🎓 Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The master's degree in General Health Psychology from the Abat Oliba CEU University certifies the student for the General Health Psychologist profession.

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Title of programme

Official Master’s in General Health Psychology

Academic field

Psychology

Length / Credits

18 months / 90 ECTS

Official quality certification - AQU

Places / Modality / Language

30 / On-site / Spanish

Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit

 
 
Student profile

Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology issued from within the European Higher Education Area, with at least 90 ECTS credits in healthcare-related content. Prior professional experience is not required.

Admissions and Enrolment

Application for enrolment is done via website, documents and formalisation of admission is done at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to March. First semester: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seven Saturday mornings (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Second semester: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Academic Calendar

Psychological Theraputic Care Unit

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Become a professional in Psychology

Access and requirements for psychologists in clinical and healthcare contexts has been affected by the passsing of the Regulations on Healthcare Professions (Royal Decree on Healthcare Centres, RD1277/2003) and the recognition of the Clinical Psychology specialisation (BOE, 17 June 2009).

More recently, the Seventh Additional Disposition of Law 33/2011, established that the only way to access the profession of General Health Psychologist is to take an official master’s degree in General Health Psychology. This means that the pathway for psychologists is clearly set as follows: Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (which is not sufficient in and of itself to enable professionals to work in the profession), and an official master’s degree in General Health Psychology to obtain the title of General Health Psychologist and PIR (Psychology Residency) or Expert (to be able to carry out clinical tasks in any sector, private or public).

As such, Abat Oliba University decided to offer this master's to complement the undergraduate degree and provide solid training, as well as preparing students to work as practising professionals, in accordance with the pathway outlined above, with a programme that covers the necessary content to obtain this title.

2. Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit

The CEU Psychological Therapuetic Care Unit is a certified healthcare centre that is part of Abat Oliba CEU University, located in Sagrat Cor University Hospital, which integrates healthcare, teaching and research. The model of healthcare provided is based on scientific evidence, with a holistic, humanistic perspective of the individual. The service offers diagnosis and treatment for various disorders.

This Unit represents a qualitative leap forward for Psychology Studies at our university. We have created a space where teaching, research and care can converge. While it offers the ideal space for students to apply their knowledge, the Unit is also another example of the transfer of knowledge from the University to society.

The master's is first taught at the Care Unit, meaning classes take place in a completely care-related context. The Unit, run by the director of the master's, is located within the Sagrat Cor Hospital (part of the Quirónsalud Group), and is staffed with clinical and healthcare psychologists that specialise in teaching and research.

3. Professional development

Wide internship programme that counts with many centres, authorised and registered as Healthcare Centres in the corresponding autonomic registers. Job Listing at a national and international level with more than 2,300 associate businesses with internship offers in more than 20 countries.

4. Driving quality research

In order to foster the dissemination of research projects in the Health Psychology field, the Vila-Saborit Foundation and Abat Oliba CEU University have founded the Vila-Saborit Foundation Awards for the best End-of-Master's Project in General Health Psychology.

With these awards, the organising institutions hope to foster and improve the production of quality scientific work in the Health Psychology field, detect valuable contributions to the discipline and contribute to public awareness and dissemination.

These awards are open to graduates whose End-of-Master's Project receives a mark of 8 or higher (registration form).

5. Teaching staff

Our teaching staff comprises experts with broad teaching experience and recognised professional experience in the fields of health psychology.

6. Knowledge and competences

Carry out research, evaluations and interventions relating to the aspects of psychology that can help improve patients' general health status.

7. Employability

95% of students who complete postgraduate studies at CEU find employment.

8. Information resources

The Library Service supports our students in their studies and research. Its main objective is to meet their educational and scientific needs. It has extensive, convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment.

UAO CEU offers the university community a vast digital library with open access to publications from the unievrsity's teaching, research and institutional activities carried out by our teachers, students and alumni.

 

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

Classes in the Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology are taught by experts and professionals with proven teaching or professional experience, and have been chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field of psychology.

 

Academic Management of this Master’s

Montse Giner Lladós. PhD in Psychology. Clinical adult psychologist. Specialist studies in psychotherapy at the European Federation of Psychologists Assoc. (FEAP), accredited with the European Diploma (Europsy). Director of the CEU Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit.

mginerl@uao.es


Coordinator of the master's

Simón García-Ventura. Health psychologist. Deputy director of the CEU Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit.


Clinical and research advisor

Joan Seguí Montesinos. Psychiatrist. PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Head of the Psychiatry Department at Sagrat Cor Hospital.

 


Teaching staff

  • Montse Álvarez. Healthcare Psychologist specialising in autism. CDIAD at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and Global Comprehensive Neurodevelopment Care Institute.
  • Laura Amado. PhD in Psychology. Health psychologist specialising in child and juvenile psychopathology. Director of studies of the Degree in Psychology at UAO CEU.
  • Vanesa Berlanga. PhD in Pedagogy and degree in Statistics. Lecturer at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Isabel Carretero. PhD in Psychology and specialist in Clinical Neuropsychology. Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at San Pablo CEU University (Madrid).
  • Genís Cervantes. Physician specialising in occupational, family and community medicine, and assessment of bodily injuries. PhD in Applied Social Psychology. Head of applied psychosociology at SPRL.
  • Aida de Arriba. Psychiatrist with the Psychiatry Department at Sagrat Cor Hospital. Pre-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge.
  • Gloria Díaz. Family and marriage therapist, resident at the Mental Research Institute (MRI).
  • Marina Fernández. PhD in Psychology. Specialist in child and adult neuropsychology. General health psychologist at Instituto de Diagnóstico y Atención Psiquiátrica y Psicológica.
  • Simón García-Ventura. Healthcare Psychologist. Deputy director of the CEU Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit. Lecturer at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Xavier Gasol. Health psychologist at the Psychiatry and Psychology ward of Catalonia General Hospital. Institut Trastorn Limit (ITLímit).
  • Montse Giner. PhD in Psychology. Clinical adult psychologist. Specialist in psychotherapy with the European Federation of Psychologists Association. (FEAP), accredited with the European Diploma (Europsy). Director of the CEU Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit. Lecturer at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Montse Lacalle. PhD in Psychology. Associate Psychologist at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology of UAB.
  • Fernando Lacasa. PhD in Psychology. Head of the Community Mental Health Department of Sant Joan de Déu University Hospital. Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specialising in attachment and VIT.
  • Javier López. PhD in Psychology. Associate professor with the Faculty of Medicine at San Pablo CEU University. IP of the Ageing research group at this faculty.
  • Fernando Miralles. PhD in Psychology, Clinical psychologist and specialist in Psychotherapy with the European Federation of Psychologists Association. Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at San Pablo CEU University (Madrid) and member of the WHO Global Network of Clinical Practitioners.
  • Alba Pérez. Doctor of Psychology and General Healthcare Psychologist. Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia.
  • Gema Pérez. PhD in Psychology. Associate professor with the Faculty of Medicine at San Pablo CEU University.
  • Rocío Roses. PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from UAB. Clinical neuropsychologist. Head of Care at UMAIN Neurosciences Institute.
  • Maica Ruiz. PhD in Psychologist. Director of Triginta Salud Mental and Casa Marqués Salud Mental of the Vallparadís Foundation (Mútua Terrassa).
  • José María Samaranch. Sexologist and family therapist. Member of the Catalan Society of Family Therapy and the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations.
  • Mercè Sanz. Healthcare Psychologist specialising in adults. Psychiatry Department at Sagrat Cor Hospital.
  • Karin Schlanger. Clinical psychologist. Lecturer at the University of San Francisco. Director of the MRI Short-term Therapy Centre and the Latin Short-term Centre.
  • Joan Seguí. Clinical advisor for psychiatric research. PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Head of the Psychiatry Department at Sagrat Cor University Hospital.

In addition, seminars will be given by teachers and professionals specialising in advanced fields of health psychology. Likewise, the programme collaborates with the Official College of Psychology of Catalunya (COPC) as academic consultants.

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The student will obtain the Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology from Abat Oliba CEU University, officially qualifying them to practise as a general health psychologist. This qualification makes it possible for you to work as a unique professional carrying out healthcare activities, provided that such activities do not require specialised attention by other health professionals.

In collaboration with:

 

Centres for practicum:

Pre-registration with the Official College is necessary to carry out the practicum.

Fees and scholarships

TOTAL AMOUNT

€9,825

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

 

One-time payment

A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

Payment by instalments

In 3 instalments per year.

Monthly payments

10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

Other financing agreements

With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

CANCEL YOUR PLACE AFTER RESERVATION

Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This way, you can book your place now and be free to cancel if your circumstances change*
*Deadline for cancelling subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar

MORE INFORMATION

Master’s and Postgraduate Department
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
master@uao.es

Calidad y normativa

ENTRY PROFILE

Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology issued from within the European Higher Education Area, with at least 90 ECTS credits in healthcare-related content. Prior professional experience is not required.

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology is to train professionals in the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out psychological interventions and evaluations, as well as for research into those aspects that influence the promotion and improvement of the general state of health.

Furthermore, you will receive training in the scientific and professional foundations of health psychology, and specifically in the basic skills of a general health psychologist.

COMPETENCIES OF THIS MASTER’S