European Pain Federation Diploma in Pain Psychology
Due to travel and meeting restrictions created by the COVID-19 crisis, the European Pain Federation EFIC has unfortunately been unable to organise any examinations in 2020. If you are interested in taking the exam in 2021, sign up via the button below and we will be in touch as soon as updates become available.
- Part 1 – a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination (90 minutes, 35%)
- Part 2 – a series of practical clinical skills examinations (20 minutes, 30%)
- Part 3 – a viva examination – including case study reports (15 minutes, 35%)
Clinical Skills Examination
The viva is designed to test the participants’ clinical experience, reasoning, attitude and communication skills.
A viva is an oral examination in which the applicant is asked to engage in a dialogue with two examiners. The viva will be based on three case study reports submitted by the applicant. The case study reports themselves will be assessed, as well as the viva.
- Demonstrable possession of a Psychology Degree or Diploma
- Evidence of registration with your national authority or professional body to certify your status as a psychologist
- Curriculum Vitae detailing at least three years’ clinical work in which patients with pain have been assessed and treated
- Letter of support or endorsement from two referees. For example, a head of department, clinical director or senior colleague. Endorsement letter should state that the candidate is in good standing in their country, and in their department, and is involved in seeing and managing patients with pain on a regular basis.
- Completion of application form online
- Strong working knowledge of English (oral and written)
- Payment of fees ahead of the requested deadline
- Submission of three case study reports as per case study instructions