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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP6074673, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS2292, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF ADOLESCENTS
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Teacher in charge MARIA CRISTINA GATTO ROTONDO 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: The knowledge acquired in ‘Dynamic Psychology’, ‘Psychology of Adolescence’ ‘Clinical Psychodynamic Models For Children And Adolescents’ ‘Biological and Psychodynamic Basis of Parenting’, ‘Child Health Psychology’ courses will be useful.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the laboratory activities is to acquire knowledge of the evaluation and treatment of preadolescents and adolescents with intrapsychic and intersubjective distress that may interfere with a healthy growth. This knowledge will be integrated with the deepening of corporeal, affective and social dimensions involved in the adolescent process.
Examination methods: The exam is written with the possibility of an oral presentations, previously agreed with the teacher, about the topics of the laboratory.
Assessment criteria: The active participation during the laboratory activities and critical thinking skills will be taken in consideration for the evaluation.
Course unit contents: The laboratory will deepen the new expressions of the adolescent distress in an evolutive and relational perspective.
Different interventions with adolescents and their parents are applied not only according to the kind of problem but also according to the specific environments and relationships. Some of the useful theoretical elements and techniques for the evaluation and taking charge will be highlighted through clinical examples. In particular about: the first interview; the psychotherapeutic process; notes on the characteristics of individual and group psychotherapy.
The course includes a discussion about the realization of prevention projects for adolescent risky behaviors, starting from experiences of Focus Groups in schools.
Also the role of the peer group in the adolescent identity construction - providing some insights about the group as "setting" of encounter with adolescents, with reference both to the clinical and preventive contexts - will be examined.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: During lessons there will be also more practical experiences:
-Presentation and discussion of transcriptions of clinical interviews and sessions of individual and group psychotherapy
-Presentation and discussion of transcriptions of Focus Group meetings concerning prevention of risk in adolescence
-Focus Group: students will work as groups, helped by the teacher, in order to observe and experience a specific technique. Movies, pictures etc will encourage observations about creativity as a key element in the adolescent identity construction, as well as in the clinical work with adolescents.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study materials will be presented and discussed during lessons. Some materials will be available in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)