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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070477, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
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 PAOLO MICHIELIN

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 01/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
VERZOLATTO NILLA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
VERZOLATTO NILLA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
VERZOLATTO NILLA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
VERZOLATTO NILLA (Membro Effettivo)
1 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
TESSARI ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)
TONETTO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledges of Psychological assessment and Clinical psychology are required.
Target skills and knowledge: The course deals with the Stepped care model and aims to enhance the techniques and methods of low intensity intervention in Clinical psychology. The main low intensity interventions are analyzed in an applied and direct manner in order to achieve some basic knowledges on clinical psychology.
Examination methods: The final test is written (multiple choices, Clinical case's and setting's analysis).
Participation to practical activities and the evaluation of other compositions may be relevant to final evaluation (only if attended during the course).
Assessment criteria: The mark required to pass the exam is between 18 and 30 points.
The evaluation of practical activities gives up to 5 points, that will be added to the written mark, only if above 18 points.
Course unit contents: 1. The STEPS model: a multi-level approach to address common mental health problems
2. Low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Assessment
3. Group prevention for anxiety and depression
4. Behavioural activation
5. Graded exposure interventions
6. Psychoeducational interventions
7. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR
8. Problem solving
9. Increasing physical activity
10. Guided self-help books
11. Guided CBT interventions using the Internet
12. Standards and operating Guidelines for internet interventions
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of frontal lectures, practical classes and clinical cases.
In small groups of about 4-5 people it is possible to visit services, mainly at the ULSS n. 9 of Treviso, where low intensity interventions take place.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is important to consult the guide of psychological assistance of Stepped care model made by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The link can be accessed by typing: in the address bar of your browser.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bennett-Levy J., Richards D.A., Ferrand P. e altri, Low intensity CBT interventions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. solo i capitoli 21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-36-40 per un totale di circa 100 pagine. il fascicolo sarĂ  disponibile in biblioteca e nella libreria UPSEL
  • Michielin P., Interventi strutturati brevi in psicologia clinica. Padova: UPSEL Domeneghini, 2015. il testo sarĂ  disponibile entro dicembre 2015 (the book will be available by December 2015)