A brand-new discipline at LSMU - Clinical Health Psychology

20200304_clinicalhealthpsycho_fb2.png (regular, 500x500)A brand-new modern Master programme has been launched at LSMU. Clinical health psychology programme will be conducted in English language from 2020 fall. Two-year Clinical Health Psychology master programme is a specialized programme which combines clinical and health psychology teaching with research methods training and practice.

Clinical health psychology focuses on health promotion and wellbeing, managing illness and disability through psychological methods. Students learn psychological counselling and evaluation in various health disorders. In the programme settings, they can learn the interprofessional teamwork with other health care specialists.

Students have exclusive opportunities to choose the specialization and get deeper knowledge in psycho-oncology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, family and child psychology. The programme includes 400 hours of internship. Students can practice in Lithuania, abroad or their native country. Moreover, the semester might be spent abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

We have asked professor Nida Zemaitiene, Head of Health Psychology department, why students should choose Clinical health psychology studies at LSMU.  She said: “The interest in Clinical health psychology is growing, the specialists have realized that interdisciplinary and multifunctional education best reflects health care and patients demands. LSMU can offer an interdisciplinary education with specialized focus on one emerging clinical field.”  

The programme is prepared according to EuroPsy requirements. The graduate will be awarded a Master’s degree in Science, in Social Sciences, acknowledged in EU and other countries worldwide. Career opportunities of the LSMU graduate depend on the country where they want to work. The graduate is eligible to work as a psychologist or continue their studies in supervised practice according to national requirements.

Professors of Health Psychology department are looking forward to meeting their students. The most important and necessary requirement for a candidate to enter the new programme - the candidate needs to have a university bachelor’s degree in social sciences – psychology.