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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP6074604, 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
PS2292, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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 PAOLO MICHIELIN

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical 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.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MICHIELIN PAOLO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
SEREGNI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of cognitive and affective development in its typical and atypical trajectories, observational methods and psychological assessment.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide a knowledge of cognitive-behavioral interventions with particular focus on techniques and methods of treatment used in major disorders that occur during childhood and adolescence. We will go through the main interventions in a practical and experiential way, thus providing some basic skills in clinical psychology.
Examination methods: Multiple choice questions and analysis of situations and clinical cases.Furthermore, participation in practical activities and the evaluation of the products processed (exclusively during the active period of the course) may contribute to the final outcome of the examination.
Assessment criteria: Mark required to pass the exam is between 18 and 30 points.
The evaluation of practical activities gives up to 1 point, that will be added to the written mark, only if above 18 points.
Course unit contents: Cognitive-behavioral approach to developmental psychopathology:
Psychological assessment
Psychosocial interventions
Cognitive interventions
Behavioral strategies based on reinforcement and behavioral contract
Parent training
Problem solving strategies
Social Skills Training
Behavioral activation
Relaxation training
Exposure to the feared situations

Treatment programs of the different psychopathologies of childhood and adolescence:
- Pervasive developmental disorders
- Selective mutism
- Generalized anxiety and separation anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Tic disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Disruptive behavior disorders
- Depression
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of frontal lectures, practical classes and clinical cases.
In small groups of about 6-7 people it is possible to visit services, mainly at the ULSS nr. 2 Marca Trevigiana, where clinical interventions take place.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The DSM-5 diagnostic classification included in the General and Developmental Psychopathology Program (Prof. Simonelli) is part of the program, and the material (slides and documents) that will be made available on the Moodle platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Isola L., Romano G., Mancini F. (a cura di), Psicoterapia cognitiva dell'infanzia e dell'adolescenza: nuovi sviluppi. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2016. Escluso il capitolo sui Disturbi specifici di apprendimento Cerca nel catalogo
  • Celi F., La psicoterapia dell'età evolutiva. Firenze: Hogrefe, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students