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Unit PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION PLANNING AND ITS EVALUATION

Course
Assessment of individual functioning in clinical and health psychology
Study-unit Code
40999309
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Chiara Pazzagli
Teachers
  • Chiara Pazzagli - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Chiara Pazzagli
CFU
9
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Psicologia dinamica e clinica
Sector
M-PSI/07
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
- scientific studies on psychotherapy research;

- strengths and weaknesses of projects on psychological interventions planning;

- strengths and weaknesses of studies on interventions efficacy and effectiveness.

- guidelines for how project a psychological intervention
Reference texts
During lectures, students will work on scientific articles on plan and interventions evaluation. Along with scientific articles, reference books are:Levy R.A., Ablon J.S., Kachele H (2011). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. Humana Press. Scientific articles on study protocol.
Not attending students should contact the university teacher in order to agree the program
Educational objectives
Aim of the course is to provide students with the core competences necessary to plan and evaluate psychological interventions.Main knowledge acquired will be: Main studies on psychotherapy research;strengths and weaknesses of projects on interventions planning;strengths and weaknesses of studies on interventions efficacy.

The main competence (the ability to apply the acquired knowledge) will be:ability to evaluate psychological interventions efficacy and effectiveness;ability to plan psychological interventions.
Prerequisites
to read and comprehend scientific articles in english
Teaching methods
The course is organized as follow:Lectures on the core subjects of the course;Assigned readings which are relevant to students’ interests and project psychological intervention.Class discussion and group work on projects in accordance with topic of sessionContinual feedback on work from other students and university teacher;Development of a psychological intervention project. Students will pick their projects based on their personal interests and will work in small groups.
Learning verification modality
The exam consist in a practice/oral and a written examIn order to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the necessary competences to plan and evaluate psychological interventions, the exam will be articulated in a progress assessments, a written exam and a discussion of a psychological intervention project.Specifically, the progress assessment will consists of a group presentation (about 30’ minutes longs) by students on studies on psychological interventions and research. The aim of this assessment is to ascertain the knowledge level, the understanding capability acquired by the student and the capacity to exposure the theoretical topicsThe written exam will consists on sixteen multiple choice questions in order to verify the level of the knowledge on the topics covered in the course. The student will have 30 ' minutes of time available.Discussion of a psychological intervention project. Students will pick their projects based on their personal interests and will work in small groups. The aim of this assessment is to evaluate the ability to correctly apply the theoretical knowledge.
Extended program
Aim of the course is the acquisition by the students of the core competences necessary to plan and evaluate psychological interventions. For this purpose, the following issues will be initially addressed: studies on psychotherapy research and intervention models. Subsequently, articles and chapters on Psychological intervention planning and its evaluation will be deepen. Students will present studies on psychological interventions and research during lectures, By the end of the course, students will present an psychological intervention project. Students will pick their projects based on their personal interests and will work in small groups of students.The purpose of the project is to apply learned principles to the development of a psychological intervention
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