Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
Welcome to my practice-website!
”The greatest glory in living
lies not in never failing but
in the rising every time we fall.“
RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)
Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler

Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision

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Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Psychotherapy is the collaboration between patient and psychotherapist to work though the psychological and emotional issues by talking about it. In this working alliance the patient's feelings, problems, living situation and other personal themes are discussed, so that the patient learns something about himself/herself and his/her previous behavioral patterns, as well as connecting it to the here-and-now. The aim of therapy is always suppose to be decided by the patient himself/herself, but it often has to do with lowering the psychological strain that the patient is under.[1] To this date there are over 20 psychotherapy modalities accepted in Austria. Since 1990, psychotherapy is regulated via the Psychotherapiegesetz (PsthG; Psychotherapy Law) in Austria.

My Psychotherapy Method: Psychoanalytically-oriented Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

PSYCHOANALYTICALLY-ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy (PoP) is a therapy that is based on the psychoanalytic theory, but only takes place once or twice per week. The patient and the therapist sit across from each other and the patient does not lie on the couch. However, dreams, conflicts, motives and thoughts are still worked through, as well as the patient's free associations.[2]

Psychoanalytic Focal Therapy:

Psychoanalytic focal therapy means that the patient comes with a concreat wish or request, which is the focus of the therapy. Due to the limited time period (max. 30 sessions) the aim of the therapy has to be clearly defined and only that goal must be fulfilled. There is not a lot of room to deviate to other topics. It is possible to begin a psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and/or a psychoanalysis after having completed a focal therapy.[3]

PSYCHOANALYSIS

In psychoanalysis, the patient should come multiple times per week, lie down on the couch and talk about everything that he or she is thinking (free association). By free associating, the unconscious and the repressed can become more conscious and can be known and analyzed by the patient and the analyst. The analyst tried to give the patient a better understanding of his unconscious wishes and desires by working though conflicts, dreams, motives, thoughts and pleasures. These conflicts can come from both the past and the present because often behavioral patterns are relived throughout the years. Due to doing this, critical moments in the life of the patient are identified, processed and worked through in order to possibly move on or draw conclusions from that experience.[4]

Psychoanalytic setting, if the indicators are given:
OBLIGATION TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND OBLIGATORY DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT

According to § 15 PsthG the psychotherapist as well as any auxiliary person is obligated to maintain confidentiality about any content that is being shared with them during their practice as a psychotherapist. This means that the psychotherapist is not allowed to share any information with family members, spouses and children of the patient in question, as well as if and when they attend appointments or their diagnosis. An exception needs to be made, when the patient wants the psychotherapy to be paid by the insurance company. In this case, some sensitive Information (e.g. personal data, diagnosis, etc.) need to be submitted to the insurance company. However, the patient has a right to see the information that is being submitted.

According to § 16a PsthG the psychotherapist is obligated by law to document the psychotherapeutic process.

Documentation should include, amongst other things: Additionally, it was defined in § 16a PsthG that the patient can request information pertaining to therapy and/or to look at the documentation (2) and the documentation pertaining to therapy has to be kept by the psychotherapist for a minimum of 10 years after the end of therapy (3). Para. (4) and (5) regulate the obligations of an heir in case the treating therapist dies.
Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does "i.A.u.S." stand for?

i.A.u.S. = in Aubildung unter Supervision (in Training under Supervision)

The Psychotherapiegesetz (Psychotherapy Law) stipulates that psychotherapists need to have the title "PsychotherapeutInnen in Ausbildung unter Supervision". This title allows them to treat patients independently, amongst other things in free praxis, but they are supervised (close-mesh) by an experienced therapist/analyst. This is important because it warrants the qualitative treatment and the newest treatment techniques. However, psychotherapists in training under supervision are not allowed to charge the legal insurance companies, which is the reason why the prices per therapy session are usually more cost-efficient.

Who can come to psychotherapy?

Everyone. If you are searching for help or are in need of support you can contact a psychotherapist and begin a psychotherapy. Feel free to contact me!

How does psychotherapy work?

Psychotherapy depends on the modality of the psychotherapist. However, the most important thing is that that the patient and the psychotherapist feel comfortable with one another and that the patient feels free to open up and to broach any problems. To get further information on my modality please click on psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.

How long does psychotherapy take?

This is dependent on many different factors from the complexity of the problem to the type of therapy. This should be discussed with the psychotherapist in the first interview.

Which psychotherapist fits for me?

One of the most interesting questions! Who fits with me? The easiest way to determine this is during the first interview. If it does not work for you, let the psychotherapist know and try again. It is very important to find someone that fits with you, a person you can trust since the psychotherapy process is a very personal experience.

Can I end my therapy at any point in time or take a break?

A therapy should not end without discussing it with your therapist. Of course, as a therapist, once cannot stop a patient from ending therapy without informing the therapist. Interruptions take place frequently during the year due to vacations and public holidays. These dates depend on the therapist's timetable and should be discussed individually. If there is the wish for a longer therapy break, please discuss this with your therapist.

Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
ABOUT ME
LANGUAGES
My languages: German and English

In psychoanalysis, language is considered to be an essential aspect, because the patient is supposed to verbalize his/her problems and the ability to verbalize these problems is a beneficial way to process them. Speaking and using language is one of the most natural things we do in our daily life, we do it every day. However to share with another human being the anxieties, fears, dreams, conflicts, problems and wishes is something different entirely, which brings with it some natural discomfort.

„Worte! Welche Kraft sie halten, wenn sie sich in deiner Psyche verwurzelt haben, ist es schwer, ihnen zu entkommen. Worte können die Zukunft eines Kindes formen und die Existenz eines Erwachsenen zerstören. Worte sind mächtig, sei vorsichtig, wie du sie nutzt, weil wenn du sie ausgesprochen hast, kannst du die Narben, die sie hinterlassen, nie wieder beseitigen.“

- Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Free translation from German:

"Words! The power they hold, when they have been rooted in the psyche, it is hard to escape them. Words can shape the future of a child and destroy the existence of an adult. Words are powerful, be careful how you use them, because when you have pronounced them, you can never remove the scars that they leave behind."

Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
CONTACT DETAILS
Below my contact details are specified for further questions or for making an appointment for the first interview:
Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler
Schwindgasse 13/2, 1040 WIEN
Public transportation:
U1, U2, U4 (Karlsplatz); D (Gußhausstraße)
Mobile:
E-Mail:
Web:
+43 (0)664/5122634
info@psychotherapy-vienna.at
www.psychotherapy-vienna.at
Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision
LEGAL NOTES
According to §5 ECG and responsible for the contents of this website:
Mag.a Katharina Scherfler
Schwindgasse 13/2
1040 Wien
Mobile: +43 (0)664 / 5122634
E-Mail: info@psychotherapy-vienna.at
Web: www.psychotherapy-vienna.at
Appropriate Authority:
Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz
Legal Framework:
Psychotherapiegesetz i.d.g.F.
(complete legal text in the Legal Information System of Austria)
Memberships:
VÖPP - Verein der österreichischen PsychotherapeutInnen
PSI - Psychoanalytisches Seminar Innsbruck

Disclaimer:
The information of this website contains was thoroughly and conscientiously compiled and will be frequently complemented and updated. Nevertheless information is constantly changing. Thus no liablity and warranty can be taken for the currentness, accuracy or completeness of the give Information. Also no warranty or responsibility is being taken for the content of the external links.
Literature:
[1] STUMM, G. (Hrsg.), 2011: Psychotherapie. Schulen und Methoden. 3. Auflage, Falter Verlag - Wien.
[2] STUMM, G. (Hrsg.), 2011: Psychotherapie. Schulen und Methoden. 3. Auflage, Falter Verlag - Wien.
[3] KÜCHENHOFF, J., 2005: Psychodynamische Kurz- und Fokaltherapie. Schattauer GmbH - Stuttgart.
[4] STUMM, G. (Hrsg.), 2011: Psychotherapie. Schulen und Methoden. 3. Auflage, Falter Verlag - Wien.