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Second cycle
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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2044675, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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 CATERINA NOVARA M-PSI/08
Other lecturers EMILIO FRANCESCHINA 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

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

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 NOVARA CATERINA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: The course requires basic knowledge of first year courses.
Target skills and knowledge: The course of Clinical Psychology is intended to provide an introductory overview of the various areas of clinical psychology: psychopathology, psychodiagnostic, psychosomatic, health psychology, clinical psychophysology, clinical neuropsychology, clinical interview, psychotherapy , counseling as well as mentions on clinical research methods.
Examination methods: 1. Written computer test with multiple choice questions on the topic of the reference text (Clinical Psychology). Students will find on information on how to access the site, register and perform similar exercises to the exam.
2. Participating in practical activities (exclusively during the active course period) and evaluation of the paper that is mandatory for all the students.
3. Participation in online activities (exclusively during the active course period).
Assessment criteria: 1. The student may not have access to the written exam on the computer if he has not previously delivered (online or in hard copy) a paper related to one of the chosen texts. The paper consists of up to 10 pages (font 12 interline 1.5)
2. The score required to pass the examination on the computer ranges from a minimum of 18 to a maximum of 30 points.
3. The evaluation of participation in online activities and/or the evaluation of the paper provides a score of 0 to 5 points, to be added to the score obtained in the written exam.
4. The assignment of “ cum laude” is reserved for those who have obtained at least a sum of 33.
Course unit contents: 1. Theoretical perspectives of different models in clinical psychology.
2. The assessment in clinical psychology.
3. Psychodiagnostic methods
4. Interventions in Clinical Psychology.
5. Analysis of some clinical cases
6. Characteristics of different types of psychotherapy
7. Evaluation of the outcomes in psychotherapy: the evidence-based approach
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. Self-assessment evaluation (multiple response, true / false)
2. Analyzing and discussing articles on forum
3. Analysis and discussion of clinical cases proposed in the forum.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Mandatory books:
Sanavio E., Cornoldi C.(2017) Psicologia Clinica.
One free-choice book between:
1. Bertolotti et al.(2012)CBA-Y. Test per la valutazione del benessere psicologico in adolescenti e giovani adulti.
2.Sica C. (a cura di; 2012) Disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo. Questionari e interviste per la valutazione clinica
3.Coradeschi D. e Devoto A. (2012) Insonnia- Strumenti di valutazione psicologica.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sanavio E., Cornoldi C., Psicologia Clinica (terza edizione). Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bertolotti et al., CBA-Y. Test per la valutazione del benessere psicologico in adolescenti e giovani adulti. Trento: Erickson, 2012. Specificare frequenza al corso e codice CBA30 per autorizzazione acquisto e riduzione prezzo (telefono o mail ufficio ordini, non e-commerce) Cerca nel catalogo
  • C.Sica (a cura di), Disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo. Questionari e interviste per la valutazione clinica. Trento: Erickson, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Coradeschi D., Devoto A., Insonnia- Strumenti di valutazione psicologica. Trento: Erickson, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo