The success of a treatment or decision depends on the correct identification of the problematic situation: the diagnosis. Psychodiagnostics is the branch of psychology that evaluates individual problematic situations with psychological assessments. These assessments are used in judgment and in decision making processes that have important consequences. Examples include personnel selection processes, neurological evaluations and educational career decisions. To promote the quality of the psychodiagnostics profession, the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP) has introduced a register for psychodiagnostics (i.e., the BAPD). In order to become registered, students are required to master the fundamental knowledge and skills that are rooted in the accepted psychodiagnostic principles. The registration is awarded by the NIP. The student receives a NIP certificate with their Master’s Diploma. The graduate is also incorporated in a public register that is managed by the NIP. Additional information about NIP registration and regulations can be found at: www.psynip.nl Or on EleUM in the ‘Community’ tab under ‘Internships’.
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Knowledge of: The registration is intended for students who aim for a career in a clinically oriented discipline of psychology or who plan to attend the Dutch postgraduate training programme for health care psychology (GZ- psychology).
The registration can be obtained for the FPN specialisations Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Health and Social Psychology, Psychology and Law and Work and Organisational Psychology. Registration is on the condition that students have completed a practical internship and have composed three case reports, students who graduate in one of these master’s specialisations and have a FPN Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology - including the compulsory theoretical courses defined by the NIP (e.g., the course Psychodiagnostics) - will obtain the registration upon graduation. Students who graduate in one of the above specialisations and fulfil the requirements of the training period, but who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in (I) Psychology issued by another university or (II) any other field can potentially only obtain the registration through the NIP. This last-mentioned group of students should contact the FPN Examination Board in a timely manner, to discuss the alternatives.