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Degree course in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Codice 2048)
Curriculum\Profile description: RELATION AND CARE

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
School:
  • SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Class:
  • Psychology (LM-51)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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The 2nd cycle Degree Course in "Clinical Psychology" is the natural continuation, deepening and developming in a professional sense of the training of 1st cycle courses, in particular of the class 34. The main objective of the Course is to train psychologists with specific skills for the psychological-clinical intervention aimed at individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Starting from a deepening of the basic psychological knowledge already acquired, and in the perspective of an integrated approach between theoretical and applicative skills in the clinical-relational field and in the field of neuropsychological research, the Degree Course aims at providing skills related: - to the evaluation and prevention, treatment and care of people, families, groups, organizations, communities; - to the promotion of health, development and well-being; - to the field of research. The two curricula, "Relation and Care" and "Neuropsychology", provide a strong common educational core, in the first year, and a specialized second-year articulation, which aims to define in a specific and professionalizing way the clinical-relational and neuropsychological skills, in accordance with the needs of the labour market. Specific training objectives of the CdLM in Clinical Psychology are: - the updated knowledge of the main explanatory theories of normal psychological functioning and of psychopathological suffering, from the point of view of clinical-relational research (with particular reference to psychodynamic and group models), as well as the most recent acquisitions in the field of neuroscience; - learning the ability to evaluate, diagnose and assess mental functioning and the relational dynamics of people, families, groups, organizations, and also of the main neuropsychological syndromes, techniques and neuropsychological diagnosis; - the knowledge of the clinical-relational and neuro-rehabilitation methods and the ability to draw up appropriate clinical reports for communication with colleagues and other professionals (eg social workers, psychiatrists, operators, etc.), as well as with the users themselves; - the knowledge of the clinical psychology research methods, based on the evaluation of outcome, process and context (setting); - the learning of the ability to provide therapeutic indications, to carry out studies on the effectiveness and applicability of the interventions in the different care settings. To achieve these objectives, the Course in Clinical Psychology provides educational activities related to the field of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, General and Physiological Psychology, Social and Labour Psychology. Related and integrative training activities are also provided, aimed at completing the professional profile through the deepening of advanced, specialist and current issues of the psychology sector, consistent with the needs expressed by the labour market. In this context, personal training experiences are also offered, in group contexts, aiming at the acquisition of awareness on the importance of the relationship as the main tool for work and intervention in clinical psychology (groups of experiential training and laboratories for discussing clinical cases). Teaching is based on the integration between lectures and interactive and practical training methods (role-playing, case exposition, simulations, workshops). Internships in companies or institutions are also provided, as further training activities providing students the opportunity to face with professional activity. The Degree Course is also the key to access to University Master Courses, specific Training Courses and Postgraduate Schools for Psychotherapy.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: clinical psychologist Functions: Clinical psychologists are professionals with specific skills aimed at carrying out various functions in the work contexts in which they operates. They use cognitive and intervention tools for the prevention, counselling, diagnosis, psychological support, rehabilitation of dysfunctional or pathological psychic processes dependent on subjective, interpersonal, situational and systemic variables. Clinical psychologists intervene in the processes limiting or disturbing the intrapsychic, interpersonal or group adaptation ability, and generating problematic aspects of suffering, maladjustment and deviance, through the promotion of understanding and reorganization of mental functioning with attention to individual and interpersonal levels and psychobiological, neuropsychological and psychosomatic behavioural correlates. They also design, build and implement interventions aimed at promoting socio-psycho-biological health and well-being. One of the most typical application areas of clinical psychology is psychotherapy. Skills: - designing and constructing different clinical work settings, in relation to specific intervention contexts; - conducting assessment and consultation activities with individuals, families, groups and institutions; - carrying out a correct "analysis of the demand", elaborating the objectives of the intervention, transforming the "demand" into a shared alliance with the users, any clients, the members of the work team; - making clinical diagnoses; - conducting assessment and psychological-clinical support interviews; - producing clinical reports suitable for communication with expert interlocutors (colleagues and other professional figures) as well as with non-competent interlocutors on the issues dealt with; - designing and implementing psychological-clinical interventions aimed at people, families, groups, social and cultural intervention environments; - perform neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis; - program rehabilitation interventions for cognitive function deficits; - evaluate, also through empirical methods, the quality, effectiveness and appropriateness of the interventions. Professional opportunities: Graduates in Clinical Psychology, after passing the national qualification Examination and enrolling in the Register of Psychologists, section A, can operate in all the areas provided for by law L.18 February 1989, n.56, regulating the profession of Psychologist, (paragraph 1: “the profession of psychologist includes the use of cognitive tools and intervention for prevention, diagnosis, activities of abilitation-rehabilitation and psychological support for the person, group, organisms social networks and to communities. It also includes the activities of experimentation, research and teaching in this area”. In particular, they may: - carry out the activity of clinical psychologist in the field of professional practice; - carry out consulting activities in public and private bodies; - exercise responsibility functions in organizations and services directed to the person, groups, communities, within: - healthcare facilities and public, private and/or accredited hospital facilities; - social and territorial services; - educational and educational services and organizations; - associations and cooperatives of the third sector, foundations and NGOs; services aimed at the person of local authorities; - public and private centres for the prevention and promotion of health and well-being; - rehabilitation and intervention centres for disability; - Facilities and services for the elderly. They may also take up the profession of Psychotherapist, after obtaining the post-graduate specialization required by MIUR.
Final examination features
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The final examination aims at assessing the maturity and critical skills of undergraduates, with respect to the acquired knowledge; it completes the activities of the Course programme. Consistent with the educational objectives of the Master's Degree Course and with the expected learning outcomes, the final test consists of an experimental, theoretical or design dissertation, with original features, or it can be an essay on a mono/multidisciplinary theme elaborated by the student under the guidance of a supervisor, written according to the instructions provided in the educational regulations of the Course. The document may be written in a language of the European Union other than Italian, previously agreed with the supervisor. In this case the same work must be accompanied by an extended summary in Italian. The final paper, or part of it, can also be carried out in public and private Italian and foreign institutions and companies accredited by the University of Palermo. To obtain the degree the student must have acquired 120 credits, including those related to the final exam.


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Teachings first year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13121 - PRACTICE 5.0 1 G F
13223 - THEORETICAL AND APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY course specifications TURRIZIANI (PA) 9.0 1 V B M-PSI/02
17957 - PSYCHODYNAMIC MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT course specifications GIANNONE (PO) 9.0 1 V B M-PSI/07
18698 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE - LEVEL B2 6.0 1 G F
19278 - PSYCHOLOGY OF ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS course specifications RUVOLO (PO) 6.0 1 V B M-PSI/06
19722 - PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING GROUPS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications GIORDANO (RU) 12.0 Yearly V
EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING GROUPS PROFITA (PO) LO COCO (PO) DI BLASI (PA) FALGARES (PA) GIORDANO (RU) GULLO (PA) DI BLASI (PA) DI BLASI (PA) CAVANI (PC) CANNIZZARO (PC) 3.0 C M-PSI/08
PSYCHOTHERAPY GIORDANO (RU) 9.0 B M-PSI/08
19724 - COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE(*) course specifications OLIVERI (PO) 6.0 1 V B M-PSI/02
05958 - PSYCHIATRY course specifications LA BARBERA (PO) 6.0 2 V C MED/25
18096 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS course specifications LA GRUTTA (PA) 9.0 2 V B M-PSI/08


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
08719 - PATHOLOGICAL ADDICTION course specifications DI BLASI (PA) 6.0 1 V B M-PSI/08
14461 - PSYCHODYNAMICS OF SETTING course specifications GIANNONE (PO) 6.0 1 V B M-PSI/07
15937 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY course specifications LO COCO (PO) 6.0 1 V C M-PSI/08
19728 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH AND CLINICAL CASE DISCUSSION LABORATORY course specifications EPIFANIO (RU) 10.0 Yearly V
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH EPIFANIO (RU) 6.0 B M-PSI/08
CLINICAL CASE DISCUSSION - WORKSHOP CAVANI (PC) DI BLASI (PA) EPIFANIO (RU) GULLO (PA) 4.0 C M-PSI/08
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 12.0 2 G E
Free subjects (suggested) 6.0 D
Free subjects (suggested) II 6.0 D


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13233 - THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF CLINICAL INTERVENTION WITH FAMILIES course specifications SALERNO (PA) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/07
15148 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE course specifications DI BLASI (PA) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/08
19321 - ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS course specifications TURRIZIANI (PA) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/02


Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13329 - ETHNOPSYCHOANALYSIS course specifications PROFITA (PO) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/08
17955 - PSYCHOLOGY OF THE MAFIA PHENOMENON course specifications GIORDANO (RU) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/08
19723 - BEHAVIOURAL NEUROLOGY(*) course specifications OLIVERI (PO) 6.0 2 V D M-PSI/02


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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