Master's Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Submission of applications
May 3 to September 30, 2016.

Duration: One year.
Full-time study.

Study in Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 3-5

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Credits 60 ECTS
Places available 30, Spanish

As a result of the regulation of the General Health Psychologist profession (Seventh additional provision of the General Law of Public Health), students who wish to practice psychology in medical or clinical setting must complete the professional training Master's Degree (MPGS) or specialize with the Psychologist Specialist Degree in Clinical Psychology (PIR). Both options offer a complete and extensive training in general issues of the clinical and medical psychologist profession, but many students also want a more specific and deep preparation in therapeutic intervention with children and adolescents.

This Master's Degree is professionally orientated, based on the real demand of psychologists specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with children and adolescents. Psychologists who are qualified to work in the health sector with a current and top-quality perspective in addressing the problems of child mental health.

This Master's program in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents addresses the need for psychologists who specialize in this area of intervention, combines academic rigor and quality with an emphasis on practical learning, reflected in both the teaching methods in the classes and the quality of the internships.

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Who is it intended for?

This program is aimed at psychologists working towards the Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology, as well as other psychologists who wish to obtain specialization in cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents in their work contexts, interested in acquiring the specific skills to be able to perform their work rigorously while addressing the problems of child and adolescent mental health.

Attendance mode:

The completion of the entire program is a full-time commitment for which the attendance of classes and internships is combined with the student's individual work based on the professor's guidance.

Admission process and requirements:

Students must be holders of a Degree in Psychology or Medicine (which must have included at least 90 credits of medical content) as well as having a good record.

Following the submission of application form along with the required documentation, the candidate will be invited to a personal interview in which the suitability of their profile will be assessed with respect to the requirements for successfully completing the Master's program.

Application period

From May 3 to September 30, 2016.



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The price of the Master's course is €7,480

Course fees: €1,975 and 10 installments of €550.50 each.

10% discount for Comillas Pontifical University Alumni.


One academic year: January to December 2017


60 ECTS (200 hours of internship).


Face-to-face classes:

Classes will be taught on two afternoons per week.

Internships will take place in the morning and/or afternoon.

Classes begin:

Face-to-face classes begin in January 2017.


Classes are taught:

At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Cantoblanco)


At the Psychosocial Intervention Unit  (UNINPSI) 
C/ Mateo Inurria, 37
Subway: Duque de Pastrana (L-9) 
Busses: Líneas 70, 107, 129, 174

No. Of places available:

Maximum of 30 places available.

Information point:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
c/ Universidad Comillas, 3
28049 Madrid 
Tel.: +34917343950 (ext. 2604)

Teaching methods and objectives

Training activities will include: expository lessons; classroom group work; case studies; simulations and role playing; video viewing and analysis; reading and critical review of scientific literature; individual practical or theoretical work; theoretical or practical group work; tutoring sessions; literature search and review; participation in assessment programs and individual or group intervention; work on specific issues related to cases in which there have been interventions; personal study and work; monitoring of performance with patients; design and carrying out of theoretical and empirical research; psychological report writing; planning and reviewing individual intervention programs in groups or communities.

The assessment systems used include: attendance and participation in class; assessment of classroom training activities; critical analysis of readings; oral case presentations; presentations of theoretical or practical work; examinations; theoretical and practical work on specific course themes; evaluation of readings; evaluation of assessment and intervention skills; psychological report writing and presentation and discussion of clinical cases.






Current Tools for Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and Diagnosis


Therapeutic skills in cognitive behavioral intervention with children and adolescents


Cognitive-behavioral diagnosis and intervention in attention problems


Psychological expertise in children and adolescents


Diagnosis and intervention in developmental disorders


Cognitive-behavioral intervention in addictions


Intervención cognitivo-conductual en adicciones


Diagnosis and intervention in anxiety and depression problems


Cognitive-behavioral intervention in eating problems


Intervention in attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity




School performance and learning disorders



Diagnosis and intervention in personality disorders






Doctor of Psychology. Specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy I.A.M.CO (Research, Analysis and Behavior Modification). Clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems in adults. She has worked as a cognitive-behavioral therapist at the Center for Psychology I.A.M.CO (1998-2010) and Psychosocial Intervention Unit at Comillas Pontifical University (2000-2005).

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