2023-2024 / PSYC5921-1

Mental health at work: treatment in the occupational health clinic [D]


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Adelaïde Blavier, Isabelle Hansez, Céline Leclercq


Céline Leclercq

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1. The reality of the world of work today

2. The current state of work-related mental health

3. General and work-related psychopathology

4. Competence framework for work-related clinical practice

5. Analysis of problems/pathologies related to the worker and the world of work (e.g. burnout, trauma, borderline state, conflict, harassment, stress, boreout, perversion, depression, etc.)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

1. To acquire the theoretical basis for understanding the current world of work, the challenges of work issues, the place and skills of the psychologist

2. To develop a critical reflection on the role of the psychologist in the treatment of work-related pathologies

3. To become familiar with the practice of the work clinic

4. To know how to analyze clinical vignettes

5. To develop a critical mind in relation to clinical and work clinic care

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

2u30 of face-to-face classes per week

Combination of theoretical courses and practical case studies

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

+ Ecampus for clinical cases video

Recommended or required readings

Course notes


- Lhuilier, D. (2006). Clinique du travail: enjeux et pratiques. Pratiques psychologiques, 12(2), 205-219.

- Dejours, C. & Gernet, I. (2012). Travail, subjectivité et confiance. Nouvelle revue de psychosociologie, 13(1), 75-91. https://doi.org/10.3917/nrp.013.0075

- SPF Sécurité Sociale. (2019). Guide des pratiques du clinicien du travail : Vers un référentiel de compétences. Retrieved from: https://socialsecurity.belgium.be/fr/projets-pilote-prevention-integree-contre-le-burnout/ espace-reseau-de-prevention-des-affections

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The student will be required to turn in a handwritten clinical vignette and a student analysis of that clinical vignette. 

The oral exam will be based on this assignment. 


Mandatory presential for courses (e.g. penalty for repeated absences). Therefore, if you are unable to attend a course (e.g. due to a work placement or other reason), you may postpone the course until the following year.

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

For more information, we refer you to the first session of the course


Céline LECLERCQ, Unité de Valorisation des Ressources Humaines.

Tél. : 04/366.22.36

E-mail : celine.leclercq@uliege.be

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