Markus Lohse is a social worker and educator, affiliated with one of the largest non-profit organizations in Chemnitz, Saxony. His professional expertise lies in the management of Germany’s nationwide volunteer service, the Social Voluntary Year (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, or “FSJ”) and the Federal Voluntary Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst, or BFD), which is a platform for both Germans and international participants. Mr. Lohse holds a Diploma in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Science. Currently, he is working on his European Union/Federal State of Saxony-funded PhD-project at the Hochschule Mittweida, University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Social Work in cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden, Faculty of Education.
In his academic work, Mr. Lohse explores the interaction which takes place in supervision and coaching. Taking an in-depth qualitative approach, he investigates and aims to be able to provide scientific answers to the “what”s and the “how”s of communicative interactions. In particular, he is interested in those moments of insight and realization and wants to better understand the intervention-reflection-continuum generating knowledge during professional counseling.