From studies on the effects of social media to rising rates of anxiety and depression, it is clear that the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing is a vital need in our modern world.
In this specialisation, you will develop the clinical skills necessary to understand and treat psychological disorders. With an emphasis on the practical, you will learn how to set a clinical diagnosis and write a treatment plan. You will gain proficiency in different conversation techniques, and in the use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in treating clients. In this course, we offer two unique emphases: Positive Clinical Psychology and technology. At the UT, we believe that positive mental health will make people more resilient and productive, lowering the risk of psychological disorders. We also understand the centrality of technology in mental healthcare, and the necessity of understanding its advantages and pitfalls, and potential applications in a clinical setting. Overall, you will become a strong ‘scientist-practitioner’ – a people-oriented, tech-savvy psychologist, able to help many of those in need.
The first semester consists of 30EC courses. The second semester of the programme includes a master’s thesis and (if applicable/possible) a (clinical) internship.
Master's thesis PCPT
With the clinical knowledge and skills you acquire in this track, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from in clinical psychology. Following graduation, you will meet the (theoretical) requirements for the training to become a qualified Healthcare Psychologist (‘GZ opleiding’ in Dutch). You can start as a psychologist in mental healthcare, a hospital, or a forensic institute. There are numerous other paths to take, such as working as a counsellor, advisor, or coach.