Clinical Psychology is globally widespread field of Psychology. Especially in Greece it attracts a huge number of psychologists, doctors and other professionals.
The specialization, despite its roots in Hippocrates, was officially founded in 1896 by Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, Lightner Witmer, who founded the first "psychological clinic" to support patients with severe symptoms of anxiety and learning difficulties.
Clinical Psychology integrates science, theory, clinical observation and intervention, aiming at understanding, preventing and relief from psychological maladaptation or dysfunction, and promoting well-being and personal development. The central pillars of its implementation are psychological evaluation, clinical assessment/synthesis and psychotherapy.
The Postgraduate programme in Applied Clinical Psychology is specifically designed to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the core theoretical, methodological and empirical areas in Clinical Psychology.
Inter alia, it covers:
Moreover, important characteristics of the programme are:
The programme consists of three parts. The first includes specialized courses/lectures, seminars and workshops on the subjects of Clinical Psychology. The second part includes placement mainly in mental health institutions, while the third one consists of research training in a clinical setting and the implementation of research thesis.
The subjects of postgraduate programme, inter alia, include:
Academic evaluation in this postgraduate programme includes a variety of methods: assignments, presentations, exams, self-assessment and personal development reports, role play, etc.
The programme aims at developing knowledge and skills that will make the graduate competitive not only in the Greek but also in the international labor market.
Graduates take up positions at:
Of course, another activity for graduates of the programme is the exercise of the profession by providing psychological and psychotherapeutic services.
The programme also gives an advantage to a graduate who wishes to join one of the paid Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in England or other European country.
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