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  • Teacher Roberta Biolcati

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PSI/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Planning and managing of educational intervention in social distress (cod. 9228)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Feb 07, 2022 to Apr 21, 2022


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

Good health and well-being Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student, at the end of the course must have a knowledge of the main strategies of intervention in various forms of addiction, particularly psychoactive substances addiction, with a view to promoting health and preventing "consumopatia" today targeted at pre-adolescence and adolescence in the first place, with an attention to the psychoeducational projects for addicted. The course will provide theoretical and practical knowledge based to prevent and intervene in an integrated way in the psychopathology of pathological addictions to achieve professional competence necessary for the treatment of pathological dependencies in psychosocial context.

Course contents


  • Brief overview on "how to think about substance consumption today" as a theoretical reference paradigm.
  • Promotion of well-being and primary prevention of pathological addictions (examples of strategies to prevent alcohol/drug related problems).
  • Psychopathology in adolescence.
  • Care and rehabilitation in pathological addictions in adulthood: the main intervention strategies "waiting for a solution" more effective.
  • The treatment of cocainism.
  • The help interview and the motivational interview.
  • The conduction of psychoeducational groups in pathological addictions.
  • The self-help groups

    Special attention will be paid to the following themes Cocaine / Comorbidity / The group in the treatment of addiction. The technique of the interview in the help relations will be particularly deepened through simulations.


Bibliography for the exam:

Psicologia clinica e psicopatologia per l'educazione e la formazione (2009), Pani R., Biolcati R., Sagliaschi S., Il Mulino, Bologna (Cap. 3, 5, 8, 9).

Cocaina. Consumo, psicopatologia, trattamento (2009), Rigliano P., Bignamini E., Cortina, Milano (Cap. 1, 4, 6, 9).

Quale omogeneità nei gruppi?. Vasta, F. G., Girelli, R., & Gullo, S. (2013). Quale omogeneità nei gruppi. Alpes, Roma (Cap. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 22).


Bibliography suggested

Eroina. La malattia degli oppioidi nell’era digitale. Giancane S. (2014). Torino: Gruppo Abele.

Un, due, tre stella! Storie di donne e di ordinaria violenza.
Guarini Antonia, 2016, Poiesis (Alberobello).

Le dipendenze senza droghe. Shopping compulsivo, internet e gioco d'azzardo (2006), Pani R., Biolcati R., Utet, Torino.

Le compulsioni psicopatologiche. Tra controllo degli impulsi e dipendenza (2014), Pani R., Sciuto A., FrancoAngeli, Milano.

Dinamiche e strategie del colloquio clinico (2006), Pani R., Sagliaschi S., Carocci, Roma.

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical exercises.

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of an oral examination based on three sentences.

Teaching tools

Slides and practical exercises.

Office hours

See the website of Roberta Biolcati