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Clinical Psychology


Important Note

  • All Semester II bachelor and master psychology courses and examinations (2020-2021) will be offered in an on-line format.

  • If it is safe and possible to do so, supplementary course meetings may be planned on-campus. However, attendance at these meetings will not be required to successfully complete Semester II courses.

  • All obligatory work groups and examinations will be offered on-line during Central European Time, which is local time in the Netherlands.

  • Information on the mode of instruction and the assessment method per course will be offered in Brightspace, considering the possibilities that are available at that moment. The information in Brightspace is leading during the Corona crisis, even if this does not match the information in the Prospectus.

Entry requirements

All 60 ec of first year psychology credits obtained.


This is an advanced course on psychopathology. The course covers phenomenology, aetiology, treatment, and theoretical models of psychopathology. Treatment and biological approaches are also discussed, but are treated in more detail in complementary courses.

Course objectives

Students will:

  • Acquire deeper knowledge of the aetiology, epidemiology, and potential underlying mechanisms of the most important psychopathological conditions;

  • Gain insight into the interaction between the science and practice of clinical psychology;

  • Acquire further knowledge of how to process recent scientific literature into theoretical arguments; and

  • Work together in translating scientific knowledge into practical advice.


For the timetables of your lectures, work group sessions, and exams, see the timetables page of your study programme. You will also find the enrolment codes here. Psychology timetables



Students need to register for lectures, workgroups and exams. Instructions for registration in courses for the 2nd and 3rd year


Elective students have to enroll for each course separately. For admission requirements contact your study advisor.

Exchange/Study abroad

For admission requirements, please contact your exchange coordinator


Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination. Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

8 two-hour lectures and 9 two-hour work group sessions.
Attendance and active participation are required for all work group sessions.

In case of remote teaching:
Weekly Q and A video conference sessions with experts, weekly knowledge clips and instruction videos, and 9 one-hour on-line work group sessions.
Attendance and active participation are required for all work group sessions.

Assessment method

  • pen/paper exam 30% of the final grade,

  • participation 30% of the final grade,

  • essay 40% of the final grade

The Institute of Psychology uses fixed rules for grade calculation and compulsory attendance. It also follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of these three policies.

Contact information

Dr Marc Molendijk