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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September, February

  • Course Duration

    12 months

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    25 July 2018

Course content

Why do people keep on drinking too much alcohol even if they really want to quit? Why do some people hear voices that no one else can hear? What does disgust have to do with sex?

What is a panic attack? How effective is mindfulness for people who suffer from a major depressive disorder?

You will ask these and similar other questions during your master year Clinical Psychology. The program focuses on three important, inter-related topics:

  • Theory: a better understanding of psychopathology
  • Diagnosis: determining what is going on
  • Intervention: bringing about change

This master takes an evidence-based approach in that the course material covering these three areas is based on findings from (experimental) empirical research. You will learn how to apply scientific findings to clinical practice, and in turn, how experiences in the clinic can be translated to testable research questions.

Job prospects

As a master's level clinical psychologist you have several options:

Clinical or professional practice, without advanced training:

  • Counsellor, Coach
  • Psychological worker
  • Policy making, management
  • Consultant, trainer, etc.

Clinical practice, with advanced training:

In The Netherlands (Dutch language programs only)

  • Gezondheidszorgpsycholoog (2 year program)
  • Klinisch Psycholoog (3 year program on top of the gezondheidszorgpsycholoog training) in Germany (German language programs only),

Licensure as

  • Psychologische/Psychotherapeut/in (3 year full-time or 5 year part-time) to get paid by the statutory health insurance.
  • Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie (HPG, no extra requirements) to be legally allowed to treat patients, but not eligible to get paid by the statutory health insurance.

Visit the Psychology: Clinical Psychology MSc page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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