Class Clinical Psychology and Health 

  • Presentation


    The Curricular Unit of Clinical and Health Psychology allows an approach to the main models and contexts of intervention both in Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, allowing students, in a final phase of the cycle of studies, to become familiar with the possible contexts of action in this specific area of psychology.


  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Clinical Psychology

    1.1. Definition

    1.2. Practice based on empirical evidence

    1.3. Main theoretical models in Clinical Psychology: Dynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, Humanistic and Integrative Approaches

    1.4. Fundamental components:

    1.4.1. assessment and clinical interview; intervention

    1.4.2 Application contexts


    2. Health Psychology

    2.1. Definition

    2.2. Application contexts

    2.3. Health models: biomedical, biopsychosocial and holistic

    2.3. Competence and professional practice

    2.4. Practice contexts (hospitals, USF, IPSS, specialized units, prevention)

  • Objectives


    The objectives of the UC have a direct relationship with the skills and aptitudes to be developed by students, namely:

    LO1 - Know the scope, theoretical foundations and competences in Clinical Psychology;

    LO2 - Understand and analyze the main theoretical models and the processes that guide the intervention in Clinical Psychology;

    LO3 - Choose different models according to specific contexts of Clinical Psychology.

    LO4 - Characterize the main theoretical models used in Health Psychology;

    LO5 - Apply the principles of Health Psychology to specific contexts;

    LO6 - Analyze the biopsychosocial model and the main concepts associated with Health Psychology;

    LO7 - Apply approaches to disease prevention and health promotion, the notion of lifestyles, quality of life, well-being and health behaviors to different contexts.


  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    There are several teaching methodologies used in this Curricular Unit. Given the character of this UC, the teaching methodology for the presentation of the contents is expository supported by the use of slides. Student participation in class is promoted through interrogative teaching methodologies that also promote dialog and debate among students. The active methodology is reflected in the development of application exercises, enabling the acquisition of basic knowledge inherent to Clinical and Health Psychology. The hybrid methodology is present in the use of moodle for the distribution of materials, as well as the promotion of online research tasks that constitute activities in which technology is used in the acquisition of knowledge. In addition, tutoring activities are planned to carry out the students' assessment work.

  • References


    American Psychological Association - APA (2004). Handbook of clinical and health psychology.

    Washington: APA.

    Barlow, D.H. (Ed.) (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology: Updated Edition. N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

    Baum, A.; Revenson, T.A. & Singer, J. (2012). Handbook of Health Psychology: Second Edition. Taylor and Francis Group. New York.

    Bennett, P. (2002). Introdução Clinica a Psicologia da Saude. Manuais Universitérios. Lisboa. Climepsi.



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