euch Tools in die Hand, wie ihr sie erreichen könnt – anstatt nur davon zu träumen.

Termin: Montag, 15.03.2021, 16:00-19:30 (online via Zoom)

Anmeldung im TISS: 

tiss.tuwien.ac.at/personal/interne_veranstaltung/anzeigen/7904, opens an external URL in a new window

In dieser moderierten Online-Gesprächsrunde wird euch ermöglicht, eure Erfahrungen mit anderen Studierenden auszutauschen. Unsere Beraterinnen lassen ihr Fachwissen zu herausfordernden Fragestellungen des Studierendenalltags anlassbezogen einfließen. 
Es werden Learnings und Erfahrungen (gemeinsam) herausgearbeitet, sodass ihr wertvolle Inputs für eure nächste Etappe mitnehmen könnt.

Termin:  Donnerstag, 27.05.2021, 16:00-17:30 (online via Zoom)

Anmeldung im TISS:

tiss.tuwien.ac.at/personal/interne_veranstaltung/listenansicht, opens an external URL in a new window

Im Verlauf des Studierendenlebens können euch viele Herausforderungen begegnen. Der Stress vor schwierigen Prüfungen, die Orientierung in einem anderen, oft komplizierten Uni-System oder das Unter-einen-Hut-bringen-Müssen von vielfältigen Belastungen (wie Job oder Betreuungspflichten & Studium) sind einige davon.
Der Workshop bietet euch Zeit und Raum zur bewussten Auseinandersetzung und Suche nach Lösungen in schwierigen Situationen.

Termin: Dienstag, 8. Juni, 15:00-18:30 Uhr (online via Zoom)

Anmeldung im TISS:

tiss.tuwien.ac.at/personal/interne_veranstaltung/anzeigen/7906, opens an external URL in a new window

Sarah Kohlmaier

is a qualified life and social counsellor. She works at the University of Economics as department head of the Student Support Programmes and psychological counsellor for students. She has been involved in setting up the Student Counselling Program at WU since 2019 and previously worked as a systemic coach in the field of job coaching and skills training in higher education.

Christine Leitl-Kovacic

[Translate to English:] Christine Leitl-Kovacic

is a trained clinical and health psychologist, emergency psychologist and relaxation trainer with a focus on embodiment techniques. She has worked in various hospitals, prisons, women's counselling centres and in the field of job coaching. She has been part of the WU Stundent Counselling Team since February 2020.

Further Offers

For doctoral candidates

Gleichgesinnte Dissertant_innen finden und kennenlernen?

The TU Wien HR offers the WINA+ programme for people in doctoral studies, in which the new colleagues network with each other and receive input in four full days spread over two semesters on the topics of goal setting, scientific writing, time and self-management and career planning after my fixed-term contract, but also discuss and work on their own situations.

Experts are also invited to these four appointments, which are coached by Dr. Martina Friedl. At the moment, all appointments take place via zoom. The programme starts in English in the summer semester and in German in the winter semester. The next start is on 18 June 2021 in an English group. Registration in the TISS, opens an external URL in a new window.

If you have further questions please mail to Helga Gartner

For students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

We would also like to draw your attention to our service point Barrier-free Studying, opens an external URL in a new window for disabled and chronically ill students at the Vienna University of Technology. In addition to orientation and mobility training at the place of study, the service point also offers information on legal issues concerning disabilities and studying (examination modalities). They inform you about barrier-free accessibility and the barrier-free use of the available infrastructure (e.g. library, lecture halls, refectory, etc.) and advise or support you in organising your studies.