IBAM an der Uni Witten/Herdecke

Integriertes Begleitstudium Anthroposophische Medizin

Curriculum

The curriculum in the B.Sc.-Studies

The ICURAP is comprised of 4 elements, which can be visited throughout the regular curriculum:

a) the introductional course “Humanistic Principles of Psychology and Philosophy”
b) at least 2 courses from ICURAP or the ICURAM selection
c) a research project or visiting 2 colloquia
d) the disputation of a Bachelors’- or Masters’- thesis, respectively

The courses usually do not require pre-knowledge, prerequisites.                  

Overview of the Curriculum Procedures

The courses usually do not require pre-knowledge or prerequisites. The time scheduling throughout the different semesters can be outlined as the following:

Semester

Event

1 & 2

Introduction: “Humanistic Principles of Psychology and Philosophy” (Part of the ICURAM-Curriculum, open to Bachelors’ and Masters’ students at the beginning of their studies).

Electives

A selection of elective courses throughout the whole course of studies, two of which are part of the ICURAP curriculum—and more depending on personal interest.

For the 1st or 2nd semester in the Bachelors’ track:

*Anthropology I-II

*Introduction into the anthroposphical way of perceiving a patient (with real patient presentation):
- The Four Main Organs (winter semester)
- Inflammation and Sclerosis (summer semester)

*Physiology and Psychology of Man and Woman (winter semester)

 

3 & 4

Longitudinal empirical internship/curriculum:

In addition to the longitudinal empirical internship/curriculum of the regular curriculum, you chose one research project or two colloquia in the area of a humanitarian extended psychology or medicine. The colloquia should encompass at least 8 hours; the choice of a colloquium should be made in consultation with the chief of the faculty.

Electives

Suggestions for the 3rd or 4th semester in the Bachelor’s track:

*Anthropology III-IV

*Biography and pathogenesis (wintersemester)

*Meditation and awareness exercises

*Basic aspects of anthroposophicpsychotherapy II

*Contact phenomena in interpersonal andtherapeutic situations

 

5 & 6

An anthroposophical institution can be chosen for the internship—an overview canbe found on the ICURAP website.

 

All students in the bachelor’s track complete a regular bachelor’s project, which requires a written thesis. As part of the ICURAP, students develop, in cooperation with an individually chosen supervisor, a humanistic/spiritual science specialization.This will be presented at the end of the semester in an oral disputation, as part of the introductory event Spiritual/Humanistic Scientifical Aspects of Psychology.

Anthroposophical Psychotherapy

Just as psychology in general, anthroposophical psychology intends to integrate the mental- and spiritual elements, with regard to the individual corporeality - in to the understanding of the human being in to psychotherapeutic work. In the concrete every-day practical life, this means confrontation with biographical experiences and correlations, questioning the sense and perspectives of illness and reconvalescence, as well as a confrontation with soul- and spirit- related aspects of one’s own human existence.

 

Further information to the anthroposophically extended psychotherapy can be found here: 

www.anthroposophische-psychotherapie.de/ (only in german)