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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP6076098, 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
3 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)
2 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: To be able to successfully follow this lecture it is necessary to have a basic preparation in: dynamic psychology, psychodynamic dialogue and Group dynamics.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide a theoretical, clinical and applicative knowledge of the Group structure and about the dynamics that cross it. Group funtioning/dysfunction path starts from its origin in the person mind who will lead the group to his conclusion. Particular attention will be paid to isomorphism concept, in order to understand the institutional dynamics, in the broadest sense of the term, foreshadow and determine specific group dynamics. Group management techniques will be explained and this will be fundamental to understand the therapeutic factors that are activated in the group, and to understand the importance of research on the process and group psychotherapy.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the topics present in the proposed texts.Will be valuated both the acquisition of the theoretical principles and clinical methodologies and the ability to elaborate and apply the acquired competences in an autonomous, critical and conscious way of the theoretical and methodological constructs.
Course unit contents: Theoretical group dynamics bases. The historical origins of analytic work with groups. Observation vertexes of the work with groups: interpersonal relations, relationships between person and group, transpersonal relationships, the relationship between group and institution. The group boundaries and the group field. Life phases that group crosses from its birth to its conclusion. Group thinking: characteristics and evolution. Therapeutic factors and factors of change. The emotional life of the group. Group and institutions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, laboratories.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Neri, Claudio, Gruppo. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2017. Testo obbligatorio Cerca nel catalogo
  • Yalom, Irvin D.; Leszcz, Molyn, Teoria e pratica della psicoterapia di gruppoIrvin D. Yalom. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2009. Testo obbligatorio. Sono esclusi i capitoli: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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