National Requirements Finland

 

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  • Psychology Education

The education of psychologists in Finland is a 5 year study which follows the format of 3 years BA + 2 years MA.

Recognition of university education programmes as meeting EuroPsy requirements is undertaken in cooperation with the National Awarding Committee (NAC)

  • Programmes that meet EuroPsy requirements:

Recognised programmes exist at 6 universities in Finland. All six of these programmes meet the EuroPsy requirements and are listed below:

Name of University City MA/MSc Degree Programmes
University of Eastern Finland   Joensuu MA (Psychology)
University of Helsinki Helsinki MA (Psychology)
University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä MA (Psychology)
University of Tampere Tampere MA (Psychology)
University of Turku Turku MA (Psychology)
Åbo Akademi University Turku MA (Psychology)

 

  • Supervised practice arrangements (for the EuroPsy Certificate)

At least five months is included in the Master's degree, and the additional seven months is required after completing the Master's degree and gaining the right to work as a licensed psychologist.

  • Arrangements for the training of supervisors

Multi-professional supervision training courses are arranged by a number of different organizations.

Most supervisors meet the EuroPsy Level 5 criteria or higher criteria. Level 5: the supervisor satisfies the EuroPsy basic criteria (holding a EuroPsy certificate through grandparenting) and has at least 2 years of full-time independent practice (or its equivalent). These 2 years have been achieved within one specific field (clinical and health; education; work and organisation).

  • Recognition of Title

The title Psychologist is a legally recognized and protected title for all areas of practice

  • Licence to Practice

License or entry in a register is needed for practising psychology

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

There is some provision for CPD.
The license to practise is not restricted in time and there are no revalidation requirements.