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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Master in Clinical and Health Psychology

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 100/2013

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master Degree |4 Semesters |120 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof.ª Doutora Inês Jongenelen

Programme sub-director

Prof. Doutor Diogo Lamela

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


The objectives revolve around the following theoretical and practical skills:
- have knowledge and methods that form the basis for developing research projects or interventions in the various fields of Clinical Psychology;
- knowing how to apply that knowledge in broad contexts, directly or indirectly related to the area of Clinical Psychology and Health;
- know how to use knowledge, make decisions and propose alternative solutions to complex issues, reflecting on the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from various proposed solutions;
- The ability to communicate with experts from other areas and the general public in a meaningful, clear and accurate, showing mastery of the concepts and fundamental techniques of the area of Clinical Psychology and Health;
- being able to develop skills that allow for learning and updating knowledge throughout life.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Analyze and critically evaluate literature in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Health;
Implement and develop research projects in areas of Clinical Psychology and Health, independently or in teams;
Understand the factors and biopsychosocial education that influence health and disease;
Identify and recognize the interactions between biological and psychological stress factors and health conditions / illness;
Identify stressors and their impact on the development of individuals;
Developing an ecosystemic and developmental approach to mental health problems, identifying the environmental and social factors of risk / resilience during the life cycle;
Know the terms of pharmacological intervention in mental health issues;
Implement programs of psycho-educational intervention with individuals and groups for the acquisition of habits
and behaviors that promote health;
Plan and manage policy interventions to promote community and family health at different stages of their life
Being able to develop modalities for therapeutic intervention to optimize the interactions in marriage and family
system in order to avoid dissociation and disruption of operation, giving support to parenting;
Using methods and tools best suited to psychological and neuropsychological assessment in clinical intervention
with children / adolescents or the elderly;
Identify and implement programs and learn techniques of cognitive-behavioral intervention in different clinical
Outline proposals suitable training and psychotherapy to children and adolescents with delays of evolution;
Outline proposals for therapeutic intervention appropriate to different types of psychopathological disturbances of
the child / adolescent;
Use appropriate methodologies to the process of implementing programs for prevention and intervention in the
area of behavioral addiction;
Develop activities related to monitoring processes of parents of children with delayed disease progression and
psychopathological disturbances;
Provide advice and guidance to educators and teachers of children and adolescents with psychopathological
disorders, especially in cases of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder;
Collaborate on activities and projects promoting health in school settings and to-school;
Leverage resources and develop training methods to support health in old age;
Knowing the biological and psychological processes that accompany aging;
Diagnose and intervene in situations of psychopathology associated with aging;
Develop methods of psychotherapeutic intervention with the elderly;
Recognize the stressors associated with the host institution for the elderly;
Assess the organizational quality of geriatric institutions in order to implement changes to ensure optimum conditions of life and mental health of the elderly.

Scientific Areas


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Developmental PsycopathologyFirst Semester5
Methods of Scientific Research and Data Analiysis IFirst Semester3
First Semester4
First Semester7
First Semester7
First Semester4
Couple and Family InterventionSecond Semester4
Methods of Scientific Research and Data Analiysis IISecond Semester3
Second Semester6
Second Semester7
Second Semester3
Second Semester7
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Internship in Clinic and Health PsychologyYearly30
Scientific Dissertation in Clinic and Health Psychology Yearly30

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Rita Conde DiasDoctorateFull-Time
Carla Margarida Vieira AntunesDoctorateFull-Time
Cátia Margarida Dos Santos Pereira De OliveiraDoctoratePart-Time
Diogo Jorge Pereira Do Vale Lamela Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Inês Martins JongenelenDoctorateFull-Time
Joana Maria Barreto Ramos De Almeida CabralDoctorateFull-Time
Margarida Maria Carvalho De Figueiredo Ferreira BragaDoctoratePart-Time
Maria José Pereira FerreiraDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Teresa Soares SoutoDoctorateFull-Time
Ricardo José Martins PintoDoctorateFull-Time


External Students 0 €
Holders of University Degree 131 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
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Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration200 €
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Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 299,4 €
Per ECTS 9,98 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force