Graduate

Psychology (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


Taking the psychological practice in a broader sense and considering the social changes and needs of the contemporary world, Unisinos Graduate Program in Psychology qualifies professors and researchers to meet the needs of the many levels of psychological health promotion. The Graduate Program in Psychology is recognized and graded 4 by Capes. The program seeks to combine its activities with undergraduate education and extension studies, in addition to exchange and scientific cooperation programs with high-level research and teaching centers in Brazil and abroad. It focuses on the use of shared actions that may result in the generation of a new ethos for construction of knowledge and clinical practices, breaking the traditional paradigm of Clinical Psychology and the historical gap between academic researcher and clinical psychologist.

Emphasis:

Clinical Psychology

Areas of Study


Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Focuses on the understanding of different forms of psychological distress, manifestations and possibilities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Studies the psychotherapeutic process and results, possibly including individual, group and family interventions.

Health-Disease Processes in Institutional Contexts
Addresses health-disease processes and their psychological manifestations related to the work, school and hospital environment. Studies possibilities of mental health promotion and prevention in institutional contexts.

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Course Coordinator

Elisa Kern de Castro
PhD in Health and Clinical Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Health Psychology: psychological implications of chronic diseases, quality of life, psychological resources and health protection factors.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Process in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: elisakc@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Angela Helena Marin
PhD in Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Health-disease processes resulting from the complex relationship between individuals, family and education institutions; assistance and protection to children and adolescents. Development and assessment of programs for health promotion and conflict prevention in institutions with systemic approach.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Process in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: angelahm@unisinos.br
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Clarisse Pereira Mosmann
PhD in Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Systemic Psychological Practice: dynamics of family and marital functioning; Marital issues, parenting and child and adolescent psychopathology: assessment and treatment. Marital Conflict and Conflict Resolution Strategies of parents and children: Assessment, Diagnosis and Clinical Intervention.
Area of Study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.
E-mail: clarissepm@unisinos.br
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Denise Falcke
PhD in Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Family violence: prevention and intervention, transgenerationality, dynamics of family and marital functioning, psychological assessment and treatment in situations of risk.
Area of Study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.
E-mail: dfalcke@unisinos.br
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Fernanda Barcellos Serralta
PhD in Psychiatry.
Areas of Interest: Assessment of the process of change in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, effectiveness of brief psychotherapy, psychoanalytic treatment of adolescents and adults, psychoanalytic psychopathology, tools for measuring and assessing psychotherapeutic processes and results.
Area of Study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.
E-mail: fserralta@unisinos.br
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Ilana Andretta
PhD in Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Motivational interviewing and social skills training, chemical dependency, relapse prevention and assessment of treatment adherence in health institutions.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Processes in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: iandretta@unisinos.br
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Janine Kieling Monteiro
PhD in Developmental Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Health and disease processes and work; psychological distress and unemployment; entering the work force; clinical interventions with individuals and groups in different contexts.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Process in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: janinekm@unisinos.br
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Mary Sandra Carlotto
PhD in Social Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Health-disease processes in institutional contexts. Research: Burnout Syndrome; Moral Harassment; Workaholism; Technostress; Occupational Coping; Adaptation of Psychological Assessment scales in work contexts.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Process in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: mscarlotto@unisinos.br
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Sílvia Pereira da Cruz Benetti
PhD in Child and Family Studies.
Areas of Interest: Psychoanalytical practice, involving assessment of psychological processes and intervention in psychopathological manifestations associated with traumatic experiences, sexuality and adolescence. Development and assessment of psychotherapy in different clinical conditions.
Area of Study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.
E-mail: sbenetti@unisinos.br
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Tagma Marina Schneider Donelli
PhD in Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Clinical interventions during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum (especially those in hospital contexts). mother-child relationship, application of the Bick method to research.
Area of Study: Health-Disease Process in Institutional Contexts.
E-mail: tagmad@unisinos.br
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Vera Regina Röhnelt Ramires
PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Areas of Interest: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy; psychotherapy process and outcomes; children’s and adolescents’ psychopathology; conflict and bond’s disruption in the context of domestic violence and family disputes; forensic psychology.
Area of Study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches.
E-mail: vramires@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for Master's Degree Back to menu


Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 24 credits, including thesis. Students are required to complete required courses (14 credits) and elective courses (10 credits), 4 credits of which may be related to activities of other graduate programs at Unisinos and partner institutions. Development of the thesis will be throughout the course.


Required Courses (14 credits)
- Research Methodology in Psychology (4 credits)
- Psychological Treatment (2 credits)
- Workshop on Projects I (2 credits)
- Workshop on Projects II (2 credits)
- Seminar on Thesis I, II, III and IV (1 credit by semester)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches
- Clinical Care of Children and Adolescents (2 credits)
- Psychopathological states and Contemporary (2 credits)
- Research on Psychotherapy (2 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of study: Health-Disease Processes in Institutional Contexts
- Clinical Practices and Research in Institutions (2 credits)
- Helth-Disease Processes (2 credits)
- Mental Health Prevention and Promotion (2 credits)

Common Optional Courses
- Clinical Practice (4 credits)
- Forensic Psychology (2 credits)
- Clinical Aspects of Violence (2 credits)
- Statistics Applied to Psychology (2 credits)
- Workshop on Text Production (2 credits)
- Special Topics (1 credit)
- Teaching Internship (2 credits)
- Higher education Methodology (3 credits)

Doctoral Degree

To earn the Doctoral Degree in Psychology, students are required to complete at least 36 credits, distributed as follows: 10 credits of required courses; at least 16 credits of optional courses; and 10 credits of publication and presentation of scientific papers. Teaching Internship is worth 4 credits (required for CAPES scholarship students and optional for other students). Students who choose not to do the Teaching Internship are required to complete these 4 credits with optional courses. Each of both Areas of Study will offer 4 optional courses exclusively for the doctoral degree, plus 3 courses that may be taken by Master's and PhD students. Additionally, 4 courses common to both areas of study will be offered for PhD students, plus 7 courses for both PhD and Master's students


Required Courses (to be completed during the 1st and 2nd semester)
- Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology I (3 credits)
- Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology II (3 credits)

Required Courses (to be completed between the 1st and 4th semester)
- Seminar on Dissertation I (1 credit)
- Seminar on Dissertation II (1 credit)
- Seminar on Dissertation III (1 credit)
- Seminar on Dissertation IV (1 credit)

Optional Courses - Area of Study 1: Psychopathological States and Psychotherapeutic Approaches Contemporary Approaches to Psychoanalysis: Theory and Research (3 credits)
- Research Instruments and Methods in Psychotherapy (3 credits)
- Systemic Paradigm: history and epistemology (3 credits)
- Family therapy: intervention and research (3 credits)
- Clinical Care of Children and Adolescents (2 credits)
- Psychopathological States and Contemporary Suffering (2 credits)
- Research on Psychotherapy (2 credits)

Optional Courses - Area of Study 2: Health-Disease Processes in Institutional Contexts
- Cognition Models in Health Care (3 credits)
- Clinical Health Psychology Paradigms (3 credits)
- Research Methodology Applied to Health (3 credits)
- Research and Early Intervention in Institutional Contexts (3 credits)
- Clinical Practices and Research in Institutions (2 credits)
- Health-Disease Processes (2 credits)
- Mental Health Prevention and Promotion (2 credits)

Optional Courses Common to Areas of Study 1and 2
- Designs for Research in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
- Workshop on Scientific Writing (3 credits)
- Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
- Topics for Research in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
- Clinical Practice (4 credits)
- Legal Psychology (2 credits)
- Clinical Aspects of Violence (2 credits)
- Statistics Applied to Psychology (2 credits)
- Workshop on Text Production (2 credits)
- Teaching Internship (2 credits)
- Teaching Internship II (2 credits)
- Special Topics (1 credit)
- Higher Education Methodology (3 credits)

Other Activities
To earn the Doctoral Degree in Psychology students are required to have a scientific paper published or accepted for publication on a subject related to their dissertation, by the date scheduled for their dissertation defense. This paper is to be published in an A1, A2, B1 or B3 journal, according to CAPES Qualis classification for the area of Psychology. Publication is worth 6 credits. Additionally, students are required to present 2 scientific papers addressing themes related to their research at two national and/or international events. Presentations will be worth 2 credits each. For completion of the Doctoral Degree in Psychology, students will be recommended to do a 2-semester Teaching Internship in courses of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology, preferably given by the PhD candidate's advisor. Each semester will be worth 2 credits. This activity is required for CAPES scholarship students. For the other students it is optional but strongly recommended and encouraged as it is included in the number of required credits of optional courses. Students who choose not to do the Teaching Internship are required to complete these 4 credits with optional courses.

Doctoral Dissertation
PhD students are required to present and defend, with approval, their Dissertation Project beforeto an Examination Board before they enroll for the fifth term, i.e., by the end of the fourth semester. Later, students are required to present and defend, with approval, their PhD dissertation within 48 months of admission to the Doctoral Degree program. This deadline may be extended for a maximum of 6 months. The PhD dissertation should consist of 3 scientific articles, at least 2 of which must be empirical.

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Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology
Phone: +55 (51) 35908145
E-mail: ppgpsicologia@unisinos.br
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Human Sciences - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Psychology (MsC/Ph.D)