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The study cicle aims to develop proficiency and innovation in clinical psychology research and to develop advanced skills for integrating scientific knowledge into the process of psychological assessment and intervention, focusing on the most recent developments of the cognitive behavioral model and its application using new technologies.

It is intended that students develop specialized knowledge in clinical psychology that contributes to the theoretical, methodological and empirical progress of the area both in the national and international context as well as to the scientifically oriented professional practice. Students will be exposed to a diversity of theoretical developments and scientific methodologies, promoting critical thinking, scientific autonomy in the reflection process and development of advanced research in clinical psychology. Participation in national and international research networks and the dissemination of research results to peers and communities is encouraged.

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 175/2020

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Doctorate |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Inês Jongenelen

Programme sub-director

Diogo Lamela


Carla Madeira

Entrance Conditions

The candidate's ranking is made after curriculum evaluation, motivation letter appreciation, and appreciation of a proposal of a scientific idea to be developed that already reflects the literature review and the design of an empirical study.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


Students are expected to:

LO1. Deepen the concept of ¿model based on empirical evidence¿, applying it in the transdiagnostic understanding of psychopathology and to the cognitive behavioral model;

LO2. Identify the components of assessment, case formulation and intervention according to the cognitive behavioral model and, most notably, the 3rd generation clinical intervention with children and adults;

LO3. Critically discuss research gaps according to the theoretical reference model;

LO4. Independently evaluate measures from the point of view of their operational suitability and psychometric robustness;

LO5. Autonomously implement scientific study designs with diverse clinical populations and people from different cultures, genders, ethnicities, ages and physical health status; considering digital applications in clinical context and online clinical intervention protocols;

LO6. Communicate and disseminate results of advanced research in clinical psychology.

Who should apply

The following may apply to this study cycle:

Holders of a Degree in Psychology (Pre-Bologna) with an average final grade higher than 16 values or a curriculum that evidences the acquisition of outstanding scientific and / or clinical skills; holders of an undergraduate degree PreBologna in Psychology with a masters degree in Psychology; holders of 1st Cycle of Studies in Psychology Post Bologna holding a 2nd Cycle of Studies in Psychology; and Psychiatrists.

Scientific Areas



Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Thesis ProjectYearly12
Advanced Studies in Clinical Cognitive-behavioral AssessmentFirst Semester6
Master ClassesFirst Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
Second Semester6
Second Semester6
Second Semester6
Second Semester6
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Rita Conde DiasDoctorateFull-Time
Cátia Margarida Dos Santos Pereira De OliveiraDoctorateFull-Time
Diogo Jorge Pereira Do Vale Lamela Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Gerhard AnderssonPart-Time
Inês Martins JongenelenDoctorateFull-Time
Jorge Alexandre Gaspar OliveiraDoctoratePart-Time
Manuel Munoz LopezDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Do Céu Teixeira SalvadorDoctoratePart-Time
Mariana Costa Brandão De Moura RamosDoctoratePart-Time
Patricia Magda Monteiro PascoalDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Joel Mendes RosaDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Santos Pinto GamitoAgréggationPart-Time
Ricardo José Martins PintoDoctorateFull-Time
Rosa Maria Banos RivieiraDoctoratePart-Time
Vitor Bruno Faustino AlmeidaDoctoratePart-Time


Holders of a foreign university degree 350 €
Holders of a university degree 150 €
Enrollment and Registration230 €
Student Insurance40 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 296,4 €
Per ECTS 9,88 €

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