The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge.
Duration (years): 3 years
Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (PhD, 3 years)
Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate)
Language of Instruction: English
Mode of Study: Full-time
Minimum Credits: 75
Minimum ECTS Credits: 210
Profile of the Programme:
The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge
By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of
I. Assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation and communication.
II. Working with a range of clients in a range of psychological/psychiatric and/or medical problems/difficulties taking into consideration the social, the educational, racial and cultural background of clients
III. Applying their knowledge and expertise in order to draw on a range of evidence based psychological models and psychological therapies in their work with clients.
IV. Applying their academic knowledge and skills to ask scientific questions both in an academic and in clinical context and to be able to transform these questions into research hypotheses and investigation.
On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to will be able to work as independent clinicians, researchers, and academics. Graduates will be able to work as Clinical Psychologists in public and private hospitals or clinics, have a private practice, work at research centers, work as consultants, and will be competitive applicants for academic positions at Universities.
Access to Further Studies:
Upon graduation, students would have obtained the highest academic title possible.
The student must complete 210 ECTS and all programme requirements, which include 1500 hours of supervised practicum, doctoral dissertation completion, passing the comprehensive examination.
A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 is required for graduation. A student who completes the coursework without achieving this minimum requirement will have to repeat one or more courses in order to improve his/her grades. Grades of C and below are unsatisfactory and students will have to repeat the course to improve their grade.
The three years of study and training provided by the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program has been carefully designed to ensure that committed, diligent, successful students will:
1. Be able to critically analyze and synthesize information from evidence-based practices in Clinical Psychology using a variety of resources so that their training will constitute the basis for their development as lifelong learners and self-reflective practitioners.
2. Be able to use knowledge and skills in therapeutic relationships as derived from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches and which can be effectively applied in varying treatment contexts.
3. Develop skills in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and psychometric assessment methods as well as being able to assess the efficacy of their clinical practice.
4. Develop high ethical standards consistent with future roles as professional and responsible clinicians, and as informed by the ethical codes and standards of the Cyprus Psychologists’ Association, the European Federation for Psychologists’ Association (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Conduct.
5. Develop skills to work with a range of clinical populations, a well as value and appreciate the diversity represented by individuals of differing cultures, gender, ethnicity, races, religions, ages, physical/mental status, and other groups.
6. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently to design and evaluate intervention programs.
7. Adopt a scientific approach to addressing questions relevant to Clinical Psychology and develop proficiency in organizing research protocols and procedures.
8. Be in a position to illustrate and critically evaluate research methods used in psychological inquiry and demonstrate aptitude in the preparation, execution and management of an independent large-scale research study
9. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently design and evaluate research and psychometric instruments.
10. Develop skills in the dissemination of findings to the wider academic community, initially through writing up their Thesis and then through publishing their work in academic journals and/or giving presentations in academic conferences and seminars
11. Acknowledge the impact of their own experiences, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry, as well as the interpretation of findings, and through this process become reflective researchers