Coaching Psychology Unit

CCCC Master Program

CCCC Master Program

CCCC Master Program and University Clinic

C4U Clinic Counseling Consultation Coaching

Directed by Dr. Ole Michael Spaten


The purpose of the 2-year long graduate program: C4U or Clinic Counseling Consultation Coaching program (CCCC) is an overall aim of giving the graduate student a research-based understanding of the consultancy role, consulting, coaching and clinical work.

• Through the student's active participation in the program knowledge, understanding, skills and analytical skills are founded, with the purpose that the student can reflexively relate to consultative and clinical work. At the same times as well gain practical experience with the psychological work (and understand the students own role in this) as well as training in a number of concrete consultative and clinical methods and tools.

• The course modules on the master's program present relevant theories and issues in consultation, counseling, clinical psychology and coaching psychology. The student dresses for the work of being an active (constructive-critical) user of the necessary and relevant research literature. The master's degree program builds on the bachelor psychology studies; previously given by teaching in occupational and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, pedagogical psychology, general psychology, personality, cognition and developmental psychology, and in psychiatry.

• The aim is also that the student - in relation to the bachelor's degree program - must acquire a more thorough knowledge of the applied psychology and its fields of application. In addition, enable the student to understand and discuss applied psychological themes, theories and research in relation to the general psychological foundation; so that the student can demonstrate a theoretical overview of key methods and practices within CCCC psychology.

Work form and content

The working form and content alternate between lectures, workshops, seminars, casuistic cases, conferences and ‘practice-learning’. The alternating working methods aim, among other things, to ensure anchoring and interaction between academic knowledge / literature and the applied psychology / practical ability, knowledge. The content of the above-mentioned forms of work is organized around the three pillars of the program: A) Consultation Psychology, B) Conversation and Coaching Skills and C) Psychological Assessment.

• A) Consultancy Psychology: Organizational understanding, culture, language and power are linked to training courses where the students in teams work individually and together with the preparation of and meetings with the organization in relation to both the consultative work and the role of the consultant.

• B) Conversation and Coaching Skills: Work is done and skills are trained on exploration, insight and action stages with supervision from the reflective team. Based on psychological practice, intervention, and lectures, the students work in teams with training skills and ongoing clinical practice in Coaching Center.

C) Psychological Assessment: Testing, Differential Diagnostics and Contact Form that are linked to a training course where the students in groups collaborate on a variety of psychometric testing tools. The work will conclude by the description, assessment and intervention in psychological consultation & clinical practice.