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Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychology

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Description

In the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychology (MPC) you will be able to integrate all theoretical knowledge and practical experiences that allow you to be educated and trained from the focus of your choice in four specialties: cognitive-behavioral clinical practice, systemic clinical practice, psychoanalytic clinical practice, and gerontological clinical practice.

Quick Facts
2

Years of duration.

14

Courses you will take in this program.

Objective

The Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychology educates and trains professionals who are committed to improving the quality of their interventions, based on a solid understanding and use of research methodology with a capacity to discriminate, systematize, and organize available scientific information.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

You will be educated and trained as a clinical psychologist specializing in your area, an expert in the theory, techniques, and research of Clinical Psychology.

Admission profile

To pursue the Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology you must be a psychologist or physician interested in developing clinical and psychological intervention competencies, innovating clinical practice in Psychology, professionalizing evidence-based clinical management, and participating in the scientific dissemination of research findings.

Graduate profile

Upon completing this master’s degree program, you will have developed the following knowledge:

  • You will understand the patient’s psychological and psychopathological processes from a scientific viewpoint.
  • You will identify etiologic and diagnostic correlates of psychic state.
  • You will contrast psychological theories that support the critical questioning of the fundamental concepts of their specialty related to practice.
  • You will determine actions for the application of the scientific method and the methodological rigor in the generation of new knowledge.

Upon completing this master’s degree program, you will have developed the following skills:

  • You will integrate collected data.
  • You will carry out communication processes to establish a work alliance and gather fundamental data to establish the diagnosis and devise the ideal therapeutic approach in accordance with the individual, group, and family needs of children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
  • You will devise and develop basic and applied research projects.
  • You will write reports, programs, essays, reviews, and articles.
  • You will select the design and application of preventative and therapeutic strategies to solve problems in the field of action.
  • You will participate in activities aimed at the training, continuing education, and supervision of colleagues and personnel in institutional settings.
  • You will plan and design programs and projects related to the health and well-being of users in public and private settings and scenarios in relation with the professional practice of clinical psychology.
  • You will evaluate, select, and apply methods, techniques, instruments, and procedures in the diagnosis and follow-up process.
  • You will build up a global perception of the patient: who they are, the problem they have, how they perceive the problem, how the problem influences their everyday life, and what the patient’s expectations for recovery are, based on the observation of verbal, non-verbal, and paralinguistic aspects.
  • You will apply and interpret psychological instruments that permit the gathering of sufficient elements to issue a diagnostic opinion into which you will integrate the collected data.
  • You will design and apply preventative and therapeutic strategies to solve problems in your field of action.
  • You will carry out basic and applied research projects in the field of Clinical Psychology.

Upon completing this master’s degree program, you will have developed the following attitudes:

  • You will keep a critical, flexible attitude that allows you to approach the clinical practice of your specialty and contrast it with the practice of other therapeutic approaches in terms of your scopes and limitations within different sociocultural settings and scenarios.
  • You will manage individual, group, and community problems in a comprehensive manner, with a humanistic, ethical vision and a profound spirit of service.
  • You will reflect on the social meaning of building up knowledge and how to become a factor of social transformation, orienting yourself to the development of socio-ethical research projects.

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Curriculum

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1st four-months
Course Credits
Epistemological Foundations of Contemporary Clinical Models 6
Biological Foundations of Neuropsychological Behavior 6
Clinical Intervention I: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
​​Clinical Intervention I: Systemic approach 6
Clinical Intervention I: Psychoanalytic approach 6
​Clinical Intervention I: Gerontological approach 6

 

 

 

2nd four-months
Course Credits
Cognitive-Affective Foundations of Behavior 6
​Psychological Foundations of Behavior 6
Clinical Intervention II: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
Clinical Intervention II: Systemic approach 6
Clinical Intervention II: Psychoanalytic approach 6
Clinical Intervention II: Gerontological approach 6

 

 

 

3rd four-months
Course Credits
Psychopathology 6
Research Methodology in Clinical Psychology 6
Clinical Intervention III: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
Clinical Intervention III: Systemic approach 6
Clinical Intervention III: Psychoanalytic approach 6
Clinical Intervention III: Gerontological approach 6
4th four-months
Course Credits
Advanced Statistics in Psychological Research 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice I: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice I: Systemic approach 6
​Evidence-based Clinical Practice I: Psychoanalytical approach 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice I: Gerontological approach 6
5th four-months
Course Credits
Thesis Seminar 6
Phenomenology 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice II: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice II: Systemic approach 6
Evidence-based Clinical Practice II: Psychoanalytical approach 6
​Evidence-based Clinical Practice II: Gerontological approach 6
6th four-months
Course Credits
​Seminar on Degree Completion 6
Comparative Clinical Practice: Cognitive-Behavioral approach 6
Comparative Clinical Practice: Systemic approach 6
Comparative Clinical Practice: Psychoanalytic approach 6
Comparative Clinical Practice: Gerontological approach 6
Elective courses
Concentration Electives Credits
Research Methodology in Clinical Psychology 6
Advanced Statistics in Psychological Research 6
Phenomenology 6
​Seminar on Degree Completion 6

 

Elective Courses Credits
​Epistemological Foundations of Contemporary Clinical Models 6
Cognitive-Affective Foundations of Behavior 6
Biological Foundations of Neuropsychological Behavior 6
Psychological Foundations of Behavior 6
Psychopathology 6
​Thesis Seminar​ 6

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