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Overview

The aim of the qualification is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level, that gives a solid foundation of knowledge; that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in doctoral schools. A master of psychology is characterized by expansive and integrated professional and theoretical knowledge, the creative adaptation of the methods of academic knowledge, psychological responsiveness and communicational efficacy through the utilization of personal resources along with a high degree of professional commitment.

Specialisations:
Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Judit Balázs, PhD, associate professor

The educational aims of the Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology specialisation: to offer up to date theoretical and methodological knowledge in the domains of typical and atypical development in order to be able to carry out overall diagnostic work, therapy and research in institutions dealing with children.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:
• Psychopathology
• Diagnostic Processes
• Therapeutic possibilities
• Research in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

Our research teams:
• Developmental Neuropsychology
• Social Minds Research Group
• Research Group of Childhood Mental Disorders

For more information please visit the following link:
www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Clinical and Health Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Attila Oláh, PhD, university professor

The educational aims of Clinical and Health Psychology specialisation: to train experts in the applied branches of clinical and health psychology who possess an extensive knowledge of diagnostics, therapy and clinical research, who have wide-ranging skills in methodology and who are able to use their Master’s level knowledge of psychology in the service of promoting and improving health.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:
• Clinical and diagnostic work
• Supportive and motivational communication
• Planning and assessment of health promotion programs
• The critical assessment and identification of the practical relevance of clinical research.

Our research teams and workshops:
• Health Psychology Research Group
• Research Team in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
• Research Group on Addiction
• Positive Psychology Research Group
• Personality, Health and Emotion Regulation
• Our partners
• Support Centre for Giving Up Smoking- Budapest
• National Institute for Health Development
• Research Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

For more information please visit the following link:
www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Cognitive Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Ildikó Király, PhD, Assistant Professor

Educational aims of the Cognitive Psychology specialisation:
• to lay particular emphasis on the study of developmental and neuroscientific aspects of higher order cognitive processes – such as perception, attention, memory, numerical cognition and language – built on an intensive research project
• the high-level education of the views, methods and applications of cognitive psychology, that is the leading trend in modern experimental psychology
• to develop our students’ competences in the knowledge and methods of the associated fields – primarily in neuropsychology, cognitive science, neuroscience and neurobiology.

Research practices provide the backbone of the training in the following areas:
• Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation
• Researching the behavioral correlates of perceptual and cognitive abilities
• The study of cognitive development, most specifically the development of higher order cognitive functions and social cognition
• Our methodological trainings:
• Electrophysiology Lab
• Brain imaging techniques
• Neuropsychology
• Programming
• Eye Movement Lab
• Infant Cognition Lab
• Research methods
• Behavioral experiments
• Psychophysics, Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP)
• Imaging techniques
• Eye movement tracking

For more information please visit the following link:
www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Counselling and Educational Psychology Specialisation
Person in charge of the specialisation: Katalin Kollár, PhD, Assistant Professor

The educational aims of the Counseling and School Psychology specialisation:
• to train professionals – working primarily in the practical areas – who are equally familiar with the socialization issues of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, who possess the necessary skills in their theoretical preparedness as well as in their diagnostic and counseling methods used in practice to work with clients of various age groups,
• they can primarily be employed by childcare institutions (nursery and pre-school) and schools, educational advisories and other institutions doing work related to career counseling, life skills counseling and crisis counseling,
• they are familiar with the psychodynamics of individual, group and family counseling.
• Their work in psychological care can especially be useful at the various levels of prevention. Their mission is to facilitate development and change in individuals, groups and the family systems alike.

Our students will gain skills in the following areas:
• Life skills, Couple’s and Family Counseling
• Career counseling
• Group counseling
• School psychology
• Educational counseling
• Crisis intervention
• Children’s psycho-diagnostics
• Counseling in health psychology

Our research groups and workshops
• Pedagogical Psychology
• Research Group on Test Methodology for Differential and School Psychology
• Research Group on Teaching Profession and School Psychology
• Research Group on Qualitative Psychology

For more information please visit the following link:
www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Interpersonal and Intercultural Psychology Specialisation
Programme director: Dr. Lan Anh Nguyen Luu, associate professor, head of IIPE

In addition to providing a theoretical basis of interculturalism, the program lays particular emphasis on applying theories to practice in different fields of psychology. By enabling students to manage diversity in a creative way, they will be prepared to make extensive use of their knowledge gained in the course of their training, either as researchers, or psychology practitioners/practicing psychologists.

Our students will gain skills in the following areas:
- intergroup relations
- cross-cultural research
- the social psychology of minority status
- changing identities and challenges
- multicultural counselling and therapy
- training methods

Programme structure

You can find it below:
www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/courses

Career opportunities

The activity of a behaviour-analyst can find its grounds and justification in every organization, field, institute, where the following processes take place: education, qualification, development, leadership, recruitment, selection, re-education, correction, or health activities. Furthermore, a behaviour analyst can also work in any psychological laboratory and can complete and evaluate several standard experiments and aptitude tests of organisational psychology. Naturally – in specific cases – the supervision of a qualified psychologist is obligatory. A behaviour analyst is trained and prepared to conduct and analyse several experiments regarding human interventions, like standard or intentional survey of competence, adaptivity, attitude or functioning, the demand for such professionals can be characterized as significant and remarkable. Institutes that already employ a well-trained and qualified psychologist can also claim professionals to work under supervision and deepen their competence this way. Thus, the human resources and financial budgets might get better organized and become more productive whilst remaining cost effective – benefiting both employers and employees.


Job examples


Psychologist:
•at companies
•at civil organizations
•in hospitals
•at schools

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States