The Master’s Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology is a specialization exclusively open to holders of an undergraduate degree in Psychology, since it focuses on the promotion of knowledge and skills in psychological assessment and intervention in different populations and in different clinical and health contexts.
This new program will adopt an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to Clinical and Health Psychology that goes beyond the health/disease dichotomy, with a focus on the wellbeing and positive health of individuals and populations. Thus, it is intended to prepare future psychologists for the professional practice of Psychology as regards psychological assessment and intervention, disease prevention and health promotion, quality of life and wellbeing, in different contexts and with different population groups.
- Strengthening knowledge on theoretical models in Clinical Psychology, Health and Wellness;
- Expanding knowledge on the relationship between psychological factors and behaviours in relation to health, disease and wellbeing, in conjunction with biological and medical, family, social and institutional factors;
- Promotion of skills necessary for the professional practice of Psychology in the context of psychological assessment and intervention, disease prevention and health promotion, quality of life and wellbeing, in different contexts and with different population groups;
- Promotion of an interdisciplinary approach, able to respond to current societal challenges in health, disease and wellbeing, privileging close collaboration with other professionals.
Students who complete this specialization are academically qualified to work, among others, in the following contexts:
- Health Centres/GP clinics;
- Parish Centres and Municipal Councils;
- Government entities within the area of Health;
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
- Private Social Solidarity Institutions (IPSS);
- Associations or Specialized Support Clinics;