2023-2024 / PSYC5915-1

Integrative approach to the practice of clinical psychology, part 1 [D]


25h Th, 35h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)6 crédits 


Aurélie Wagener, Sylvie Willems


Aurélie Wagener

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course will allow students to integrate knowledge from different Bachelor courses - distinctive and non-distinctive in clinical psychology - into the practice of clinical psychology. They will therefore be led to apprehend their knowledge in a transversal way.

More specifically, students will be led to apply the principles of "Evidence-BasedPractice" in the context of psychological evaluation, thanks to diversified clinical vignettes, taking into account the relational context inherent in any clinical encounter.

Also, certain theoretical notions will be recalled (e.g., problem of cognitive biases, patient-partner paradigm) while others will be taught in detail for the first time (e.g., evaluation in an intercultural context, clinical reasoning in multi/pluri-disciplinary).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • Develop the student's ability to apply an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) approach in the context of psychological assessment, taking into account the relational context inherent in any clinical encounter.
  • Develop the student's capacity for autonomy in the application of this approach.
  • Develop the student's ability to make an initial analysis of the results obtained via the evaluations by correctly using the established standards and to have a critical view of the submission of conclusions.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A good knowledge of statistics and psychometrics is required: it is useful to review the material of your courses in psychostatistics and introduction to the theories and methods of measurement in psychological sciences.

The content of the PSYC1008 course is a basis on which the development of this PSYC5915 course is based. Also, the content of the MOOC "Psychologist and speech therapist: EBP at the service of the patient" is also to be known to fully benefit from the learning of the course PSYC5915.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • Ex cathedra course
  • Practical work (including flipped classroom and e-learning)

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Blended learning

Additional information

  • Ex cathedra course
  • Practical work (including flipped classroom and e-learning)
Attendance at practical and exercises sessions is mandatory because some of the learning targeted during these sessions cannot be acquired in another context. Absence of 4 practical or exercises sessions without a medical certificate automatically entails failure for the current year.

Recommended or required readings

Recommended readings will be posted during the course.

Slides and other documents relating to the course will be posted on eCampus as the academic year progresses.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

Written exam (multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions)

Continuous assessment


Additional explanations

The final grade is based on a written exam which consists of a first part with closed questions (multiple choice questions; out of 20 points) and a second part with open questions (out of 20 points). The student must obtain a minimum score of 10/20 in each part. In the event of failure in the first part (MCQ), the second part is not corrected and a mark of 0/20 is therefore awarded to this second part. The overall score awarded constitutes the average between the score of the first part and the score of 0/20. During the copy consultation session, the expected answers for the second part (QO) will be explained to the students present at this session.

In the event of failure only in the second part (QO), only the mark for the second part (score out of 20) is awarded to the student. The mark of the first part is therefore not taken into consideration in the calculation of the overall mark. The student must represent all parties in the 2nd session.

If both parts are passed, the overall mark will correspond to the average of the two marks.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

In comparison to 2022-2023 :

- Modification in the theoretical courses

- Modification in the practical exercices

- Modification in the assessment modalities


Contacts will preferably be made at the start and end of sessions or during breaks.

Aurélie Wagener : aurelie.wagener@uliege.be

Students are expected to follow basic rules of politeness. Any mail that does not meet these criteria will be ignored.

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Psychologue et orthophoniste : l'EBP au service du patient (Y2)' is associated with this course.

Additional information:

The MOOC entitled 'Psychologue et orthophiste : l'EBP au service du patient (Y2)' is associated with this course.

Additional information

An eLearning class session is devoted to reviewing the content of this MOOC.