PSYPRO4602 - Practical Clinical Therapy Training - Child and Adolescents


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100

Course content

Through working in in-house practice the student will encounter a variety of problems and different work tasks relevant to later professional practice as a psychologist in the therapeutic role. The student will also gain experience in working with both children and youth. Guidance and tuition will include coverage of analyses, diagnostic assessments, establishing contact, alliances, design and execution of treatment plans, the development of collaborative relationships, conclusion of therapy and assessment of therapy. Plenary case presentation is an important forum for discussing issues related to assessment, planning and implementation of clinical therapy both theoretically and methodoligically. Record keeping is also included in the training. Approval of in-house practice takes place in accordance with the separate guidelines for practice.

Learning outcome


  • The student has practical experience and knowledge when it comes to psychological treatment of children and youth.
  • The student has experience in being part of the student group and the guidance taking place in this group.
  • The student has insight into fellow students work and evaluation regarding children and youth and has by this developed knowledge about not only own form of treatment.


  • The student can establish necessary contact and work connection.
  • The student can explain a broad specter of psychological conditions using relevant examination methods.
  • The student can carry out adaptive and effective therapeutic actions. The student can sensitive and observant therapeutically observation.
  • The student can give fellow students and future colleagues constructive feedback.
  • The student can receive and benefit from fellow students and supervisors constructive feedback.
  • The student can do journaling, including writing epicrisis.

General competence:

  • The student can apply existing theoretical and empirical knowledge on reviews and effective treatment in plain matters.
  • The student can evaluate new theoretical and empirical knowledge and realize this in practical therapeutic use.
  • The student can communicate professional and ethical problem descriptions to partners and users of psychological treatment.
  • The student can show willingness to self-reflecting when it comes to own attitude and behavior, preventing or promoting a professional and ethical performance of the profession.

Learning methods and activities

Will include lectures, self-study in the form of exercises / group work, case presentations, seminars, and exercises with individual instruction. Student presentations may be applicable. There are no syllabus only for this course but syllabus in PSYPRO4601 - Clinical psychology - Childen and Youth, is connected to the course. This course is evaluated according to the Guidelines for the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% attendance at lectures

Further on evaluation

The student is allowed to repeat this course one time if first time is evaluated Fail. Failed course must be fully repeated and so must all mandatory assignments. The course is evaluated according to "Guidelines for the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice".

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

Passed exam in PSYPRO4201-4204 is required. The class will be divided into two from this semester. One group will take the two children clinic courses PSYPRO4601 and PSYPRO4602, the second group the two adult clinic courses, PSYPRO4603 and PSYPRO4604, and reverse the following semester. A student who has not passed either child or adult clinic can not proceed until these have been passed.

Course materials

Any articles / supporting literature will be, if required, given by the trainers. The syllabus for the course PSYPRO4601 -Clinical psychology, children and youth, must also be regarded as supporting literature.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4062 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Supervised training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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