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PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION
PSICOLOGIA DELLE DIPENDENZE

Psychology of Addiction
Psicologia delle Dipendenze

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefano Blasi on appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the processes involved in addicton. This course will include both didactic and experiential components in order to promote a comprehensive approach to learning about addictions. Specifically, there will be a focus on how addictions are theoretically conceptualized, assessed, and treated from a biopsychosocial perspective.

Program

The course will deal with the following subjects, presented in the order as indicated below:

  • the neurobiology of addiction,
  • drugs,
  • opiate addiction
  • cocaine addiction,
  • amphetamine addiction,
  • alcoholism
  • dual diagnosis,
  • addiction and personality disorders,
  • trauma, dissociation, alexithymia and addiction,
  • behavioral addictions (gambling, sex, internet, exercise and shopping addiction)
  • pharmacological and biologically based treatments for addiction,
  • individual and group psychotherapy,
  • residential treatment.

Bridging Courses

no

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

With regard to the course students must show to possess: 

  • knowledge about the specialistic discipline
  • understanding of the advanced concepts of the discipline
  • the ability to use knowledge and concepts in order to produce autonomous thinking about the topics and problems concerning the discipline

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Integrative lectures
Excercises


 


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons, case discussions, and simulations; meetings with professionals and expert

Attendance

no

Course books

    
1)    Amato L. & Pani P. (2013), Tossicodipendenze. Una guida alle basi razionali del trattamento. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, pp. 444.

2)    Caretti V. & La Barbera D. (2005), Le dipendenze patologiche. Clinica e psicopatologia. Cortina Raffaello,  pp. 334.

Assessment

oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Subjects and contents of the course are the same as for attending students.As for attending students, teaching material will be made available by the lecturer, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform.

Attendance

Attendance is not obligatory

Course books

1)    Amato L. & Pani P. (2013), Tossicodipendenze. Una guida alle basi razionali del trattamento. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, pp. 444.

2)    Caretti V. & La Barbera D. (2005), Le dipendenze patologiche. Clinica e psicopatologia. Cortina Raffaello,  pp. 334.

Assessment

oral exam

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