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Psychology (Clinical Psychology Specialization)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology Specialization)

Course Presentation

This specialization in Clinical Psychology, allows students to narrow their training, acquire theoretical-practical competences, deepen their knowledge in Research Methodologies, Models, Theories and Techniques of Psychology and in Clinical Psychology in particular.

 

These two years provide advanced training that allows for professional autonomy, as well as the completion of research projects in the area of Psychology.

Profile of the Programme and Level of Qualification

2 (two) years, 4 (four) semesters, 38 weeks of full-time study per academic year, 120 ECTS. The degree includes two semesters of thesis.

 

The Master’s is recognised by the Ordem dos Psicólogos. Professional title requires enrolment in the Ordem dos Psicólogos. 

 

University Higher Education – Masters Level 7 (National Framework of Qualifications, Decree-Law 782/2009, published in Diário da República, 1ª Série, nº 141, July 23th.

Key Learning Outcomes

The ability to fully understand: 

- The main theories and models in  Clinical Psychology; 

- The main methods in  Clinical Psychology; 

- The relations between the knowledge in Psychology with specific knowledge acquired in Clinical Psychology; 

- The relations between the knowledge acquired in areas that are related to Psychology with knowledge acquired in  Clinical Psychology;

 

To be able to critically use: 

- The knowledge acquired in the domain of the main theories and models in Clinical Psychology and to use it in the resolution of problems; 

- The knowledge acquired in the domain of the main methods in Clinical Psychology and to use it in the resolution of problems; 

- The knowledge acquired in Psychology and to use it in the resolution of problems; 

- The knowledge acquired in areas that are related to Psychology and to use it in the resolution of problems;

 

To be able to think over and to solve ethical and social problems that derive from Psychology in specific contexts; 

To be able to communicate, in a clear way, both to specialists and non-specialists, the main theoretical and methodological constructs as well as the conclusions of a research work. 

To be able to develop, through out life, research work in Psychology that allows learning with a high level of autonomy.

Qualification awarded

Master Degree

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

In accordance with the current legislation (Portaria 401/2007, of Abril 5th and Decreto Lei 64/2006, of March 21st) ISPA recognizes and credits skills acquired in professional and other contexts for academic purposes.

Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time

Access to Further Study

The Master’s degree allows access to 3rd Cycle studies, according to the conditions stated by NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Center).

 

More information at NARIC.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate the student must complete the 120 ECTS successfully. The obtain the Master degree the student must publicly present and discuss a written dissertation before an expert panel designated by the Scientific Council, composed of a President and at least two examiners from the specific academic area of the Master’s (one internal and one external). 

Programme Director

Francisco Peixoto, PhD. - vice-reitor@ispa.pt