The Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology subprogram

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The students in the program are provided with basic studies in clinical psychological diagnosis and therapy, in addition to specific knowledge of rehabilitation psychology. This is done so as to enable students to provide psychological treatment to people who suffer from physical, developmental, psychological, or social disabilities. The basic therapy studies are accompanied by hands-on clinical experience which takes place mostly in the department's own clinic. In addition the students are exposed to diverse populations through the practical workshops in hospitals.

The core knowledge offered in the program's curriculum provides the student with a solid base for being a therapist who is familiar with various therapy techniques such as dynamic therapy, neuropsychological rehabilitation therapy, and cognitive therapy. At the advanced stages of the program, students are encouraged to combine and integrate theory and their practical experience.

The students in the program are exposed to a number of courses specific to rehabilitation psychology, such as: neuropsychological diagnosis, the rehabilitation interview method, introduction to the philosophy of rehabilitation, child rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, coping with trauma injuries, coping with chronic illness and more. The program emphasizes therapeutic flexibility, general point of view, teamwork, and respect to patients.

Admissions procedure to the Clinical subprograms

After thoroughly reviewing each student's grade sheet, personal questionnaire, and recommendation letters, the subprogram's admissions committee decides whether or not to call in the candidate for an interview. The interviews are executed in one of two ways: an interview by two faculty members at the same time, or an interview with one faculty member and an additional interview with another member in case it's needed. All the data gathered on the candidate will be used to decide whether or not to accept him/her to the program.

Selection of candidates will be executed by the full forum of the subprograms' faculty members during July of every year. The candidates selection is relative to other candidates in the same year, i.e., each candidate gets a score according to his or her suitability regarding academic and personality criteria, and the candidates with the highest scores get accepted (or are placed in a waiting list), according to a pre-established quota.

Examples of curricula:

 

year

The regular M.A. program

The combined PhD program

A

Introduction to rehabilitation psychology

Introduction to rehabilitation psychology

 

Dynamic implications of physical disabilities

Dynamic implications of physical disabilities

 

Clinical practice

Clinical practice

 

Interview methods

Interview methods

 

Psychotherapy and rehabilitation

Psychotherapy and rehabilitation

 

Projection methods

Projection methods

 

Cognitive assessment

Cognitive assessment

 

Psychopathology

Psychopathology

 

Statistics and computer methods

The history of psychology

 

 

Statistics and computer methods

 

 

Research workshop

 

4 one semester elective courses

4 one semester elective courses

 

Cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy

 

Working in the field (1 day at a hospital)

Working in the field (1 day at a hospital)

B

Clinical-rehabilitation practice

Clinical-rehabilitation practice

 

Neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis

Neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis

 

Working in the field (two days at a hospital)

Working in the field (two days at a hospital)

 

 

 

 

Submitting an M.A. thesis proposal

Philosophy of science

 

 

 

C

Executing and writing the M.A. thesis

Rehabilitation residency (1/2 position)

 

 

Psychological ethics

 

 

Methodology for doctoral students

 

 

Submitting PhD dissertation research proposal

 

 

 

D

 

Rehabilitation residency (1/2 position)

 

 

4 one semester elective courses

 

 

Psychology and society

 

 

Methodology for doctoral students

 

 

Executing and writing the PhD dissertation

E

 

Submitting

 

Last Updated Date : 21/11/2012