Clinical Psychology (2012/2013)

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. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Day Time Type Place Note
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4 from Oct 22, 2012  to Nov 18, 2012
Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  

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