cod. 1008588

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
- Alessandro MUSETTI
Academic discipline
Psicologia dinamica (M-PSI/07)
Psicologia dinamica e clinica
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the main models of psychodynamic intervention, from classical psychoanalysis to the most recent psychotherapeutic models.

In particular, the course is aimed at promoting in the student the knowledge and understanding of:

1) the theoretical assumptions
2) technical peculiarities
3) the convergences and divergences

of the intervention models presented.



Course unit content

During the course some of the main models of clinical intervention of dynamic orientation will be presented. The course will start from the Freudian model that is the matrix of all subsequent variations and extensions of the method of psychoanalytic intervention. It will then move on to the classic models of psychoanalytic intervention for individuals (Kleinian, Winnicottian, Bionian and field) and groups (psychoanalysis in groups, in groups and through groups). The main features of psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents will be presented. Finally, the last part of the course will focus on three models of evidence-based psychotherapy: transference focused psychotherapy (TFP), mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and control mastery theory (CMT).

Full programme

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• Barbieri G. L. (2009). Psicologia dinamica. Tra teoria e metodo. Milano: Libreria Cortina. Capitoli 8, 30, 35.
• Colli, A. (a cura di) (2016). Psicoterapia dinamica. Teoria, clinica, ricerca. Roma: Carocci. Capitoli 12, 13, 15.
• Gruppo di ricerca Psicoanalisi e Metodo scientifico (2021). MELANIE KLEIN. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 818-828.
• Gruppo di ricerca Psicoanalisi e Metodo scientifico (2021). DONALD WINNICOTT. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 836-846.
• Gruppo di ricerca Psicoanalisi e Metodo scientifico (2021). WILFRED BION. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 847-857.
• Rodomonti, M., Fiorenza, E., Gazzillo, F., & Dazzi, N. (2021). Progress in Psychotherapy: The Perspective of Control-Mastery Theory. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 49(1), 131-159.

Letture di approfondimento (non obbligatorie)

Camassa, P. et al. (2021). Melanie Klein. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 866-880.

Ferraro, F. et al. (2021). Donald W. Winnicott. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 899-919.

Riolo, F. et al. (2021). Wilfred R. Bion. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 67(4), 920-936.

Teaching methods

In order to encourage the acquisition of the ability to apply this knowledge in professional practice, independent judgment and communication skills, the course will include frontal lessons, group work, vision and analysis of videos, seminars with professional psychologists working in
different contexts.

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will include a compulsory written test and an optional oral test. The written test will last 30 minutes and will include 31 closed-ended questions (5 answer options). These questions will make it possible to assess not only the knowledge and skills acquired, but also the autonomy of judgment, the ability to revise critically and apply the skills to professional practice. Each correct answer corresponds to one point. The overall score is calculated as the sum of the of the individual answers and is expressed in thirtieths (31/30 = 30 and Honors). The optional oral test may improve or decrease the written grade.

Other information

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