69990 - Laboratories II. (A)

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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 Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

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