Clinical Psychology (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00775
Name of lecturer
Michela Rimondini
Coordinator
Michela Rimondini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Apr 20, 2017  to Apr 20, 2017
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1 from May 29, 2017  to May 29, 2017
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4 from Jun 7, 2017  to Jun 7, 2017
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Apr 24, 2017  to May 25, 2017

Learning outcomes

The course aims to face the theoretical and methodological peculiarities which characterise psychology as a clinical discipline. Elements of psychopathology and clinical diagnosis will be provided, deepening verbal and nonverbal aspects of clinical and educational interaction.

Specifically, the course objectives include:
• The acquisition of systematic and updated knowledge on biopsychosociological, cognitive and emotional processes.
• Appropriate knowledge of psychological investigation methods and tools.
Appropriate use of specific terms referring to the theory and interventions development and implementation in clinical psychology;
• Interdisciplinary knowledge related to clinical psychology.
• Psychological skills oriented to provide support to individuals, groups and communities.
• Acquiring the ability to critically analyze clinical interventions and the existing literature on the topic.

Syllabus

Evolution and definition of clinical psychology
Methodological challenges in clinical psychology and the analysis of the application
Instruments of clinical psychology
Elements of psycho-diagnosis in developmental age
Elements of psycho-diagnosis in adult age
Description of the psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches in clinical psychology:
Psychoanalysis
Behaviourism
Cognitive therapy
Humanistic approach
Systemic approach



Texts for the examination:
1) Roberto Pani, Roberta Biolcati, Samanta Sagliaschi (2009) Psicologia Clinica e psicopatologia per l’educazione e la formazione. Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna. (no chapter 4 of the section 3)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
1) Roberto Pani, Roberta Biolcati, Samanta Sagliaschi Psicologia Clinica e psicopatologia per l’educazione e la formazione. Il Mulino, Bologna 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of learning will take place through a written test composed by: multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Students are asked to demonstrate:
- to understand the relevant elements that underpin theory and intervention in clinical psychology.
- In the open questions, demonstrate the ability to be able to expose your arguments in a rigorous, clear, and synthetic manner, identifying and selecting the essential elements;
- to be able to critically analyze the case studies and the experiences presented.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017