Introduction
Master specialisation
Occupational Health Psychology
Dr. Margot van der Doef
March 7, 2014
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• What is Occupational Health Psychology?
• Professional perspectives
• Current topics in OHP
• The courses: mandatory & electives
• Thesis & Internship
• A student’s perspective
• Time for questions
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Occupational Health Psychology
‘OHP concerns the application of psychology to
improving the quality of work life, and to protecting
and promoting the safety, health and well-being of
workers’ (NIOSH).
• Central theme: the person in his/her working
environment
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Master OHP at Leiden University:
‘Healthy people in healthy work’
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Professional Perspectives
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Occupational Health Services (ARBO-diensten)
Consultancy
Health promotion
Stress management / counseling
Training, coaching, teambuilding
Human resources management
Assessment & selection
Career counseling
Reintegration, outplacement
Staff- & management positions in non-profit &
profit sector
• (Scientific) research
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Some current topics in OHP
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Strong focus on productivity high strain / time pressure
Increased Automation/Computerization mental demands
Accidents & errors, e.g. BP oil spill, medical errors
‘het Nieuwe Werken’
Work - private life balance
Globalisation diversity issues
Reorganisations change management; job insecurity
Absenteeism & disability (costs!)
• ↑ Retirement age keeping employees fit & productive
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OHP
Knowledge regarding ‘Occupational Health’ in various
subdisciplines of psychology
• Health Psychology
• Causes and consequences of occupational stress
• Health promotion at the worksite
• Social & Organisational Psychology
• Leadership and job motivation; Group processes, e.g.
Dealing with diversity
• Cognitive Psychology
• Optimalization of cognitive functioning
• Development of human-machine systems
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Master OHP at Leiden University:
‘Healthy people in healthy work’
Key characteristics:
• the only master programme ensuing from a
collaboration of various disciplines within Ψ
(S&O, HP, ACP)
• Broad integrated perspective on employee & work
setting
• Room for specialisation through electives, thesis, and
internship
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Admission (Professional) Master
• Bachelor Psychology Leiden University
• Bachelor Psychology other Dutch University:
Admission Procedure
• Bachelor at other Institutions:
Admission Procedure
• Content Requirements Bachelor Psychology:
Corresponding course in 3rd Bachelor year at 400 level
Health psychology or
Beoordeling & Beinvloeding or
Cooperation & Conflict or
Cognitieve Ergonomie
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Master Programme OHP
• Mandatory courses
• Elective courses
20/25 ECTS
10/5 ECTS
• Thesis Proposal+Thesis
• Internship
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
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60 ECTS
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Mandatory courses (20-25 ECTS)
* Work & Stress (5)
role of workplace factors in employee health and well-being
* Interventions in Occupational Health (5)
how to assess occupational risks & how to design, implement &
evaluate individual- & organizational-focused interventions
* Human Potential: Application (5)
how to enhance productivity, creativity, memory, well-being and selfregulation
* Social Psychology of Organisational Behaviour (10)
group performance, negotiation, social dilemmas, relationships and trust
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Motivation, Power & Leadership (5)
the interplay between leadership, motivation and performance
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Some Suggested Electives (5-10 ECTS)
• Social Psychology of Organizational Behavior (10)
• Motivation, Power & Leadership (5)
• Human Computer Interaction (5)
• Human Potential: Theory (5)
• Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (5)
• Trainers Course Communication Skills
(10 + 10 Internship)
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Master Thesis (20 ECTS)
• List of topics offered by staff members of Social &
Organisational -, Health - , and Cognitive Psychology
(+ external options)
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Work-family conflict & facilitation
Aggression and violence in health care
Effectiveness of stress management interventions
Flow / work engagement
Effects of fear in the workplace
Change management
Violating behavior at work
Optimizing the training of complex surgical skills
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Internship (10 ECTS): some examples
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Arbo Unie (Occupational Health Services)
Schouten & Nelissen, ‘Talent in Zicht’
Pruijs & Partners BV (Executive search)
Advies & trainingsbureau Zuidema
Mind at Work (re-integration, counseling, (psychological) assessment)
Psychologisch adviesbureau Van Eijnsbergen en Partners
Diageo, HRM department
Dockwise Shipping, Quality and Safety Department
A+O fond Gemeenten: Project ‘Vergrijzing, verhoging pensioenleeftijd en
duurzame inzetbaarheid’ (Aging, retirement age, and employability)
RIVM: Project ‘Nature, extent and causes of workload’
Spaarne Ziekenhuis: Project ‘Reorganisation of the departments Recovery
and Holding’
TNO – research internships
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A student’s perspective
Daniëlle Swets
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Master OHP
• = 1 year programme
feasible, but requires good planning
• Start in September or February
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Mandatory courses (20-25 ECTS)
Start February:
Feb-June:
Social Psychology of Organisational Behaviour (10) *
Interventions in Occupational Health (5)
Human Potential: Application (5)
Sep-Jan:
Motivation, Power & Leadership (5) *
Work & Stress (5)
Start September:
Sep-Jan:
Motivation, Power & Leadership (5) *
Social Psychology of Organisational Behaviour (10) *
Work & Stress (5)
Feb-June:
Social Psychology of Organisational Behaviour (10) *
Interventions in Occupational Health (5)
Human Potential: Application (5)
* and/or
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Further education after your master ...
• Postdoctoral education ‘ARBO deskundige’
2 years, at least 3 years work experience (1 year in
Occupational Health Services)
• Specific courses on e.g. HRM, assessment & selection, change
management (offered by e.g., de Baak, Schouten & Nelissen)
• PhD
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Questions ?
More information on Occupational Health Psychology:
• ‘Markt’
• books, master theses / internship reports, handouts
• An OHP-student and coordinator - ready to answer all
your questions!
• Furthermore, feel free to contact me:
• Margot van der Doef (2A07, 071-5273987,
[email protected])
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