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School of Psychology
CLINICAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
PSYCHODYNAMICS OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
PSP3050501, 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
CLINICAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
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 PSYCHODYNAMICS OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-PS1088-000ZZ-2018-PSP3050501-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VINCENZO CALVO 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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
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
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CALVO VINCENZO (Presidente)
BATTISTELLA MARIANGELA (Membro Effettivo)
BENELLI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
MANNARINI STEFANIA (Membro Effettivo)
PALMIERI ARIANNA (Membro Effettivo)
SAMBIN MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CALVO VINCENZO (Presidente)
BATTISTELLA MARIANGELA (Membro Effettivo)
BENELLI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
MANNARINI STEFANIA (Membro Effettivo)
PALMIERI ARIANNA (Membro Effettivo)
SAMBIN MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Previous basic knowledge of dynamic psychology and clinical interviewing is useful.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge on psychodynamics of family relations, family life cycle, and theoretical approaches used in the work with families (systemic-relational approach, attachment-theory, and psychodynamic approach).
The skills to be acquired involve conducting clinical interviews with couples and families, using family assessment tools and theory to prepare in-depth family reports.
Examination methods: Written examination including open questions. The exam lasts 1 hour.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the topics presented in the textbooks, ability to synthesize and to clinically understand family dynamics, use of correct terminology.
Course unit contents: 1) Definition and fundamental concepts related to the couple and the family (normative development, developmental family tasks and goals, functional and dysfunctional families).
2) The phases of the family life cycle with particular reference to the couple, to the transition to parenting, to the family in the "adult" age, to the last transition and mourning.
3) Observation and assessment of the couple and the family.
4) Clinical interview with dyads and family.
5) Psychology of dyadic relations.
6) Attachment theory in dyadic and family contexts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching will consist, on the one hand, in lectures in which the theoretical topics will be presented and the knowledge and skills to be acquired will be illustrated. On the other hand, each week, videos presenting therapy sessions with a couple or family will be viewed and analyzed in detail in the class, with the active participation of the instruments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides and other materials can be found on the Moodle website of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Scabini E., Iafrate R, Psicologia dei legami familiari. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2019. NB. Nuova edizione 2019 - Collana Itinerari Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gottman J.S., Gottman J.M., Dieci principi per una terapia di coppia efficace. Milano: Raffaello Cortina editore, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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