Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIONS AND COMMUNITIES
PSICOLOGIA DELLE DIPENDENZE E DI COMUNITÀ

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefano Blasi Saturday after lecture; by appointment, face to face or on-line, send email to the address: stefano.blasi@uniurb.it

Assigned to the Degree Course

Clinical Psychology (LM-51)
Curriculum: COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

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:

First part (20h):

  • the neurobiology of addiction
  • drugs
  • opiate addiction
  • cocaine addiction
  • amphetamine addiction
  • alcoholism
  • dual diagnosis
  • addiction and personality disorders
  • behavioral addictions (gambling, sex, internet, and shopping addiction)

Second part (16h):

  • pharmacological and biologically based treatments for addiction
  • individual and group psychotherapy
  • residential treatment
  • Attachment theory
  • Interpersonal Motivational Systems
  • Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy

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


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

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

Innovative teaching methods
Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory; however, it is highly recommended, 

Course books

1) Girardi P. & Di Giannantonio M.  (2016). Psicopatologia delle dipendenze. Pisa: Pacini Editore, pp. 323 

2) Pallini S. (2008). Psicologia dell'attaccamento. Processi interpersonali e valenze educative. Milano: FrancoAngeli, pp. 191

3) Dimaggio G., Ottavi P., Popolo R. & Salvatore, G. (2019), Corpo, Immaginazione e Cambiamento. Terapia Metacognitiva Interpersonale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina. For the exam it is necessary to study the introduction and chapters 1-2-3-4, up to page 183.

Assessment

ORAL EXAM

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND PARAMETERS:

Less than 18: insufficient level of competence. The candidate does not achieve any of the learning outcomes provided for in the point "knowledge and understanding",

18-20: sufficient level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes provided for in the point "knowledge and understanding",

21-23: fully sufficient level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding" and "applied knowledge and understanding",

24-26: good level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding"; "applied knowledge and understanding" and "independent judgment",

27-29: very good level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding", "applied knowledge and understanding", "independent judgment" and "communication skills",

30 and 30 cum laude: excellent level of competence. The candidate fully achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding"; "applied knowledge and understanding"; "autonomy of judgment"; "communication skills" and "ability to learn

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Subjects and contents of the course are the same as for attending students.

Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory; however, it is highly recommended, 

Course books

1) Girardi P. & Di Giannantonio M.  (2016). Psicopatologia delle dipendenze. Pisa: Pacini Editore, pp. 323 

2) Pallini S. (2008). Psicologia dell'attaccamento. Processi interpersonali e valenze educative. Milano: FrancoAngeli, pp. 191

3) Dimaggio G., Ottavi P., Popolo R. & Salvatore, G. (2019), Corpo, Immaginazione e Cambiamento. Terapia Metacognitiva Interpersonale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina. For the exam it is necessary to study the introduction and chapters 1-2-3-4, up to page 183.

Assessment

oral exam

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND PARAMETERS:

Less than 18: insufficient level of competence. The candidate does not achieve any of the learning outcomes provided for in the point "knowledge and understanding",

18-20: sufficient level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes provided for in the point "knowledge and understanding",

21-23: fully sufficient level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding" and "applied knowledge and understanding",

24-26: good level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding"; "applied knowledge and understanding" and "independent judgment",

27-29: very good level of competence. The candidate achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding", "applied knowledge and understanding", "independent judgment" and "communication skills",

30 and 30 cum laude: excellent level of competence. The candidate fully achieves the learning outcomes envisaged in the points "knowledge and understanding"; "applied knowledge and understanding"; "autonomy of judgment"; "communication skills" and "ability to learn

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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