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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

CODE 67553
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 8 credits during the 3nd year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Psychological Sciences and Techniques)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Psychological Sciences and Techniques 8751 (coorte 2015/2016)
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 55975
  • DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY 55995
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching of clinical psychology concerns one of the main theoretical and applied branches of psychology including the scientific study and applications of psychology about the understanding, prevention and intervention of psychological and relational problems in individuals, families and groups.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching of clinical psychology aims to provide a framework of clinical psychology, as regards the main theories and methods of intervention. The teaching will be specifically focused on clinical methods and their application fields, models and contexts of assessment, with particular attention to the following themes: diagnostic and care processes, analysis of psychological and relational dynamic processes, the consulting and intervention methodologies.

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures in the presence through slides presentations and classroom discussion of clinical cases both in small and large group. 

A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching aims at providing students with theoretical and methodological knowledge on Clinical Psychology, its intervention methods and research field. The teaching will address the main issues of clinical psychology and it will be organized in three parts:

  • Part 1: Concepts, definitions and paradigms of Clinical Psychology.

Definition of Clinical Psychology – Theoretical models of motivation – Psychopathology – Intervention techniques – Diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative activities – Psychological intervention in different contexts

  • Part 2: Assessment of clinical disorders and personality disorders.

Mental functioning - Psychopathological suffering - Affect Regulation - Relational patterns - Developmental issues - Defense mechanisms - Personality organizations –Psychodynamic diagnosis

  • Part 3: Models and Methodologies of Clinical Intervention.

Therapeutic relationship - Transference and countertransference – Emotional resonance – Clinical Training - - Efficacy of treatments - Ethical principles and professional ethics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending students:

  • Comer, R. J. (2014). Psicologia clinica. Trad. it. Utet, Torino, 2017 (Do not study - only read- the following pages: from p. 9 to p. 24, from p. 77 to p.101, from p. 423 to p. 492)
  • Ferro, A. (2016). La clinica psicoanalitica oggi. Carocci, Roma.

Not attending students:

  • Comer, R. J. (2014). Psicologia clinica. Trad. it. Utet, Torino, 2017 (Do not study -only read- the following pages: from p. 9 to p. 24, from p. 77 to p.101, from p. 423 to p. 492)
  • Ferro, A. (2016). La clinica psicoanalitica oggi. Carocci, Roma.
  • Ferro, A. (2013). Psicoanalisi oggi. Carocci, Roma (don't study chapter 6 from p. 261 to p.308).

The first book (Comer, R.J.) can be also found in English.

The other two books can be replaced with other books agreed with the Lecturer.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DONATELLA CAVANNA (President)

ANNA MARIA ROSSO (President)

PATRIZIA VELOTTI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures in the presence through slides presentations and classroom discussion of clinical cases both in small and large group. 

A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

LESSONS START

I semester

Class schedule

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written form, Registration

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam is in written form.

The students must be able to demonstrate both that they have acquired the contents of teaching.