SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
cod. 1003028

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor
Nadia MONACELLI
Academic discipline
Psicologia sociale (M-PSI/05)
Field
Discipline psicologiche
Type of training activity
Characterising
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

The course focuses on child protection interventions in the context of serious parental conflicts and couple violence. It is ideally divided into three modules.
- The first deals with the issue of conflict according to a psychosocial and psycho-relational approach and focuses on conflict in the couple. The couple is therefore the relational context from which the analysis of conflict dynamics and possible conflict management methodologies is developed.
- The second module deals with the theme of violence as an extreme form of expression of conflict and oppression, in particular violence against women in the family context will be considered.
- Finally, the third module, starting from the 'resilience guardian' paradigm, will focus on the operational responses that the SW can implement in accompanying (women) victims of (domestic) violence or suffering from serious family problems. The intervention strategies will concern both the direct support to the victim and the relationships with the various institutional interlocutors who necessarily intervene in the protection process.

Prerequisites

Basic notions of social psychology, developmental psychology and legislation for the protection of adults and minors in the family environment.

Course unit content

The course focuses on child protection interventions in the context of serious parental conflicts and couple violence. It is ideally divided into three modules.
- The first deals with the issue of conflict according to a psychosocial and psycho-relational approach and focuses on conflict in the couple. The couple is therefore the relational context from which the analysis of conflict dynamics and possible conflict management methodologies is developed.
- The second module deals with the theme of violence as an extreme form of expression of conflict and oppression, in particular violence against women in the family context will be considered.
- Finally, the third module, starting from the 'resilience guardian' paradigm, will focus on the operational responses that the SW can implement in accompanying (women) victims of (domestic) violence or suffering from serious family problems. The intervention strategies will concern both the direct support to the victim and the relationships with the various institutional interlocutors who necessarily intervene in the protection process.

Full programme

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Bibliography

Bastianoni P. (2021). Tutela, diritti e protezione dei minori. Una lettura psico-socio-giuridica. Bergamo: Junior. (Obbligatori: capitoli dall’1 al 7 e 11)
Mazzei D., Neri V. (2017). La mediazione familiare. Il modello simbolico trigenerazionale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore.
Reale E. (2011). Maltrattamento e violenza sulle donne. Vol. II. Criteri, metodi e strumenti per l’intervento clinico. Milano: Franco Angeli (prima parte).

Teaching methods

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Assessment methods and criteria

The student can choose between two exam methods:
1) an oral interview that concerns the compulsory bibliography and the contents of the lessons. The oral exam is aimed at assessing the autonomy of judgement, the critical sense and the ability to address the issues faced during the course.

OR

2) The student can agree with the teacher a topic related to one of those dealt with during the course and then prepare a scientific communication of 10 min on the basis of two scientific articles. However, this modality requires knowledge of the theoretical contents presented during the course.

The final grade of the exam is given by the sum of three partial votes.

1) theoretical knowledge (10/10)
2) methodological skills in defining the needs and hypotheses of intervention (10/10)
3) ability to evaluate one's role and its impact in the intervention process. (10/10)

Other information

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