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Verband psychologischer Berater

Association for Non Medical Counselors ©

 

 

Psychological counseling is not a form of treatment but focuses on providing professional support and guidance to people in difficult situations or decision-making processes. The aim is to alleviate stressful circumstances, initiate change and develop solutions.

 

Welcome to our homepage!

We look forward to welcoming you here.
Dear psychological counselors, dear advice seekers,

As a professional association of psychological counselors, we are committed to the primary prevention of mental health and the management of life crises in mentally healthy people. Our aim is to shape the professional field professionally.

Our members are certified psychological counselors, couples counselors and family counselors. They are experts who are committed to the well-being of their clients and help them to achieve their personal goals.

As a member of our association, we offer you a platform to exchange ideas with colleagues, learn from each other and develop professionally. We organize regular training courses, workshops and conferences to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. We are also committed to quality assurance and have a three-stage certification process that you can use to demonstrate your advisory skills and quality of advice. We also support you in running your practice and in complying with ethical and professional standards and regular supervision.

As a member of our association, you have access to a strong network of experts who support and inspire each other. We also offer specialist groups that serve as contacts for various topics and give you the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded people, attend training courses and receive supervision. Those seeking advice can also contact the specialist group leaders to find a suitable contact person.

If you are looking for psychological support, qualified couples counseling or family counseling, you have come to the right place. Our members have extensive training and experience to offer you the best possible support. We attach great importance to quality and professionalism and ensure that our members receive continuous further training and are up to date with the latest psychological research and practice.

We invite you to explore our website and find out more about our services and members. If you have any questions or would like advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help and support you on your journey.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community and helping you achieve your goals.

*** You would like to become a member ***

  • Are you a practicing psychological counselor or in training to become a psychological counselor?
  • You would like to work as a couples counselor and are looking for appropriate support and qualifications
  • Are you looking for representation of your interests or support from a professional association with direct personal contact?
  • Do you no longer want to be on your own when it comes to the challenges of day-to-day practice work?
  • Do you need support in practice marketing?
  • Are you looking for competent advice and support in creating or optimizing your homepage?
  • Would you like to advertise your presence on the Internet in the consultant portal or in social media via the professional association?
  • Would you like help with professional law issues?
  • Would you like to receive our various sample templates, e.g. for consultancy agreements?
  • Are you looking for further and advanced training, especially for psychological counselors?
  • You want to increase your visibility and reputation through high-quality certification

You would like individual training tailored to you, your practice and your clients, including case supervision - this is also a service for members in 2024(see specialist training)

 

News from the association VpsyB e.V

 

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Ethics and Honor Committee

We are pleased to introduce our newly established Ethics and Honor Committee. This committee is responsible for maintaining the highest ethical standards in non-medical psychological counseling. Learn more about our policies, ongoing projects and how we ensure quality and integrity in our practice. Stay informed about the latest developments and our commitment to an ethically responsible counseling culture.

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Discover our specialist publications

Keep up to date with the latest developments in psychological counseling with our high-quality specialist publications! Our journal "Counseling 2.0" and the specialist book series "Beratungswissen: Psychology outside the medical profession" offer you valuable insights, current research findings and practical applications. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of leading experts and take your counseling skills to a new level.

Find out more about our specialist publications!

Specialist publications of the VpsyB

Specialist publications of the VpsyB

 

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The VpsyB magazine for people interested in psychology

We are pleased to present the latest issue of our VpsyB magazine! This issue with the title "Communication Words: Building Bridges" is dedicated to the power of language and how it can be used to promote understanding and cooperation between people.

In our magazine you can expect in-depth articles, exciting articles and practical advice that you can apply in both a private and professional context. Discover different perspectives and approaches to improve your communication skills and learn how casual words can have profound effects.

Keep yourself informed and inspired with the VpsyB magazine - your perfect companion on the path to further psychological training and personal development!

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Members area

We are pleased to inform you that the member area is now fully set up and is being continuously expanded.

Each member receives an e-mail with a link and their personal access data.

The members' area not only offers you up-to-date information, but also tools, documents and materials specially tailored to the needs of psychological
consultants.

In addition, you will have access to a variety of fascinating training and resources that will help you expand your consulting services and provide an even higher quality service to your clients.

Participation in the training courses offered by VPsyB e.V. brings numerous benefits:

  • Keep your knowledge up to date with the latest psychological research and practice so that you can offer your clients the best possible support.
  • Deepen your specialist knowledge, integrate new approaches and improve the quality of your advice.
  • Contribute to the professionalization of your profession and strengthen your self-confidence as a competent expert.
  • Meet the requirements for your job profile and secure the necessary qualifications and standards.
  • Use the training courses as an opportunity for personal development, self-reflection and strengthening your professional skills.

In addition, you can also demonstrate your extended competence to the outside world with a certificate of participation in paper and electronic form and thus gain a competitive advantage on the market.

 

Discover the new free newsletter from VpsyB e.V., which complements our member newsletter. With inspiring articles, valuable tips and exciting events on the topics of psychology, personality and relationships, it is intended for anyone interested in psychology.

President of the Association - Ms. Sandra Neumayr-Sopp

We are pleased to announce that we now have a president - Sandra Neumayr-Sopp. With her many years of experience and expertise, she will lead the association into an exciting future

About us and the association

VpsyB Advantages of our service

Our association, founded in 2012, is dedicated to supporting psychological counselors in their professional development and actively represents their interests. Since 2024, we have also been operating under the name "Association for Non-Medical Counselors". Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of psychological counseling and ensure that our members receive excellent training opportunities and continuous professional development.

We offer a platform for the exchange of experience, knowledge and best practices and regularly organize training courses, seminars and workshops. These events serve to deepen the expertise of our members and keep them up to date with the latest developments in the field of psychological counseling.

Our association activities include the certification of psychological counselors and the provision of targeted training courses. We are actively committed to the recognition and professionalization of the profession and cooperate closely with other associations, institutions and authorities in order to promote and improve the standards and quality guidelines of psychological counselling.

We also offer a platform for public relations and networking. Our members receive support in marketing their services and have the opportunity to present themselves on our homepage and in our directory for psychological counselors.

If you work as a psychological counselor or are interested in the profession, we cordially invite you to become a member of VpsyB e.V.. Benefit from the numerous advantages of membership and become part of our strong community of professional counselors.

We look forward to welcoming you to our association and supporting you on your career path!

Statutes of the association VpsyB e.V.

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Executive Committee is the Executive Board within the meaning of Section 26 BGB. It manages all of the association's activities and ensures that the resolutions of the General Meeting are implemented.

Why our commitment?

VpsyB Commitment

Verband psychologischer Berater is actively committed to establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside of the medical profession in Germany. Through clear training and qualification standards, the promotion of professionalism and quality assurance as well as cooperation with other healthcare professionals, psychological counseling can be raised to a higher level. This would help to protect clients, promote mental health and establish psychological counseling as a valuable support in our society.

Here are some reasons why Verband psychologischer Berater supports the establishment of the job description: 

  • Protection of clients: Establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside of the healing arts would help protect clients from unqualified and unethical practices. Through clear training and qualification standards, those providing psychological counseling can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality support to their clients.
  • Professionalization of the profession: The establishment of the job description would help to professionalize the profession of psychological counsellor. Clear standards and guidelines for training and practice would enable counselors to demonstrate their professionalism and competence. This would strengthen public confidence in psychological counseling and facilitate collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
  • Recognition of the profession: Establishing the profession of psychological counsellor outside of the medical profession would lead to official recognition of the profession. This would help to strengthen public confidence in psychological counselling and professionalize the profession. It would also help to facilitate collaboration with other healthcare professionals and promote the integration of psychological counseling into the healthcare system.
  • Relief for the healthcare system: Establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside of the medical profession can relieve the burden on the healthcare system. By providing people with psychological counseling support at an early stage, mental illnesses can potentially be avoided or at least mitigated. This can lead to a reduction in costs in the healthcare system and free up resources for those who need more urgent medical help.
  • Quality assurance: Verband psychologischer Berater is committed to high quality standards in psychological counseling. By establishing the job description, clear training and further education standards can be defined. This ensures that those who offer psychological counseling have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide their clients with high-quality support.
  • Promoting collaboration: Establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside of the medical profession would facilitate collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Through clear professional standards and official recognition of the profession, psychological counselors can be better integrated into the healthcare system. This would lead to improved collaboration and a holistic approach to supporting clients.
  • Need for psychological support: In today's society, there is a growing need for psychological support. More and more people are seeking help to cope with stress, life crises, relationship problems and other mental health challenges. Psychological counselors can meet this need, at least for mentally healthy people, by offering professional and accessible support.
  • Complementing medical care: Psychological counselors can be an important supplement to medical care. They can support people who do not have a mental illness but still need help in coping with everyday problems and promoting their mental health. Establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside the medical profession will create a broader range of support options.
  • Promoting mental health: Establishing the profession of psychological counselor outside the medical profession would help to promote mental health in our society. By receiving psychological support at an early stage and learning how to deal with stress and strain, people can reduce the risk of developing mental disorders. Psychological counselors can certainly play an important role in the primary prevention of mental illness and help people to maintain and strengthen their mental health.

    Verband psychologischer Berater is actively committed to ensuring that psychological counsellors outside of the medical profession are recognized and protected in Germany. By establishing the profession, people can receive high-quality psychological support and the preservation of mental health in our society can be promoted.

    Mission Vision Values VpsyB e.V

    As a professional association of psychological counselors, we are proud to be a community of professionals dedicated to promoting the well-being and maintaining the mental health of our clients outside of the healing arts. Our work is based on a set of values that guide us and form the foundation of all our counseling practice.

    • Empathy: We believe in the importance of empathy as a fundamental quality of a psychological counselor. We actively listen, understand and respect the feelings and perspectives of our clients in order to help them in the best possible way.
    • Confidentiality: We attach great importance to maintaining confidentiality. All information entrusted to us in the course of counseling is treated in strict confidence and only passed on with the express consent of the client.
    • Professionalism: We strive to offer our clients professional and high-quality advice. Our members have a sound education and continuously keep up to date with the latest psychological research and practice.
    • Respect: We treat every client with respect and dignity, regardless of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We create a safe and supportive environment in which our clients can feel comfortable.
    • Individuality: We recognize that everyone is unique and has different needs and goals. Our advice is customized and tailored to the individual needs and goals of each client.
    • Ethics: We adhere to high ethical standards and are committed to supporting our clients to the best of our knowledge and belief. We act responsibly and adhere to professional guidelines and standards.
    • Empowerment: We believe that everyone has the ability to bring about positive change in their lives. We support our clients in recognizing and using their own strengths and resources to achieve their goals.
    • Continuity: We offer our clients continuous support and guidance. We are there for them when they need us and support them on their path to better mental well-being.

     These values are the foundation of our work as Verband psychologischer Berater. We strive to offer our clients the best possible support and to accompany them on their way to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

    If you are looking for professional psychological counseling or would like to develop as a psychological counselor, you have come to the right place. We invite you to find out more about our work and our members and look forward to helping you with your concerns. In this context, please note our association codes.

    The members of the Executive Committee and the other contact persons work for the association on a voluntary basis.

    Psychological counseling outside the field of medicine - maintaining mental health, coping with life crises and primary prevention of mental illnesses

    Specialist training in solution-oriented counseling Shazer

    Mental health is a valuable asset that we should all protect and nurture, especially in these challenging times.

    However, in our hectic and demanding world, it is not always easy to maintain balance and deal with life's challenges.
    At such times, psychological counseling outside the field of medicine can offer valuable support.

    New approaches to healthcare: psychological counseling as the key to a better life

    We are at a turning point in mental health care and are actively committed to integrating psychological counseling as an essential part of the "Plan for a Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health". Psychological counseling, which operates outside of the medical profession, offers real-life, low-threshold support for everyday stress, relationship conflicts and professional challenges.

    Health Care - Psychological counseling

    Our vision is to achieve a sustainable improvement in mental well-being in the population through scientifically sound and resource-oriented counseling approaches. Together, we can shape a future in which the prevention and management of mental health problems is more accessible and de-stigmatized.

    Join our mission and support us on our path to holistic healthcare.

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    Psychological counseling is not a medical treatment and should not be!

    Non-medical psychological counseling refers to a form of counseling that aims to help people maintain their mental health, cope with life crises and provide primary prevention of mental illness. In contrast to psychotherapy, which focuses on the treatment of mental disorders, psychological counseling focuses on the promotion of well-being and personal development. 

    In contrast to psychotherapy, which is an activity aimed at identifying, curing or alleviating disorders with disease value, psychological counseling is about helping mentally healthy people with specific life problems and/or developing strategies to maintain mental health. It supports and advises individuals, couples, families, teams and groups in developing solutions to achieve positive change, and advises, supports and accompanies these groups of people in decision-making and problem situations.

    An important aspect of psychological counseling is the strengthening of individual resources and abilities. The counselor supports the client in identifying and promoting their strengths and potential.
    New perspectives are opened up and solutions developed through targeted discussions using various counseling methods and exercises. The client is encouraged to use their own resources and actively tackle change.

    Psychological counseling can be helpful in various areas of life. It can help people to improve their relationships, overcome professional challenges, reduce stress, overcome non-pathological fears and boost self-esteem. It can also provide support in coping with loss, separation or other life crises and in stressful phases of life.

    Another important aspect of psychological counseling is the primary prevention of mental illness. By receiving support at an early stage and learning how to deal with stress and strain, people can reduce the risk of developing mental disorders. Psychological counseling can help people become more resilient and better able to cope with life's challenges.

    It is important to emphasize that psychological counselling outside the field of medicine is not a substitute for medical or psychotherapeutic treatment. In the case of mental illness or acute crises, it is advisable to seek professional help. However, psychological counseling can be a valuable addition to such treatment.

    Verband psychologischer Berater is committed to promoting the quality and professionalism of psychological counseling outside of the medical profession. Our members have in-depth training and regular further training to ensure that they can offer their clients the best possible support.

    If you are interested in psychological counseling or would like more information, our members will be happy to assist you. Contact us today to make an appointment and strengthen your mental health.

    Job description

    The job description of a psychological counselor often causes confusion in society. Are they psychotherapists, psychiatrists, alternative practitioners, social therapists, coaches or even clairvoyants? None of this is the case! Find out more about the job description here

    Are you already a psychological counselor?

    Are you already working as a psychological counselor, couples counselor or family counselor? Or would you like to become a psychological counselor? In both cases, you would like to continue your professional training, expand your range of services and take part in events organized by the association in order to become certified. You would also like organizational and legal support from the association and would like to become a member. The association offers you a wide range of interesting offers and support.

    Apply for membership here!

    Dear colleague,

    You may be wondering why it is necessary to attend continuing education when your counseling practice is already running successfully. It is important to understand that the quality of counseling and client satisfaction continue to be the foundation for the success of your practice....

    Interesting specialist training courses for members

    Would you like to become a psychological counselor?

    If you are interested in training in counseling psychology outside of the medical profession, we are happy to help. As a professional association, we are familiar with various training institutes and can help you to find the right institute that meets your individual training requirements and goals. Whether you are looking to train as an individual psychological counselor, couples counselor or family counselor, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

    You would like to become a qualified psychological counselor

    Discover our innovative certifications

    In our pursuit of excellence in non-medical psychological counseling, we offer a range of specially developed certification programs. These programs are designed to guarantee transparency and reliability in the qualifications of psychological counselors and to continuously improve the training standards of the training institutes.

    Through our innovative certifications, we ensure that both counseling professionals and training institutes meet the highest industry standards. Find out more about our certifications and how they contribute to professionalization and quality assurance in psychological counselling.

    Here you will find all information about our pioneering certification programs:

    • Professional Counselor Certification (Procounsel Cert):
      This certification provides clarity on the different skill levels of our counselors. It is your guide to understanding the expertise of each professional counselor and ensuring that you receive the best possible service.
    • Psychological Counseling Education Accreditation System:
      This system ensures transparency and the highest quality in the training programs for prospective psychological counselors. We set standards to ensure that your future counselors are well trained and qualified.

    Rely on our expertise and make sure that your choice in psychological counseling meets the highest standards.

     

    For those seeking advice

     

    Our association was founded to support those seeking advice in their search for qualified psychological counseling. We see ourselves as a link between those seeking advice and our members, the psychological counselors.

    The purpose of our association in relation to those seeking advice is to provide you with a reliable point of contact to find competent and professional psychological advice. We attach great importance to the quality of counseling and ensure that our members have sound training and continuous professional development.

    Our members are experienced and qualified psychological counselors who can help you with various life issues and challenges. They offer support with issues such as stress management, relationship problems, career guidance, personal development and many other areas.

    As an association, we are committed to ensuring that our members adhere to ethical standards and quality guidelines. We promote the exchange of best practices and ensure that our members are always up to date with the latest psychological research and methods.

    On our homepage you will find an overview of our members, who will give you an insight into their specialist areas and working methods.

    In addition, we offer you information about psychological counseling in general to give you a better insight into the possibilities and benefits of this form of support. We will inform you about different approaches and methods of psychological counseling and give you tips on how to find the right counselor for you.

    We strive to make psychological counseling more accessible and transparent for those seeking advice. Our association is available to you as a trustworthy source to find qualified psychological counselors who can help you with your individual concerns.

    We cordially invite you to explore our homepage and find out more about the many possibilities of psychological counseling. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Find your psychological advisor here

    Corona over .... ? We would like to inform you that all members of VpsyB e.V. will of course still take all necessary hygiene measures in their consulting practices to avoid possible risks of infection (Covid, influenza and other infections) - so that you can feel safe in your consultations at all times.

    Yours Verband psychologischer Berater

    About us...

    The association is the first independent address and point of contact for psychological counselors only!
    Verband psychologischer Berater has been in existence since 2012. With commitment, professional competence and strong partners, we represent the professional interests of our members in society in order to recognize the high responsibility of this work and to provide those seeking advice with protection and guidance on the "psychological market"...

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    Presidium

    In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Executive Committee is the Executive Board within the meaning of Section 26 BGB. It manages all of the association's activities and ensures that the resolutions of the General Meeting are implemented. The Executive Committee decides and acts in all matters of the association that are not subject to the resolutions of the General Meeting...

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    We attach great importance to clear and comprehensible communication. For this reason, we deliberately refrain from using genders in our texts. However, we would like to emphasize that we do not wish to exclude or discriminate against any particular gender group.

    It is important to us that all people, regardless of their gender or gender identity, feel welcome and in good hands at our company. We value the diversity and individuality of each person and do not want to discriminate against anyone because of their gender.

    Our offers and services are aimed equally at men, women and diverse individuals.

    Sections at VpsyB e.V.

    VpsyB e.V. has introduced new sections for individual counseling, couples counseling and family counseling.

    Each section supports certified consultants in the respective specialist area in practice and helps those seeking advice to find the right consultant

    Have we aroused your interest?

     

     

    Would you like to get to know our association for psychological counselors and find out about our services without any obligation? Arrange a personal consultation now!

    We offer contact persons in the association for various topics, both for questions about the association, for psychological counselors and, of course, for those seeking advice.
    Note: All members of the executive committee of VpsyB and the named contact persons work on a voluntary basis.

    Tel: +49 (89) 23543044
    Fax: +49 1805 000862094
    E-Mail: vpsyb@outlook.de

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    Discover the new free newsletter from VpsyB e.V., which complements our member newsletter. With inspiring articles, valuable tips and exciting events on the topics of psychology, personality and relationships, it is intended for anyone interested in psychology.

     

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