CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Full Accreditation, for 6 years, by A3ES (Portuguese Accreditation Agency), 27-09-2017 (link)

In accordance with the European Diploma in Psychology – EuroPsy – of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations EFPA and the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP)

Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology are the two areas of Psychology that, as a whole, tend to aggregate a greater number of professionals, not only but also in Portugal. In addition to the more traditional roles, such as psychological assessment and intervention (individual or group) with individuals with psychopathology and/or chronic illness, intervention with significant clients, development and implementation of health education programs (mental health), promotion of the well-being of healthy individuals, collaboration with multidisciplinary health care teams (eg adherence to therapy, preparation of surgery or complex exams), biopsychosocial research, cognitive stimulation among many others, require specialized training whose relevance is increasingly recognized.

 

The team of teachers specialized in Clinical/Health Psychology, as well as the Pedagogical Clinic of Psychology and the Hospital-School, where teachers and students play an active role, protocols with institutions where practical activities are developed (eg, curricular stages ) are some of the guarantees of the quality of the teaching-learning process of the Master in Clinical and Health Psychology.

 

In addition to the academic activity, the success in this Master degree requires the development of psychological research, assessment and intervention skills. Consequently, it is intended that Master students deepen their knowledge and develop their competences in the field of Clinical Psychology and Health. Thus, the practical component of the course will allow students to train psychological assessment and intervention skills, as well as to contribute to the research that takes place in the area.

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General conditions:

According to article 17, paragraph 1, of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, as last amended by Decree-Law no. 65/2018, of 16 August, may apply for access to the cycle of studies leading to the master degree (2nd cycle):

  • Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, awarded after a 1st cycle of studies, organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process in a foreign country that adhered to said process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, which is recognized as fulfilling the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the scientific body recognized by the statutes of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
  • Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the competent scientific body recognized by the statutes of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted.

 

Specific conditions:

Master Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology: Degree in Psychology

 

Selection Criteria:

  1. a) Degree of licenciado or legal equivalent in the scientific area of the Master degree;
  2. b) Best final classification of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent;
  3. c) Degree of licenciado or legal equivalent in scientific area more related to that of the masters;
  4. d) Curriculum vitae and letter of motivation.

STUDY PLAN

1st Cycle – Master (MSc)* Duration: 4 Semesters · ECTS: 120 ECTS

According to Dispatch no. 14915/2015 DR 2nd series no. 245 of 16 December 2015.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Neurocognitive Assessment and Intervention
6
Psychological Consultation I
6
Scientific Work Methodology
4
Psychopathology, Psychodiagnostic and Psychopharmacology
8
Psychosociology of Communication
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Psychological Consultation II
6
Psychological Intervention in Groups
6
Psychotherapy Models and Techniques
6
Psychology of Chronic and Terminal Disease
6
Optional
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Internship
18
Dissertation
42

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Dr. Rute Meneses

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EXCHANGE PROGRAM/STUDY ABROAD

    • University Fernando Pessoa’s students (UFP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

     

    • Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which UFP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

     

    • Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).

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