69990 - Laboratories II. (E)

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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

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

M-PSI/03:At the end of the workshop the student: knows methods of administration of psychological tests; knows how to analyze data and how it is used. M-PSI/08: At the end of the workshop the student: is able to discriminate the differences between the  various psychotherapeutic approaches  from a technical and indication point of view; is able to understand the applications of the single techniques to the single case.

Course contents

-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module).

  1. Basic elements of CBT and CBT of Psychosis
  2. Group psychotherapy: the therapeutic factors of group therapy
  3. Group psychotherapy in cognitive behavioral therapy: a) Principles of group therapy; b) Types of Groups
  4. Group therapy in clinical practice: a) Eating Behavior Disorders (DCA); b) Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia; c) Depressive Disorders; d) Personality Disorders; e) Psychotic Disorders
  5. Third-generation group therapies: The Metacognitive Training, The MBCT protocol.

M-PSI/03 (Psychomeytic Module)

Techniques of multivariate inferential statistical analysis: evaluation of experimental hypotheses and types of variables available for data analysis, choice of the appropriate statistical test, statistical analyses on SPSS, interpretation of the results obtained.

Main statistical models treated in class: descriptive statistics; exploratory factor analysis; General Linear Model: ANOVA (one-way, multi-way, multivariate, repeated measures, mixed model); ANCOVA; regression analyses (simple linear, multiple); non-parametric tests: Chi square test.




-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

  1. Pinto A. (2012) :” Mindfulness e Psicoterapia cognitiva nelle psicosi”, in (eds), Procacci, M., Niccolò, G., Carcione, A,. : “Manuale di Terapia Cognitiva delle Psicosi, Franco Angeli, Roma, Italia, pg.387-430.
  2. Pinto A. (2012):“La Psicoterapia Cognitivo Comportamentale delle Psicosi,in (Eds), Popolo, R., Salvatore, G., Lysaker, P.H. “Schizofrenia e Terapia Cognitiva. Psicopatologia, metacognizione e trattamento“, Alpes, Roma, Italia, pg. 313-347.
  3. Valente M., Pinto A. (2012):” Evidenze di efficacia nel trattamento psicologico delle psicosi” ], in (Eds) Popolo, R., Salvatore, G., Lysaker, P.H. “ Schizofrenia e Terapia Cognitiva. Psicopatologia, metacognizione e trattamento, Alpes, Roma, Italia, pg.181-217.
  4. Pinto A., Turkington D., Kingdon D (2008): “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis: enhancing the therapeutic relationship to improve the quality of life”. In: (Ed) Simos, G: “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy”, Routledge, pg.1-17.
  5. Pinto, A., La Pia, S., Mennella, R., Giorgio, D., De Simone, L., (1999): “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clozapine for Treatment Refractory Schizophrenia", Psychiatric Services, July; 50(7); 901-4
  6. Pinto, A., Gigantesco, A., Morosini, La Pia, S., (2007):”Development, reliability and validity of a self administered questionnaire on subjective opinion about Delusions, and Voices”, Psychopathology, 40(5):312-320
  7. Moritz S. : Training di Gruppo Metacognitivo per la Schizofrenia ; Traininng individuale Metacognitivo per la Schizofrenia. Versione Italiana a cura di A. Pinto e coll (2019).( free access online).
  8. Yalom I.D., Leszcz, (2009) M. :Teoria e pratica della psicoterapia di gruppo, Bollati Boringhieri,
  9. A. Urso, (2016): La psicoterapia di gruppo-L’approccio cognitivo comportamentale,Editoriale, Anicia,
  10. Fassone G. (2004):”Stato dell’arte della psicoterapia di gruppo cognitivo compotamentale nel trattamento dei principali disturbi psichiatrici. Modelli, Metodi, Efficacia. Cognitivismo Clinico.1, 2, 85-107
  11. 10)Cotugno, A.; Vendittelli, N. (2007): La terapia di gruppo Cognitivo Comportamentale. Psicobiettivo.Volume XXVII, 1-2007. Confronto

M-PSI/03 (Psychomeytic Module)

Recommended text: Gremigni P. and Casu G (2017) Psicometria e testistica in Psicologia clinica. eBook/PDF (available online; http://www.lulu.com/shop/paola-gremigni-and-giulia-casu/psicometria-e-testistica-in-psicologia-clinica/ebook/product-22395057.html)

Teaching methods

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

During the lessons the basic theoretical principles of the relative methods will be provided, the treatments will be discussed, based on the efficacy tests, with clinical examples and practical exercises.

M-PSI/03 (Psychomeytic Module)

The lessons will be organized in practical exercises in the computer room through the use of the SPSS statistical package; the exercises will be either individual or in small groups.


Assessment methods

Qualification will be recognized based on the student's active participation in all the laboratory lessons, which will take place in the computer room. Incoming and outgoing signature is required. Admission to the final exam is reserved to those who have gained the frequencies.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

The final exam consists in passing a practical test that will tend to ascertain the acquisition of knowledge about the topics included in the reference texts and treated during the lessons

M-PSI/03 (Psychomeytic Module)

The skills acquired will be verified through a practical exercise using the SPSS statistical package and data provided by the teacher, which will take place in the computer room.



Teaching tools

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

Slides, PC, Videoprojector, Blackboard.

M-PSI/03 (Psychomeytic Module)

For the practical application of the topics addressed in the laboratory, teaching materials will be provided by the teacher. Lessons will take place in the computer room; students will have access to the computers where the SPSS statistical package is installed; the teacher will use the video projector and the laboratory PC to illustrate the statistical analyzes being studied.

Office hours

See the website of Antonio Pinto

See the website of Giulia Casu