Specialization Course in Psychosocial and Community Assessment and Intervention

General Objectives of the Course

This Course aims at providing students with theoretical and practical knowledge about different modes of systemic intervention, with special emphasis on network intervention (secondary, primary and mixed), community family therapy and multi-family therapy. The course also aims training students to use specific instruments for gathering and registering information that allow to an easier systemic reading and its application in different contexts (e.g. community, clinic and school).

Admission Requirements

Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Service, other areas of Education (Teachers), Social Sciences, Nursing and Medicine.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Curricular part approved / disapproved; Endnote 0-20 corresponding to the evaluation of the monography

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, students are expected to:
a) Understand systemic intervention in different social contexts
b) Graphically organize and register information according to a systemic reading
c) Formulate systemic hypothesis
d) Choose the right approach; master and plan interventions according to models/techniques previously studied
e) Carry out systemic interventions in different application contexts (e.g. community, clinic and school)

Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Paula Pais Rodrigues Fonseca Relvas

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be granted credits for previous training with equivalent curricular units

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n. º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC)

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete this Course, students must successfully complete all the curricular units that constitute its study plan. Students must also present and discuss a final paper

Study Programme

Psychosocial and Community Assessment and Intervention

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 10.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)