Social Sciences

Psychodiagnostics: Theory and Skills Training

This summer, Utrecht University offers you a 'bridging' course in psychodiagnostics.



Course Level
Advanced Bachelor
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Online course


This summer, Utrecht University offers you a 'bridging' course in psychodiagnostics, in order to overcome deficiencies in psychodiagnostics and assessment for entering the master course Clinical Psychology. This summer course focusses on familiarizing oneself with theoretical backgrounds of psychodiagnostics, practicing skills necessary to master all stages of the diagnostic process (intake, formulating a diagnostic question, formulating hypotheses, selecting, scoring and interpreting methods and tools and finally reporting conclusions and recommendation).

This course deals with both psychodiagnostic theories and the application of all steps of the diagnostic proces (intake, formulating a diagnostic question, developing hypotheses, selecting, scoring and interpreting methods and tools and finally formulating conclusions and recommendation). In order to practice their diagnostic skills, students work on a case study throughout the course. All aspects of the diagnostic cycle will be described leading to documenting the entire process and the conclusions in a psychological report according to the Dutch official guidelines (BAPD). The BAPD is an official certificate issued by the Dutch Association for Psychologists (NIP) to certify that holders of it possess appropriate knowledge and have acquired adequate skills in psychodiagnostics for successful further practice and training in post master clinical courses.

The course entails lectures and interactive tutorials during which the above mentioned diagnostic skills are taught and practised. In addition, students practice to help them apply and finetune their psychodiagnostic skills. Course objectives: Acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for the professional psychodiagnostic process using standard diagnostic methods and tools.

Target audience

This course is only targeted at students applying for the Master Clinical Psychology at the Utrecht University and who have a deficiency in psychodiagnostics. Final admittance to the summer course relies on your final acceptance and planned participation to the UU master CP 2024-2025. The admissions office of the UU master Clinical Psychology will inform you by the end of May/start of June whether you are accepted to the Clinical Psychology master. From then on we can make sure you can be admitted to the summer course as well, and the payment can be done.

So, make sure: applying to this summer course before the end of May is a good plan given the maximum, but full acceptance to the course will be done after your acceptance to the Clinical Psychology master.

Aim of the course

The course is a bridging course for students who have deficiencies with respect to pychodiagnostic skills.

Study load

The course will be taught online. It consists of tutorials, completing group assignments, and lectures between 9.00 and 17.00 on Monday – Friday.


  • Course fee: €700.00
  • Included: Course + course materials

The fee includes reading materials.