Further training opportunities

Would you like to specialize in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy after your medical studies? Do you work in nursing and are interested in further training as a specialist nurse for psychiatry? Find out about both career opportunities at our department!

Further training to become a medical specialist

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert as Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (PPP) is fully authorized to provide further training according to the relevant further training regulations. The structured further training in the special psychotherapy part is accompanied by a curriculum oriented towards behavioural therapy. The further training section neurology is organised in close cooperation with the Department of Neurology.

Contents and schedule

A 60-month further training period is required for training as a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Training is provided by a rotation through the various workplaces and through structured further training courses within the department. The twelve-month further training period in neurology takes place in the Department of Neurology.
The following can be credited:

  • twelve months of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • twelve months of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy
  • six months internal medicine
  • six months general medicine
  • six months neurosurgery
  • six months neuropathology


We have sparked your interest in further training as a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy? If you enjoy working in a multi-professional team, would like to support our research projects with your scientific know-how and are committed to teaching, we look forward to receiving your application.

Further training as a specialist nurse

Since 2008, the two-year further training course "Nursing in Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy" is being offered at the University Hospital Würzburg. It begins every two years. The next start ist on1 January 2025. It is aimed at nursing staff who have already worked in psychiatry for at least six months. The further training is conducted according to the recommendations of the German Hospital Association (Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft, DKG) of 14/15 March 22.

Further information

More detailed information on the DKG further training courses for nursing staff (especially on further training to become a specialist nurse in psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy) as well as on the registration modalities can be found on the website of the Academy of the University Hospital Würzburg.
Your contact person is:

Juliane Engel
Phone: +49 931 201-57125
E-mail: engel_j1@ ukw.de


Portraitfoto von Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Prof. Dr. med.
Jürgen Deckert

Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

+49 931 201-77000


Mediation and information

Phone: +49 931 201 76050
Fax: +49 931 201-77550


Phone: + 49 931 201-77800
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

In-patient care
Phone: +49 931 201-76050
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

Clinic directorate

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Secretary´s office
Phone: +49 931 201-77010
Fax: : +49 931 201-77020
E-Mail: ps_sekr@ ukw.de 


Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums | Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 | 97080 Würzburg | Deutschland