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Clinical and Health Psychology

Clinical and Health Psychology

Degree 
MSc - Master Degree
School 
Faculty of Psychology
Time period 
Day time
Duration 
4
ECTS 
120
Language 
PT
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
03/04/2021
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A -Cr 79/2021
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 
12/29/2019

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With the purpose of preparing students for a professional practice based on different approaches to Clinical and Health Psychology, the Master in Clinical and Health Psychology (MPCS) includes three Areas of Specialization (AE): Integrative Clinical Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology; Dynamic Clinical Psychology; Systemic Clinical Psychology – Family, Community and Forensic Contexts.
In order to enhance uniqueness in the diversity of approaches, the MPCS presents a curricular structure organized in a Common Core for the three AEs, and a Specific Core for each of the AEs.
The Common Core includes: Four compulsory Curricular Units (CU) (two in each semester of the 1st year); One optional CU (chosen, in the 2nd semester of the 1st year, from among the set of mandatory CUs of the Specific Trunks of each AE or from the set of additional optional CUs of the MPCS); The Dissertation Seminar (2nd year).
The Specific Cores include: Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Clinical Psychology: two mandatory CUs and one optional UC in the 1st semester/1st year; two mandatory CUs, in the 2nd semester/1st year; Internship, 2nd year. Dynamic Clinical Psychology: three mandatory CUs in the 1st semester/1st year; two mandatory CUs in the 2nd semester/1st year; Internship, 2nd year. Systemic Clinical Psychology – Family, Community and Forensic Contexts: three compulsory UCs in the 1st semester/1st year; two mandatory CUs in the 2nd semester/1st year; Internship, 2nd year.

Objectives 

The Master in Clinical and Health Psychology (MPCS) allows the option for one of three areas of specialization – Dynamic Clinical Psychology, Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Clinical Psychology, and Systemic Clinical Psychology – Family, Community and Forensic Contexts and, in line with the expected in this cycle of studies (in accordance with EuroPsy), aims to prepare students for an independent professional practice guided by competence, reflexivity, responsibility, ethical sense and autonomy. In this sense, the general objectives are:
• Acquire, reflect and know how to apply theoretical, practical and ethical knowledge particularly within the scope of Dynamic Clinical Psychology, Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Clinical Psychology, and Systemic Clinical Psychology;
• Acquire, reflect and know how to apply knowledge and skills of evaluation, prevention, intervention and research common or specific to such approaches;
• Acquire, reflect and know how to apply in-depth knowledge about theories or models, general principles, strategies and specific technical interventions in one of the three mentioned approaches.

Career prospects 
The Master in Clinical and Health Psychology enhances Graduates' access to a diverse range of systems within the scope of the labor market, namely: Physical and Psychological Health Systems (e.g., Hospitals; Maternities; INEM; Health Centers; Development and Psychopedagogical Centres, Units for the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors and Addictions, Associations and Centers for Integration and Support for Disabled People, Intervention Centers in Clinical Psychology, Psychological Support Offices in Schools and Universities); Judicial and Forensic System (e.g., Courts; Court Support Teams) Intervention Systems in the area of Risk and Danger (e.g., Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML); Family Support Centers and Parental Counseling; Aldeias SOS; Movement of Defense of Life); Intervention Systems in the area of Adoption (e.g., Social Security Institute; SCML); Intervention Systems in the area of Aging (IPSS - Day Centers; Homes for the Elderly); Community Intervention Systems (e.g., Lisbon City Council; Parish Councils; COMPARTE – Intervention with Refugees); Academic and Research Systems (e.g., Universities; Research Centres).
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
697.00€
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 
697.00€

International Access

Fee - 1st year (indicative) 
5000,00€
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 
5000,00€