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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP6076218, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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 ENRICO MANGINI M-PSI/07
Other lecturers ARIANNA PALMIERI M-PSI/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 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
4 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 MANGINI ENRICO (Presidente)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MANGINI ENRICO (Presidente)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: They are useful for understanding the topics, knowledge acquired in the course of Advanced Dynamic Psychology, Theory and techniques of the analytically orientated interview, Psychodynamic Psychiatry
Target skills and knowledge: Through the concept of "diagnosis", the course proposes to initiate student psychodynamic understanding of psychic pathology, both from a theoretical and a clinical point of view, through the acquisition of tools for thought useful to analyze the request posed by a patient, how to conduct the initial assessment interview, how to return to the patient a suggestion that is a specific answer to his request.
To this end, it is necessary having already developed a competence on indications and contraindications to a psychic treatment, and to acquire skills enabling him/her to direct or not the patient towards a psychoanalytic treatment and, in particular, to a classic psychoanalysis or to other individual, institutional, short or group psychotherapies characterized by an analytical approach
Examination methods: A written examination is proposed lasting about two hours, with open questions to check comprehension of the program and related to both exam texts and material provided in class.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation criteria are based on an overall analysis of student knowledge about lectures, recommended texts and collective discussion on clinical cases considered from the perspective both of the psychoanalysis and the current psychological-psychiatric nosography.
Course unit contents: The course contents cover the theoretical-clinical aspects of psychoanalytic theory related to psychodynamic diagnosis. Particular attention will be paid to the stages of libido development, the positions and organizations of psychic experience, the drive dynamics, characteristics of Ego and Superego and the boundaries of the psychic apparatus; the defenses, types of anguish, sense-perceptions, images and representation, thought and dream activity. These theoretical themes will be used for better understanding clinical aspects of hysteria, of actual neuroses, of narcissistic structures as well as borderline, psychotic, melancholic, perverse, psychosomatic and neurotic structures.Furthermore, such a perspectives will be declined also by using the diagnostic and statistical manual of menthal disorders.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and clinical case discussions with active involvement of students
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. lessons materials
2. Elements of psychoanalitical experience: chapters 6,7,8,9,10,11.
3. DSM-5 (specific paragraphs will be indicated during lessons and in the sildes)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mangini, Enrico, Elementi dell'esperienza psicoanalitica: pulsione, immagine, parola poetica.. Milano: Cortina Edizioni, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • American Psychiatric Association, DSM-5. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

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

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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