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1 Welcome to the Department of Psychology

2 STRASBOURG UNIVERSITY The largest university in France – Autonomous since January 1 st students (21% are international students) 4700 employees : 2670 researchers and teacher-researchers 2030 administrators, library services and technical staff 1356 researchers, engineers, technicians and administrators of associate research units 38 departments which are divided into 10 faculties : The department of Psychology is linked with Social Sciences and Humanities and Health faculties.

3 1510 students 39 permanent teacher-researchers 160 external collaborators 16 engineering, administrative, and technical workers THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY in 2011 Building built in 1871 Old Universitary Campus in winter

4 Clinical Neuroscience Biology & Physiology Cross-cultural Psychology Industrial & Organizational Psychology Psychology Developmental Psychology Clinical Psychology Social Psychology Health Psychology

5 Academic registration for the first year Bachelors degree (Licence in France) is possible for people with a valid degree (a B.A.C. in France, its equivalent is the Gaokao) There is no selection process, anyone with the appropriate degree is automatically accepted into the first year Bachelors degree/Licence. In the event that a person does not hold the necessary degree, we recommend that registration be withheld Program Admission

6 Bachelor/Licence, Master & Doctoral System Every academic year is made up of SEMESTERS A semester is made up of Teaching Units (U.E.) Each U.E. is worth a certain number of European Credits. These can be accumulated and transferred. Master Bachelor/

7 Supervised student project UE Program specific UE University work and methodology UE Elective UE Language UE Organisation of the 1st year Bachelors Degree/Licence (L1)

8 Program specific UE Bachelors Degree/Licence, Year 1 Year 1 SEMESTER 1 Basic foundations of psychology : introduction to clinical, social, cognitive and developmental psychology and introduction to neuropsychology Basic foundations of complementary disciplines: Cell biology, genetics and embryology, neurobiology, ethology Methodology: statistics, clinical and experimental methods Year 1 SEMESTER 2 Psychoanalytic concepts 1 Theories of developmental psychology Social psychology : intergroup relations Cognitive psychology : theories on memory Epistemology and History of psychology Neuroscience and endocrinology Statistics 1

9 Program specific UE Supervised student project UE Language UE Elective UE Social Sciences and Technologies UE Organisation: Year 2 Organisation: Year 3 Program specific UE Language UE

10 Cognitive psychology: memory, perception, intelligence, psycholinguistics, attention, motivation, … Psychopathology and clinical psychology: instinctual drives and sexuality, symptoms and the subconscious, various psychotherapeutic practices and theories Developmental psychology: developmental phases of the individual, from birth to old age (for example: cognitive, social and affective developments),… Social psychology: the psychological study of the individual interacting with others (from interactions between two people to group phenomena),… Neuropsychology: the study of patients suffering from cerebral lesions, how to conduct neuropsychological tests, … Bachelor/Licence Program : The foundations of Psychology

11 Psychometrics: psychological tests and evaluation methods, techniques of psychological screening and measurements Methodology: methods of conducting scientific research in psychology; such as, observation, interviewing, experimentation, data collection, etc. Biology and its corresponding disciplines: anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology … Statistical methods in psychology Bachelor/Licence Program : Methodology and the basics of complementary disciplines

12 The Masters Degree, which is divided into two years of teaching and courses, is designed to focalize the field of study, hence allowing the student to specialize in a specific field of psychology. The two years of the Masters Degree (M1 et M2) are each divided into two semesters (S1, S2, S3,S4). All students having obtained their Bachelor Degree in Psychology from any French university are immediately granted admission to the first year of the Masters Degree in Psychology. For international students who did not study in France, admission to the first year Masters Degree is awarded once a board of admissions has examined the candidates complete application. Note that the successful completion of the first Masters year does not guarantee ones admission to the second year of the Masters program. Masters Degree in Psychology

13 Admission to the 2 nd year Masters Degree (M2) is granted on the basis of the strength of the candidates application. WARNING : places are limited. The selection process for admission into M2 : without a doubt it is a serious barrier to be overcome for students – even after 4 years of studying psychology this 5 th year is necessary in order to obtain the legal right to practice as a licensed psychologist. In addition, it is also possible for students who have been awarded the Masters Degree to apply for the Doctoral Degree. Henceforth, they can obtain the title of Doctor of Psychology, once this additional three year program has been achieved. To obtain the title of Doctor of Psychology: research work in a research group and completion of a doctoral thesis from the University of Strasbourg. From there, one may pass a test to become « Maître de Conférences » and then another to become a « University Professor». Thereafter, one will be able to teach a university course whilst simultaneously conducting research. Alternatively, one may pass a test entitled « Chercheur » (Researcher) from a public institution (ex.CNRS), this opens the possibility of being recruited by a private enterprise. Admission to the 2 nd year Masters Degree in Psychology …and after…

14 Loi n° du 25 juillet 1985 A person is legally authorized to use the title of Psychologist only once they have obtained the necessary degrees: A Bachelors Degree (Licence) in psychology and the two year Masters Degree in psychology, as well as a professional internship of at least 500 hours (since 2005). Or a French diploma recognized by law as being equivalent to the abovementioned conditions. Or a diploma from outside of France recognized as equivalent by the minister responsible of higher education. Décrets n° du 22 mars 1990 n° du 27 mars 1993 n° du 29 mars 1996 n° du 3 février 2005 Arrêté du 19 mai 2006 Psychologist : A professional title protected by law since 1985

15 Clinical Psychologist Industrial and Organizational Psychologist Masters Degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology Masters Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology Jobs in the health and socio-educational sectors (ex : councilor working with young children) Further education and candidacy for certain jobs Bachelors Degree/Licence in Psychology (L3) 2 nd year of University (L2) 1st year of Univeristy (L1) Other university departments Bachelors Degree/Licence 3 years 2 year Masters Degree Developmental Clinical Psychologist Clinical Neuropsychologist Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology : Evolution, involution, handicap Researcher Teacher-Researcher Access to Further Education Access to 3 year Doctorate Within the Masters specificity Access to Masters Degree The professions of Psychology Continuing education Masters Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology Direct access to the profession

16 Objectives Specializes in preparing and training students in all aspects of clinical psychology. Aims to provide applicable skills and knowledge needed to work as a psychologist with children, teenagers and adults. (ex: psychotherapies, psychological tests and evaluations, diagnosis, institutional analysis, analysis of professional practices, etc.) Possible areas of practice Those who hold this degree can work in the following areas of practice: Associations and institutions Public sectors: hospitals and judiciary sectors Health and social services Private practice Masters Degree: Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology

17 Objectives Trains students to become specialists in the fields of early childhood and handicaps, in order to enable them to become professionals who practice in social, medical and socio-medical institutions. Possible areas of practice Those who hold this degree can work in the following areas of practice : Institutions Hospitals and public health services Related areas Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology: Evolution, involution and handicap

18 Objectives Capacity to easily recognize and solve problems related to the management of Human Resources, personnel improvements and organization, management of institutional changes, prevention work and the security and well being of the personnel. Possible areas of practice Those who hold this degree can work in the following areas of practice : Human Resources Professional insertion Counseling / Coaching Security and Prevention Teaching and Research Masters Degree in Organizational and Social Psychology

19 Objectives Assures a high quality training in Clinical Neuropsychology Clinical : learn in detail how to pass neurological evaluations with patients suffering from cerebral lesions (dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cranial trauma, cardiac arrest, cerebral tumors,…) Participate in neuropsychological research Possible areas of practice Those who hold this degree can work in the following areas of practice: Hospitals (neurology, psychiatry, gerontology, oncology,…) Health centers Re-education and re-adaptation centers Masters Degree in Clinical Cognitive Neuropsychology

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