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Prospectus

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Clinical Psychology

Course
2021-2022

Entry requirements

All 60 ec of first year psychology credits obtained.

Description

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.

Timetable

For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable

Registration

NOTE As of the academic year 2021-2022, you must register for all courses in uSis. You do this twice a year: once for the courses you want to take in semester 1 and once for the courses you want to take in semester 2.
Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from July. Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from December.
The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC). First year Bachelor students as well as premaster students will be registered by the Student Service Center; they do not need to register themselves.

The registration period for all courses closes five calendar days before the start of the course.
Also read the complete registration procedure

Elective

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

Mode of instruction

6 two-hour lectures and 8 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 8 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 and homework assignments 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 m.l.molendijk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl