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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032533, A.A. 2018/19

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. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied 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 ENRICO MANGINI M-PSI/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/07 Dynamic 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 MANGINI ENRICO (Presidente)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
9 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MANGINI ENRICO (Presidente)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
8 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MANGINI ENRICO (Presidente)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: In order to approach this course a basic knowledge of psychoanalytic thought is needed. It can be acquired from the following courses: Advanced Dynamic Psychology, Theories and techniques of the interview, Psychodynamic diagnosis, Psychoanalytic diagnosis
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with the theoretical tools and meta-psychological models of Freudian and post-Freudian psychoanalytic thought in order to approach the psychoanalytic clinic both as knowledge of the patient, of his/her psychic functioning, of his/her defense mechanisms and of the its transfert, both as knowledge of the analytical set-up, the management of the therapeutic setting, of the analyst's thought and countertransfert. This theoretical-clinical knowledge can also be referred to the institutional psychotherapeutic setting, either individual and group setting.
Examination methods: Students will be proposed a two hours written examination, including open questions aimed at verifying the comprehension of both exam bibliography and the material provided during the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria focus on the preparation demonstrated by the student in relation to the program indicated and on students’ participation during the course
Course unit contents: The course is based on the relationship between theory and clinic in psychoanalysis as evidenced within different psychoanalytic models. In particular, the Freudian model and the most important post-Freudian authors and models are taken into consideration, as well as references to contemporary psychoanalysis, including the Italian school. The epistemological issues arising from the comparison and integration between the Freudian model and the model of object relations will be addressed, in relation to the areas of asymbolic and presymbolic functioning and to neurotic, psychosomatic, melancholic, borderline and psychotic functioning. The common thread is the genetic development of thought (sense-perceptions, formation of the image, original removal, somatization, acting) and within the analytical relationship developing in the dynamics of transfert/ countertransfert.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The program described and the educational goals will be achieved through classical lectures, with free and open debates between lecturer and students on any clinical-theoretical issue addressed in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study materials:
Elements of psychoanalytic experience
Lessons on Freudian thought: to be read as a guide to fundamental concepts.
Lessons on post Freudian thought : chapters 1, 2 (par.5-6),3 (par. 3-4-5-6, 5 (par. 1), 7 (par. 3-4), 8 (par. 3), 9 (par. 2-3), 10 (par. 1), 11 (par.1), 12 (par. 1-2-3), 13, 14 (par. 2-3), 16 (par. 3), 25.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mangini E., Lezioni sul pensiero freudiano. Milano: Led Edizioni, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mangini E., Lezioni sul pensiero post-freudiano. Milano: Led Edizioni, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mangini E., Elementi dell'esperienza psicoanalitica. Milano: Cortina Edizioni, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Story telling

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