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
  • Child's wishes and child's well-being
  • The voice of the child
  • Resilience
  • Children of parents with mental health issues
  • Children in out-of-home care
  • Violence prevention
  • De-Escalation
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Burnout
  • and others


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

Barbara Erblehner-Swann

Barbara Swann
Logotherapeutin und Juristin