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Programme code: 3150

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Health sciences

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Organised by:Department of Psychological Personality,Evaluation and Treatment

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participating Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General

Programme Coordinator:Dra. Amelia Díaz Valcárcel

Places available for new students:5 places

Aims: The aim of the doctoral programme is to train researchers who want to write their doctoral theses within the field of Clinical and Health Psychology. To do so, there are the following specific goals: to focus on the identification and approach of relevant research problems, to basic and applied levels; to use the appropriate methodological tools of analysis for the development of research; to instil the role of the scientific debate and the evaluation in the developing of quality research by training researchers with high level of competence; to promote the creation of research networks; to promote the transfer of knowledge among all the private and public bodies involved in Clinical and Health Psychology.

Description: The Department of Psychological Personality, Evaluation and Treatment, who proposes this programme jointly with other departments of the Faculty of Psychology, has a solid tradition within the framework of the Doctoral studies at the University of Valencia. From 1989 to nowadays, the Department has offered four Doctoral Programmes with different names, such as: “Health Psychology”, “Personality, Cognition and Society”, “Personality: Clinical and Social Approaches” and “Personality Psychology: Intervention in Clinical and Social Areas”. All these Programmes, in their consecutive editions, has caused great interest among the graduates from the different degrees that could have access to them; as a prove of this there was a high demand for admission application forms, which has forced us to apply selection criteria. The interesting factor of the Doctoral Programme is that it trains doctors in Clinical and Health Psychology from the areas of their specific competence, which is closely interconnected with the current predominant role of psychologists in the health sector, understanding this role in a wide sense, this is, including the aspects related both to the physical and mental health.

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