Bachelor's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (to qualify as a psychiatric rehabilitation expert)(Rovereto)

Foundations and methods of treatment in psychiatry - PRINCIPI GENERALI DI PSICOTERAPIA

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Sarah Tosato
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TERP ROV 2^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 8, 2018 al Dec 7, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

To promote an overall knowledge of the general principles of Psychotherapy in the context of Community Psychiatry, of the development and history of dynamic psychology, of psychotherapy techniques that can be used in the daily practice with the typical patient of the Rehabilitation Technician


-Definition of psychotherapy as a form of help and care through interpersonal relationship. Professional psychotherapy in the strict sense and in a broad sense; importance of the relationship and how to establish it properly.
- Dynamic Psychology: Jean-Martin Charcot and the psychogenic theory of hysteria, Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler's individual psychology and Pierre Janet's psychological analysis. The phenomenological-existential psychotherapy; the philosophical context of reference: Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre; authors: Ludwig Binswanger, Eugène Minkowski, Ronald Laing, David Cooper.
-Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies: Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck. Humanistic psychotherapies: Carl Rogers and Rollo May; Erich Fromm; influences on psychiatry of the relational-therapy self-help movement
- The transition from a linear to a circular causality model in the Palo Alto school: theory of the double bind, paradoxes and controparadoxes. The "systemic" School of Milan: theorizing, circularity, positive connotation and restructuring at the end of session. The linguistic meta-model in psychotherapy; the uncommon hypnotic approach of Milton Erickson

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kaplan & Sadock Psichiatria. Manuale di scienze del comportamento e psichiatria clinica (Edizione 8) centro scientifico internazionale 2002 8880840290

Assessment methods and criteria

Written, multiple-choice examination


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