76042 - Clinical Psychology

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the lessons, the student will have  acquired the basic knowledge to understand the conditions of personal and relational discomfort.

Course contents

The psychological training of the healthcare operator; Fields of study and applications of clinical psychology.

Clinical interview and listening to the patient. Verbal and non-verbal communication; Managing relational dynamics with the patient.

The experience of pain: definition of pain, chronic non-oncological pain; Pain and ties with anxiety, depression, feelings of anger.

The trauma, the loss and the mourning work in the conditions of pain;

Fibromyalgia syndrome, articular hyperthyroidism syndrome. 

Essential information on psychological intervention.


M. Ercolani, L. Pasquini, La percezione del dolore, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2007.

N. Rossi, Psicologia clinica per le professioni sanitarie, Il Mulino, 2004.

E. Molinari, G. Castelnuovo, psicologia clinica del dolore, Springer, Milano, 2010.

Teaching methods

frontal lesson

Assessment methods

oral examination

Teaching tools

power point

Office hours

See the website of Nicolino Cesare Franco Rossi