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 7 universities in Finland. All seven 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)|
|University of Oulu||Oulu||MA (Psychology)|
- Supervised practice arrangements
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.