Clinical Psychology (2011/2012)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Lidia Del Piccolo
Lidia Del Piccolo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 2B dal Apr 23, 2012 al Jun 10, 2012.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Apr 27, 2012  to May 4, 2012
Friday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from May 11, 2012  to Jun 8, 2012

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.


Evolution and definition of clinical psychology
Methodological challenges in clinical psychology and the analysis of the application
Clinical interview: characteristics and instruments.
Elements of psycho-diagnosis in developmental age
Elements of psycho-diagnosis in adult age
Description of the psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches in clinical psychology:
Cognitive therapy
Humanistic approach
Systemic approach
Stress and illness
How to prevent burn-out

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.
2) Franco Del Corno, Margherita Lang (a cura di) (2005) Elementi di psicologia clinica. Ed. Franco Angeli s.r.l., Milano.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (multiple choice and open questions.
Possible oral supplementation for those who pass the written test

Teaching aids