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Psychology Ma, Clinical psychology, 7.5 Credits

General data

Code: PS037A
Subject/Main field: Psykologi
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Psychology and Social Work
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 3/12/2014
Date of change: 3/18/2014
Version valid from: 8/15/2014


The course aims to provide participants with advanced knowledge in the main field of clinical psychology, as well as in various sub-areas, (alcohol, drugs, eating problems), anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue and interpersonal problems.

Course objectives

After completing the course, students will:

Knowledge and understanding
• Be able to explain key concepts and perspectives in clinical psychology and the research areas listed in subparagraph Aim.
• Describe ways to examine, measure and treat the above listed areas

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrate the ability to make a comparative way to discuss different research and problem areas within clinical psychology
• Demonstrate the ability to identify similarities and differences between the different areas, measurement and treatment

Judgement and approach
• Demonstrate the ability to analyse and evaluate different methods to measure / treat problems related to clinical adult psychology
• Demonstrate the ability to relate key concepts and perspectives in clinical psychology to current research in the field


The course covers current theories and knowledge of clinical psychology research, both influencing factors mediating and moderating the progression of various aforementioned areas of clinical psychology as a way of investigating and researching these factors.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor with 90 credits in psychology, including thesis work of at least 15 credits, or corresponding foreign education.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching takes the form of project work, theoretical and / or empirical, in which students, working in close collaboration with a supervisor focus, implement and evaluate the resulting body of knowledge in clinical psychology.

Examination form

Examined through approved seminar activities and through written and orally individual exam and through memos and seminar discussion.
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Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Comment: Vetenskapliga artiklar tillkommer Research articles

Author: Barlow, D.H., Nock, M.H. & Hersen, M.
Title: Single Case Experimental Designs: Strategies for Studying Behavior Change
Edition: Senaste upplagan

Author: Lindsay, S.J. & Powell, G.E.
Title: Clinical Adult Psychology
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: New York, Routledge