Development of psychologists in training and in the exercise of their professional practice

The relevance of the academic internship in the preparation of future psychologists for professional practice justifies the conduction of studies that analyze this experience from the perspective of the students, in the way of contributing to the adoption of good practices during the formative process. In this context, and with reference to the recommendations of the European Federation of Psychologists and the Order of the Portuguese Psychologists in this matter, the present research has as general objective to evaluate the subjective experience of last year students of the 2nd cycle of studies in Psychology at UFP, in terms of their technical and emotional abilities perceived as acquired and/or experienced, and their development during the academic internship, and also to study the impact that the professional activity may have on the health and well-being of psychologists already inserted in the market in different professional areas of psychological practice.

UFP participants:

Current projects:

  1. The impact of the curricular internship on the psychological functioning of training psychologists
    Overall objective: to evaluate the impact that the curricular experience can have on personal and relational variables of the future psychologist, such as empathy, attachment and self-efficacy, well-being and mental health.
  2. The impact of the professional activity on the health and well-being of psychologists
    General objective: to characterize the impact that the characteristics of the professional activity have on the health and well-being of psychologists already trained and who are carrying out their professional activity.

Project supported by:

  • Fundação Ensino e Cultura Fernando Pessoa