To gain knowledge on how to apply psychodynamic psychology principles during the clinical interview with the patient; To develop a full understanding and to get familiar with the psychodynamic aspects of severe pathologies such as personality disorders.
Course contents summary
1) General orientations of psychodynamic psychology: The theories of drives from Freud to Ego Psychology; Self-Psychology; Attachment theory; Object-relations theory
2) Practical implications of psychoanalythic theory: the structural diagnosis, defense mechanisms, fundamentals of technique of the interview
3) Clinical applications: personality disorders
The students will be provided with all the slides of the class, that will be posted on Elly. In addition it is suggested the following textbook of psychodynamic psychology:
Gian Luca Barbieri: Psicologia Dinamica. Tra teoria e metodo. Edizioni Libreria Cortina Milano (2009)
And, specifically, the following chapters:
The examination will focus on both the slides and the book chapters.
Frontal lessons, in person.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test, multiple choice, in person. The test will last 20 minutes and include 30 questions regarding the contents of the class (suggested textbook + slides posted on Elly). There is no penalty for incorrect answers. Each correct answer is scored as 1. Incorrect or blank answer are scored as 0. Students will need to give at least 18 correct answers to pass the test. The final mark will be computed considering the proportion of correct answers on the remaining questions. The final mark will be communicated on the Esse 3 platform.