Positive Psychology and Well-being
The master's track in Positive Psychology and Well-being trains you to become a scientist-practitioner in the broad field of psychology. As a positive psychologist you focus on people’s strengths and talents, the positive aspects of human functioning. You can apply this within the broad domain of mental health services, schools and companies. This a track of the master’s program Psychology and Mental Health.
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Program and courses
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive in personal life, schools and universities, companies, and mental health care.
- Study concepts like creativity, happiness, developing talents and strengths, adaptive power and psychological well-being in the context of individuals, personal life, health, education, entrepreneurship and society in general.
- Become trained in interventions to establish happiness and behavioral change by identifying and developing people’s strengths and talents.
- Since people with psychological problems also have healthy and strong features which can be strengthened, this new program can be considered a broadening of the three existing clinical tracks (all Dutch-taught: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology).
- This master’s track does not provide the qualification required for postdoctoral follow-up training (BAPD).
Typical courses are:
- Introduction to Positive Psychology (6 ECTS)
- Personal development, Growth and Resilience (6 ECTS)
- Positive Institutions (6 ECTS)
- Assessment and Interventions (6 ECTS)
Being able to guide positive change processes on an individual, interpersonal and organizational level (e.g. coaches, counselors, consultants and trainers), positive psychologists can be employed in the broad domain of schools, companies and mental health services.
- Identify and stimulate talent development and motivation in schools and universities.
- Help employees and companies to recruit the right people in the right positions, with gaining insight into their talents and strengths, or with establishing a suitable work environment for people with disabilities.
- Add to mental health care with a strength-oriented approach instead of a disorder-based approach. Psychologists are often one-sidedly trained in diagnosing and treating disorders, focusing on the co-morbidities and thus ignoring the fact that people with complaints are also people with talents and co-vitalities.
Application and admission
This master's program starts:
End of August
Best preparatory programs:
- Clinical Psychology
- Lifespan and Developmental Psychology
- Medical Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Cognitive Neuropsychology
Tuition fees and scholarships
* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a master's degree from a Dutch university.
** Excellent non-EU/EEA students will be granted a tuition fee waiver up to the EU/EEA fee.
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In accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), all on-campus events until September 1 will not take place. To help you choose your Master’s program as best as we can, you can replay the sessions of our Online Master's Open day and participate in an online Q&A session for the program(s) you are interested in.
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