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School of Psychology
Course unit
PS01111727, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1088, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHIATRY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied 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 ARIANNA PALMIERI M-PSI/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 6.0

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

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

Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PALMIERI ARIANNA (Presidente)
BENELLI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
CALVO VINCENZO (Membro Effettivo)
SAMBIN MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
8 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PALMIERI ARIANNA (Presidente)
BENELLI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
CALVO VINCENZO (Membro Effettivo)
SAMBIN MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Theoretical basis of clinical psychodynamic approach should be, but not ncesserely, previously acquired.
Target skills and knowledge: Up-to-date knowledge on dyagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases are provided to the students in a psychodynamic perspective. Skills in blending together psychodynamic psychology and neuroscience (e.g. for psychopharmacological treatment) will be encouraged as well.
Examination methods: The exam will be in written form and will comprise two tests.

The first test consists in the presentation of a clinical case of which the student has to discuss the possible clinical diagnosis, differential diagnoses and eventually treatment guidelines. Such considerations must be based on the reference manual and, at the individual discretion, on other literature sources or from the integrative information presented during the lessons.

The second test, by choice, can be either a report based on the latest review of the scientific literature of one of the lessons topics (suggested choice for the attending students) or a theoretical question based on the contents of the reference manual (suggested choice for the non-attending students)
Assessment criteria: In the first test, more than the exactness of the diagnosis, it will be valued the quality of the clinical thinking that underlies the diagnostic and treatment choices.

In the literature review test, it will be valued the arguments quality and the studies selection criteria.

In the theoretical question it will be valued the completeness and accuracy of the acquired knowledge.
Course unit contents: Brief historical background and survey instruments of psychodynamic psychology and psychiatry; Psychodynamic readings of normal (adaptive) and psychopathological functioning; Diagnostic and treatment insight in the clinical psychology and psychiatry current theoretical framework of reference. In detail, DSM5 nosographic categories will be explained in a psychodynamic perspective, according to the course reference Manual.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching is based on frontal lectures in which is encouraged student active participation.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is suggested to attend the lessons;
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gabbard G., Psichiatria Psicodinamica. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2015. dal cap.4 al cap.19 inclusi Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Peer feedback
  • Students peer review
  • Learning journal

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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