Advanced clinical psychology, 7.5 credits

Advanced clinical psychology, 7.5 hp


Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Gerhard Andersson

Course coordinator

Gerhard Andersson

Director of studies or equivalent

Kenny Skagerlund

Available for exchange students



Claudia Schmid

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2023 202339-202343 English Linköping, Valla
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2023 202339-202343 English Linköping, Valla

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in psychology.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6/B) 
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should in an advanced level be able to:

  • thoroughly account for, analyze and critically reflect around current research and debates within clinical psychology
  • critically and systematically integrate knowledge in clinical psychology in order to analyze, evaluate and handle complex phenomena, questions and situations
  • critically and creatively formulate questions relevant within the field of clinical psychology
  • in national as well as international contexts, in speech and writing, clearly account for and discuss scientific conclusions concerning clinical psychology and the arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different groups
  • identify personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for her or his ongoing learning learning

Course content

The course will cover modern research, trends and debates within the field of clinical psychology. The course content will be related to and exemplified by the instructors' ongoing research within group and social psychology and its applications.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars and course assignments. In addition to that the students are expected to engage in independent studies. Language of instruction: English.


The course is examined by individual written exams, active participation in seminars and mandatory course assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


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Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXAM Examination 7.5 credits EC
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