Second cycle degree in

Developmental and educational psychology (2020/2021)

Class: LM-51 - Psychology

Class LM-51 - Psychology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study LUCIA MASON
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Reference structures Department of developmental psychology and socialisation, Scuola di psicologia

A course that provides theoretical and practical tools for psychoeducational and rehabilitative intervention, as well as for counselling in schools, clinics, and community services. Students study assessment and intervention methods as well as techniques applicable in situations of difficulty, hardship, disability and emergences that affect minors and their families. Student will study the functional aspects of an individual’s abilities such as learning, behaviour, cognitive, and linguistic skills during typical and atypical development. Students will be able to carry out interventions to promote well-being in an educational context as well as preventing discomfort in disadvantaged contexts. With assessments and interventions tools students will learn how development and developmental disabilities and interventions are used in during emergencies and in counselling activities.

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Characteristics and objectives
The second cycle degree course in Developmental and Educational Psychology prepares for the profession of psychologist. A 1-year internship and the habilitation exam are then necessary to be licensed and register as psychologists.
The program provides students with theoretical and practical tools for psychoeducational and rehabilitation interventions, as well as for counseling in schools, clinical contexts, and community Services. Students are introduced to the use of assessment and intervention methods and techniques for working in situations in which children and their families experience difficulties or problems, as well as in emergency situations. These courses enable students to understand the functional aspects of the individual: learning, interpersonal relations, cognitive and linguistic abilities in typical development and critical periods of child development, emergency situations, and in atypical development.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates can be licensed as professional psychologists (with the opportunity to become psychotherapists after post-graduate specialization). Developmental and educational psychologists can operate in the following areas: (a) Promotion of well-being in educational contexts such as the family, nursery, pre-primary school, and school; (b) intervention in cases of sociocultural and linguistic disadvantage; (c) assessment and intervention for learning difficulties and disabilities; (d) assessment and intervention for developmental disabilities and disorders; (e) interventions in emergency contexts; (f) counseling for parents, teachers, and other professionals in the areas of typical and atypical development, and learning.
Graduates in Developmental and Educational Psychology gain theoretical and methodological competencies required for post-graduate trainings, including national and international PhD programs.

  Teaching list

I Anno DESIGNING PSYCHOLOGY-BASED INTERVENTIONS [ -- -- ] DESIGNING CLINICAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES [ IRENE CRISTINA MAMMARELLA ] METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR PROMOTING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AT SCHOOL [ TIZIANA POZZOLI ] METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSING COGNITIVE SKILLS DURING INFANCY IN TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT [ ELISA DI GIORGIO ] DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS: ASSESSEMENT AND DIAGNOSIS [ -- -- ] STRESS MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE [ SARA SCRIMIN ] SOFT SKILLS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE [ ANGELO BOCCATO ] TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL COMMUNICATIVE AND LINGUISTIC DEVELOPMENT [ MAJA ROCH ] PEER RELATIONS AND INTERVENTION IN SCHOOL SETTINGS [ GIANLUCA GINI ] COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT [ -- -- ] CHILD HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY [ SABRINA BONICHINI ] CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY CONTEXTS [ SARA SCRIMIN ] PSYCHOLOGY OF CAREER GUIDANCE [ MARIA CRISTINA GINEVRA ] CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT [ UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO ] COGNITIVE DISABILITIES [ SILVIA LANFRANCHI ] LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES: EDUCATION, INSTRUCTION AND HABILITATION [ BARBARA ARFE' ] DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE [ TERESA FARRONI ] PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING FOR THE INCLUSION OF DISABILITIES AND SOCIAL DISCOMFORT [ LAURA NOTA ] ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY [ FRANCA AGNOLI ] DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (ADVANCED) [ ALESSANDRA SIMONELLI ] DATA ANALYSIS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY [ FRANCA AGNOLI ] FINAL EXAM [ -- -- ] II Anno GENETICS [ NATASCIA TISO ] CRIMINOLOGY [ ROCCO ALAGNA ] EXPERIMENTAL PEDAGOGY [ DEBORA AQUARIO ] SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY [ ANGELA MARIA TOFFANIN ] RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ETICHS IN PSYCHOLOGY [ CESARINA NEGRIZZOLO ] WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [ SABRINA BONICHINI ]