Third edition of the first graduate studies course in Adlerian Psychology
40 ECTS online asynchronously and 20 ECTS (practical workshops) online synchronously (20 weekends over the two years) on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Madrid time)
School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science
Students learn psychological counseling and Adlerian therapy online and in Spanish, in an international environment, with students and professors from different countries.
Third edition of the first graduate studies course in Adlerian Psychology
100% online and with an internationally recognized faculty
Asynchronous classes and assignments and synchronous classes and internships. Possibility to participate in additional in-person or hybrid events (conferences, congresses, intensive workshops, etc.)
This master degree is based on Alfred Adler's Psychology (Contemporary Adlerian Psychology). Adlerian Psychology focuses on the meaning of life and the sense of community as the cornerstones of mental health. The main objective of this master degree is to train professionals in Adlerian psychological counseling with the skills to work with people seeking advice on emotional problems that cause discomfort or psychological suffering (personal crises, conflicts, breakups, losses, family cohabitation difficulties, work stress, transitions, etc.).
This program is supported by the Adler University of Chicago (USA) and the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI). There is an agreement with the Spanish Association of Adlerian Psychology (AEPA), the Latin American Association of Adlerian Psychology (ALAPA) and the Galileo University of Guatemala.
The master degree lasts two years and consists of 60 ECTS: 40 ECTS online asynchronously and 20 ECTS (practical workshops) online synchronously, held on 20 weekends over the two years on Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (Madrid time).
Bachelors, diploma holders or university graduates related to the field of social sciences, education or health. Preference is given to graduates or bachelors in Psychology, while others must certify previous knowledge in Adlerian Psychology/Positive Discipline.
Anabella Shaked, faculty of the Master degree, explains
Ursula Oberst, coordinator of the Master degree, explains
Julio Alvarado, co-coordinator of the Master degree, explains
March 2, 2023
February 27, 2023
December 7, 2022
Module 1. Adlerian theory (16 ECTS)
Module 2. Counseling skills (5 ECTS)
Module 3. Adlerian Psychology in its context (4 ECTS)
Module 4. Intervention practical work I (10 ECTS)
Module 5. Intervention practical work II (10 ECTS)
Module 6. Supervision (6 ECTS)
Module 7. Master degree thesis TFM (9 ECTS)
Modules 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 will be completed online asynchronously, and practical modules 4 and 5 will be completed online synchronously on weekends (see schedule and calendar).
The Master Degree Thesis is compulsory and is intended to optimize the professional profile of the graduate; it focuses on the necessary skills and resources to guarantee the exercising of counseling for people with psychological problems through an academic assignment - study or essay - on a topic of the student's free choice. The student must demonstrate a command of Alfred Adler's theory and the practice of Individual Psychology through its application to a specific topic.
The student chooses a topic of interest and analyzes it from an Adlerian perspective. You can choose from several types: quantitative study, qualitative study, essay or bibliographic review, provided it is from an Adlerian perspective
The student chooses a topic and the advisor guides him/her on how to approach it and using which methodology.
The thesis is followed up on online in individual tutorials with a teacher from the program (arranged times).
The advisor assesses the finished work in line with the established quality criteria; the student must also make an oral presentation before a panel of teachers from the program.
Graduates will learn how to perform psychological intervention (counseling) in people with psychological problems.
Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation
The Psychology Laboratory is a space for research into new therapeutic resources. Among other things, it has virtual reality devices applied to psychology that allow for better research.
The school has an auditorium that can be used for celebrations, academic events, conferences or activities. In addition to the school's events, the space hosts other occasions that require ample space.
Music learning is an essential part of education. The School has 3 spaces dedicated exclusively to working in this field: two recording rooms and a dynamic classroom for working on movement and bodily expression.
Putting theory into practice is key to gaining knowledge. In the case of nursing, it is a key aspect before dealing with patients. The faculty has simulation classrooms to prepare students for clinical interventions.
GREC is a platform for managing all URL search activity. If you want to consult, follow up or present a research project, GREC is the service that can help you.
The Speech Therapy Laboratory is the ideal place to learn the diagnosis of speech and voice disorders or to learn about techniques for dealing with oral and written language problems.
Ethics in the field of research is fundamental. The Faculty Research Institutes are supported by the opinions of the Research Ethics Committees (CER-URL) to evaluate and rate projects that have ethical implications.
If you are part of a research group, a professor or a PhD student and you need help with a project, you can ask for advice. This assistance includes analysis, guidance, help with applying for awards, and the financial management of projects.
Do you want to improve your level of Catalan? Have you just arrived in Catalonia and don't know what to do? Are you studying English and want to reinforce your language skills? Do it at your own pace in the Self-study Classroom. Here you will find the resources and professionals to help you achieve your goals.
If you need a quiet space to study or to do individual and group work, come to the library! Each school has its own library with computers, workrooms, reading points and an extensive catalog of documents you can consult in both hard copy and digital format.
If you have a job or just need a computer, you can go to the computer classrooms or workspaces and use the Macs we have at your disposal.
The chapel is the right place to find recollection, peace, to focus, to pray and to celebrate the Eucharist weekly and at important liturgical moments (Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Easter). The sacrament of reconciliation is also celebrated.
The 2030 Agenda Office of the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences is a project designed to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the milestones set in the Agenda, based on the joint strategies of URL institutions.
The SOPTIC (Pedagogical Guidance Service on Information and Communication Technologies) offers support in the use of ICT to both teachers and other faculty services.
The nerve center of the quintessential faculties is the bar. There, teachers, students and staff meet throughout the day for breaks or meals.
Do you need guidance or support on your research project? The Methodological Advisory Service (SAM) offers you a series of procedures to guide you in your work process in the field of research.
At Blanquerna we facilitate the incorporation and monitoring of the academic pace of all those people who are High Level athletes based on tutorials and personalized attention to study each case.
Those centers or educational entities that want to promote changes or innovations in the classrooms will find in the SAIP a group of research and collaborating teachers who offer training to professionals individually.
The Academic Secretaries of the Blanquerna faculties are the space for students to relate to the processes linked to the registration of official and own courses.
Would you like to receive information on pre-registration and admissions processes, scholarships and grants or validations? The SIOE is the service you need. Ask for all the information about any of these processes and discover all the possibilities at your fingertips.
Professional experience is a core part of our methodology. For this reason, we have a broad spectrum of internship agreements to meet the needs and preferences of all students. You will graduate having worked in your industry.
At Blanquerna, we put the future within everyone's reach thanks to our scholarships and grant service to start or continue studying at our schools. Financial aid is both internal and external to the university. You will find a wide range of possibilities.
Going abroad is a unique opportunity to discover the plurality of the world. Aware of the importance of the internationalization of studies, we have established mobility agreements around the world.
This service provides graduates with the necessary means so that they can actively participate in their professionalism and propose optimal candidates to organizations and companies looking for staff.
The leap into the world of work is always a challenge. For this reason, we provide a Job Bank for students and graduates. This service puts students in touch with companies and institutions looking for staff.
Solidarity and the struggle for human dignity are values that identify us. Solidarity Action is a volunteer program that our students can join to participate in projects in the Third and Fourth World.
Studying in Blanquerna allows you to be part of our community. Being a college student opens the door to a lot of options for continuing your vocational training beyond your time in the classroom.
Want to represent the URL in college sports tournaments? You can find a wide range of possibilities for both individual and team sports. To be a student of Blanquerna, you will have a discount at the Can Caralleu and La Salle Sport & Fitness sports complexes.
If you are in a difficult situation in the academic, personal or social field, you can request, free of charge, the personalized attention of the SOP. This is an interdisciplinary team of professionals who will guide you in dealing with the situation.
Living in Barcelona is a unique experience and, even more so, in a university residence. Blanquerna has agreements for URL students who want to live in any of the residences within their reach.
In the three Blanquerna faculties, you will find spaces for reflection isolated from the hustle and bustle dedicated to the celebration of the Faith or cultural and religious animation. If you wish, you can also receive personalized attention and information about church life.
At Blanquerna we promote personal development at all levels to people with a diversity of specific needs from a normalizing context that encourages personal autonomy and uniqueness.
If you like music and want to take part in the concerts of institutional events and festivities, sign up for the Blanquerna Choir. There you will meet new friends and enjoy music.
Each class group must elect a representative to put forward concerns or make proposals to the faculty members and academic management. At the same time, each degree must appoint a delegate and each school a representative on the general URL council.
Contact between students and the university is constant and is channeled through the Student Council, the body that collects proposals and requests from students and facilitates university life.
Are you studying a foreign language and want to improve your level? Do it at your own pace in the language self-learning classroom. This service offers various teaching resources and materials to practice the language.
Dr. Ursula Oberst.
Guatemala co-ordination and contact (Galileo University): Julio Alvarado. [email protected]
Dr. Ursula Oberst (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).
Dr. Anabella Shaked (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Tel Aviv, Israel).
Julio Alvarado (Galileo University, Guatemala).
Hilda Martínez (Galileo University, Guatemala).
Dr. Victoria Fernández (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).
Dr. Clara Mateu (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).
Victoria Armet (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).
Christelle Schläpfer (Switzerland).
Ana María Gil (SPESS Blanquerna, URL).
Dr. Ursula Oberst [email protected]
The admission process for the school's own degree studies is developed in 3 stages:
Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.
For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:
Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.
Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the qualifications or the receipt of the university studies completed to the document repository. If these documents are not available, the course may be taken but the qualifications will not be received and, instead, a university extension certificate or diploma will be obtained.
Once the above documentation has been assessed, and when there is a large enough group of pre-enrolled students, each candidate will receive the confirmation and information necessary to enroll. Enrollment implies obtaining a definitive place and will take effect within the deadlines indicated in the confirmation e-mail.
When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer (Instructions to send the signed SEPA Document to Blanquerna)
Prices may be updated each academic year. Once enrollment has been formalized, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Pre-enrollment and enrollment may remain open up to 15 days before the start of the course, provided places are available.
When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.
The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.
In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.
This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.
The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.
Applicants who have completed access studies outside Spain must obtain a certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student in the country of issue to take the master degree or graduate studies.
Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.
For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service
Financing: the amount can be paid in installments according to the following payment plan
1st year enrollment: €2,418.00 (31 credits)
2nd year enrollment: €2,262.00 (29 credits)*
*This is the expected tuition fee according to the fee per credit announced for the 2023/24 academic year, which may change for the 2024/25 academic year
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