PSYPRO4800 - Main Training


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100 26 weeks

Course content

During the main practoice the students will be given placements at various workplaces for psychologists and will be engaged in psychologist tasks under the supervision of an experienced psychologist. External internship lasts for 26 weeks including participation in a two week seminar; ”Public administration and management” and ”Psychological discipline ethics and legal regulations of psychological practice”. The seminars requires 80 % obligatory attendance. Main practicewill give students the opportunity to integrate psychological theory with psychological practice, and experience how psychological theory and method can be used and adapted to the tasks of the psychologist working area. Possible internship placements are workplaces where psychological skills are applied. This may involve different types of practice such as child and adult clinical psychology, neuropsychology, family counseling, substance abuse treatment, community placements, and organizational psychology placements. Methods and theoretical challenges will therefore be very different depending on the placement. The internship will be an opportunity for learning and for developing various types of knowledge depending on the type of problem area. Although the students during the internship will practice psychological tasks under supervision, it is expected that they primarily will function on their own depending on their professional and personal prerequisites. Students will be evaluated and their performance approved according to specific guidelines. There will be direct contact among the university, student and supervisor during the internship.

Learning outcome


  • The student can apply relevant theories within psychology depending on relevant problems in different jobs.
  • The student can implement psychological work under guidance.


  • The student can integrate theoretical and practical skills when it comes to later independent work.

 General competence:

  • The student has competence when it comes to applying and developing the methodological competence within different areas of psychology.

Learning methods and activities

Two hours of tutorial guidance per week during the period. Two compulsory seminars are also included: 1. Psychological discipline ethics and legal regulations of the psychological practice (24 hours). 2. Public administration and management (36 hours). This course is evaluated according to the Guidelines for the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% attendance seminar
  • 80% attendance seminar

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 exams in PSYPRO4110, PSYPRO4111, PSYPRO4117, PSYPRO4201, PSYPRO4112, PSYPRO4115, PSYPRO4116, PSYPRO4202, PSYPRO4113, PSYPRO4315, PSYPRO4415, PSYPRO4203, PSYPRO4114, PSYPRO4313, PSYPRO4413, PSYPRO4204, PSYPRO4312, PSYPRO4412, PSYPRO4317, PSYPRO4318, PSYPRO4314, PSYPRO4414, PSYPRO4316, PSYPRO4501, PSYPRO4502, PSYPRO4506, PSYPRO4416, PSYPRO4601, PSYPRO4602, PSYPRO4603, PSYPRO4604, PSYPRO4605, PSYPRO4606 PSYPRO4505 and EXPH0003. In addition to these, Experts in Teamwork and perspective subject must be passed.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4090 30.0 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


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 *
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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