69990 - Laboratories II. (A)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Moduli: Silvana Grandi (Modulo 1/1) Sara Gostoli (Modulo 1/2) Giulia Casu (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1/1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 1/2) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Clinical psychology (cod. 0990)

Learning outcomes

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

By the end of the laboratory course the student will master psychological testing administration procedures;-be familiar with data analyses and their use.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

At the end of the classes, students should be able:

  • to define and differentiate among several psychotherapeutic approaches
  • to apply psychotherapeutic strategies according to single clinical cases

Course contents

The course will take place during the first semester (October - January) at the Cesena Campus of the School of Psychology and Education (address: piazza Aldo Moro, 90 and v.le Europa, 115).

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module) 

Multivariate inferential statistical analysis techniques: evaluation of experimental hypotheses and the type of variables available for data analysis, choice of the appropriate statistical test, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results obtained.
Main statistical models: descriptive analysis; General Linear Model: ANOVA (one-way, multi-way, multivariate, for repeated measurements, mixed model); ANCOVA; Regression analysis (simple linear, multiple); Non parametric tests: Chi square test.
The Psychometrics module will take place in the first semester (October-January).

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

The clinical perspective: knowledge, competences and emotions in clinical practice

Clinical applications of the cognitive-behavioral model

Cognitive-behavioral assessment: principles and procedures

Effective treatments for anxiety and affective disorders

Clinical application of structured interviews: aim, structure and validity (e.g., Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, SCID I e II)

Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR)

Basic principles of assessment and case conceptualization according to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)


M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

 Gremigni P. e Casu G (2015) Psicometria e testistica in Psicologia clinica. E-Book/PDF, available online: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paola-gremigni-and-giulia-casu/psicometria-e-testistica-in-psicologia-clinica/ebook/product-22395057.html


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

Grandi S., Rafanelli C., Fava G.A., Manuale di Psicosomatica, Roma: Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, 2011.

Fava GA, Grandi S, Rafanelli C (a cura di): Terapia psicologica. Centro Scientifico Editore, 2010.

A.T. Beck, G. Emery & R. Greenberg (1985): Anxiety disorders and phobias. A cognitive perspective. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books.

Teaching methods

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

The lessons will be organized in practical exercises through the use of the SPSS statistical package.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

Theoretical contents will be supported and integrated with:

  • practical applications
  • exercises in group
  • clinical scenarios
  • role-playing.

As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas ] on Health and Safety online.

Assessment methods

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

The skills acquired will be verified through a practical exercise, using the SPSS statistical package and data provided by the teacher.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

The final evaluation will consist in a written exam aimed to assess the student's knowledge regarding the topics discussed in class.

Teaching tools

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

For the practical application of the topics addressed in the laboratory, teaching materials will be provided by the teacher.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Modules)

Handouts, Slides projector, Lamp projector, DVD player.

Office hours

See the website of Silvana Grandi

See the website of Sara Gostoli

See the website of Giulia Casu


Good health and well-being Gender equality

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.