1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Psychiatry

Structure of Study

1st year

Name of the course: Introduction to research in the field of psychological behavioral sciences

Range of the subject: 4 hours once a month for 2 semesters

Annotation: The methodology of science, basic research strategies including intensive and extensive research strategy and qualitative and quantitative research, the research project and its components (including the possibility of using the Internet), statistical methods in research (including SPSS program), the current state of research in psychology and behavioral sciences, theory and methodology of contemporary psychology, ethics research.


Batinic B.: Internet für Psychologen. Göttingen, Bern, Toronto, Seattle, Hogrefe Verlag, 2000. 

Grawe K., Donati R., Bernauer F.: Psychotherapie im Wandel. Von der Konfession zur Profession. Göttingen, Bern, Toronto, Seattle, Hogrefe, Verlag für Psychologie, 1994 

Jacobi F., Poldrack A. (Hrsg.): Klinisch – Psychologische Forschung. Göttingen, Bern, Toronto, Seattle, Hogrefe, Verlag für Psychologie, 2000 

Petermann F.: Einzelfallanalyse, R. Oldenbourgh Verlag, 1996

2nd year

Name of the course: Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Range of the subject: 4 hours once a month for 1 semester

Annotation: Definition of the objects, concepts, personality, motivation ad., The formation of personality development (attachment, the influence of peer groups, etc.), health psychology (including the concept of resistance), the psychology of the patient and those close to him, psychological care, relationships and communication medic - the patient - family, crisis intervention, influencing cognition and emotion psychological means, psychology, pain, death and dying, indications and goals of psychotherapy, effective factors of psychological treatment, forms and means (methods), psychotherapeutic relationship and process, differential and general model of psychotherapy , therapeutic influencing of health disorders by psychological means, in relation to the ethics of medical psychology and psychotherapy.


Bob P.: Brain, Mind and Consciousness: Advances in Neuroscience Research, Springer, 2011

Bob P.: Brain and Dissociated Mind, Nova Science Publishers, 2008

Name of the course: Biopsychosocial approaches to health and disease

Range of the subject: 4 hours once a month for 1 semester

Annotation: Specification of basic concepts, psychosomatic and behavioral medicine, psychiatry, counseling, and genome envirom, ontogeny of the human psyche, biopsychosocial aspects of the development of the human psyche in childhood, psychodynamic aspects of mental health and illness, the health burden in modern societies, the impact of life style and psychosocial factors, sexual behavior as a risk factor for ill health, quality of life, health care organizations and their effectiveness, biopsychosocial aspects of sleep and waking, eating, aggression, aging


Gelder, M., Andreasen, N., Lopez-Ibor, J., Geddes, J.: New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Second ed., Oxford University Press, 2009

Möller, H.J., Laux, G., Kapfhammer, H.P.: Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik, Psychotherapie, Springer, 2010

3rd year

Name of the course: Doctoral Seminar

Range of the subject: 4 hours once a month for 2 semesters

Annotation: PhD students will report on the progress, interim and final results of their dissertations.

Literature: based on the orientation of the dissertations

Examples of dissertation topics:

Immunity and acute (chronic) mental workload

Personal characteristics and experience of pain

The emotional state of the patient and psoriasis

Influence of communication on the creation of the relationship between doctor and patient

Patient compliance with treatment and the level of relationship between doctor and patient

Family and chronically ill child

Effect of psychological intervention (eg relaxation) on the immune system

Anxiety disorders and incongruence

Etiopatogenesis somatoform disorders in relation to selfconcept

Evaluation of psychotherapeutic systems (comparison)

Level sebeexplorace patient depending on the exhibited empathy, acceptance and authenticity of the therapist

Eating Disorders

Mental disorders in peri-and postmenopausal

Biopsychosocial factors influencing aggression sexual delinquency




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