CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
66528
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
1 credit during the 3nd year of 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (DIETETIC STUDIES)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Food, body and psyche

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able:

1. to define clinical psychology, its main theoretical models and types of intervention

2. to know and understand childhood, adolescent and adult eating disorders through a psychodynamic perspective

3. to analyze and understand recent scientific literature on food and psyche

4. to know the main measures for screening problematic eating behaviors and apply them in right contexts and with appropriate objectives

TEACHING METHODS

1. Frontal theoretical lessons (8 hours)

2. Case analysis (1 hour) Exercises (1 hour)

3. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

•definition of clinical psychology

• main professional skills of clinical psychologists

• main psychogenetic models and psychotherapeutic approaches

• feeding and nutrition disorders by the DSM-5

• childhood eating disorders: diagnostic classifications and psychodynamic perspective

• DSM-5 feeding and nutrition disorders: adolescence and adulthood

• anorexia nervosa: diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective

• bulimia nervosa: diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective

• binge-eating disorder (bed): diagnostic classification and psychodynamic perspective

• relationships between eating disorders and psychological functioning (emotions, thoughts, behaviors)

• eating disorders and attachment

• eating disorders and alexithymia

• eating disorders and emotional regulation strategies

• relationships between diet and psychopathological symptoms (or psychological well-being)

• depression and diet

• depression and diet

• anxiety and diet

• aggression and diet

• cognitive impairment and diet

• maternity diet

• child malnutrition and psychopathological symptoms

• tools for assessing the symptoms of eating disorders

  • • screening: self-report questionnaires

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Notes from the lessons
  • Rossi, N. (2004). Psicologia clinica per le professioni sanitarie. Il Mulino, Bologna, solo cap. 1 «Competenze ed ambiti di intervento della psicologia clinica», p. 15-37 (non tutto il capitolo)
  • Tambelli R. (2017). Manuale di psicopatologia dell’infanzia, Il Mulino, Bologna, solo cap. 3. «I Disturbi alimentari Infantili», p. 123-140 (non tutto il capitolo)
  • Blaine, Bruce E. and Rodman, J. (2007). Responses to Weight Loss Treatment Among Obese Individuals with and without BED: A Matched-study Meta-analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders 12, 54-60.
  • Opie et al. (2016). Dietary recommendations or the prevention of depression. Nutritional Neuroscience

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: The student reception will take place on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Professor's office, on the fourth floor of the DISFOR. Student must previously contact Professor by email. Moreover, the student reception can take place remotely on Teams, after having previously contacted Professor by email

Exam Board

MANUELA ALBERTELLI

GABRIELLA BIFFA

CECILIA SERENA PACE

FRANCESCA SIBILLA

FRANCESCA TAGLIOTTI

MARINA BELLOMO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

1. Frontal theoretical lessons (8 hours)

2. Case analysis (1 hour) Exercises (1 hour)

3. 

LESSONS START

Monday 25 October 2021, 9-13: synchronous remote mode through the Teams platform, channel "Clinical Psychology, Dietetics 3rd year, 2021-22", code ng8rt5g


Thursday 28 October 2021, 2-6 pm: in presence at the Department of Education Sciences (DISFOR), Corso Andrea Podestà 2, Genoa, room 8


Friday 29 October 2021, 4-6 pm: in preence at the Department of Education Sciences (DISFOR), Corso Andrea Podestà 2, Genoa, room 8

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

- Written pre-exam (8 multiple choice questions, 2 open answer questions to be solved in 30 minutes)

- Oral exam, if the pre-exam is not taken 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written exam will include eight multiple-choice questions and two open-ended questions regarding the texts and topics covered in class.

The student must demonstrate both having acquired the contents of the course in an active and correct way, and of being able to communicate the information learned during the course using appropriate terminology.