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School of Psychology
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CLINICAL PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS
PSN1032241, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1089-000ZZ-2017-PSN1032241-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARTA GHISI M-PSI/08

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032241 CLINICAL PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS MARTA GHISI PS1091

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 GHISI MARTA (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Course attendance requires basic knowledge in clinical psychology, psychopathology (and diagnostic classifications, in particular DSM-5), psychometrics, methodology of clinical research and interventions evaluation.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and technical-applicative competencies necessary to: identify the most appropriate assessment techniques (clinical interview, structured interviews, questionnaires) taking into account the peculiarities of both patients and clinical settings; conduct a psychodiagnostic assessment; scoring and interpretation of questionnaires’ results, elaboration and draft of a psychodiagnostic report.
Examination methods: The exam consists exclusively in a written test.
The test comprises two sections. The first section is made up of completion questions regarding the course topics. In the second section, some clinical information, as well as data pertaining the anamnesis, scores on the CBA2.0, MCMI-III or other questionnaires (among those presented during the course) are provided. Students are required to draft a psychodiagnostic report, comprising the formulation of a diagnostic hypothesis and the identification of issues deserving further investigation by means of clinical interview or more specific questionnaires.
Assessment criteria: Students are evaluated not only through completion questions, but also through the draft of an adequate, valid, and effective psychodiagnostic report comprising the formulation of a diagnostic hypothesis and the identification of topics and questionnaires for further in-depth investigation. Both the precision and the ability to justify clinical decisions by means of appropriate evidence are valued.
Course unit contents: Clinical assessment instruments and psychodiagnostic strategies.
Psychological anamnesis, structured interviews, multidimensional and specific questionnaires, psychophysiological assessment and observational techniques.
Psychodiagnostic assessment, case formulation, implementation and evaluation of psychological and psychotherapeutic treatments.
Review of the questionnaires mostly used in clinical psychology, in particular:
-Batteria CBA Cognitive Behavioural Assessment, 2.0 - Scale Primarie e Secondarie (CBA-2.0).
- Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III).
- Psychodiagnostic assessment pertaining specific areas or periods of life (e.g. schizophrenia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder) and discussion of clinical cases.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: General descriptions of each topic, corroborated with examples, are provided during frontal lessons. Students, through the consultation of recommended readings, Test Library tools, and possible training activities, individually conduct further in-depth analyses of such topics. Moreover, some exercise consisting in the presentation and drafting of a psychodiagnostic report are presented.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Frontal lessons are supported by practical lessons. The attendance of the Test Library and the consultation of questionnaires is recommended to all students, in particular to those unable to attend lessons regularly.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sanavio E., Sica C., I test di personalitĂ . Inventari e questionari.. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sanavio E., Le scale CBA. Milano: Cortina, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Michielin P., Casi clinici e strumenti di psicodiagnosi della schizofrenia. Padova: UPSEL Domeneghini, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
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