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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032534, 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
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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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 CRISTINA MAROGNA 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 MAROGNA CRISTINA (Presidente)
CACCAMO FLORIANA (Membro Effettivo)
DE MARI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRUZZA EMILIA (Membro Effettivo)
FURIN ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
GHEDIN SIMONA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGINI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO DIEGO (Membro Effettivo)
ZONCA VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
8 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MAROGNA CRISTINA (Presidente)
CACCAMO FLORIANA (Membro Effettivo)
DE MARI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRUZZA EMILIA (Membro Effettivo)
GHEDIN SIMONA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGINI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO DIEGO (Membro Effettivo)
ZONCA VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The student must have acquired the fundamental basics of: dynamic psychology,psychoanalytic interview, psychoanalytic diagnosis, psychodynamic diagnosis.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with theoretical and technical tools to understand how the phenomenon of the association highlights the existence of a link between a perception and a memory. This can reach the consciousness because it is connected to an affection. To grasp the issues of the interview the countertransference becomes an indispensable concept-condition because it highlights the intrapsychic, transpsychic and interpersonal dynamics. Work with free associations and dreams allows us to rediscover at least a part of what has been lost or forgotten that is not present in the conscience, and thus it facilitates the care process. Based on this clinical work technique, the psychoanalytic interview favors the reconstruction of continuity in the experience of self. During the course a continuous dialogue between theory and clinical practice will be kept alive, and this will give the possibility to understand the differences between the phases of: consultation, process of analysis and conclusion of therapy. The stages of the interview will be observed both in the patient's perspective and in the psychoanalyst's perspective.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the students’ learning will be based on understanding of the topics covered in the proposed texts.
Both the acquisition of theoretical concepts and clinical methodologies, and the ability to develop and apply the acquired skills in an autonomous, critical and conscious way will be considered.
Course unit contents: The first part of the course will present the use of the "Psychoanalytic Colloquium" in different settings (public and private, single and couple) and in different stages of patient's life. Specifically, the course will propose the study of the method of free associations (Bollas 1999), outlining how they lead to a deconstruction of the relationship, placing itself at the service of a subversive goal: mental evolution. The second part of the course proposes the study of countertransference and dream as an election place to observe and analyse free associations, transversely to clinical context and patient life phase (child, adolescent, adult and elderly). Dreams interpretation "via regia" towards the unconscious is increasingly present in the clinical research landscape as it presents an unconscious, personal and shared territory, in which subjectivity is possible and psychic life is not anchored to external reality.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching consists mainly of lectures (Power Point presentations and videos), clinical case, testimonials from expert psychoanalysts. Group work, exercises on clinical material provided by teacher and analysis of clinical cases will be proposed. An active participation of students and the proposals for in-depth study of specific themes will be appreciated.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Semi A.A., Il metodo delle libere associazioni. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bolognini S. (A cura di), Il sogno cento anni dopo. Milano: Mimesis, 2016. capitoli:1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 26 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Donadio, C., Albarella M., Il Controtransfert. Napoli: Liguori, 1998. Da pag 81 a pag 130; da pag 163 a pag 188; da pag 201 a pag 242/ In alternativa al Volume di Semi A.A. "Tecnica del colloquio" Cerca nel catalogo
  • Semi A.A., Tecnica del colloquio. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 1985. fino a pag 94/ In alternativa al Volume di Donadio C. ed Albarella M. "Il Controtransfert" Cerca nel catalogo