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The Master program "Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Empowerment" trains graduates for whom a diverse field of activity awaits. Over the course of the five-semester regular study period, in-depth knowledge and skills in clinical psychology and psychological empowerment are combined with health, preventive and economic issues in an innovative and interdisciplinary manner.

The study program focuses on concrete exercises and reflection units, which recur to the solution of recurring social problems. But it also represents an excellent basis for in-depth training and further education in the field of clinical psychology as well as occupational and health psychology.

In the implementation of this Master's program, the DIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences cooperates with the MEU study center in Magdeburg to organize the virtual and real on-site lectures on site and to provide a good network of practices and clinics where the internship can be completed. Responsible person at the study center in Magdeburg is Prof. Dr. med. Armbruster . He will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the course of study or the organization of the study. The MEU is a subsidiary of the MAPP Institute, a state-recognized, renowned training center for psychotherapy.

Objectives of the master's program

The program aims to bring knowledge about changing personal behaviors and changing social structures closer together. The DIPLOMA University devotes special attention to the development of the students' personality. This happens through the promotion of individual talents and resources and through the careful accompaniment of the professional competence increase of the students. The teachers supervise the students in small teaching / learning groups in the virtual as well as in the real on-site attendance phases.

As a student you will learn in this Master's degree program to use psychological methods and instruments to solve problems in a rational and socially appropriate way. The degree program also combines the disciplines of "clinical psychology" and "psychological empowerment" in an innovative and interdisciplinary manner in order to successfully pursue the path to civil society demanded by many sides. The study therefore focuses on the question of how the processes of individual behavioral modification interact with social change in evolving civil society.

Graduates have completed in-depth, detailed and critical understanding of this discipline as well as instrumental, systemic and communicative skills in one or more specialized areas. The strong orientation towards a practical competence goes hand in hand with a clear personality development and corresponds with the ability to social engagement.

Career - Your career prospects after graduation

The DIPLOMA University supplements its basic offer "Applied Psychology (B.Sc.)" with this master's degree program in order to give graduates particularly high-demand occupational fields in clinical psychology and psychological empowerment.

  • They qualify for activities in the fields of psychosocial health promotion (eg health counseling or coaching), the prevention of mental disorders (eg in the company or school context), in psychological counseling in outpatient or inpatient areas as well as in education, health, social or economic institutions.
  • Likewise, our graduates are given employment opportunities in the field of personnel management, for example for personnel recruitment and aptitude diagnostics or personnel development and qualification.
  • Graduates also find attractive fields of activity in market research and corporate communications.
  • Furthermore, qualified Master's graduates are in demand in forensic and criminal psychology.
  • Further areas of application are education and training, expert reports, health and health care research and health reporting.
  • In principle, the Master's degree entitles the holder to a doctorate (300 ECTS credits are awarded with a Bachelor's and Master's degree).

The DIPLOMA University points out that access to further education for child and adolescent psychotherapists is always subject to an individual examination by the respective federal state in which this further education is to be included. According to the current legal situation, access to the psychotherapeutic psychotherapist with a Master's degree acquired at the Fachhochschule is usually not possible. Please have a look on our website under https://www.diploma.de/fernstudium/master/psychologie regarding current changes.

Normal period

Distance learning: 5 semesters 120 ECTS

The actual study period can be extended free of charge for up to 4 semesters over the standard period of study.

baseline

With sufficient number of participants then in the winter semester (October) and summer semester (April).

accreditation

Accreditation of the degree program by the accreditation agency AHPGS.

tuition fee

Distance learning psychology: € 356.40 / month (total € 10,692, - plus one-time examination fee of € 915,00).

study form

The Master "Psychology with a focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Empowerment (M.Sc.)" is a consecutive study course designed as a distance learning program with virtual and real presence events .

The distance learning takes place in the alternation between self study with study books, online lectures in the "virtual lecture hall" of the DIPLOMA on-line campus (E-Teaching) and presence events at the study center of the MEU (cooperation partner of the DIPLOMA) in Magdeburg. During the first four semesters, virtual and real classroom seminars are always held on Saturdays. In the final semester, additional virtual seminars will be held to assist and guide you in completing your Master's thesis.

admission requirements

Passed bachelor 's examination in the program "Applied Psychology" of the DIPLOMA University with at least "satisfactory" or passed bachelor or diploma examination in a study course in the fields of social pedagogy, pedagogy, special education, music therapy, psychology, rehabilitation psychology, medicine or in an equivalent field at another university or college of at least 180 credits with at least "satisfactory". Also, anyone who has completed at least a bachelor or diploma equivalent foreign degree in the same or related field with a standard period of at least six semesters (equivalent to 180 credits) with at least "satisfactory", can be admitted to this degree program.

Applicants whose final grade of their first qualifying academic degree is "sufficient" are excluded from the Master's degree program. Applicants with a "satisfactory" qualification must state in a grading interview that they are able to successfully complete a Master's degree.

degrees

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Graduates receive a Master's certificate and a certificate, as well as a Diploma Supplement written in English and a Transcript of Records, which identify them internationally as academics with a Master's degree. According to the Bologna resolutions, a master title holder has obtained the prerequisites for a doctorate.

Major fields of study

Clinical Psychology

The module provides in-depth knowledge of basic concepts, paradigms, theories, research approaches, fields of application and approaches, interventions as well as framework conditions of clinical psychology. In addition, in-depth knowledge of the psychological empowerment and resource theory will be taught taking into account current findings of positive psychology and resilience research.

The course provides the following contents:

  • in-depth knowledge of basic concepts, paradigms, theories, research approaches, fields of application and approaches, interventions and general conditions of clinical psychology.
  • Insights into the origin, development and course of mental disorders using the example of selected disorders and perturbation theories
  • current theories and research results (exemplary: distribution and frequency of mental disorders taking into account gender differences and differences between different population groups)
  • Important fields of application of clinical psychology such as psychotherapy, rehabilitation and prevention as well as behavioral medicine and health psychology
  • Individual disorder models based on selected clinical problems
  • Integration of various factors into a biopsychosocial model of mental disorders

Psychological Empowerment

The module provides in-depth knowledge of basic concepts, paradigms, theories, research approaches, fields of application and approaches, interventions as well as framework conditions of clinical psychology. In addition, in-depth knowledge of the psychological empowerment and resource theory will be taught taking into account current findings of positive psychology and resilience research.

The course provides the following contents:

  • Theory formation and definitions of the concept of empowerment and the philosophical and socio-psychological classification
  • Basics of biopsychosocial and life-world research
  • an introduction to the current theoretical debate on psychosocial health promotion and resource strengthening
  • in-depth knowledge of subject-centered or group-related potentials and human resources
  • the salutogenetic concept of health and disease as a continuum
  • Intervention strategies for changing health-related behavior (eg physical activity, nutrition, behavior under stress)
  • Positive psychology: strategies and measures to increase self-competence, self-organization and self-realization
Program taught in:
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