Course Reform

The bachelor's degree in accordance with the new Psychotherapists Act was launched in Kassel in the 2020/21 winter semester. This so-called polyvalent bachelor's degree enables a subsequent master's degree in clinical psychology and psychotherapy (KliPP), which concludes with a license to practice and will in future be a prerequisite for further training as a psychotherapist. In Kassel, the new master's programs in clinical psychology and psychotherapy and psychology will start in the winter semester 2021/22.

Students who began their studies before 01.09.2020 can continue to complete the training under the old system, which must be completed by 2032 (hardship cases: 2035). At some locations, including Kassel, follow-up training courses have been or are being offered to enable students from the "old" bachelor's degree programs to qualify for the new psychotherapy master's degree. The background to this is that in order to be admitted to the new master's program, the bachelor's degree must contain mandatory content prescribed by the licensing regulations. Without such postgraduate training (or a qualifying bachelor's degree), it is not possible to study a new psychotherapy master's degree.

On this page we try to summarize and link to important information about the reform.

Please note: All information on this page is without guarantee. The information has been compiled by the Student Council to the best of our knowledge and does not represent the Institute of Psychology or the University of Kassel!

Our slides on the study program reform in Kassel

From the last full student council meeting on 16.12.2020

Our slides on the study program reform in Kassel: Zu den Folien