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PSYCHOLOGY

CODE 65020
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 9 credits during the 3nd year of 8710 Social Work (L-39) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/08
LANGUAGE Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Social Work)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Social Work 8710 (coorte 2014/2015)
  • PSYCHIATRY 65053
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course will cover the topics related to the development of the personality from the psychoanalytical theoretical 
perspective and the personality disorders that compromise social and relational life of 
the people, thus requiring the intervention of the social worker in the context of a multidisplinare 
staff.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the psychological approach towards 
family and personal challenging contexts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The course, after providing the basic knowledge about the development of personality, will
focus on the developmental stage of parenting, in order to allow the future social worker 
to cope with the challenges posed by the interventions in favor of dysfunctional families .
According to the psychoanalytical theoretical framework, particular attention will be dedicated 
to the issues of transference and counter-transference 
in the client - social worker relationship.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lessons, classroom presentation and discussion of clinical vignettes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The mental states

Containment and reverie

Defenses against the psychic pain

Schizo-paranoid position

Depressive position

The developmental stage of latence

The adolescence

Adulthood and parenting

Conflicts, anxieties, and defences during the life

Personality disorders

The contribution of kleinian psychoanalysis to the understanding of the relationship Client-Social Worker

The contribution of winnicottian psychoanalysis to the social work

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lectures by the professor will be available on aulaweb since the beginning of the lessons

Applegate, J. S., Bonovitz, J. M. (1995). Il rapporto che aiuta. Tecniche winnicottiane nel servizio sociale. Astrolabio Editore, Roma. pp. 9-175.

Quagliata, E. (2010). Diventare genitori. Astrolabio Editore

Quagliata, E. (2010). Essere genitori. Astrolabio Editore

Students who will not attend the lessons should also study:

Salzberger-Wittenberg, I. (1970). Tecniche psicoanalitiche kleiniane e servizio sociale. Astrolabio Editore, Roma. pp. 7-156.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANNA MARIA ROSSO (President)

ANDREA CAMOIRANO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lessons, classroom presentation and discussion of clinical vignettes.

LESSONS START

II semester : March 1st 2017

Class schedule

PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be in written mode

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will consist of 62 questions with multiple choice answers. 
It will be awarded 0.5 points for each correct answer and it will be subtracted 0.10 point 
for each wrong answer .
The teacher will assess the understanding by students of the theoretical concepts 
and the student's ability to apply them to the professional practice