In November 2011, the IPU Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Service commenced its activities under the medical direction of Prof. Dr. phil. Lutz Wittmann (deputy director: Prof. Dr. Annette Streeck-Fischer). The Outpatient Service is authorised by the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung - KV - Berlin (Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Berlin) with respect to its teaching and research work. The services are covered by the statutory public health insurance in Germany. Privately insured persons can have their costs reimbursed by their insurance company.
Diagnosis and treatment of personality and anxiety disorders (based on the insurance companies' directive) form one focus of the University Outpatient Service. The service covers initial consultations and case history sessions, as well as psychological testing methods. If required, psychotherapeutic crisis intervention and further treatment options are provided through counselling. The sessions can also be conducted in English.