Clinical Psychology (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Cinzia Perlini
Cinzia Perlini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

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

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 or 2013) Elementi di psicologia clinica. Ed. Franco Angeli s.r.l., Milano.

Assessment methods and criteria

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