Clinical Psychology

Master in Psychology

Prof. Dr. Ingmar Franken,
Coordinator of the programme

"An important question in my work is how insights from research can be applied in daily clinical practice, and how this knowledge can help us – both society and patients– to understand, prevent and treat psychopathological problems."


What is this specialisation about?

This specialisation focuses on psychopathology within adults, with the scientific approach as a central element. We focus on studying the more complex varieties of psychopathology within an urban context, such as Rotterdam. It is in this context where we often face complex psychopathological problems, like crime-related issues, personality disorders and addiction.

Within each (theoretical) course of this Master programme, we will discuss the methods of research that are used within the clinical scientific field to study abnormal behaviour, its etiology and treatments. This theoretical and methodological knowledge will be discussed in a unique active learning environment in small groups of 12 students (Problem-Based Learning method). In addition there is a track of practical skills training. You can choose out of two tracks: 
1: Practical research skills training, where you will learn to tackle questions regarding brain functioning and cognitive emotional processes. In these practical groups, there will be lab assignments and research projects, and you will work together with students from the Master track “Brain & Cognition”.
2: Clinical skills training, where you will learn basic therapeutic skills in the domains of couples therapy and behavioural and cognitive diagnostic and treatment techniques. 

NB: We cannot guarantee the clinical skills training track to be sufficient to apply for post-academic programs for registered clinicians in the Netherlands or your country of origin.

Curriculum

The Psychology curriculum consists of a series of modules or courses. Every course covers one specific psychological theme. All of the activities that you will undertake during this period, i.e. lectures, tutorials, practical meetings and assignments, are related to this theme. The Master’s programme consists of three modules in which you will both study the topics of the specialisation of Clinical Psychology ( i.e., courses and pracitcals clinical skills training) and/or Brain and Cognition (i.e., practicals research skills training) and one course in statistics.

In the second part of the academic year you will independently carry out scientific research in the field of clinical psychology as a mandatory part of the programme. When you have chosen the track in clinical skills training, you have the option to do a practical internship.

Please click on one of the courses in the programme overview below to see the course descriptions.

Research training track

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Addiction

5 ECTS

Personality Disorders

5 ECTS

Forensic Psychology

5 ECTS

 

 

Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

5 ECTS

Practical Neuroimaging

2 ECTS

Practical Electrophysiology

2 ECTS

Practical Programming Experiments

2 ECTS

Practical Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

2 ECTS

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Research Proposal and Thesis (block 5 – block 8)

32 ECTS

Total study load: 60 ECTS

 

Clinical training track

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Addiction

5 ECTS

Personality Disorders

5 ECTS

Forensic Psychology

5 ECTS

 

 

Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

5 ECTS

Practical Couples Therapy and Sexuality

2 ECTS

Practical Behavioural interventions

2 ECTS

Practical Cognitive Therapy

2 ECTS

Practical Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

2 ECTS

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Practical Internship (optional), Research Proposal and Thesis (block 5 – block 8)

32 ECTS

Total study load: 60 ECTS 

The curricula are subject to alteration. No rights may be derived from this information (including the information via the links).