Prof. Dr. Christiane Alberternst

Fields of Teaching and Research

  • Theory and methods of social work with a focus on psychosocial counselling
  • Psychological foundations for social work
  • Training in counselling skills
  • Psychosocial Diagnostics
  • Research Methods and Evaluation


  • Effects of interaction quality on counselling session outcomes
  • Trust, procedural and interactional justice in leadership talks and counselling sessions

    University Activities

    • Gender Equality Representative of Coburg University
    • Board Member for the Department of Social Work and Health

    Professional Activities

      • Board Member for the registered association "dick und dünn Nürnberg e.V." counselling for people with eating disorders

      Professional Memberships

        • German Society of Psychotherapists
        • Terre des femmes
        • Amnesty International
        • Deutscher Kinderschutzbund
        • Digitalcourage e.V.
        • Humanistischer Verband Deutschland

        Curriculum Vitae

        • since 2019: Professor, Department of Social Work and Health, Coburg University
        • since 2003: Owner of softactors Training & Coaching, Nürnberg
        • 2003 - 2004: Head of Human Resources Development, Beneke Co. Consulting
        • 1999 - 2002: Research Fellow, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
        • 1992 - 1999: Psychology, Technical University Braunschweig