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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2043215, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge MARTA GHISI M-PSI/08
Other lecturers GIULIA BUODO M-PSI/08

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 01/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/10/2020 MESSEROTTI BENVENUTI SIMONE (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
GENTILI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/10/2019 MESSEROTTI BENVENUTI SIMONE (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
GENTILI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 MESSEROTTI BENVENUTI SIMONE (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
GENTILI CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 GHISI MARTA (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 GHISI MARTA (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
MICHIELIN PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Course attendance requires basic knowledge acquired in First Year courses.
Target skills and knowledge: It is expected that students will acquire knowledge about Clinical Psychology, specifically: theories and models in Clinical Psychology, the main psychopathological disorders, psychodiagnostic techniques and assessment, and interventions in Clinical Psychology.
Examination methods: The written examination consists in questions to completion and/or open questions. The oral examination is only by professor’s request.
International students may require an English examination.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of knowledge and competence of students is based on the assessment of comprehension and acquisitions of subjects and topics explained during classes and described in textbooks for examination.
Course unit contents: - Theories and models in Clinical Psychology
- Assessment in Clinical Psychology
- Psychodiagnostic techniques (clinical interview, self-report instruments, behavioural observation and psychophysiological assessment)
- Clinical features of the main psychopathological disorders
- Interventions in Clinical Psychology
- Analysis of several clinical cases
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classes will cover the main course topics that students will expand with suggested readings, analysis of clinical cases and examples of research in Clinical Psychology. Practice lessons will be mainly focused on the analysis of psychodiagnostic instruments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The consultation of tests in the faculty Library is highly recommended, particularly for students who cannot attend lessons regularly.

Non-compulsory textbook for reference and thorough examination:

Galeazzi A., Meazzini P. (a cura di) (2004). “Mente e comportamento. Trattato Italiano di psicoterapia cognitivo-comportamentale”. Giunti, Firenze. Only chapter 6 (Franceschina E, Sanavio, E., Sica, C. “I disturbi d’ansia”) pp. 213-277.

Sanavio E., Le Scale CBA. Milano: Cortina, 2002.

Intarnational students can refer to the Ensglish manual "Clinical Psychology" by Kring, Davison, Neale & Johnson (2013).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kring A.M., Davison G.C., Neale J.M., Johnson S.L., Psicologia clinica (quarta edizione). Bologna: Zanichelli, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo