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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA CLINICA

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Andrea Epifani

Assigned to the Degree Course

Education Sciences for Nursery and Primary School (LM-85bis)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The student will deepen the area of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, she/he will familiarize herself with the clinical psychologist job, knowing the professional specifity and the methods of diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Moreover, the student will acquire the basic concept of adult and child psychopathology, that will be read through the lens of attachment theory and intersubjective dynamics between caregiver and infant.

Program

Introduction to clinical psychology

  • What is clinical psychology
  • Legislation
  • Diagnostic and intervention instruments

Theoretical and intervention models for clinical psychology

  • Psychoanalisis
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • The role of attachment and motivational systems in child's emotional development

Psychopathology

  • Adult psychopathology (schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders...)
  • Child psychopathology (ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders...)
  • Psychosomatic: the role of stress in causing and maintenance of psychological disorders

Intersubjectivity

  • Parent-child interaction and emotional development
  • Theory of mind
  • Mirror neurons

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge about: epistemological specifity of clinical psychology, of diagnostic and intervention methods
  • demonstrate to know principal clinical pictures in adult and develompental age
  • demonstrate the ability to apply the aquired knowledge, reasoning autonomously in relation to the application of knowledge in different contexts

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Course books
  • Sanavio, E., Cornoldi, C. (2010). Psicologia clinica. Il Mulino: Bologna (328 pp.)
  • Pallini, S. (2011). Psicologia dell'attaccamento. Processi interpersonali e valenze educative. Franco Angeli: Milano (192 pp.)
  • Ammaniti, M., Gallese, V. (2014). La nascita dell'intersoggettività. Lo sviluppo del sé tra psicodinamica e neurobiologia. Raffaello Cortina: Milano. (303 pp.)
Assessment

Oral exam

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