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Children... Autism... Progress... Dignity... Happiness. This is my professional life as a clinical psychologist.

Monika Suchowierska-Stephany, Ph.D., internationally certified behavior analyst

Clinical Psychology
2-year program

  • Specialization in Psychology Program
  • Level: Graduate (Master's Degree)
  • Mode:Full-time
  • Applications closed for 2020/2021. All places filled.

Program

Our Clinical Psychology program is based on the latest clinical science and provides education in clinical assessment and intervention. We train future clinicians to implement a wide range of evidence-based practices consistent with ethical and professional standards.

The first year program provides intensive theoretical education and an introduction to clinical treatment. Students gain extensive knowledge of child and adult psychopathology and acquire basic skills related to psychotherapy, assessment and clinical research.

During the second year, a majority of modules are dedicated to the psychotherapeutic process and to developing practical clinical skills. Students prepare their Master’s thesis and complete two 90-hour applied modules that include clinical training.

Requirements: English proficiency - IELTS 6.0; CAE 47-51; TOEFL iBT 69-70, TOEFL Computer-based 196; TOEFL Paper-based 525.

Candidate

The Clinical Psychology specialization is a good choice for students interested in mental and behavioral health, who want to help others to understand and overcome psychologically based distress and prevent emotional and social dysfunction in daily life. The program is appropriate for students who hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field of study. Students falling into the latter category are obliged to complete supplementary, free-of-charge, undergraduate psychology modules, by the end of the first year.

Career Prospects

Graduates of our Psychology Program may pursue many professional opportunities and career paths. Depending on their specialization and professional certification, alumni can build successful careers in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, social work, counseling, behavior analysists (especially in the area of developmental disabilities), neuropsychology, educational/ academic psychology, cross-cultural consultations, and life coaching.

Financial support: Scholarships for International Candidates
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Financial support: Scholarships for SWPS University Students
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Advantages

Focus on Clinical and Research Skills

The Clinical Psychology program follows the scientist-practitioner model, which emphasizes both clinical and research training. The theoretically integrative program aims to expose students to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches to clinical research and practice.

Highly Qualified Faculty

Our faculty consists of experienced lecturers, tutors, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists with years of therapeutic experience as well as active researchers, authors of numerous scientific papers published in international academic journals.

Leading Psychology Teaching and Research Center

SWPS University is Poland’s leading higher education institution offering studies in psychology. Our Faculty of Psychology has achieved the highest rating granted by the Polish Accreditation Committee. Our researchers and students have access to professional research laboratories furnished with state-of-the-art equipment for psycho-physiological and behavioral research, such as an eye-tracker, electroencephalograph, and galvanometer, as well as the latest software that helps researchers to design, conduct, and analyze psychological tests.


Faculty and Guest Lecturers

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form and upload required documents
  2. Pay the Application Fee (PLN 85.00) via PayU - you will be asked to do so in the application form 
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  6. During the first semester, submit the Nostrification of your diploma (if applicable)

This is the application procedure for international candidates. Polish candidates should follow the application procedure provided on the corresponding Polish site here »

Application Fee

Application fee in the amount of PLN 85.00 should be paid via PayU while submitting university application through the Application Portal.

The application fee is non-refundable unless:

  • the program of study that you applied to has been cancelled (except when you decide to enroll in a different program of study at SWPS University).

Persons exempt from the application fee:

  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs completed at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly Warsaw School of Social Psychology SWPS)
  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies completed at Collegium Da Vinci (formerly University of Humanities and Journalism)ych
  • Graduates of Liceum Akademickie Da Vinci (Da Vinci High School)

Tuition Fee Discount

  • Children of SWPS University alumni who enroll in degree programs at SWPS University are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fee for every year of the program.

Tuition

2020-2021 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments EUR 550 / each
2 installments EUR 2,700 / each
1 installment EUR 5,200

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61 (English)
  • +48 22 517 98 92 (Russian and Ukrainian)
  • As of Oct. 26th, due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Admissions Office will provide all services exclusively by mail, phone, and online, during office hours. For online consultations or rare cases requiring a visit to the Office in person, please e-mail admissions@swps.edu.pl to make an appointment. Original documents or documents certified by a notary public, should be addressed to SWPS University in Warsaw (full address), clearly marked “Admissions Office”, and sent via post or courier.
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor 

Frequently asked questions

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