Clinical Adolescent Psychology
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of the main methods for orienting the clinical psychological treatments with adolescents and their families. Getting a basic knowledge of psychological consultation and an overview of the different psychotherapeutic settings as well as their combinations and criteria of choice in the clinical psychology of adolescence.
Basic knowledge of developmental psychology, psychology and psychopathology of adolescence
Course contents summary
The course will propose a study of the clinical psychology of adolescence and will extend its analysis to other complementary disciplines. It will then deal with the methods and the settings characterizing the psychological treatment with adolescents and their families.
In particular we will deal with the psychological consultation and the main settings of psychotherapy in the clinical psychological work with adolescents and their families.
General theory of the adolescent, theory of development and psychopathology in adolescence.
Outlines of epistemology and checking of the theory.
The psychological consultation: goals, actors, methods, process and results.
Main settings of psychotherapy (individual, family, groups) and their combinations.
Collaboration with other operative units (psychopharmacological, etc..).
- F. Vanni (2015) La consultazione psicologica con l'adolescente, Franco Angeli, Milano,
- F. Vanni (a cura di) (2016) Clinica psicoanalitica della relazione con l'adolescente, Franco Angeli, Milano (fino a pag. 175)
Lectures with open discussions; videos and discussion about their contents; role playing and discussion of the experience.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral examination. The oral exam will only take place if the score of the written exam exceeds 18/30.
The written examination (30') consists of 12 multiple choise questions (3 options: -2, 0 or +2) on examinations books and 3 open questions with 10 lines each maximum of space and 0-3 points of score each one on topics covered in class.
The oral examination isn't obligatory and it will take place 3 hours later the written examination.