69990 - Laboratories II. (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 Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

M-PSI/03: By the end of the laboratory course, the student will master psychological testing administration procedures; will be familiar with data analyses and their use.

M-PSI/08: By the end of the laboratory course the student will be able to discriminate between different psychotherapeutic techniques referring to the CBT approach; be able to understand the proper application of the single technique according to individuals' needs and symptoms.

Course contents

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module, Dr. Giulia Casu)

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); Nonparametric tests: Chi square test.

The Psychometrics module will take place in the first semester (October-January).

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module, Prof. Ornella Montebarocci)

Conceptual bases and practical applications of supportive therapy, psycho-education and psychological rehabilitation.

Explanation of the differences between the different types of psychological interventions and basic information about psychotherapy models.

The Clinical Psychology module will take place during the first semester (October 2020 - January 2021, with calendar to be defined)


M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module, Dr. Giulia Casu)

Gremigni P. & 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, Prof. Ornella Montebarocci)

Beck AT, Emery G, Greenberg R. Anxiety disorders and phobias. A cognitive perspective. Basic Books, 1985.

Beck AT, Rush AJ, Shaw BF, Emery G. Cognitive therapy of depression. Guilford Press, 1979.

Rockland LH. Supportive Therapy: A Psychodynamic Approach. Basic Books, 2003.

Teaching methods

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module, Dr. Giulia Casu)

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

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.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module, Prof. Ornella Montebarocci)

Theoretical contents will be supported and integrated with group works, presentation and discussion of clinical cases, videos, and role-playings.

Assessment methods

Attendance at all the classes is mandatory and it will be registered by personal signature. Only those participants who actively attended all the classes will be admitted to the final exam.

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module, Dr. Giulia Casu)

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, Prof. Ornella Montebarocci)

At the end of the Clinical Psychology Module, the students will attend a written exam, in which a clinical case will be presented and the students’ ability to formulate a specific intervention, according to the approaches presented during the Laboratory, will be evaluated.

Teaching tools

M-PSI / 03 (Psychometrics Module, Dr. Giulia Casu)

For the practical application of the topics addressed in the laboratory, the teacher will provide teaching materials. 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 analyses being studied.

M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module, Prof. Ornella Montebarocci)

Slides, handouts, videos.


Office hours

See the website of Giulia Casu

See the website of Ornella Montebarocci