The Human-Animal Relationship Unit provides a point of contact for people who wish to discuss difficult aspects of the human-animal relationship independently of other life issues. This includes, for example, the loss of a pet, as well as treatment, counselling and support for affected persons and relatives in cases of animal hoarding, zoophilia and animal cruelty. Furthermore, the Special Outpatient Clinic for Human-Animal Relationships also serves as a point of contact for veterinarians and other professionals working in the field of human-animal interaction.

Offer:

  • Treatment, counselling and support in case of loss of a pet.
  • Supervision, counselling, treatment and stress management for veterinarians
  • Burn-out prophylaxis for animal-related professions
  • Communication training for all professions working in the field of human-animal interaction
  • Treatment, counselling and support for stress reactions in the veterinary field
  • Treatment, counselling and support for animal phobias
  • Treatment, counselling and support for those affected and their relatives in cases of animal hoarding, zoophilia and animal cruelty
  • Animal-assisted therapy, dog training
  • Dog-assisted group training of social & emotional skills
  • Behaviour counselling for pet owners

Individual setting: Initial talk (40€)
Group setting: Free preliminary talk (20 min.)

Individual and group setting
Please contact Univ.-Ass in Christine Krouzecky, MMSc.unter Email

Psychological University Outpatient Clinic of the Sigmund Freud
Private University
Welthandelsplatz 3, 1020 Vienna

Costs:
Individual setting: income-dependent, from 15 € per unit.
Group setting: 15 € per unit

Animal-assisted work
There are different approaches to animal-assisted work. In our facility, we work exclusively with dogs that are not only appropriately trained but also enjoy working with people. The basis is voluntariness and the corresponding appreciative interaction (see MTI concept of animal-assisted work).
There is the possibility of the mere presence of a dog at various units if you work from our team with a person with a therapy companion dog. The presence of an animal alone brings about various changes, bio-psycho-social but also emotional, as has been increasingly studied since the 1970s.
Furthermore, there are concrete animal-assisted therapies in which the dog works as an integral part and co-psychologist in order to achieve change in the interaction.
Typical topics in animal-assisted therapy are:

  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Concentration skills

Dog training
The wide range of services offered by the Mensch-Tier-Ambulanz has been expanded to include the area of “holistic dog behaviour training”. Above all, the (pre-)training of assistance and therapy dogs can be provided here – according to the model of socially just pricing. In particular, people with psychological and neurological problems are helped here at low cost in the selection, suitability and training of a signal dog (e.g. PTSD, autism). Alexandra Wischall-Wagner is a psychologist, dog behaviour consultant and has been working in the field of human-animal communication for years. Her areas of expertise are the training of assistance and therapy dogs as well as problems such as undesirable hunting or aggressive behaviour.

Registration and contact:
Univ.-Ass in Christine Krouzecky, MMSc.
Email: christine.krouzecky@sfu.ac.at
E-mail: psyambulanz@sfu.ac.at
Tel.: +43 (01) 798 40 98 / 370

Head: Prof. Dr. Birgit U. Stetina
Coordinator: Univ.-Ass in Christine Krouzecky, MMSc.

University Outpatient Clinic Psychology
Human-Animal Outpatient Clinic
Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna
Welthandelsplatz 3, ground floor,
1020 Vienna