Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

ATTACHMENT 3- Template form for INTERNSHIP assignments

(to be completed by the organisation in English or Dutch)



Title of internship assignment

Gelre ziekenhuis Apeldoorn: Personal goals and goal management strategies in patients with somatoform disorders


Gelre ziekenhuis Apeldoorn, Department of medical psychology in collaboration with HPT/UT


Apeldoorn and Enschede

Desired period of internship

April – July 2017

The assignment

You will interview patients about their personal goals and how they wish to attain their goals. In the interviews you will discuss with patients how they can use their talents and strengths for goal management in order to live a meaningful life. In the interviews you will gather ideas on how communication technology can help patients to  work on their personal goal achievement.


This project is mainly qualitative research and will result in a scientific report of the findings (internship report) and a management proposal of the next steps to incorporate the goal management approach in the daily work of the medical psychology department (internship product).

The internship is in Dutch, for English speaking students we can adapt the assignment accordingly. You can follow up this project with a Master theses.

You will also practical assist the research of the ‘Klinisch Psycholoog in opleiding’ candidate.

The department of Medical Psychology treats patients with a combination of physical and mental health issues and has considerable expertise in helping patients with medically unexplained (somatoform) disorders and complaints. The department is part of the Gelre Hospital, a large regional hospital with a strong educational and clinical status (STZ).

More information about the department (and hospital) can be found on:

Contact person information:

Name: You will be supervised by Dr. Christina Bode and Dr. Bart Thoolen

Telephone: 053-4896044, 055-5818235

Email: c.bode@utwente,