Department of Clinical Medicine UMH

Responsible director

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Associate Professor

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Tel: +34 965 23 37 88

Units: Clinical Medicine




Secretary of the Department

[email protected]
+34 965 91 94 49

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Mode: on-line.

Faculty of Medicine

Teaching centre: Clinical Medicine

Branch of teaching: HEALTH SCIENCES

Maximum fee of registration:

1250 euros (Normal)

1000 euros (Reduded)

Pre-registration: 01/06/14 to 01/12/14

Registration: 01/12/14 to 24/01/15

Duration: 26/01/15 to 30/09/15

Hours: 750

Max. students: 50

Min. students: 20

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Telephone: +34 965 91 94 49

University Specialist in Psychotherapy II Edition

The University Specialist Course in Psychotherapy aims to complement the current training offered, based on the needs identified in the daily clinical practice. On the one hand, it addresses the main common mental disorders seen in clinical practice, with specific training in some of the most promising techniques nowadays as the motivational interview, Interpersonal therapy or interventions based on EMDR. Similarly, it addresses specific psychotherapeutic intervention in disorder Mental Grave which attaches special importance in its training program. The course offers specific training in some of the most important techniques in the treatment of disorders of personality, most are inaccessible due to very limited his teaching offer in our country, as the dialectical-behavioral therapy, therapy schemes or the Psychotherapy Cognitive Analytic – and Psychotic Disorders, such as the integrated therapy of schizophrenia, the psychotherapy group integrative Psychotherapy or cognitive-behaviour in resistant psychotic symptoms. All of this, providing the added value of training in Psychopathology led to favour a more adequate diagnosis of mental disorders.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy course aims to:

1) Students to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary for a correct assessment of Psychopathology and establish an individualized plan of treatment.

2) Students should have knowledge of the major psychotherapeutic interventions applied in the treatment of mental disorders.


To access the Course of Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy is required to be in possession of a degree of official university studies, preferably in Medicine or Psychology.

Students must have access to a personal computer with internet connection and enough knowledge of English to read and understand the complementary bibliography which could contribute in that language.

There will be priority, in students selection, the following criteria:

1) Be resident or specialist in Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology or Mental Health Nursing.

2) Work on some healthcare resource of Drug Addiction or Mental Health.

3) Order of pre-registration.


The teaching will be preferably on-line, using the virtual platform of the UMH. In some modules that require a face-to-face practical training by the nature of its contents, will complement training online with the delivery of short face-to-face seminars (4-5 hours). Attendance at these face-to-face seminars may be replaced by their corresponding videos to be viewed when the student does not reside in Spain or other duly justified causes and prior approval of the direction of the course.

The course includes a total of 168 hours theoretical (online or face-to-face), with the rest of their workload to other activities for the students, such as reading documentation, performing the tasks assigned to each subject, tutoring, personal study, and assessment tests.

Each subject will be given by:

  • Theory classes: didactic units, developed by teachers, which will be available on the course website for reading by the students.
  • Supplementary reference material: on the website of the course, students will benefit from complementary material (texts, clinical cases and audiovisual material) must read to broaden the content corresponding to the didactic units.
  • Tutoring: there will be a tutor of the subject to individual e-mail attention.
  • Seminars: those modules where the practical nature of its contents is suitable to complement training online with the person (for example, psychotherapeutic interventions modules), will be carried out face to face seminars, with a methodology to check and to deepen the knowledge gained previously through the didactic units and the supplementary material and practical.
  • Internships: as a complementary activity, students may pursue health care internships, on a voluntary basis. At the start of the course will establish the schedule of practices, once known existing demand.


The course duration is 30 ECTS (750 hours). Its curriculum is distributed in three courses and a final work.



Code Subject Themes ECTS Mandatory
1 Psychopathology Psychopathology 6
2 Psychotherapy in Common Mental Disorder Psychotherapy in Common Mental Disorder 9
3 Psychological Treatments in Severe Mental Disorder Psychological Treatments in Severe Mental Disorder 9
4 Final Master’s Project 6


The evaluation of the performance of students will be made by three complementary systems:

a) Test type exam, performed online at the end of each of the subjects. The exams will be weighted according to the duration of each module, resulting in an average that will correspond to the 40% of the final grade.

b) Open questions: for each given subject, the student must reply to a maximum of 5 open response questions, which will be available at the same time that their corresponding teaching unit and complementary material. The weighted obtained equals 20% of the final grade.

c) Final project: students perform a final work on any of the contents taught in the course. The work must have a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 25 extension, and may consist of a review of the literature, the exposure of a clinical case or any other content that was previously approved by the direction of the course. Note obtained in this work corresponds to the 40% of the final grade.

When the modules completed by students include face-to-face seminars, assistance to a minimum of 75% of the teaching hours will be required. In the case of failure to fulfil this criteria, the note of course that will be used in the determination of the corresponding average will be 0 points. If the student was not residing in Spain -or in other duly justified cases and with prior approval of the direction of the course – attendance at face-to-face seminars may be replaced by viewing the video of them, that will be placed at the disposal of the students.

The final grade will be determined by the formula: final note (0,4*a) (0,2*b) (0,4*c). To obtain the title of specialist degree is required a minimal note of 5 points.


Baeza Alemañ, José Vicente Head of section of Psychiatry. University Hospital of Elche (Alicante).
Baeza González, José Vicente Psychologist Specialist in Coaching. Master in Human Resources, Work and Organizations. International Master in Migrations.
Baeza González, Leticia Psychologist. Master’s Degree in Health Psychology. Behavioral Cognitive Therapy Practical Master.
Bobes Bascarán, Mª Teresa Doctor in Psychology. Clinical Psychologist. CIBERSAM.
Bustamante Navarro, Rosario Clinical Psychologist. Adolescent Mental Health Unit. Elche. Associate Professor of Social Psychology. University Miguel Hernández. EMDR Clinician.
Cid Colom, Jordi Clinical Psychologist. Rehabilitation Service. Programs Coordinator. Health Care Address. Institute of Health Care (IAS), Girona.
Diéguez Porres, María Francisca Psychiatrist. Teaching Unit of Psychotherapy. Psychiatry Service. University Hospital Príncipe de Asturias. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
García Fernández, Lorena FED Psychiatry. University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. University Miguel Hernández (UMH).
García Palacios, Azucena Professor of Psychopathology. Universitat Jaume I of Castellón.
Gisbert Aguilar, Cristina Psychiatrist. Head of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià. Institute of Health Care (IAS), Girona.
Junquero Valle, Josefa Clinical Psychologist of the Teenagers and Youth program. Centre of Prevention and Intervention in Addiction – SPOTT. Provincial Council of Barcelona.
Lana Moliner, Fernando Psychiatrist. Director of the Hospital Pay and TLP Program. Institute for Neuropsychiatry and Addictions (INAD) – CAEMIL. Parc de Salut Mar of Barcelona. Co-Director of the Master in Disorder Mental Gross of the University of Barcelona.
Lorente Rovira, Esther Doctor in Psychology. Clinical Psychologist. USM Malvarrosa. Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Mirapeix Costa, Carlos Psychiatrist. Director of the Foundation for Research in Psychotherapy and Personality. President of the Spanish School of Psychotherapy. Co-Director of the Course of Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy integrated of the Disorders of Personality by the University of Deusto.
Oliveras Valenzuela, Mª Angustias Head of Psychiatry Service of the University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. University Miguel Hernández.
Palacios Payá, Dolores Clinical Psychologist. Altabix Mental Health Unit. Elche.
Pérez Gálvez, Bartolomé Psychiatrist. Alcohology Unit. University Hospital of San Juan (Alicante). Associate Professor of Psychiatry. University Miguel Hernández.
Ruíz Parra, Eduardo Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. Hospital of Basurto. Bilbao.
Sanjuán Arias, Julio Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. University Clinical Hospital of Valencia. Professor of Psychiatry. University of Valencia. CIBERSAM.
Segarra Echevarría, Rafael Psychiatrist. Psychiatry Service. Hospital de Cruces (Baracaldo). Faculty of Medicine. University of the Basque Country.


Students from the corresponding calendar of events, which will indicate the dates that will be available on the web the relevant didactic units and supplementary material, as well as the questions and test of evaluation of each module will be provided at the beginning of the year. Similarly, it will communicate the dates of face-to-face seminars that corresponding where appropriate, depending on the learning path chosen by each student.

The face-to-face seminars be held preferably in classrooms of the Faculty of Medicine of the University Miguel Hernández (University Campus of San Juan, Ctra. N-332 Alicante-Valencia, sn, San Juan, Alicante, Spain).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Course will start the day 26 January 2015, being the date limit for the delivery of the final project on September 30, 2015.


How to make the pre-registration?

You can pre-enrol by completing the pre-registration form at training postgraduate courses and continuing education”, by clicking here. The application period starts the day June 1 and it ends on November 30, 2014. The application involves a deposit of 200€, which will be deducted from the cost of tuition or, in that case, returned to the applicant if not be admitted to the course or renounce the definitive registration in the same.

How to enroll?

Once the application period, will be communicated to students the procedures of registration to be made for short to complete the enrollment process.

Price of the registration and payment system

The registration of the title of University Specialist in Psychotherapy will be 1.250 euros.

The tuition payment will be made before the start of the course. You can split in two payments: the first at the beginning of the course and the second two months maximum from the starting date of the course. 50 of the registration fee shall be paid in each term. Not to pay the second installment will lead to low automation of the student, as well as lose any right to repayment of the amount already paid.


You will be granted a maximum of 5 scholarships, with a reduction of 20 of the cost of normal tuition, based on the valuation of your professional resume. The final cost of the tuition will be 1.000 euros.


If you need further information about the course of University Specialist in Psychotherapy, you can contact by telephone with the Administrative Secretary in the phone (+34) 96 591 94 49, or personally with the Director of the Course (Bartolomé Pérez Gálvez) at the following e-mail address: [email protected]