Offers for Staff

PBS counselling services

University staff can contact the PBS if they find themselves in (psychological) conflict situations with students, or if they suspect that a student may need support due to psychological stress and would like advice on how to proceed. If you wish to make an appointment, please contact our office:

Jutta Lovász
Phone: (069) 798 - 22964

The Counselling Service is available for staff seeking advice due to psychological stress.

Supervision offers

The Hessian Higher Education Act (§17) stipulates that student advisors should receive supervisory support in identifying and dealing with special needs (click here for more details). 

Supervision sessions can be used to discuss challenges in advising and supporting students. Topics may include:

  • Advising cases that are distressing, overwhelming, or concerning
  • Use of professional and personal resources for advising
  • Clarifying competencies and limitations
  • Discussing personal issues that affect counseling

Beginning in January 2024, you will be able to participate in regular supervision groups that meet four times a year for an open exchange. Additional groups (also for teams) are possible upon request.

Group supervision from January 2024:

Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Westend Campus

Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Westend Campus

Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Riedberg Campus

If you are interested in participating in group supervision or would like to schedule an individual appointment, please contact us.


Dr. Lena Guderjahn, e-mail:, phone: 798-23924.

Academic Success through Dialogue

As part of the project "Academic Success through Dialogue II," PBS is responsible for the further training and professionalization of student advisors and the counselling of mentally stressed students. This professionalization includes regular group supervision as well as individual phone supervision, which can be used to clarify acute concerns and refer students to PBS.

In addition, the student advisors are trained in a series of continuing education courses (e.g., difficult counselling situations, psychological crises, motivational interviewing, role conflicts). The training series is accredited by the Gesellschaft für Beratung und Therapie (GIBeT) as part of the student advisor profile.


Dr. Lena Guderjahn, e-mail:, phone: 798-23924.

Upcoming events:

February 20, 2024 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.): Counseling Students Who Procrastinate

Digital event

March 04, 2024 (10:00-13:00 a.m.): Staging & Performing for Student Advisors (with Gerhard Hellmeister) 

Westend Campus, Room PA P04 (PA Building)

Past events:

January 22, 2024 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.): Mental Illness: Recognition and Treatment

September 27, 2023 (9.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.): Advising Students with Health Impairments

Campus Westend, Room 1.102 in the Seminarhaus (please note: room change!)

July 18, 2023 (10 a.m.-12 a.m.): Mental Illness: Recognition and Treatment

Westend Campus, Room PA P04 (PA Building)

April 26, 2023 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.): Advising Students with Health Impairments

Westend Campus, Room PA P04 (PA Building)

January 23, 2023 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.): Developmental Psychology of Young Adults

Westend Campus