2023-2024 / PSYC1052-1

Adult clinical examination in individual settings [D]


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Sylvie Blairy

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

During the lessons, cognitive and behavioural approaches of the main psychological problems and treatments are exposed by the professor and by experimented clinical psychologists (outside lecturers). During the lessons, the processuel approach will be presented to explain the psychological problems.

The main topics:

The first psychological interviews and evaluation, detailled analyses of psychological problems, the first care.

depression, anxiety, panic attack, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive troubles, bipolar disorders and chronic psychosis, sleep problems, eating troubles, addictions and self-esteem.








Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To have theoritical and methodological knowledges to analyse a behaviour.

To be able to conduct a clinical interview in order to have an overview of the psychological difficulties meet by the patient.

To be able to elaborate hypotheses about the cognitive and behavioural processes involved in the psychological problems, and about relationships between psychological problems.

To be able to explain to the patient the psychological problems and answer the questions.

To be able to provide the first psychological care.





Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Recommanded courses (not compulsory):
PSY00030-1. Psychology of emotions
PSYC1012-1. cognitive and behavioural clinical psychology.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

oral presentations, exercices, readings



Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

face-to-face and distance learning (readings).



Recommended or required readings

Digital files for Power Point presentations related to the course are available on ecampus. Some parts of the course will follow a detailed syllabus.

Blairy, S. Baeyens, C. A. Wagener (2020). L'activation comportementale: traitement des évitements comportementaux et de la rumination mentale. Wavre, Belgique: Mardaga.
Guide clinique de thérapie comportementale et cognitive (2007). Sous la direction de O. Fontaine et P. Fontaine. Retz (Editeur).
L'approche transdiagnostique en psychopathologie: alternative aux classifications nosographiques et perspectives thérapeutiques (2016). Sous la direction de J.L. Monestès et C. Baeyens. Dunod (Editeur).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Evaluation in january and september:
Opened questions on the content of the lessons as well as the content of the readings and  "true" or "wrong" questions on the content of the lessons.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

All the required course materials are on ecampus









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