Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Psychosocial rehabilitation  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Lorenzo Burti
Lorenzo Burti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 20, 2017 al May 26, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Corsi elettivi 2° semestre

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Learning outcomes

Ultimate goal:
the course will provide the student the theoretical framework of psychosocial rehabilitation and the clinical and organizational characteristics of its implementation.

Specific goals:
Illustrating the context of psychosocial rehabilitation within community mental health;
Teaching the basics of the therapeutic relationship in rehabilitation;
Explaining the scientific and technical elements of psychosocial rehabilitation and the necessary correlations with psychiatry and medicine at large.


1. Definitions and contextualisation of the topic: the community psychiatric service; treatment and rehabilitation;
2. Theory of rehabilitation: the psychosocial model; diagnosis, treatment plan, outcome evaluation;
3. The practice of rehabilitation: treatment and rehabilitation; rehabilitation facilities: day care centre, residential and semiresidential facilities, cooperatives and social services
4. The implementation of treatment and rehabilitation in the Department of mental health
5. New perspectives and contexts of psychiatric rehabilitation: psychiatric self and mutual help

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Erving Goffman Asylums. Le istituzioni totali: i meccanismi dell'esclusione e della violenza (Edizione 1) Einaudi 1968
Siani R., Siciliani O., Burti L. Strategie di Psicoterapia e Riabilitazione. Feltrinelli, Milano 1990

Assessment methods and criteria

Approval based on participation


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