Psychology: Clinical Psychology
|Course||EC||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Internship can be 10 or 20EC.
|Basic Therapeutic Skills||5|
|Experimental Clinical Psychology||5|
|Clinical Interviewing and Assessment||5|
|Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology||20|
If an Internship of 10EC is chosen, add 10EC electives.
|Trainers Course Communication Skills||10|
|The Psychodynamic Perspective||5|
|Transdiagnostic Approach of Eating Disorders||5|
International Students only
Optional. Replaces 10EC Internship; add 10EC electives.
|Psychological Coaching in Life and Life Style Issues||10|
For the timetables please consult the course descriptions.
This is a specialization for the master’s programme of Psychology.
Clinical Psychology is “a field that is concerned with the application of psychological science to the assessment and treatment of mental disorders” (American Psychological Association, 1991). In clinical psychological research, factors that are causally involved in the occurrence, maintenance, and treatment of mental disorders are studied. In evidence-based clinical practice this knowledge is applied in the treatment of different forms of psychopathology in various settings.
The major aim of this MSc programme is to provide students with a theoretical background and basic skills for clinical psychology research, assessment and interventions. This includes the acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology. Students acquire advanced research skills by participating in a clinical psychology research project. Completion of the MSc degree will prepare the student for subsequent academic degrees, including a PhD.
Read more on the Master’s Programme – Clinical Psychology.
The curriculum of the basic master programme Clinical Psychology consists of a variety of courses and a master thesis. These are mandatory courses, a master thesis and a master internship.
For Dutch students it is important to mind the training requirements for post-master vocational training in health care (Dutch) in their choices of courses.
A mentor is assigned to all students doing a Clinical Master. Appointments with the mentor are mandatory. The mentor supervises the student and the progress of the study. The mentor is the person to contact if the student has questions about the study. He can also be approached for personal questions about study and profession.
Read more on Clinical Psychology – mentorate
Choose up to 10EC, depending on the length of the Internship, from the elective courses.
Students can choose to do an Internship for 10 or 20 EC. An Internship for 20 EC includes Organisational, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care and supervision on BAPD-reports, or for international students ‘Psychological Coaching in Life and Life Style Issues (10 EC, completed with 10 EC electives). Please see also the options for doing an internship (pdf).
For more detailed information about the specialisation Clinical Psychology please contact.
The books are available at a discount via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.