Students in the Clinical Psychology specialization will focus on explaining key features of psychopathology shared by many of the psychiatric disorders and to translate these findings into clinical applications. We follow a trans-diagnostic approach with a current focus on cognitive-motivational processes and interpersonal functioning.
Two key features that are highly invalidating and shared by many disorders are the unintentional / automatic occurrence of (i) negative intrusive thoughts or memories, and (ii) invalidating impulsive and reflexive behaviours. The main goal of the research of the expertise group is to explain the origin, persistence, and recurrent nature of these apparently uncontrollable symptoms; identify risk factors for the development of these symptoms; and to design and test interventions that may help to reduce or prevent the occurrence of these symptoms across disorders.
The Research Master with specialization Clinical Psychology is part of the theme Mental Health: perspectives from Neuro- and Clinical Psychology within a multidisciplinary programme.
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