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SMHS Bachelor’s in Clinical and Health Psychology

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Why study Psychology?

Our educational model is distinguished by its patient-centered innovative methodology, under strict control of clinical science learning in public and private hospitals.

Our program is accredited by the National Council for Teaching and Research in Psychology (CNEIP).

Check the study plan here.

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Job Market

Competitive advantages

Competencies for success

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Job Market

The graduate of a Bachelor of Clinical and Health Psychology (BHP) can work in public or private health and social security institutions, as well as create their own psychological services center. They will carry out the evaluation, prevention, consultation, and intervention in mental health and community health programs in:

  • Private practice
  • Clinics
  • General and specialty hospitals
  • Patient associations
  • Academic institutions
  • Community
  • Research teams
  • Government health and social security institutions

Competitive advantages

  • You will receive high-quality training in the biological bases of behavior.
  • You will be able to go on an exchange to prestigious universities thanks to the international agreements we have on all continents.
  • You will interact with students from other careers in the Health area.
  • You will study a program with an emphasis in clinical and health psychology to achieve healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
  • You will learn with 3 techniques: problem-based learning, inquiry-centered learning, and patient-centered learning.
  • You will carry out supervised clinical practice in real environments.
  • You will do 20 hours of clinical practice a week in the last 4 quarters.

Competencies for success

  • Apply knowledge and methods of the social, biological, and psychological sciences to understand human behavior.
  • Give individual or group psychological care to people with mental health disorders.
  • Give individual or group psychological care to patients with physical health conditions or in crisis and high-risk situations.
  • Participate in research projects on biopsychosocial phenomena in local and global settings.
  • Undertake innovative actions, as an agent of change, to promote health and prevent mental illness at a personal, individual, and collective level.
  • Know and be sensitive to the economic, social, and political reality of the environment. Act in a caring and responsible manner to improve the quality of life of the communities.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate ethical dilemmas related to himself, his profession, and his environment, as well as have respect for people and the environment.
  • Communicate the results of clinical notes, psychological reports, projects, and/or research efficiently, orally and in writing, both in Spanish and English.
  • Propose solidary and sustainable solutions capable of developing citizenship skills in the community where he carries out development projects. 

Did you know?

Psychology is one of the disciplines directed to the study of human behavior. Its study is relevant due to the complexity of contemporary reality, in which it is more frequent to face situations where there are interconnections between biological, psychological, and social matters.

Currently, both in the international and national contexts, people suffer strong deterioration in the quality of life in general and in their psychological state in particular, as a consequence of various factors, such as job demands, social insecurity, work instability, family dysfunction, personal frustration, chronic degenerative diseases, exposure to risk situations, migration and other incident factors.

The development and advances in the field of general psychology and of clinical and health psychology, in particular, have paved the way for new proposals for the application of knowledge to promote health and prevent disease. 

In clinical and health psychology, research processes and psychological methods are applied for the promotion and maintenance of health, for the prevention and management of disease, as well as for the identification of psychological factors that contribute to physical diseases, and for improvement in the health system and even the formulation of health policies.

The Tecnológico de Monterrey capitalizes on the experience of these areas of knowledge to offer the Bachelor's program in Clinical and Health Psychology (BHP) to train the competent professional to meet current biopsychosocial needs from a perspective that seeks the integral well-being of the person and the community.

Who is he/she?

The graduate of the Bachelor’s of Clinical and Health Psychology (BHP) is a professional who applies psychology to promote mental health and its impact on comprehensive well-being. He performs actions for the prevention of mental illnesses and disorders that affect the behavior of the individual and groups. He participates in the design and management of biopsychosocial health programs in multidisciplinary teams and intervenes by providing treatments to individuals, groups, and social collectives.