Full course description
The second part of the one-year master’s program (from period 2 onwards) is devoted to arranging and conducting a research internship and a clinical internship for students choosing the clinical option.
For the clinical internship students conduct a 13-week fulltime clinical internship in an approved setting. The clinical internship can be conducted in conjunction with the research internship or separately. The aim of the clinical internship is to provide an introduction to the organisation and practice of mental health care, as well as basic experience in clinical diagnosis and/or therapeutic interventions, and gain knowledge of and experience in the work environment of the clinical (neuro)psychologist. Students conducting a clinical internship are required to receive supervision meetings at Maastricht University and write a clinical activities report (including 3 case reports) as a result of the internship.
A detailed guide on clinical internships can be found on AskPsy > Curriculum > Internship. Although not required to do so by the master’s programme, students who wish to meet Dutch requirements for admission to advanced clinical training programmes are advised to fulfil the admission criteria for the GZ-opleiding.
- students have knowledge about and get experience in the work environment of a clinical psychologist;
- students are able to conduct the diagnostic cycle (under supervision), which may include intake sessions, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, discuss findings during a team meeting, and write summary reports.
8 credits from core courses;
Pass for practical Neuropsychological assessment.