cod. 1000787

Academic year 2013/14
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia clinica (M-PSI/08)
Psicologia dinamica e clinica
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

advanced knowledge of clinical psychology, and assessment psychodiagnosis psicofisioilogico, basics on psychological counseling.
It 'will be a premise on the concept of a continuum between normality and pathology and an insight into the physiological bases of behavior related to individual mental disorders treated.
Will stress the importance of proper diagnosis and multidimensional as orientation to an adequate therapy and, above all, for preventive measures and rehabilitation - educational. Will also be described and analyzed the most current methods for the verification of treatment and counseling activities.


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Course unit content


 Psychology and psychopathology
 Mental health and culture of reference
 Mental health and the interpersonal context
 Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology, similarities and differences
 The Axis I and II disorders in the DSM-IV-TR
 The physiological bases of normal and pathological behavior
 The diagnosis time as a preparatory intervention: the categorical approach, the multidimensional approach, nosological diagnosis and functional diagnosis, psychological clinical interview, observation, psychological assessment and clinical psychophysiology.
 Take care before ... take care, knowledge of psychology and educational counseling

Full programme

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1. Hansell J., Damour L. Psicologia Clinica, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2007
2. Pruneti C., Psicologia Clinica e Malattia Organica: I disturbi neurologici, Esculapio ed. Bologna, 2012
3. Pruneti C., Fontana F. Psicofisiologia Clinica, Libreria Medico Scientifica, Parma, 2010
4. Innocenti A., Pruneti C., Principi di Psicobiologia della nutrizione e dello stress, Esculapio, Bologna, 2012
5. Schreiber D.S., Guarire, ed Sperling, Milano, 2008

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

final exam

Other information

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