Study programme 2020-2021Français
Introduction to 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-021-MCompulsory UEHENDRICK StéphanP351 - Psychologie clinique systémique et psychodynamique
  • HENDRICK Stéphan

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français12690055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SPCS-092Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Approaches126900Q1100.00%
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.
  • 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).
    • Present research results (orally and in writing).
  • 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.
    • Master the different steps to carry out research in psychology.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The student should be able to: - Know the basic principles underlying the therapeutic change process - To practice reformulation and explication techniques - Analyze nonverbal communication in the clinical setting - determine a therapeutic indication monitoring  - Conduct a psychological support session - Appropriately react in the following situations: a) People with suicidal ideation b) Restless people with aggressive tendencies; c) people with psychosis

Content of UE

Psychotherapy - definitions. - historical and anthropological perspective - Factors influencing effectiveness - general therapeutic factors: the level of demand and demand analysis - Therapeutic alliance, empathy, containing capacity - Indication of the type of psychological treatment - Specialized interventions : assessment of suicidal risk, management of violent patients. - Explicitation interview  

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 .
ans objetpplicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • eTest

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Voir moodle
Lectures complémentaires. :
Gillieron, Le premier entretien en psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod
Chambon et Marie-Cardine, Les bases de la psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • eTest

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Voir moodle
Lectures complémentaires. :
Gillieron, Le premier entretien en psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod
Chambon et Marie-Cardine, Les bases de la psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • 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-092Lectures complémentaires. :
Gillieron, Le premier entretien en psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod
Chambon et Marie-Cardine, Les bases de la psychothérapie. Paris, Dunod.

+ exercices moodle

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SPCS-092Voir moodle

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SPCS-092voir moodle

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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