69990 - Laboratories II. (F)

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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 the 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

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 on SPSS, interpretation of the results obtained.
Main statistical models treated in class: descriptive analysis; exploratory factorial 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 Module)
The clinical perspective: knowledge, skills and emotions in clinical work.
Basic principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy applied to clinical cases.
The conceptualization of clinical cases based on cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and humanistic-existential principles.
Effective treatment techniques, with particular reference to "evidence-based practice" (EBP) for anxiety and affective disorders.
Use of structured clinical interviews: purpose, structure and validity (eg Hamilton scales for anxiety and depression, SCID I and SCID II).
Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR).
Basic principles of the assessment and psychological support techniques of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and humanistic-existential derivation (experiential approaches).


M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

Gremigni P. e Casu G (2019) 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 Module)

 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.

Il metodo psicosomatico. Strategie per migliorare la valutazione clinica. A cura di Giovanni A., Fava, Nicoletta Sonino, Thomas N. Wise Editore Fioritti, 2014.

A.T. Beck, A.J. Rush, B.F. Shaw, G. Emery (1979): Cognitive therapy of depression. New York: Guilford Press.

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 in the computer room through the use of the SPSS statistical package; the exercises will be individual or in small groups.

M-PSI / 08 (Clinical Psychology Module)
The lessons will be supplemented by:
• small group jobs;
• presentations of clinical cases and application examples;
• video clips of clinical interviews;
• role-playing;
• simulation of interviews and exercises on the design of clinical intervention

Assessment methods

Attendance of the laboratory lessons is mandatory. Incoming and outgoing signature is required. Admission to the final exam is reserved to those who have gained the frequencies.

M-PSI / 03 (Psychometrics Module)
The skills acquired will be verified through a practical exercise, which will take place in the computer room, using the SPSS statistical package and data provided by the teacher. 

M-PSI / 08 (Clinical Psychology Module)
Qualification will be recognized in relation to active participation in the lessons and the passing of a final written test concerning the topics covered in class, the final exam will take place during the last meeting of the laboratory.

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. Lessons will take place in the computer room, students will have access to the computers in the computer room where the SPSS statistical package is installed; the lecturer will use the video projector and the laboratory PC to illustrate the statistical analyzes being studied.

M-PSI / 08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

 To deepen the topics covered in the course, teaching materials will be provided.
Video projector, DVD player, overhead projector and PC.

Office hours

See the website of Paola Gremigni

See the website of Ioannis Giannopoulos