Responsible Person for Advanced Studies and Trainings
Martin Runge
IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 1 - Room 4.02
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-765

Telephone Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.

Personal Office Hours
Personal consultation by prior arrangement.

Welcome to the Department of Advanced Studies and Trainings at the IPU Berlin

Do you want to continue your education and gain additional qualifications? Then the IPU Berlin is the right place for you! We offer specialist knowledge at university level, the transfer of knowledge between university and practice, the expansion of professional key competences for clinics and consulting as well as a transdisciplinary exchange with members of different professional groups.

The IPU Berlin's advanced training courses are psychodynamically oriented. Thus, the individual is tried to be understood against the background of his history, his conflicts and under the influence of the unconscious. The constructive, (self-)reflective confrontation with a topic on the basis of the professional experiences of the participants is central to our further training courses.

Within the framework of the advanced training events at the IPU Berlin, renowned scholars with many years of experience in practice, teaching and research teach. They know how to present content in a well-founded, lively and descriptive way. The IPU has excellent learning and working conditions with state-of-the-art technical equipment.

Our events are evaluated regularly and are oriented equally to the needs of the participants and to the standards of the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the Berlin Chamber of Psychotherapists. The contents are scientifically sound, professional and practice-related and are continuously further developed and updated.

Our services aim both at clinicians in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and medicine, as well at professionals in the social and educational sciences, theology and health.

Current Advanced Training Events

Mentalisation in Individual and Group Psychotherapies

Introduction to the Psychodynamic Oriented Psychodrama

Parental-, Infant- and Toddler-Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychosis Therapy

Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis in Childhood and Adolescence (OPD-CA-2)

Psychodynamic Relationship Therapy in the 21st Century

Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for Borderline Personality Disorder

FAQ Advanced Studies and Trainings

Questions and Answers on the Advanced Studies and Trainings Programm of the IPU Berlin

Our offer is primarily aiming at practitioners and clinicians in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and medicine. However, our offer can also be of interest to professionals from the fields of social and educational science, theology and health.

Yes, the IPU can be easily visited by handicapped people.

You can find contact details at the top of this page under „Please contact us“.

You can register with us via e-mail. You will find further information on registration at any subpage of the specific event.

We try to process all registrations and other requests as quickly as possible and you will usually receive feedback from us within three days. If this is not the case, you are welcome to send us a reminder or call us during our telephone hours if you have a specific request.

If there will be a free spot left, we will contact you as quickly as possible.

Cancellation must be made in writing by the end of the 14th day before the beginning of the event. Until then, you can cancel your participation free of charge and your participation fee will be fully refunded. After the 14th day there will be no refund. However, you can nominate a substitute person with the necessary qualification to take your place.

Please send your cancellation to: fortbildung(at)

The IPU is a recognized educational institution according to the Berlin Educational Leave Act of 24.10.1990 (§11.1) and the Act on the Regulation and Promotion of Continuing Education in the State of Brandenburg (15.12.1993, GVBI p.498). Employed persons are entitled to ten working days within a period of two consecutive calendar years. For employed persons up to the age of 25, the educational leave amounts to ten working days in the calendar year.

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There is no entitlement to educational leave in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Saxony.