Clinical Psychology

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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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.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Psychologie
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60260
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • expert tuition from professionals in the field
  • basic science embedded in clinical practice
  • strong emphasis on findings from (experimental) clinical research

Studieprogramma

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opbouwOur online course catalog provides detailed information about MSc Psychology courses, see https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/gmw/vak/showpos?opleiding=4561&iflang=EN
Scroll down for the overview of courses of the Clinical Psychology track, click a course name for course details and description.
To meet requirements for this mastertrack Clinical Psychology, you will complete 2 basic courses, 1 skills course, 2 electives, 1 method course and a Master's thesis.
periode
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Capita Selecta Experimentele Psychopathology
Selected courses in other Psychology Mastertracks
Repeated measures (method)
Multivariate models (method)
Diagnostic Models and Strategies (elective)
Capita Selecta Experimental Psychopathology (elective)
Master thesis
Evidence-based interventions (basic)
Capita Selecta Therapy (elective)
Cognitive Models in Psychopathology (basic)
Test construction (method)
Clinical interventions and e-health for adults and youth (skills)

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

On the webpages of the Master programme Psychology you find a full description of application procedures and admission requirements.
For students who have finished the Dutch bachelor in Psychology at the University of Groningen registration is possible until1 September.




toelatingseisen

basiskennis
If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if you would qualify for this.

taaltoets
Non-native English speakers must moreover provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests. See http://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules/taaleisen

vooropleiding
Admission requirements depend on prior education, see http://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules/application#procedures

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 325studiematerialenper jaar
€ 600visa/permitper jaar

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

VIP
The study association for Psychology in Groningen is the VIP. With over 2300 members and 160 active members they are the largest and perhaps also the most social study association of Groningen.
Throughout the year VIP organizes various activities related to your studies, like for example, lectures, workshops, an exchange week and conferences. You can also order your study books at a discount through the VIP. In addition, there is plenty of attention for the social side with drinks and parties.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Student Magdalena Hristova
I chose this programme because I am really interested in psychotherapy.

My name is Magdalena Hristova and I'm from Bulgaria. I came to Groningen five years ago to follow a Bachelor's programme in Psychology. Now I'm following a Master's programme in Clinical Psychology. When I left school in Bulgaria, I knew I wanted to study abroad, in English. I looked at universities in the Netherlands, because I knew I liked the country, and found the Bachelor's programme in Groningen. It was not only the only programme taught in English, but also the most appealing.

During my Bachelor's programme I became really interested in psychotherapy...
I had learned Dutch during my Bachelor's programme, so was able to follow the Dutch-taught Master's programme – at the time it was not taught in English. It's been hard at times, but my lecturers and fellow students have really helped me. I love the Dutch openness and the freedom to do what you want.
In my work as a student assistant at the UMCG, I help train medical students, and this got me interested in working with groups. As I wanted to learn more about this, I started a second Master's programme in Utrecht: Social and Organizational Psychology. In future, I would like to combine both Master's degrees in my work.
I like the city of Groningen. Everything is close by, so you can go everywhere by bike. In Bulgaria you always have to take the bus, but the bike is a lot better, for yourself and for the environment. There are a lot of student societies that you can join in Groningen. I joined a student swimming club in my second year, which really improved my Dutch.

In my time here I have really challenged myself. Even if I thought something was impossible I still went for it. The Master's programme has been difficult but I haven't given up. This made me realize that I'm capable of more than I think I am. If you think you can't do something, I would say go for it anyway. You'll find help along the way.


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alumnus Gerard van Rijsbergen
GGZ Drenthe - psychosis team

When I finished the Master's programme in Clinical psychology in 2010 I was in my early twenties, and I was not sure whether I wanted to find a job as a psychologist right away.

I had done an internship at the Association of Mental Health and Addiction Care in Drenthe (GGZ Drenthe) and I had sometimes felt too young, especially when interacting with older patients. That is why I decided to do a PhD first. I examined the treatment of patients with a depression relapse...
When you finish your Master's degree you are a basic psychologist. This means that you may not yet make diagnoses or perform treatments independently. I did the training whilst working at GGZ Drenthe. During the two year training programme I worked four days a week and went to school for one day a week.

After the training, I could stay at my job and at the moment I work for the psychosis team of GGZ Drenthe. We mainly work with young people with a first psychosis or at risk of a first psychosis. I do for example intakes, psychological research and cognitive behavioural therapy. It is a very diverse job. Sometimes it is hard, but it is very nice to be able to help these young people.

I use a lot of the things I learned during my studies. The research and conversations methods we learned are still useful every day. I think there is not such a big difference between doing research at a university or in a clinic. In both contexts you have a certain hypothesis, about a research field or about a patient, which you have to test. You gather information, it takes a while, and in the end you come to a conclusion. The way of thinking is the same.
My advice for current students is to find a nice internship (which can be hard) and to choose the right courses so that you will be accepted for the postdoctoral training. It is quite hard to get into the postdoctoral training programme, soP it might be useful to have a plan B.


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Alumnus Marjolein van der Wal
Basic psychologist in the GZ-programme

I did not study abroad during my Bachelor's programme and when I saw a message from this study programme that they were looking for a student who was willing to write his or her Master's thesis in Canada, I immediately responded. This way, I still had the opportunity to go abroad during my studies. I did research on neuroticism with monozygotic twins for half a year there. It was a great experience which I can recommend to anyone.

After the Bachelor in Psychology I decided to do the Master’s programme in ‘Clinical Psychology’. At first, I had to get used to the Master’s programme...
We studied the material in greater depth, which was nice. However, everything was still quite theoretical during the Master’s programme. That is why I am glad that I did an internship; I learned a lot from that.
I did an internship at Maarsingh & van Steijn, a psychologists practice in Leeuwarden. In the beginning, I watched the work of my colleagues a lot, but after a while I was also allowed to treat people myself. I thought that was very scary but at the same time a lot of fun and incredibly interesting. 
After graduating, I was able to stay and I would work for several hours a week on my internship. Gradually, I could work more and more hours and now I am even allowed to start the GZ-programme next month. Then I will have one training day a week and three normal working days at the practice.
I am now a basic psychologist. I am allowed to do a lot of things, but still officially under the supervision of some colleagues. Usually, I see about five people a day; I talk to all of them for about an hour. I do coaching, assessments, psychological treatments and diagnostics. I also write reports and contact GP’s and employers. Once I am officially qualified as a GZ psychologist I can write my own name under the reports, and I will have more basic knowledge I can rely on.
I really like my job. It is very diverse, I treat people with all kinds of problems. I also give group trainings, for example, to people with a negative self-image. At the moment, I only treat people under 35, because otherwise the age difference becomes too big. I see a lot of students, because I am still quite young and it is easier for me to understand them.


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Docent Marieke Pijnenborg
Lecturer in 'Evidence-based interventions' and 'Diagnostic models and strategies'.

I teach the course units 'Evidence-based interventions' and 'Diagnostic models and strategies' on the Clinical Psychology Track. Although I work for the departments of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, my research lies somewhere between the departments of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. I feel at home in both fields.

I teach the course units ‘Evidence-based interventions’ and ‘Diagnostic models and strategies’ on the Clinical Psychology Track...
I feel at home in both fields. My particular expertise is in psychotic disorders. Psychoses are extremely interesting. They create a very unique clinical picture, with many different manifestations and affecting many different types of people. It is fascinating to see how the brain can fool itself. People believe unimaginable things that other people cannot understand or see, regardless of contradictions or external proof. The next question is how best to help these people return to functioning in society. Increasing social participation and counteracting stigmatization are thus my most important objectives. Psychology is a branch of science that is very close to daily life. Psychologists study day-to-day social processes. The main attraction of clinical psychology is to make a difference for other people. Curiosity is a major factor – curiosity about the causes of problematic behaviour and the motivation to find out how to best treat these problems.The Clinical Psychology Track has a lot to offer prospective students. For example, we look at scientific themes from a clinical practice point of view, while at the same time paying attention to innovations in care. We also conduct experimental research to see which processes lie behind certain forms of psychopathology. The expertise of the lecturers is very varied – we have a lot of knowledge from many different domains.


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algemeen oordeel3.84.0
inhoud3.63.8
docenten3.63.8
studiefaciliteiten3.63.2
studielast3.33.4
studiebegeleiding3.13.4

Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Clinical Psychology aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 129 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

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.



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Contact

Onderwijsvoorlichting
E: studiekiezers@rug.nl
T: 050-3639011
Admissions Office Faculty Bss
Dr. Ineke Wessel

Master coordinator Clinical Psychology

E: mastercoordinator-k@rug.nl
T: 050 363 7617
Studieadviseur Psychologie

Academic advisor Psychology

E: studieadvies.psy@rug.nl
T: +31 (0)50 3636301
Dr. Wiljo van Hout

Master coordinator Clinical Psychology

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