32152 - Laboratories I (D)

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

Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

M-PSI/05: At the end of the activity students will know: how to apply community psychology methods and principles in the development of a community-based project, focusing in particular on stakeholder analysis, needs analysis, analysis and definition of objectives, elaboration of an evaluation plan.

M-PSI/08: At the end of the classes, students will be able to carry out an appropriate assessment and will know how to apply the correct clinical methodology according to the single clinical case.

Course contents

The course will take place during the first semester (October-January) for the M-PSI/05 part and during the second semester for the M-PSI/08 part (March-May) at the Cesena Campus of the School of Psychology and Education (address: piazza Aldo Moro, 90 and v.le Europa, 115).

M-PSI/05 (Modules 1/1 and 1/2 Social Psychology, Teachers: Silvia Moscatelli and Elisabetta Crocetti)

The laboratory will allow students to learn and apply the methods and instruments of social psychology with respect to the experience of migration. Particular attention will be payed to the main strategies of prejudice reduction and social integration. Different types of acculturation orientations will be discussed, focusing on the perspectives of migrants as well as of the host society.

The laboratory includes the following activities:

  1. Analysis of the possible psychosocial outcomes of the migration experience, with a focus on different factors that can affect such outcomes. Various strategies aimed at reducing prejudice and promoting social integration of migrants will be considered.
  2. Critical analysis of interventions aimed to prejudice reduction and promotion of integration within different contexts (school, workplace, community, etc.). Evaluation of objectives, methods, feasibility, and effectiveness of the interventions. Discussion of their strengths and limitations.
  3. Planning of a new psychosocial intervention (objectives and methodologies).

M-PSI/08 (Module 2 Clinical Psychology, Teacher: Giulia Simonetti)

The laboratory includes the following activities:

1- Assessment procedures in several setting: individual, couples and family psychological treatment settings

2- Motivational Interview

3- Symptom orientated interview

4- Clinical cases presentation: anxiety and depressive, eating disorders symptoms and how to assess them by symptom orientated interview.



References will be provided at the beginning and during the laboratory activities, in relation to the specific interventions that students will choose to develop.


Treatment plan and intervention for depression and anxiety disorers. Leahy R & Holland S. Guilford Press

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 (2013). American Psychiatric Association

Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice (2014). Glen O. Gabbard

Teaching methods


In addition to brief lectures, teaching methods will include:

  • Practical exercise in small groups
  • Guided discussions
  • Literature research
  • Presentation and evaluation of a scientific article
  • Analysis of quantitativedata


Teaching methods will include group work, clinical case presentations and short clinical vignette role-playing.

Assessment methods

Active participation to the activities proposed during classes, and full attendance are essential criteria in order to be admitted to the final examination. Signatures will be taken at the beginning and at the end of each class.


To pass the exam students are requested to:

  • attend classes and participate to discussions
  • participate actively to a group presentation concerning the critical analysis of an intervention
  • contribute to a group presentation concerning the planning of a new intervention


The to get passed the exam:

-full attendance is required

- participation and development of a role-playing made in group concerning the topics introduced throughout the lab classes with particular attention to the discussion of a clinical case.

Teaching tools


Video projector, computer, and documents provided during classes


Video projector, DVD player, lamp projector, PC. Handouts will be provided during classes. Movies regarding specific topics discussed throughout the lab classes and clinical case vignette will be also projected during the lab classes.

Office hours

See the website of Elisabetta Crocetti

See the website of Silvia Moscatelli

See the website of Danilo Carrozzino