The Department of Psychology was established in 1946. The first graduate program, the Master of Arts in Psychology, opened in 1968, and since that time UDLAP been at the forefront of Psychological education. The master in have Clinical Psychology arose from this historical context.
The mission of the program is to train you as a professional in the science of clinical psychology, with the capacity to diagnose and alleviate different mental and emotional disorders that affect human well-being.
The program integrates science, theory and practice to provide the critical knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and treat all factors that negatively affect mental health.
We promote interdisciplinary training with solid theoretical underpinnings and a strong ethical and moral commitment to the profession.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
In the master in Clinical Psychology program our main mission is to promote clinical skills through the correspondence between theory, practice, and science.
As a student in the graduate program in Clinical Psychology, you will acquire:
- Current knowledge in the discipline.
- Skills in the area of clinical psychology.
- Solid knowledge in clinical psychology with a focus on brief psychotherapy.
This rigorous program seeks qualified candidates who fulfill the following characteristics:
- Interest in human behavior.
- A desire to specialize in clinical psychology.
- Social commitment and responsibility.
Upon graduation from the master program in Clinical Psychology you will have the knowledge and skills to detect, assess and solve human behavior problems as well as understand the factors affecting human conduct.
The program also strives to equip you with the following competences:
- Broad knowledge in clinical psychology.
- Knowledge of your professional, ethical and practical limitations.
- Solid knowledge of the scientific method and its application.
- Mastery over the science, theory, methodologies and technologies that comprise current psychology.
- Social responsibility, critical and creative thinking skills.
- Capacity for autonomous and continuous learning.
- Proclivity for your professional career.
- Capacity for leadership, reflection and communication.
- Appreciation for a wide range of cultural expressions for harmonious coexistence.
- Proficient use of information technology as a tool for work and learning.