|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-PSI/08|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
Food, body and psyche
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. define clinical psychology, its main theoretical models and types of intervention
2. know and understand eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults through a psychodynamic perspective
3. analyze and understand recent scientific literature on dietary and psychological functioning
4. know the main methods and tools for screening and assessment of problematic eating behaviors, and apply them for appropriate goals in appropriate contexts
1. Frontal theoretical lessons (8 hours)
2. Practice (1 hour)
3. Case analysis (1 hour)
Lessons will take place in presence in the DISFOR’ classroom, unless otherwise indicated by the University, in the event of a resurgence of the health emergency.
• definition of clinical psychology
• main professional skills of clinical psychologists
• main psychogenetic models and psychotherapeutic approaches
• feeding and nutrition disorders by the DSM-5
• eating disorders during childhood: diagnostic classifications and psychodynamic perspective
• DSM-5 feeding and nutrition disorders: adolescence and adulthood
• anorexia nervosa: diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective
• bulimia nervosa: diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective
• binge-eating disorder (BED): diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective
• relationships between eating disorders and psychological functioning (emotions, thoughts, behaviors)
• eating disorders and attachment
• eating disorders and alexithymia
• eating disorders and emotional regulation strategies
• relationships between dieting and psychopathological symptoms (or psychological well-being)
• impact of nutrition on depression and anxiety symptoms, aggressive behaviors and cognitive impairment in healthy people
• impact of maternal nutrition on children's symptoms
* Relations between vegetarianism or veganism and psychopathological symptoms
• Assessment methods of eating disorders
• Tools for the screening: self-report questionnaires
Office hours: The student reception will take place on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Professor's office, on the fourth floor of the DISFOR. Student must previously contact Professor by email. Moreover, the student reception can take place remotely on Teams, after having previously contacted Professor by email
CECILIA SERENA PACE
MARINA BELLOMO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
Classes will be held in the 1st semester of 2022
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
- Written pre-exam at the end of the course (8 multiple choice questions, 2 open-ended questions to be solved in 30 minutes)
- Oral exam, if the pre-exam is not taken, or if the course have to move remotely according to the indications of the University
The written exam will include eight multiple-choice questions and two open-ended questions regarding textbooks and topics covered in class.
The evaluation will be expressed out of thirty. For passing the exam, the lowest grade will be 18/30 and the highest will be 30/30 cum laude, when a student shows an excellent knowledge of the subject.
The student must demonstrate both having acquired the contents of the course actively and correctly, and being able to communicate the information learned during the course using appropriate terminology.
Stefania Muzi (Muziunige@gmail.com), PhD, collaborates in the teaching of Clinical Psychology (teaching assistant).
Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), disability or other Special Educational Needs (SEN) are recommended to contact the professor or teaching assistant at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, according to the course’s objectives, take into account the modalities individual learning and provide suitable compensatory tools.