On the basis of literature review the question is examined, if Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be usefully integrated into the methodical action of social work or even at all. The introduction to Nonviolent Communication contains a short biography of the founder Marshall B. Rosenberg and his definition of the concept, main aspects and assumptions to it, as well as a presentation of the four components. A description of the methodical discussion and the basic conditions of methodical action within social work is followed by a possible integration of Nonviolent Communication. In a comparison of Nonviolent Communication and client-centered communication as defined by Carl Rogers, parallels are pointed out and critics matched. In summary, there is an argument for Nonviolent Communication to have deficits in its theoretical reasoning and especially lacks in problem-orientation, which is a common criti-cism of the client-centered approach as well. Both concepts provide direction in action and share a simple approach, which is recognized as positive. Following the tradition of an hu-manistic world view, the NVC shows strengths in regards of implementing co-production of clients and respecting their autonomous behavior, which is especially reflected in the open-minded and empathical attitude of the consultant.