2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Clinical psychology

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 0990
Degree Programme Class LM-51 - Psychology
Years in which the programme is being held 1st and 2nd year
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Cesena
Degree Type Double/Multiple degree
Degree Programme Director Chiara Rafanelli
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

1.1 To be able to profitably follow the 2nd cycle degree programme in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY students must have acquired:
- 1st cycle degree knowledge of general, developmental and clinical, social, dynamic and psychometric psychology;
- 1st cycle degree knowledge of the elective and supplementary subjects in classes 34 pursuant to D.M. 509/1999 and L-24 pursuant to D.M. 270/2004;
- Basic knowledge of the English language.

1.2 For admission to 2nd cycle degree programmes, applicants must meet at least one of the following admission requirements:
§ a 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes:
- ex Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004: Class L-24;
- ex Italian Ministerial Decree 509/1999: Class 34:
§ a suitable qualification obtained abroad meeting the requirements of current legislation;
§ a 1st cycle degree with at least 88 CFU in subject areas from M-PSI/01 to M-PSI/08 (at least 6 CFU for each subject area M-PSI/01, M-PSI/02,M-PSI/03, M-PSI/04, M-PSI/05, M-PSI/06, M-PSI/07 and M-PSI/08).

1.3 Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is in any case subject to the passing of an oral and/or written entrance exam to assess personal competences and skills and, if required, the assessment of the applicants' CV. English language knowledge and skills will also be tested. The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit in their language skills if they are assessed to below level B1 on admission. The test will comply with the criteria and procedures laid down in the Call for Admission for each 2nd cycle degree programme, as defined annually by the Degree Programme Board.

1.4 Students exercising the right of option from an old to the new degree programme system are exempted from the assessment of their personal competences and skills.

1.5 A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).

Programme profile

The specific outcomes of the 2nd cycle degree in Clinical Psychology are to provide:• updated knowledge of the main theories explaining normal psychological function and the main forms of psychopathological suffering, in the whole life cycle and in relation to different cultural models;• knowledge of and ability to apply and interpret the main clinimetric assessment tools (clinical interviews, questionnaires, inventories, rating scales);• knowledge of psychological-clinical intervention techniques, in terms of therapies, effectiveness studies, applicability to different care contexts;• ability to carry out assessment and psychological-clinical support interviews and produce clinical reports that communicate effectively with colleagues and other professional figures (e.g. social workers, psychiatrists);• knowledge of clinical psychology research methods;• ability to critically read and product scientific texts;• development of the ability to critically understand scientific and clinical literature to enhance clinical practice and research and foster continuous vocational training;• knowledge and competences in ethno-psychology to plan interventions in transcultural settings.The curriculum aims to develop professional competences and promote practical psychological-clinical skills through clinical reasoning, focusing on the individual, the family and the social-interpersonal context.The programme also sets out to improve English language skills (level B2). Study may include both the acquisition of the four linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening and dialogue) and compulsory attendance of lessons, in line with the criteria specified by the study programme coherently with the instructions of the Academic Bodies.Teaching is based on the integration of classroom delivery of individual course units with interactive, practical learning and training tools (role-playing, discussion of clinical cases, simulations, internships, workshops).

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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