Professional work

  • Coaching and counselling in independent practice
  • Lawyer and counsellor at the Ombuds-office for Children and Youths Salzburg since 2003
  • Project leader of the mentoring project "MutMachen"
  • Children’s guardian for children and youths in proceedings concerning custody or visiting rights



  • Masters degree in Law
  • Degree in coaching and counselling (Logotherapy and Existence Analysis according to Viktor E. Frankl)
  • Certified children’s guardian
  • Trained project manager and project controller
  • Accredited translator German-English


Further education

  • Biography work
  • Genogram and family board
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • The voice of the child
  • Violence prevention
  • Burnout
  • and others

I live in Salzburg, am married and have two children.

Barbara Erblehner-Swann

Barbara Swann
Logotherapeutin und Juristin