Mental Health

Would you like to work in mental healthcare? And would you like to learn how to best treat, diagnose and manage different disorders? Or would you like to do research into psychological disorders? Then Mental Health is the programme you’re looking for. In this programme, you’ll gain the practical skills necessary to assess and manage various mental healthcare problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to do a clinical internship and a research internship, where you’ll obtain essential skills in the areas of diagnostics, interventions and research. Depending on your interests, you can either specialise in adult psychopathology or child and adolescent psychopathology. After obtaining their master’s, many graduates enrol in a post-graduate training programme in mental healthcare or psychotherapy. Others secure a PhD position and pursue a career in science. Download our full infopack  

  • Next to my dream of becoming a clinical psychologist, I also see myself as a researcher. Perhaps I’ll become a part-time researcher and psychologist
    Gabriëlla Warning (Curaçao), Mental Health
  • With this study I’m more versatile as a psychiatric nurse. The scientific basis gives my work a profound depth
    Tine Raskin (Belgium), Mental Health


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    • Photo by Gabriëlla Warning, Mental Health Master's student

      Ik ben superblij dat dankzij mijn stage dit congres mag bijwonen! Zeker omdat seksualiteit een grote interesse van mij is. Het gaat over het signaleren van seksueel misbruik met name bij verstandelijk beperkten.

      Tot nu toe bevalt mijn stageplek meer dan goed. Er gaat een hele nieuwe wereld voor mij open. Eén van de dingen die ik vooral heb opgemerkt is dat je als psycholoog met ALLES rekening moeten. Eén geval kan vanuit zoveel verschillende perspectieven worden bekeken. Natuurlijk, de bekende psychologische kant, de arts (in dit geval een AVG, Arts voor Verstandelijk Gehandicapten) met de medische kant, de familie die ook invloed heeft op het herstel van de client, de kant van de dagelijkse begeleiders, wettelijk vertegenwoordigers en nog veel meer.

      1 day 8 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      On October 18th, the 8th Annual Maastricht Symposium on Global and European Health will take place. This year’s theme is Global Health security. The symposium will explore the social, political, economic and security impacts of infectious diseases and other hazards can have on our world. The debate will be enlightened by the views from our guest speakers, with backgrounds in research, policy making, and NGOs and will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions.
      Entrance is free and lunch will be provided. For more information and registration click on the link below.

      8th Annual Maastricht Symposium on Global and European Health
      1 day 12 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Probably you already know how difficult it is to get a drug to the market, the majority fails. Did you know how it works with food? How food regulations are? De Boer, who has a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Law talks about this.

      OBSERVANT - Down with the regulations on health claims!
      4 days 13 hours ago

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