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e-Health Interventions in Mental Health Care


Entry requirements

Only open to Master students (with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology, Health and Medical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, School Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology or the Research Master in Clinical and Health Psychology and in Developmental Psychology).


The course introduces Master students to E-health interventions in mental health care. In a series of online seminars, the course provides a broad overview on E-health in different clinical settings and addresses current applications, scientific evidence, and new developments. Students have also online access to a treatment platform for e-mental health. Students practice with this programme. Students discuss their experiences in breakout rooms during some of the online seminars.

The seminar series features guest experts from various, specific mental health care settings, who address their E-health practices in specific disorders such as depression, addiction and PTSD, and across the lifespan. A wide variety of technical applications and relevant topics will be addressed, such as virtual reality, smartphone applications, blended forms of E-health, motivation, legal and ethical aspects of E-health, limitations, and future developments.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, the student can:

  • describe the current state of the art and scientific evidence of E-health interventions and applications in various mental health care settings.

  • describe basic principles of providing coaching with E-health interventions in mental health care settings.

  • apply basic online therapeutic skills in an E-health programme.


For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable



Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register up to 5 days prior to the start of the course.


You must register for each exam in My Studymap at least 10 days before the exam date. You cannot take an exam without a valid registration in My Studymap. Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.

Exchange students and external guest students will be informed by the education administration about the current registration procedure.


Students that take the SPOC will use Brightspace as their digital community. Please enroll yourself for the course via this link.

Mode of instruction

  • 7 2-hour seminars: to cover the relevant literature, to provide knowledge about E-health interventions in mental health care and to provide knowledge about online therapeutic skills. All seminars are online. This is in line with the nature of the course, where online experiences are central.

  • During the online seminars, students discuss their work in the E-Health program in breakout rooms. This is supervised by the course coordinators.

  • The online seminars are obligatory. On Brightspace, information can be found what to do when missing a seminar.

The official language of the course is English.

Assessment method

Several weeks students hand in an assignment relating to the course objectives. Together they will make up the exam grade.

The assignments have to be written in English.

Feedback on the assignments is available through Turnitin.

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. All students are required to take and pass the Scientific Integrity Test with a score of 100% in order to learn about the practice of integrity in scientific writing. Students are given access to the quiz via a module on Brightspace. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Reading list

To be announced on Brightspace.

Contact information