CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
67630
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
8 credits during the 5th year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to facilitate the acquisition of the main theoretical models and methods of developmental clinical psychology by the future teachers, with reference to educational and school contexts and highlighting the specificities for kindergarten and primary schools.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching of clinical psychology aims to provide a framework of clinical psychology at developmental stages. Particular attention will be devoted to the clinical methods and their applications, emphasizing especially the school environment.

The course will focus on the following themes: the psychological value of child-teacher relationship and its formative and transformative potential, the analysis of family context and its role both as a risk and protection factor for the welfare of children, the relevance of team work both in the training and education field.

TEACHING METHODS

  1. Lectures in the presence through slides presentations 
  2. work in small group focused on the analysis of international literature
  3. Presentation and discussion of video

A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will address the main issues of developmental clinical psychology, with particular reference to the following contents:

1) The assessment of the main symptoms expressed by children at preschool and school age. The initial part of the course will be devoted to the analysis and understanding of the signs of emotional discomfort experienced by children in school contexts and the connections with their limitations of cognitive and socialization skills and performances.

2) The models and the analysis methodologies of the family contexts. The course will address both the psychological meaning of belonging to different family contexts (eg. migrant families, adoptive families, broken families, etc.) attribuited by the children, and the understanding of the emotional climate experienced in the family as a risk and protection factor for the welfare of children.

3) Work as a team both in training and educational field. Particular attention will be paid to understanding the psychological dynamics experienced in working teams in organizational frameworks, highlighting both the strengths and weakness of the work team.

Regarding specifically the kindergarten pathways, the course aims at fostering the knowledge and understanding of the multiple symptomatic expressions of problematic preschoolers, together with observational methodologies.

Regarding specifically the primary school pathways, the course aims at fostering the knowledge and understanding of emotional aspects, related to the use of cognitive resources in children at school age, with particular reference to traumatic experiences.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Study bibliography list:

  1. Pani R., Biolcati R., Sagliaschi S. (2009). Psicologia clinica e psicopatologia per l'educazione e la formazione. Il Mulino.
  2. Zennaro A. (2011). Lo sviluppo della psicopatologia. Fattori biologici, ambientali e relazionali. Il Mulino (eccetto cap. XI, XII, XIII e XV)
  3. Gambini P. (2007). Psicologia della famiglia. La prospettiva sistemico-relazionale. Franco Angeli (solo parte III).
  4. Appunti delle lezioni (per i frequentanti)/ Aucouturier B. (2015). Il bambino terribile e la scuola. Raffaello Cortina (per i non frequentanti)

Recommended Reading:

  1. Granatella V. (2011). Reciproci sguardi. Sistemi migranti e costruzione intersoggettiva di pratiche e saperi. Franco Angeli.
  2. Chistolini M. (2006). Scuola e adozione. Linee guida e strumenti per operatori, insegnanti, genitori. Franco Angeli.

Although the bibliography proposed is in Italian, it can be replaced with other texts agreed with the Lecturer

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VALENTINO FERRO (President)

PATRIZIA VELOTTI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

  1. Lectures in the presence through slides presentations 
  2. work in small group focused on the analysis of international literature
  3. Presentation and discussion of video

A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

LESSONS START

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Class schedule

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written form, Registration

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam is in written form and it includes four open-ended questions regarding the bibliographic material and topics presented and discussed in classes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
01/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale