Study programme 2020-2021Français
Systemic Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Programme component of Master's in Psychology à la Faculty of Psychology and Education

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UP-M1-MPSYCH-019-MCompulsory UEHENDRICK StéphanP351 - Psychologie clinique systémique et psychodynamique
  • DENIS Jennifer
  • HENDRICK Stéphan

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français121230055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SPCS-025Systemic Psychotherapeutic Approaches1212300Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse a situation (individually or collectively) in reference to theories and methodological approaches within psychology.
    • Master and appropriately mobilise knowledge and methodological approaches to understand and explain the normal/atypical/pathological functioning of individuals, groups or organisations.
    • Analyse and model a situation (individually or collectively) by critically selecting theories and methodological approaches.
  • Justifiably choose an intervention and implement and evaluate it.
    • Master knowledge on interventions to improve a given situation (individually or collectively), as well as implement them.
    • Critically analyse the extent and limitations of different types of intervention.
    • Develop a plan of intervention or management in a rigorous and justified manner, taking into account all relevant factors (including underlying issues and associated risks).
    • Implement intervention with reference to theoretical models of intervention, taking into account the constraints and resources in the situation encountered.
    • Appropriately apply different types of intervention.
    • Evaluate the intervention.
    • Alter the intervention.
  • Communicate and exchange information in a structured and adapted way to the intended purpose and relevant public.
    • Present and structure data in a clear, precise, neutral, and non-oriented way.
    • Present the results of a diagnostic evaluation (orally and in writing) and inform various representatives.
    • Write a report arguing over an intervention (including evaluation).
  • Work effectively with different actors as part of a team or a network of professionals.
    • Contribute to the coordination and animation of a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary team.
    • Implement the most effective ways of collaboration in a given situation.
    • Share knowledge and data to carry out a common project.
    • Listen to team members and partners. Encourage expressing a shared opinion. Accept and discuss a different point of view than theirs.
    • Identify professional networks, interact and collaborate with them, and research external expertise if necessary.
  • Act ethically and professionally.
    • Refer to ethical principles to define the framework of their professional practice.
    • Act in compliance with specific legislative frameworks and the code of conduct of Belgian psychologists.
    • Adopt professional attitudes (think critically, avoid prejudices, respect professional confidentiality, etc.).
    • If necessary, appeal to peers or other professionals of other disciplines or expertise.
  • Assess and pursue professional and personal development.
    • Monitor knowledge and methodological approaches in order to evolve their thinking and practice.
    • Learn from practice (based particularly on assessment). Question themselves.
    • Analyse their personal functioning and adapt their professional attitudes. Effectively manage their emotions.
    • Continue to train and improve their skills.
  • Master scientific research methods in psychology.
    • Collect data and analyse it qualitatively and quantitatively.
    • Adequately interpret results taking into account the reference framework within which the research was developed.

Learning Outcomes of UE

Students should be able to: 1. Know the main currents and concepts that underlie family and marital therapy 2. Set an indication of the type of family intervention (support therapy, change therapy, concertation), married or single!

Content of UE

1. Systemic theories - Advanced 2. TF currents: transgenerational, structural, strategic, solution-oriented, singular authors, Current Approaches - MDFT, TMP, McMaster 3. Therapeutic Hypnosis and suggestions

Prior Experience

The mastery of the following courses is assumed !
a) Introduction to clinical psychology (B2)
b) Clinical interview and helping relationship (M1-TC)

For all the courses of the modules of systemic and psychodynamic clinical psychology, the control of these subjects can be the subject of a verification in the form of a partial interrogation or to be the subject of a specific question during the examination .

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • eTest

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • eTest

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

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Cours : slides
TP: Lecture obligatoire : 
- Favez & Darwiche. (2016). Les. Thérapies de couple et. de famille. Modèles empiriquement validés et applications cliniques. Bruxelles, Mardaga.
- Elkaim (1995). Panorama des thérapies familiales. Paris, Seuil.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Exercices dirigés
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • From a distance

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
P-SPCS-025- voir moodle

TP: Lecture obligatoire : 
- Favez & Darwiche. (2016). Les. Thérapies de couple et. de famille. Modèles empiriquement validés et applications cliniques. Bruxelles, Mardaga.
- Elkaim (1995). Panorama des thérapies familiales. Paris, Seuil.

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SPCS-025Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SPCS-025Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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