2023-2024 / PSYC5916-1

Integrative approach to the practice of clinical psychology, part 2 [D]


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 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's and Master's courses - distinctive and non-distinctive in clinical psychology - into the practice of clinical psychology. They will therefore be led to understand their knowledge in a transversal way.

More precisely, the course will be built around two axes:

  • The application of the principles of "Evidence-Based Practice" in the context of the various acts of the clinical psychologist;
  • The development of professional identity.
In terms of theoretical content, different notions will be addressed such as specific support frameworks, the 7 perspectives model in supervision, self-care, etc.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • Develop the student's ability to apply an Evidence-BasedPractice (EBP) approach in the context of the 4 acts of the clinical psychologist, taking into account the relational context inherent to any clinical encounter.
  • Develop the student's capacity for autonomy in the application of this approach.
  • Develop the student's professional identity.
  • Train the student to be in a reflective practice, in particular through the completion of a portfolio.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The content of the PSYC1008 and the PSYC5915 courses is a basis on which the development of this PSYC5915 course is based (PSYC5915 is also a prerequisite to PSYC5916). Also, the content of the MOOC "Psychologist and speech therapist: EBP at the service of the patient" (Units 1 to 6) is also to be known to fully benefit from the learning of the course PSYC5916.

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.

Good knowledge of documentary research is also required: it is worth reviewing course material on this subject.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Additional information

  • Ex cathedra course
  • Practical work (including flipped classroom and e-learning)
  • Working groups
  • Portfolio
Attendance at practical and exercises sessions is mandatory because some of the learning targeted during these sessions cannot be acquired in another context. Absence without a medical certificate from 2 practical or exercise sessions automatically results in failure for the current year.

Recommended or required readings

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

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

The final grade is based on group work with oral presentation outside of session, a written exam (MCQ and/or open questions) and a portfolio. The student must obtain a minimum score of 10/20 in each part. The overall score awarded is equivalent to the weighted sum of these three types of evaluation.

Attendance during practical work sessions and investment in the exercises will also impact the grade obtained for this course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

First year of this course


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.