Second cycle degree in

Clinical dynamic psychology

Class: LM-51 - Psychology

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Class LM-51 - Psychology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator STEFANIA MANNARINI
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Reference structures Department of philosophy, sociology, education and applied psychology, School of psychology

A course that reflects upon the complexity of clinical work that will prepare students in three main perspectives: psychodynamic, constructivist/interactionist, and psychoanalytic. The training is based on the teacher-student exchange and on classroom exercises that range between research methodology and the theoretical models of understanding the functioning of a person’s cognitive, affective, social, and relational environment. Students will conduct psycho-diagnostic assessments as well as developing the evaluations needed to understand interpersonal relationships and psychological distress. Students will be able to work in areas of both private and public institutions of clinical psychology, child neuropsychiatry, family counselling, and services that offer individual therapeutic and supportive relationship care. Student may also pursue a profession career as a psychotherapist or as a consultant for local and administrations services.

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Characteristics and objectives
The second cycle degree course in Clinical Dynamic Psychology is aimed to prepare the student to the complexity of the clinical work in various contexts, i.e. the person, the family, groups and the institutions. The fields of application include: diagnosis, mental distress prevention, health and wellbeing promotion, psychotherapeutic treatment, intercultural dimensions, and social deviance. The lessons foster continuous interchanges between professors and students; the learning of theoretical constructs is consolidated in such interaction and is experimented by means of different classroom exercises. The student's training concerns the following areas: research methodology; theoretical models relevant to the understanding of the person and his/her functioning on the cognitive, affective, social and relational levels; tools for the psycho-diagnostic assessment, the assessment of interpersonal and family relations, and the evaluation of the psychological distress. The sound competence of the teachers allows the student to orient his/her preparation along three main perspectives: psychodynamic, constructivist/interactionist and psychoanalytic. The student has the opportunity to enlarge his/her clinical and research competence within the University Department (laboratories and research centers) and outside, within public and private structures (ULSS, Hospitals, Communities, Research Centers). These opportunities allow the student to acquire a satisfactory basic competence in view of his/her future work as a psychologist and of his/her future specialization studies in psychology.

Occupational opportunities
Clinical psychologist (with the possibility of becoming a Psychotherapist after taking a specialization course in psychotherapy). The clinical psychologist can develop his/her profession in the following occupational contexts: National Health Services (e.g. infantile neuropsychiatry, family counseling, SerD, and in any other health service where there is the opportunity to develop a therapeutic relationship and to offer individual support); Prevention Departments or Public Health Services and in any other structure where prevention programs are activated. More in general occupational contexts are found in the following structures: psychosocial and socio-sanitary services, family counseling services, mental health territorial services, public and private services concerned with assistance, research and social promotion. Furthermore, the clinical psychologist or the psychotherapist can work as freelancer, or as a consultant for local administrations and services.

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Training

I Year METHODOLOGY IN CLINICAL RESEARCH [CFU 9] EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 6] BRAIN DISORDERS AND BEHAVIOR ACROSS CULTURES [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT ACROSS CULTURES [CFU 6] REHABILITATION COUNSELING [CFU 6] METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN CONSTRUCTIVIST AND INTERACTIONIST PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES [CFU 6] GENERAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] PROCESS AND OUTCOME IN PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS [CFU 6] DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHIATRY [CFU 6] PSYCHOANALYTIC DIAGNOSIS PERSONALITY STRUCTURE AND CLINICAL PROCESS [CFU 9] PSYCHODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT [CFU 9] THEORETICAL MODELS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD PSYCHOANALYTIC CLINIC [CFU 6] THEORETICAL MODELS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE [CFU 6] PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHIATRY [CFU 9] CLINICAL PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS [CFU 9] TECHNIQUES OF ASSESSMENT IN CLINICAL AND DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 6] CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF INTERACTION [CFU 9] PSYCHOLOGY OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR [CFU 9] PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL MALAISE [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE [CFU 6] II Year RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ETICHS IN PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 3] WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [CFU 16] GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS PSYCHODYNAMICS [CFU 6] PSYCHODYNAMICS OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS [CFU 6] THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF THE PSYCHOANALYTICALLY-ORIENTED INTERVIEW [CFU 6] INTERVENTIONS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF INTERACTION [CFU 6]