MASTER Psychology SPECIALTY Psychopathology and clinical psychology

This course trains students to become generalist clinical psychologists who may work with people (infants, children, adolescents and adults) who have psychopathological and/or somatic disorders.
 

  • Objectives

This course trains students to become generalist clinical psychologists who may work with people (infants, children, adolescents and adults) who have psychopathological and/or somatic disorders.

The specialization provides high-level theoretical and clinical training that enables professionals to fulfil the various functions required from clinical psychologists when dealing with mental suffering (psychological assessment and specific and non-specific treatments, supervision of teams in professional and associative environments, clinical research). This specialization prepares students for exercising their profession in a variety of institutional and human contexts, and provides them with the most recent theoretical psychological and psychopathological references, whose relevance has been proved through clinical research and professional experience.

This course aims to provide students with the relevant theoretical models related to current clinical and psychopathological problems and to ensure that they are given methodological training that is appropriate for reconciling clinical applications and clinical research in psychopathology, for disorders that have been confirmed or that are considered a risk.
 

  • Contents or models of training

Career development aims: Develop theoretical and clinical knowledge in the field of psychopathology and clinical psychology. Acquire methods for analysing clinical and institutional situations that clinicians are confronted with: semiological analysis; diagnosis, contextualized prognostic and psychopathological tests (multi-determined etiopathogenesis), analyses of relational phenomena, of counter-attitudes and of the ways various groups function (family, institutional). Develop knowledge of the different techniques that the clinical psychologist applies in the psychological assessment. Become familiar with the various treatment techniques. English.

Innovative aims: Extend the psychologist’s response capabilities in different fields (health, social assistance, justice, social instability, community associations) and occasionally, with new health frameworks. Become familiar with indirect psychological help. Help students enter professional life and become familiar with the institutional, professional conduct, ethical and legal contexts of the profession.

Train students in clinical research approaches: epidemiology findings, clinical research specificity.
 

  • Admission requirements
Students must have validated a M1 PSYCHOLOGY and must have followed the common base classes (320 hours), including the traineeship, for at least 100 hours.