For students who are, in addition to research, also interested in clinical work, there is a possibility to follow a clinical track within DaSCA.

As an important part of the clinical track involves a clinical internship, this track is only open for the students with a suitable BA programme (i.e., containing courses on psychopathology, diagnostic assessment, interventions, and clinical skills).

After following the clinical track, Dutch students can obtain the Dutch clinical starting qualification: registration as ‘basis orthopedagoog’, basic entry psychodiagnostics (BAPD) and entry requirements for further education as Health psychologist (GZ psycholoog).

International students should be aware that for a large majority of the clinical internship places, command of the Dutch language is required. We are willing to work together with you on a creative solution (such as a clinical internship in your own or in an English-speaking country, Dutch international school etc.), but at this moment we cannot offer any guarantees that suitable places and qualified supervision for such clinical internships can be found.

First year

Semester 1 Semester 2
DaSCA01: 200500316 Human Development and Developmental Psychopathology (7,5 EC) DaSCA05: 200500313 Relationships, Personality and Adjustment in Adolescence (7,5 EC)
DaSCA02: 200500315 Context of Psychosocial Development: Family Processes, Peer Relationships and Culture (7,5 EC) DaSCA06: 201600031 Social and Cultural Dynamics of Development and Socialisation (7,5 EC)
DaSCA03: 200500314 Multivariate Statistics in practice (7,5 EC) DaSCA07: 200501258 Introduction in Multilevel and Structural Equation Modelling (7,5 EC)
DaSCA04: 200401007 Research Practicum I (7,5 EC) DaSCA08: 200401006 Research Practical II (7,5 EC)

Second year

Semester 1 Semester 2
DaSCA09A: 201000188 Research Seminar I (3,5 EC) DaSCA09B: 201000189 Research Seminar II (4 EC)
DaSCA11: 201500027 Assessment, treatment and evaluation - Clinical track (2,5 EC)  
DaSCA13: 200700268 Master's thesis (14 EC) DaSCA13: 200700268 Master's thesis (16 EC)

Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies:
201600203 Academic Professional: Law (1 EC)

 
DaSCA14: 201500349 Clinical traineeship (9 EC) DaSCA14: 201500349 Clinical traineeship (10 EC)

The following steps are needed to check whether you can be admitted to the DaSCA clinical track.

1. Admission to clinical track

This track is open only for students with a suitable Bachelor programme that fits the requirements for post master clinical training and registration as ‘GZ psycholoog’ or ‘Orthopedagoog Generalist’ (i.e. a program containing courses on psychopathology, diagnostic assessment, interventions, and clinical skills).

Check to which category you belong:

a. Dutch students who finished the clinical track within the bachelor Pedagogy or Psychology at Utrecht University: you are allowed to enter the clinical track of DaSCA without further requirements, since you already followed all the necessary courses for the master and post master clinical education.

b. Dutch students who finished a bachelor study containing clinical courses at another university than Utrecht University: you need to check yourself to what extent your bachelor courses match with the NVO or NIP requirements for post master clinical education, see Manual DaSCA Clinical Track 2018 (pdf).

2. Attend the meeting that will be organised at the beginning of November to get information concerning the clinical track.

3. Next, inform the coordinator of the clinical track if you want to follow the clinical track and why you think that you can be allowed entrance.

4. The decision regarding whether you are allowed to follow the clinical track, will be made in December by the clinical track coordinator.

5. Register in December in order to get access to the databank for clinical traineeship places:
For Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies (Orthopedagogy) via email: internship.ccfes@uu.nl.
For Clinical Child and Youth Psychology via email: stagecoordinatiekj@uu.nl.

6. Follow the general procedures used for the academic masters Clinical Child and Youth Psychology or Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies (Orthopedagogy) and apply for a clinical traineeship between January and June in the first year of DaSCA.

7. Inform the coordinator of the clinical track of your traineeship after acceptance.

8. Arrange a meeting with the coordinator of the clinical track in September (in your second year of DaSCA) to make the final appointments concerning the clinical traineeship.

9. Find here the manuals (in Dutch) of last year that contain information for the clinical traineeships (pdf) and the ‘Diagnostische aantekening’ (Diagnostic registration, pdf).